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Absolute Boyfriend, Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Absolute Boyfriend, Volume 1

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Overview

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...
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
He's faster than a speeding bullet, can run up tall buildings, and he cooks breakfast! When luckless-in-love teen Riiko strikes out again, she falls for a pitch from an odd salesman and orders a "lover figure" she names "Night." Riiko finds herself intrigued, but her life (amusingly) complicated. Fortunately, her parents are away, but neighbor Soshi wonders what's going on he has a crush on Riiko himself. Then she must deal with Night's $1 million price tag. Eventually, a rival reinitializes Night to herself by kissing him. Can Riiko get him back, and will she have sex with him? Or will she and Soshi recognize their mutual attraction? With the graceful art style of Watase's other titles (Fushigi Yugi; Ceres), this six-volume shojo reversal of the Chobits formula is an enjoyable, lightweight read. Science fiction fans may recall Tanith Lee's nuanced and tragic The Silver Metal Lover. Hopefully, this frothier story will end on an upbeat note. With sexual themes; rated for older teens up; currently running in Shojo Beat. See also Sparks: An Urban Fairy Tale for a more serious comics heroine taking a do-it-yourself approach to the magical boyfriend theme. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421547725
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: Absolute Boyfriend Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 193
  • Sales rank: 239,704
  • File size: 66 MB
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Meet the Author

Yuu Watase debuted in the Shôjo Comic manga anthology in 1989. She won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award with Ceres: Celestial Legend. One of her most famous works is Fushigi Yûgi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2009

    absolute boyfriend

    I wish Night was my boyfriend because he is just the to good to be true kind of man. He is everything a girl wants in a man! He's romatic, can cook, is protective, strong, and smart! thats just a little of whats in there. You fall for all the characters right from the begining and don't want to stop reading. I'm going to buy the whole series!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2009

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    love this book!!!

    i love this series... so original!!!!<BR/>when i read the title, ithought it would be so cheessy, but boy i was wrong...it not a typica; boyfriend...its sumting else..u would wish u have a boyfriend like that!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    For the whole series: Absolute Boyfriend was great. It had a sad ending, but, I'm not telling you why! You will have to read it for yourself, and you won't regret reading it.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2012

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    When you want a boyfriend none are around, that is just how Riik

    When you want a boyfriend none are around, that is just how Riiko feels. On the path of desperation she signs up for a free trial for a robotic boyfriend. What can go wrong right? Nope, wrong! Riiko receives the extravagant Night, a hot and sexy man that only wants to please her.

    Seriously this is one of the best manga I have ever read! It is filled with romance and comedy and enjoyable characters. I fell in love with every aspect of this series right from the beginning. There is an interesting love triangle that also develops, I had a hard time choosing which guy I would end up picking, you will have to see for yourself.

    Riiko is just a doll! No, not literally, but cute nonetheless. She is always looking on the bright side of things and is protective of the ones she loves. Night is the epitome of every girls dream guy. He is so adorable when he is learning all of the different emotions and things Riiko is trying to teach him. Night is really cute when he starts becoming overprotective of Riiko.

    I really wish they would make it into an anime!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Loved it

    I've read and own each vol because I love it so much~
    Story kinda reminded me of Chobits just the other way around and with a different ending.... which I wasn't toooo happy about...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Amazing but sad ending

    I have had this manga in book form for years. It is undeniably one of the BEST shonen manga i have ever read. It has been recommended to many a manga fan by yours truly. There is a live action korean, english subbed show about this with a bit of a realistic twist to it. No worries! Night is still a robot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Amazing!

    At first I saw the cover and was like 'whoa there buddy!' but as soon as I saw it I grabbed it and sat down and started to read it! I could relate to it, because my best friend used to do the same thing to me, pared me up with a hotty and then took him from me. When I was finished with the first book, I grabbed all of them! You have to read this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    a must read!

    absolute boyfriend was an awesome manga! i recommend this manga to any one who likes romance and humor.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    'Absolutley' Awsome!

    This book caught my eye and I just *had* to get it. I like it and most of my friends like it. We all can relate to Riiko(except that she now has a robot boyfriend) and it's so wonderfully written and hilarious.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2007

    Too funny!!!!!

    It was cleverly funny... I couldnt put the book down and when I was done I had to go and buy the next one! I cant wait to read what happens next.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2006

    Great Manga!

    I love this manga. I can not wait till more come out. I love the mix of comedy and seriousness. Though it sorta reminds me of a boy knock off of chobits but it is excellent anyways!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2006

    Wonderful!!!!

    This was the first manga I've read and now that I have read many it is still one of my favorits! I keep going back to it here and there. The best of Yuu Watase I think.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2006

    Yuu Watase does not disappoint

    I am a huge fan of all of Yuu Watase's work, so I knew I just HAD to read Absolute Boyfriend. I was pleased to see that Watase's talent proved as flawless as ever in this manga! The story, art and characters are all amazing and truly original. I can't wait to read more to see how the story unfolds!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2006

    the best book!!

    I decided to check this book out and i finished it in one day, which is quite rare for me. It was very funny and i cant wait for the next book to come out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Love it

    I looooovvvvve this book might is my love and riiko is my best friend i stole him from her tho buy it so worth the monye

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Awsome

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Really cute!

    Interesting concept, lovable characters, and great art. I definitely recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Omg lol

    Ive loved this manga for 4 years now :) even though it only has 6 volumes its great. The ending could have been better but i liked it :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

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    very sweet

    I would suggest this to be age 13+.. Read the whole series and it was a very good series

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

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    It is truly a great mange

    I just bought Shojo Beat from a ebay and found Absolute Boyfriend and fell in love!! This story is so cute and lovable. I just read Absolute Boyfriend and nothing else cause I couldn't wait to find out what happened next! A must read!!!

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