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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

Groups Scanlating
Aerie Scans
Syuura's Angels

Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.29 by Syuura (4439d ago)
v.6 c.30-32v2 by Aerie Scans (4496d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Syuura's Angels (4542d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1277 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 23rd 2016, 5:51pm PST



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

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English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #830 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #1573 decreased(-18)
3 Month Pos #1827 increased(+102)
6 Month Pos #2130 increased(+275)

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On 418 wish lists
On 3771 completed lists
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really good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by emberstar2
April 4th, 2009, 2:40pm
i thought this was a really good manga.
although i knew that it would end sort of like it did i still cried my eyes out... i always cry.. really good manga.='/
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Yeran
March 19th, 2009, 2:24pm
I read the first half of this series in Shoujo Beat, and I thought it was cute. When my subscription ran out, though, I didn't pursue the series any farther. I heard the ending from multiple sources so I ended up finishing the series.

So many people are moaning about the ending. But seriously, it wasn't unexpected for me.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Seriously. Machines, no matter how well-built, eventually break down. Laptops need to be replaced every four years, tops. And it was very cute how he burned himself out trying to be perfect for Riiko. In the end, you know that she'd be forced to pick Soshi, and Watase made a lot of effort to make readers "okay" with him. What else did you expect? For Riiko to get old, and Night to stay young? What would people think when they realized he wasn't getting any older? That is definitely -not- a happily-ever-after, and Watase almost always takes that ending.

But while the ending was pretty satisfying for me, I can't help but feel that reading this manga was just a waste of my time. Riiko is the annoying "I'm female but I'm STRONG" heroine who just whines all the time about why everything isn't perfect for her. Then Night is the perfect gentleman, so she becomes happy for a while. It's just this huge fantasy that makes me feel kind of sorry for the mangaka that she was so hard-up for a storyline that she came up with this.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2009, 2:27pm
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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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Pretty cute and a worthwhile read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 04marissa29
January 22nd, 2009, 2:24pm
i kind of liked how it was shorter than most mangas I read. I was very depressed by the ending though. The robot thing made the whole manga more interesting and better, so I don't resent it. But basically, Riiko is saying she likes a robot more than a human, which is ok since night is so hot anyways lol >_<
Soshi was a little annoying to me, but he was the guy who's always there. I just didn't see enough character besides kindness in him...
I don't like Riiko. She can't decide between the two which is annoying, and Night is always sacrificing his happiness for her. Same goes for soshi. But Riiko isn't so bad that I want to kill her like some other manga chars...
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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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Okay Manga   
Rating: N/A
by huangs
November 27th, 2008, 7:26pm
The beginning and part of the middle was amusing and realistic, then it started to get annoying, and the ending was disappointing. When it got to the middle, it seemed that the author was rushing to get each chapter done. Each chapter lacked something. And I know the mangaka created Riiko to be the way she was, foolish, but it still irked me. Night's a robot, go for Shoshi. I admire both Night and Shoshi for his dedication to Riiko.
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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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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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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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Rating: N/A
by xkuroxkumox
August 11th, 2008, 10:00am
I really liked the story and the characters but the ending really irritated me.
i have to be honest. If i had known it was gonna end like that i really wouldn't have read it.
but thats just me. other than that i loved it
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