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Zettai Kareshi  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
絶対彼氏。
Absolute Boyfriend
I Won't Let You Become A Star
I Won't Let You Become a Star!
Lui ou Rien ! (French)
Shounen Aromatic
Zekkare

Groups Scanlating
Aerie Scans
ShoujoMagic
Syuura
Syuura's Angels
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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.29 by Syuura (4262d ago)
v.6 c.30-32v2 by Aerie Scans (4318d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Syuura's Angels (4364d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1273 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
10
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7+
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Last Updated
August 23rd 2016, 5:51pm PST


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Year
2003

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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-comi (Shogakukan)
Shojo Beat (Viz)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #867 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #1539 increased(+181)
3 Month Pos #2159 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #2305 increased(+51)

List Stats
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On 412 wish lists
On 3761 completed lists
On 148 unfinished lists
On 273 custom lists

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bitter-sweet   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
September 21st, 2008, 5:38am
when i first saw this one i thought that this one will certainly have an unhappy ending because of the human x robot relationship, but in the end i figured out that even though it didn't had happy ending Watase made your reading worthwhile. this manga maybe cheesy at times, but that's the part that your gonna love about it i recommend it to those people out there who want to have good cry!! a definite must read!!!
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Very good !   
Rating: N/A
by Frodogirl
March 16th, 2008, 2:49pm
This manga will have a japanese drama ! Starts april 8th ! I can't wait to see it and I hope Night will be as handsome as he's in the manga.
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Emotional Breakdown   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rikasakagi
January 18th, 2008, 5:21pm
After finish reading this manga, all I have to say is.

OH MY GAWD! -EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN- SOOO SADD!

Sheez! I suffered from a whole day of emotional breakdown. Yes, you can say it's pretty stupid. After i finished reading the manga, i CRIED. Literally, right off the spot when i saw Knighto wrapped up in the bag. T____T Knighto, come backkkkkkk! Knight was such a loving and adorable guy. I wished someone like that existed.
I hated how the story ended. At first i read this, and though. "Hmm, Absolute Boyfriend? Sounds interesting." And so i decided to read the first chapter and see how it went. And dang, after the first few chapters, I just had to keep on reading. I was sooo hooked up onto it that I left my homework alone and stayed up late just to read it. It took me two days to read it, because i had school and all. So i read it when i got back from school. During those two days, i totally neglected doing my homework.. and sleeping early.. =.=
The story was really catchy. And the first half of the manga is what made me hooked up into the story. I loved Knight. And I still do, a whole bunch!
Knight.. he's so sweet.. even though he's just a figure.. Knight.. He tried so hard to be a perfect boyfriend for Rikko, and even escaped and went back to Riiko even when he was mal-functioning. That part touched me the most. Even though he was just a figure, he tried really hard to be like a human.
This is one of the most touching manga's. Well for me anways. Just that.. i was really disappointed in the ending. I know, everything doesn't end happily ever after. But this was too much for me(YES I'M A SENSITIVE PERSON!). After being so attached with Knight through out the whole story... him in the end really struck me half broken.... i hated the ending! I cried, and after reading it.. it just made me not want to do anything at all..
One day, i shall create an new "ending option"
For every movie, manga, anime, etc.. before the last most important part of the movie, i'll just have the movie/manga/anime stop. There'll be two options, "Happy ending or Bad/Sad ending", and just have the reader/watcher select whichever one they want... T_T
Just for people like me who can't bare to watch any bad/sad ending..
-EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN FROM READING ZETTAI KARESHI!!!-
It's been a whole day since i've been affected from it. Now I have to go find and read a "Happy ending" manga to get my mind away from Zettai Kareshi. sad
I would do a minus 1203987129387 on the rating because of the ending... But since I loved everything else, I will give it a PERFECT?!!?

-cries because of the ending T_T-
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very good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by everzin
January 17th, 2008, 6:18pm
i thought it was really cute and fun....
very very cute! made me laugh a lot
although I didnt like how it ended...but i suppose it made sense.
the guy is pretty hot!! although i gotta say all her male characters sorta look the same
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Mediocre   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by listopad
October 29th, 2007, 12:26am
Reading the summary, I thought this is another story where a desperate and lonely girl would take great lengths to get herself a boyfriend. Whether a human or otherwise, just to have a boyfriend. But the concept of having a "perfect" boyfriend that you can customize according to your tastes tremendously appealed to me so I gave it a shot.

