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Zettai Kareshi  
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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 (4438d ago)
v.6 c.30-32v2 by Aerie Scans (4495d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Syuura's Angels (4541d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?

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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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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #770 increased(+100)
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
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I hope for another ending..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by love mangas
December 10th, 2006, 7:59am
[edit by mod: Possibility of spoilers]

Yep, Zettai Kareshi is one of the best mangas I've ever read.. Sadly is the ending.. Really not hoping like that.. I'm so sad (and cried also T_T). dunno why it should end like this..Why Yu Watase didn't make another ending.. T_T If she wants Riiko to end with Soshi, why won't make their story more? I mean, it' like Riiko and Night are the main characters, Soshi doesn't appear so much I think.
err.. Really LOVE NIGHT.. hope there will be another continuing story for Night, I want him to have a happy ending so badly.. Or else, I will make another story in my mind so I won't be so sad T_T
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one of the best manga series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anime_muzic4u
September 18th, 2006, 4:05pm
i loved it!!!soshi is soo kawaii but night is hot hot too!!!!!yep.ive read all 6 volumes and they r the bomb.great romance and love triangle.=P

*2 thumbs up*
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touching manga indeed   
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by akurashy
July 26th, 2006, 6:52pm
The manga is pretty funny,
I kinda predicted that Night won't last forever because of his hardware but still

The draws are amazing D:
also good to laugh D:
good drama =o

and in the end, there is no such thing as perfect :P *kills everyone with reality o.o*
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night is the no.1 bishounen!!!!!!   
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by funki3
June 12th, 2006, 9:47am
i love this manga!! it's so cute!! and no one cud resist de ever-charming Night!! the only thing is i HATE THE ENDING!!!!!!!!!!! i cried so badly knowing that night is ... i f i was riiko, i wud cry for more than a month!!! dis manga is very different from watase-sensei's usual happy ending stories.. i reli wish i cud have Night as my "zettai kareshi"
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very entertaining   
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by Aki18
June 4th, 2006, 3:20am
I really loved Ms. Watase Yuu's works but i never imagined this one to be this good.. i really loved it specially Night, he's so handsome and charming and the way he smiles will melt your heart away. they are really perfect for each other.. Night is alaways there for riiko and even sometimes he becomes a flirt but he's always there for her to cheer her up. I just felt sorry for soushi. i had only one comment on riiko, she's sometimes a flirt too. In the later volumes when Toshiki came,why can't she even stop him from taking adavantage of her? i felt sorry for night there.. But it is a really graet managa.. jazz love it...great work.
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I lav it so much.   
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by Reizei
June 1st, 2006, 3:17pm
Who wouldn't love it anyway? Super Hottie Alert! *Nosebleed* To me, the ending is very depressing. I cried over Night who didn't even exist. Heh :p But it's still my favourite manga! Jaa ne~
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by Ayune01
May 30th, 2006, 8:50pm
I this story compared to other Watase's manga. this is the best. Keep going...and i'm hoping for the best.
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Zettai Kareshi   
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by Ladidah
May 27th, 2006, 8:32am
I think this manga is one of the best shoujos I've ever read! As said, really touching and really funneh ^^
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Zettai Kareshi   
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by anoneemouse
May 22nd, 2006, 6:27pm
great shoujo manga with cool storyline. a bit predictable at times though.
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by ayu-fan
March 11th, 2006, 1:53pm
i loved this manga! it was a really good one. it was sweet, sad and very funny. ^___^ i was just wondering when would the second volume be out in North America? or in Canada at least. I've been waiting for it but it hasn't come out yet. I really suggest you read this!

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