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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
N/A

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 (3260d ago)
v.6 c.30-32v2 by Aerie Scans (3316d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Syuura's Angels (3362d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1228 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.78 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
October 1st 2013, 9:54pm PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #593 increased(+283)
Monthly Pos #1513 decreased(-25)
3 Month Pos #1776 increased(+279)
6 Month Pos #2045 increased(+253)

List Stats
On 434 reading lists
On 391 wish lists
On 3586 completed lists
On 141 unfinished lists
On 244 custom lists

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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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A story that will forever live inside my heart   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RedHot_105
October 3rd, 2007, 4:31am
Okay Okay my title is kind of corny but I read this a long time ago and I still cannot forget it. When I first started reading it, I found the art was okay but not amazing but nevertheless the art was cute. I found the story kind of retarded and then the beginning was silly and fun. But when I finished reading it, it was sooooooooooooooo sad I cried and cried (I'm a sensitive person okay? You gotta problem with that?) It really hit home for me (like emotion wise) SO yeah I would definately recommend this for anyone (depends on what genre you like) I personally loved it!! <3 <3 =]

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2007, 4:32am
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I like the idea but the delivery could have been much better   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by cut
September 30th, 2007, 7:49pm
The IDEA of this manga is 10/10. I liked the whole Kronos Company concept & I felt it had a lot of potential. I also liked how the mangaka explores Night's conflicting emotions as a 'figure' & his journey with himself in the human world. Night is definitely a precious character & his developed feelings throughout the manga is touching.

However overall, I feel the plot & some events were disappointing. Some parts were very predictable or 'cliche' & I wish there was more depth in the more emeotional scenes in order to leave a lasting impession. The humour could have been better & it would have been great to see more dimension & growth in the other characters too.

Overall, a nice manga to read when you are in the 'light & fluffy' mode for the idea & concept of what it might be like with a figure Zettai Kareshi.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2007, 7:50pm
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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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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.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2007, 5:51am
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A very sweet story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by un3xpectedfate
July 29th, 2007, 7:04pm
This was the first Watase Yuu manga that I read and I have to say it's one of my favorites. The story is really funny and enjoyable. I find it better than other manga by this mangaka. The ending is bittersweet but that's what I've enjoyed about this manga. It's a bit more realistic than what most people wanted. This series is definitely a good read.

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2007, 3:54pm
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Very good manga!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by cuteasiangirl
July 26th, 2007, 3:05pm
It very good, even thought i wish the ending be a better one! I love it!
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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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Not so perfect   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 2:05pm
Hot, perfect robot guy and unattractive, boorish female character fall in love. A highly improbable story with no character development. The story is sad and funny, but the romance irks me because it is completely unfounded and undeveloped. The ending is fairly predictable and failed to touch me emotionally.
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