The first volume is interesting in a way that you want to find out how Night will prove to be an absolute great boyfriend to Riiko. I thought I could get past the shallowness of the female lead as I progress through reading it, but I was wrong. The love triangle between Night, Riiko and Soushi gave off instant fun but the magic soon lost its charms in later volumes. Riiko's ficklemindedness got into my nerves. She just can't make up her mind. She'd choose Night today, but she'd sway to Soshi tomorrow. I've never seen such heroine with wavering feelings until Riiko. But, kudos to Night because I was really touched when he learned to develop human feelings to be a great boyfriend to Riiko.

It has a loose and weak ending, the characters weren't developed as I'd have expected. I felt bad for Night, but not for Riiko. It was a light read, recommended for starters, and starters only.

... Last updated on October 29th, 2007, 12:36am
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WHAA   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Dubby
October 13th, 2007, 9:36pm
[edit by mod, Warning: Spoilers, ending details]

Well, that was... dissapointing.

I spent the ENTIRE day yesterday reading Zettai Kareshi. Some people told me Watase's work was good, so I wanted to check out a short series... Absolute Boyfriend was 6 volumes long. Imadoki! was also short with 5 volumes, but it was available at my school, so I could read it anytime. Fushigi Yugi [sp?] I heard was also good, but it was 18 volumes long and I wanted to read a series that didn't take longer than 6 hours

I took my time reading, so I took from 6pm till 2am to read the whole thing. I was planning to get off at 12, but since I had taken my time with the stuff, I wasn't done by 12. ^^; And I wanted to know how the series finished, so I kept reading till 2am.

My mom SCREAMED at me for being glued to it all day. She got more upset when I refused to take out the trash because I was reading. XD

As in all romances, normal people decide on a couple to "root" for. I thought Night was one of the most gorgeous things I've ever laid eyes on. So of course I rooted for Night. >_>

I was thinking that she would pick Soshi though - it's normal to pick the "good" guy over the other guy. I mean, Night isn't exactly what you call human.

So imagine my surprise when she rejects Soshi to be with Night. This was around Chapter 29/30. I was all "YES! TAKE THAT FOUR EYES! >DDDDDD"

Chapter 30-31, Riiko and Night are a normal couple, and Soshi's leaving for Spain! AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yay! <33333

BUT THEN IN CHAPTER 32 [last chapter].... NIGHT DIES OUT OF NOWHERE.

WHAT THE HELL?!? D:

My reaction? I wanted to scream and pull my hair out for giving me such a crappy, stupid, ending. I was literally crying. Not because of Night dying, but because of the ending. I want to die.

It's as if Yuu Watase PULLED THE STUPID ENDING out of her ass THE DAY OF HER DEADLINE. I HATE THIS. WHAAAAAAAAAAA. *turns emo*

Somewhere in Japan, Yuu Watase is laughing at me. Watase was probably laughing at us all when she released the last chapter. And the mail she got...

"WTF WATASE? WHYDIDYOUKILLOFNIGHT?!?!"
"I HATE YOUR STUPID ENDING! GIVE ME BACK ALL MY MONEY"
"NIGHTTTTTT!!!!!!!"

And she was laughing at us, and rolling around in everyone's cash... ;__;
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Excellent.   
Rating: N/A
by Sabuya
October 4th, 2007, 7:16pm
Zettai Kareshi was a good mnaga. Just what I'd expecteds from Yuu Watase, but the ending was very heartbreaking. I believe it deserves a ten, but I'll minus .5 because it wasn't an ending I had hoped for.
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very good!   
Rating: N/A
by oblique
August 2nd, 2007, 5:49am
This is one of the very few Yuu Watase mangas that i didn't hate! sure, the main character kind of bugged me (as all Yuu Watase characters seem to do, haha), but the story and the art more the made up for it. still, like most people here, I was a little disappointed with the ending, however it did seem appropriate for the plot. It was probably better than a boring sappy ending with everyone happy, which I hate that even more than sad ones.

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Rating   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by akkung
July 16th, 2007, 12:21pm
although before I finished reading the series I rated it as a 6. But as I got more into it , I completely fell in love with it. It is so touching I love it. Especially in the end I actually cried. A perfect 10 for this.
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one of the best manga i've read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by starbuckx
January 6th, 2007, 9:27pm
this manga was one of the best manga's i've ever read. it's funny, yet touching. i think it had a great ending, since it left the reader emotional. i cried so hard in the ending >< and for a few days, i couldn't even look at the other volumes. yes, this is a great manga, but i kinda hope they don't make this into an anime series since anime doesn't turn out as well as manga >_O
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