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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 (3510d ago)
v.6 c.30-32v2 by Aerie Scans (3566d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Syuura's Angels (3612d 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: 7.8 / 10.0 (1244 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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 21% (263 votes)
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Last Updated
March 11th 2015, 12:14am PST


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Year
2003

Original Publisher

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 #1046 increased(+53)
Monthly Pos #1853 increased(+69)
3 Month Pos #2325 increased(+33)
6 Month Pos #2432 increased(+189)

List Stats
On 441 reading lists
On 404 wish lists
On 3665 completed lists
On 141 unfinished lists
On 252 custom lists

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AAAARRRGGG THIS MADE ME BURN WITH RAGE   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
April 30th, 2011, 1:37am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
what is the world coming to?
A ROBOT?she fell in love with A ROBOT? this reduced me to tears T_T seriously,i dont get the difference between falling in love with a robot and falling in love with a cupboard,i never liked shoujos like kimi ni todoke,vampire knight,hana kimi etc. BUT ATLEAST THEY ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH HUMAN BEINGS
-end of rant-


*phew* i feel much better now

edit:i also found the "supposed tragic ending" a happy one,i was waiting for that to happen since the very beginning niyahahahaha :p


... Last updated on April 30th, 2011, 1:39am
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Adorable   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by Lillian
March 11th, 2009, 3:42am
I also want such an android boyfriend too!
Last chapter made me cry :S

Typical shoujo story with overly dramatic little twists and the typical secret admirer. However this one is done very adorable, I guess its pretty art and fanservice added to that. wink

Because of only 6 vols it can be read in one day or a night.
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Worth a Read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by secretlyherself
September 14th, 2008, 8:26pm
The beginning was humourous and the end was bittersweet. There were times when the main character's indecisive tendencies got on my nerves. At times the story seemed a little drawn out with repetitive themes. Generally speaking, though, I felt the message this manga presents is a nice one and the characters were easy to like. Even though a lot of people seem to have disliked the ending, I felt it was perfect. I think this manga was worth the read, although it hasn't become an instant favourite of mine.
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Too Short, but a good manga to read.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yougotmebavb
June 24th, 2008, 2:33pm
Well the ending for suck at first, but the I thought of it and it was really realistic. The whole story was really addicting to read, lets say I finished the entire thing in 1 day. I just wish it was longer...
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Fun Read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jellyunicorn123
June 14th, 2007, 2:48pm
the storyline is unique and fun.art was very good too... but the ending just sucked, big time. that's why it's only a 9/10
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So that's how it goes..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ratyz
August 6th, 2008, 1:36am
After all the comedy and romance, we can't deny it to thread on deeper into emotions and realizations. This one definitely made me ponder how we value things and people around us. This would be one of those mangas that I would not forget.
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My rating...why it's sooo low.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 14th, 2009, 8:31am
I rate this manga a four ONLY because the ending was the most decent part in the story.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
This was about one girl's imagination of the perfect boyfriend

This manga reminds me of Chobits; the concept of having a perfect boyfriend...in a robot is ridiculous. I mean, while reading this, I could only ask one question of this manga: was she really so desperate that she would look for a perfect boyfriend in a robot? CLEARLY, it was programmed to be exactly what she needed but it's not real. And because it's a robot, it obviously had a shorter life span. Wouldn't it be more fulfulling, more honest to try to find a boyfriend who you will want to eventually marry? Despite this fact, I still appreciate the fact that she still had to work hard to maintain her cy-boy. It still shows us that the main character is not entirely fooled into believing it'll be there forever, even though that was what she wanted. It was like...having sex with your robot pet...

I gave it a pretty low rating. I would only recommended if you want a spur-of-the-moment slice-of-life kind of manga.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2015, 3:05pm
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good but not great   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by wait321
June 2nd, 2008, 9:22am
I really liked the humor at the beginning and the premise of the story. The ending was touching but most of the events were too contrived for me to enjoy. The whole premise of having a robot lover (from the future?) is too unrealistic and leaves way too many plot holes. Still, the story is quite moving and it was an enjoyable read overall.

... Last updated on June 25th, 2008, 5:09pm
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my words   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by metu
November 7th, 2008, 8:07am
I was sad the whole time while reading this manga because i had the feeling the ending was going to be sad so i never even finished it because it was to much for me. Don't get me wrong it is one of my favourite manga.
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lovely and touching   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by anicheung
January 9th, 2009, 1:01pm
[edit by mod,potential spoilers]

This is my one of my utmost favorite of Watase Yuu's manga. It's not my favorite, but of Watase-sensei's work, I liked this one the most. It is sweet and moving. While the premise was kind of silly, the development of the story made you want to read more and more-- mostly to find out what would happen between Riiko and Night.

I rooted for Soushi, mostly because I like my bishounen in glasses and thought that Soushi would be good for Riiko since Night was a robot after all. But as the relationship between Riiko and Night progressed, I started to become more accepting of them and thought that they were very good together.

The ending is very sad and touching. I almost cried and think that my eyes even got a bit watery. I would recommend this manga to anyone.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2009, 1:04pm
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