Absolute Boyfriend is Yuu Watase’s most recent attempt at a comedic, high school life manga. First serialized in Shojo Comic from 2003 to 2005, it ran in English in Viz’s Shojo Beat magazine from 2005 to 2008. A rom-com with a love triangle that is downright ridiculous, Absolute Boyfriend takes one girl’s fantasy way too far.
The Gist: The main character Riiko Izawa orders a life-size lover android from a website after being rejected by her most recent crush. The figure, as he’s called, is her ideal boyfriend and wants to become her lover. Confused about liking an android and betrayed by her best girl friend, Riiko turns to her childhood friend Soshi for comfort, who then confesses his feelings for her. Torn between her feelings for the figure, Night, and her feelings for Soshi, Riiko must choose which one she truly loves.
My opinion – skip this one. It’s short at six volumes, but not worth the time to flip the pages. It’s junk compared to the other mangaka’s works. If you want to read Yuu Watase then try Ceres Celestial Legend,Fushigi Yugi, Alice 19th, or even Imadoki. It’s time far better spent.
*For those who aren’t familiar, Tamahome is the main love interest in Fushigi Yugi.