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Absolute Boyfriend, Vol. 03 (Zettai Kareshi #3)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  4,875 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Shy high school student Riko Izawa aches for a boyfriend but guys just won't look her way. Then one day she signs up for a three-day trial of a mysterious "lover figurine," and the next thing she knows, a cute naked guy is delivered to her doorstep--and he wants to be her boyfriend!Has Riko died and gone to heaven? The cute naked guy turns out to be smart, super nice, styl ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by VIZ Media LLC (first published April 26th 2004)
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I was really surprised at how strongly (and overtly?) sex has been playing into these last two volumes. Shouldn't be considering the whole premise is that she ordered a really expensive Nightly Lover figure, but...there we are.

I'm not sure how I feel about Yuu Watase's author notes on this series. They don't annoy me as much as whossit's video game blah-blah-blah, but they're not as endearing as some, either. Man, these manga creators seem crazy overworked! I'd like to know more about that aspec
In this volume the rivalry between Night and Soshi touches a whole new level. After Riiko succeeds in rebooting Night, the need to get closer becomes almost mandatory... but Gaku has an idea, and of course like every other one he had is fun and naughty..hehe

Riiko finally realises that Night is the one and their adventures will take place in a tropical island, a crazily scary spa and a hotel!!!


- Night!!!!I love that guy.
- Soshi is good but i still don't like him. Actually i
Michelle. D.
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Review of Absolute Boyfriend volumes 1-4:

For some unknown reason I'm not a fan of Watase's manga.

This is a sad thing because it's hard to find a manga author so prolific as to write so many different series' to like, love, or something in between. I have read volumes of her Alice 19th,and Ceres and in each series there is something...missing. I can't define it really, but it feels like if the book had a head, legs, or arms it would be missing one of them.

Watase has written a lot, and I wish so m
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 l
This was a good third installment of the series, although I did feel like it was a little rushed. There were a few parts where I had to re-read to fully understand what was happening since the art didn't help, but overall it was a good read. I'm looking forward to receiving the fourth book.
I have to say, I love how Soshi stepped it up in this volume! I have always been rooting for him, and now that Riiko and Night BOTH understand how serious he is, the competition and confusion just keeps coming. This volume was a bit heavy on the aspect of Riiko and Night having sex, and if it wasn't a 5 volume series, I would have loved to see it all progress at a slower pace. I'm glad Riiko's parents finally made an appearance and that her dad is crazy about his daughter. So cute. Still, onto t ...more
I know this is only the third volume, but I feel bad for Soshi. The boy's getting shafted and needs to move on.
Sep 11, 2008 Nick rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Summary: A romantic comedy manga with a splash of science fiction created by Yuu Watase. Absolute Boyfriend is six volumes long and is the story of Riiko Izawa. Riiko is a high school girl with an addiction to buying things online, and has never had a boyfriend. In fact, she is rejected by every boy she asks out. The manga begins with Riiko asking out her current crush, and being immediately rejected.

After the rejection, she is wandering in the park, and finds a ringing cellpho

Fed up with rejection, heart-broken Riiko signs up for a free trial of the Nightly Lover 'figure'. The next day, a cute naked guy is delievered to her apartment. Riiko finally has a boyfriend - one who will cost her a million dollars if she fails to return him on time.

The love triangle between Riiko, Night and Soshi continues to get more serious and intense in this volume, though, on the whole, this volume is much less dramatic than the last. This volume is also a lot about Gaku trying to get Ni
Holly Letson
This volume focuses alot on getting Soushi out of the picture, so that Night can have sex with Riiko. But, he never truly accomplishes that task. Something always seems to be in the way.
When Namikiri gets them the company's island resort, Night invites Soushi along with them. I can actually respect why he did that, since they agreed to not go behind one another's back to get Riiko. Each wants to earn her love (and body!) honestly on his own.
Later, Night wins a raffle that gets him and Riiko i
Riiko goes to desperate measures to get Night back, even if that means that she skips school just to hang off of the balcony. Night then saves Riiko and they kiss, which wins Night back. Gaku comes up with an idea to kidnap Riiko and make both her and Night stay at paradise for three days so they could finally have sex, which is supposed to finalize their relationship. But because Soshi has feelings for Riiko too, Night figured it'd be a good idea to bring him around to he can show how much he t ...more
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Jun 04, 2015 Dani marked it as read-manga
This was a cute volume after the cliffhanger with Night. I liked that despite the odds he remembered her. Gaku does get a little obsessed with sex. For an adult its really funny, a teen might or might not get the irony. A visit from her parents though really gets in the way. I liked that her dad felt Soichi is his #1 choice for Riiko.

