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, stylish and a gourmet chef. Plus, he looks like a million bucks…. Trouble is, that’s about what he’s going to cost Riko because she didn’t return him in time!
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This is an entire series review, but is free of spoilers.
Absolute Boyfriend is definitely a new favorite manga. It has everything I love in a shojo: great artwork, a cute storyline, hilarious moments, and plenty of great looking guys (if drawings are your thing, to each his own.)
All Riko wants is a boyfriend, and after bring rejected too many times to count, she signs up for a program that creates the perfect boyfriend and sends it out to her the next morning. The figurine insists on being her boyfriend, and endless drama ensues. Not to mention the guy next door that has been pining after Riko since they were kids but she never noticed.
I was always a Soshi fan but this manga definitely tugs on your heartstrings for both of the guys, it is such a cute love triangle. However, Riko frustrated me a bit by not being to choose between the two and when she did make a decision she seemed to regret it and the circle starts again.
Not only is this a cute, fun manga that can make you laugh out loud, it has it’s emotional moments too. That last volume was seriously heartbreaking. I definitely recommend this to people that want to read manga but don’t know where to start.