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From Viz:
Rejected way too many times by good-looking (and unattainable) guys, shy Riiko Izawa goes online and signs up for a free trial of a mysterious Nightly Lover "figure." The very next day a cute naked guy is delivered to her door, and he wants to be her boyfriend!
Has Riiko died and gone to heaven? The cute guy turns out to be sweet, smart, a great cook, and lots more. And he looks like a million bucks, which is what he's going to cost Riiko if she doesn't return him in time...

*Includes two other side stories in the last volume called:

Ohoshisama ni wa Sasemasen! (I Won't Let You Become A Star!) -
A special short story that was published in a freebie book put out in Sho-Comi. Sneaking into a boys' school to exterminate ghosts! However, what is the boy Chima has always admired doing there...!?
- ShoujoMagic

Shounen Aromatic (Aromatic Boy) -
Kabuki Takitsugu is a boy who has the family trait of smell. He can smell anyone's fragrance and find their perfect match. One day, a mysterious girl named Hatsune appears before him, asking him to find a match for her. But, for some strange reason.. Hatsune doesn't have a scent.


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Associated Names
Absolute Boyfriend
I Won't Let You Become A Star
I Won't Let You Become a Star!
Lui ou Rien ! (French)
Shounen Aromatic

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Aerie Scans
Syuura's Angels

Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.29 by Syuura (3358d ago)
v.6 c.30-32v2 by Aerie Scans (3414d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Syuura's Angels (3460d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunko Volumes

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1238 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 1st 2013, 9:54pm PST



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Sho-comi (Shogakukan)
Shojo Beat (Viz)

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English Publisher
Chuang Yi (6 Volumes - Complete)
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Trussardi
May 3rd, 2010, 1:46pm
The whole idea of being in a dilemma about having to decide if you want to date robot boyfriend when there's a really hot guy living nearby who is very interested was just so ludicrous to me, and the ending was just so bad that I don't see myself ever wanting to reread it. Especially after having read something like Chobits, which also does the whole human/robot love and relationships far better if we're meant to take it seriously.
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Loved it.   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by Cottoni
February 4th, 2008, 2:36pm
But the ending made me cry. I really liked all the characters, wished I could have seen a bit more development in some of the characters and it felt like the side characters had some untold stories to tell. I still gave it a 10 anyway, because I was glued to the story until the finish.
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Good story but made me cry   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by daydreamer87
February 2nd, 2008, 7:55pm
I thought the story was pretty good although their were a few times that the Riiko kinda annoyed me. I am an emotional person and this definetly had an ending that made me cry.
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by der052
September 19th, 2007, 10:38pm
It is so sweet, I cried so much in the end, it was heartwrenching! sad

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love it !   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by GOKI408
December 22nd, 2012, 3:48am
it was a really good story

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Wht did tengou had to died ??? it was a really good story before he died !!

the story was so good, but i really hated the end !!!
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Very sweet; surprisingly profound   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by HautxTalons
July 5th, 2012, 3:59pm
The story is very entertaining and the premise is like every girl's dream, to have the perfect boyfriend. The art is lovely, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. One thing I will stress though: don't take it too seriously. The character of Night is so likable, that the ending was a huge disappointment. The other characters bland somewhat in comparison, including the lead girl, who is too naive and childish for my tastes. *****SPOILERS***** I'll try to keep it brief, but it's I think it's too bad really; there could have been a number of different ways to execute this story, without it having the outcome that it did, but to me it feels rather tragic and leaves one feeling unfulfilled in a way. This is because Riiko chose Night over Soshi, her neighbor - a perfectly kind and handsome HUMAN who happens to love her, and yet she still didn't end up with Night in the end anyway. It would have been better if Night had been able to become a human, in some magical Pinocchio way... then I would have given this a perfect rating. I mean, to go through ALL that, and yet - it all deflates like a balloon.
Still immensely delightful to read though, and I recommend it because there are a lot of nice moments in here.

... Last updated on July 6th, 2012, 6:49pm
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TT.TT LOVE IT so much that I cried at the end   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
April 17th, 2012, 6:23pm
It's so great, that it is the first manga that makes me cry. I used to listen asian music while reading this manga, and years after I read it, everytime I hear Stella Huang - Wen Shi De Hua (Marmalade Boy) it reminds me of this lovely and funny manga. The most interesting part of this manga is Night, he is somewhat naive but when it comes to sex, he is Ph.D

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 6:53pm
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Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by asianpride
September 17th, 2011, 8:46pm
it was a different but cliched manga. the story was alright...up until the end...yeahh, that made me cry (x i really liked the ending. it was different than most shoujos. i don't remember if i liked the girl or not...i read it a while ago. but i didn't hate her...biggrin
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Hit or miss manga..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by areumlee
September 3rd, 2011, 6:14am
For me it was a hit smile MY second manga after reading Fruits Basket..
unlike many others, I was able to accept the fact that Night is a robot, and that's because I'm used to the anime/manga world where robots/aliens/ghosts/non-human creatures exist and follow the paths of humans like any just wasn't a concept that BOTHERED me much. I fell in love with Night even though he is programmed for that to happen xD, I can't remember feeling anything much for the female lead though....probably just passive acceptance. I really liked the art especially for the males, and it was a touching manga to the last chapter. The end was realistic and sad but I guess it really couldn't have ended in any other way. Besides, it was bittersweet and Yuu Watase definitely did a good job of letting readers remember it! If they had a typical cute ending, I would have forgotten it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mi Ho
October 19th, 2011, 9:36pm
After everything they've been through. The endnig just made me sad so I decided to not read the ending.
It's a wonderful love story!
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