While I can't help but adore Night, I may be leaning toward Soichi being the one for Riiko...

BOTTOM LINE: Good fluff.
This was okay. It was funny, but I felt that it was slow. Riko, the main character, frustrated me more often than not. I just want the plot to move along and in this one, it was at a standstill. This series has a lot of promise/potential. I don't know if I can move past this volume though. I need things to happen beyond just Riko being indecisive. I can honestly say that nothing really happened in this volume. Nothing important.
Lex Marie
In this volume of Absolute Boyfriend, the romantic gush and immense sexual tension continues, though, in a matter that's just as A.D.D. as ever. Everything that happens is a series of completely random events, once again nodding to the fact that Watase made things up as she went along. After the second volume, I was excited to see how the plot developed, only to find that, at its core, there really isn't one. Now, it feels like a poorly executed attempt to pursue a great idea. Ironically, it's a ...more
I'm on an Absolute Boyfriend roll today! In this book Night gets a little bit naked with another girl and we get our first full on boob shot for all you pervs out there :P Thankfully a call from one of the naked lady's other boyfriends stops them from going all the way and Riiko gets Night back! Yay! I know he is a robot but I really want Riiko to end up with Night and NOT Soshi, even if I am seeing him in a new light when he takes his glasses off *blush*. Then Riiko, Night and Soshi all end up ...more
….ezek után sem kaptam kedvet a fürdőházakhoz, se az utcai sorsjegyekhez….
… X.X ….
5 csillag, mert sokat lehet rajta röhögni. Apuéktól konkrétan sokkot kaptam, aztán Night-tól is… :D
So much frank talk about sex! The part with her parents was hilarious. I missed the humour in the last volume.
So funny but I do feel for night :) but the whole figure thing kind of gives me the creeps
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
This was okay. I mean it has its moments and kind of predictable at times but still okay.
Sami C
Poor Soushi... :(

I wish Riiko would stop giving mixed signals to these two boys.
Araceli Arias
it is funny how knight comes in. and how the try to get the money is is funny. and there love is so cute. even thought there is some one else that likes her
Kristine Pratt
Sillier than the last, the whole point of the plot seems to have become getting Riiko to have sex with Night. Honestly not only does the plot feel rushed, but so does the poor girl. I wonder if everyone would just back off and let nature take it's course, just what would happen. Give the girl time to decide who (or what?) she loves...

Still, I enjoyed it and will keep going. I look forward to seeing where this story ends up.
Love the series. Cute characters!
Who would have thought that a human being would start to fall in love with a figure boyfriend which is not human at all but looked like as one.

It was just odd that they're 10th grade students and yet theyre talking about sex already? hmmm... not really a good idea i think for minors to read this because some part in this volume the main characters were pushed to do this for some reasons.
Nicole Bunge
This series gets siller and sillier as time goes on. Very... jr. high romance, but *eh* I like the jokes, I genuinely don't know what's gonna happen next, and the art is consistant and clean. (And it's only 6 books long, so I can commit to that.)
(Plus I got them all used for $4 each, which makes for nice turn-around credit on paperbackswap ;) )
Megan Sanchez
The most solid volume so far with Riiko really starting to work out how she feels about Night and Soshi, a good bit with Riiko's parents and some amazing Gaku moments. I do enjoy this series, but I'm a little uncomfortable with the amount of pressure being put on Riiko to have sex. So glad she keep standing up for herself.
Another woman had kissed Night, reintializing his system to accept her as his new girlfriend. Riiko hunts down the apartment where Night is staying with his new lady, frantic to find him before he is fully "imprinted" and she loses her chance with him forever.
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A Japanse shoujo manga-ka. She is known for her works Fushigi Yūgi, Alice 19th, Ceres: The Celestial Legend, Fushigi Yūgi Genbu Kaiden and Absolute Boyfriend. She likes all music, except heavy metal and old traditional music.

She received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Ceres, Celestial Legend in 1997. Since writing her debut short story "Pajama de Ojama" ("An Intrusion in Pajamas"), Wata
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