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Absolute Boyfriend: v. 2 - Yuu Watase
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Absolute Boyfriend: v. 2 - Yuu Watase
Date: 28/09/11, updated on 28/09/11 (32 review reads)
Advantages: Entertaining, fun and emotional characters
Disadvantages: a bit lovey dovey and predictable, not one for guys
A sister Manga publisher of viz and Shonen Jump, aimed at the older teen and female demographic, please read my review on Absolute Boyfriend volume one to find out more information.
Yuu Watase is a popular Japanese and female manga artist who was born and raised in Osaka. Her hobbies include listening to heavy metal music and reading. Her debut manga was called Pyjama de Ojama which translates as An Intrusion in Pyjamas. Lately though she has been into health and personal welling.
Riiko Izawa is a 16 year old high school student who has become fed up from being rejected by every guy she asks out. Through some form of madness however she becomes involved with Gaku Namikiram( a mysterious cute looking) sales men for the Kronos Heaven sex shop line. In return for rescuing his mobile phone he offers Riiko the chance to order a life like male order boyfriend android to fulfil her lack of boyfriend woes.
Unable to pay off the entire fee for her new boyfriend (Night)whom Riiko has become quite attached to she must take him to school to train him emotionally to collect data to improve the service for other customers in the future.
Night being perfect in every way a boyfriend could be still lacks common sense and knowledge of how the real world works as well as the complicated feelings of teenagers.
Soshi (in the picture) also 16 and Riikos childhood male friend and neighbour for years becomes suspicious and jealous of Night and thinks he has missed his chance to convey his love to her which he has kept a secret for several years.
Act7: School Trip-Typical to the manga and anime industry a school trip is a pretty customary method in Japanese stories for things to go array, and they do. Some of the girls at Riiko's school form a fan club for Night and try to steal him away from her.
Act8: Friends-Riika's supposed best friend Mika turns on her and sets the fan club on her which results in Riika being physically assaulted. Being naïve and lacking general knowledge about the real world falls a bit flat in this chapter as Soshi comes to her rescue tis time and Night gets left out in the cold.
Act9: Thank You-Riika's supposed best friend Mika gets her comeuppance as the fan club catches on to her scheme.
Act10: The Girl You Love- To earn more money, Riiko ends up getting a job as a waitress in the same restaurant Soshi works in. Being pretty hopeless Soshi has to help make amends for her errors the entire evening. Night becomes alienated further from Riiko as Soshi gets to spend more time with her and starts to admit his true feelings, something which Night can't yet comprehend.
Act11: The Kiss-Feeling dejected and useless, Night joins an escort club to help Rikko to make money. However one of the girls from the club becomes too friendly with Night resetting him back to a new owner once more meaning that he has no memory of Riiko and she still has to pay pack the full amount even if she is no longer his owner. To make matters worse Soshi admits his full feelings into a full embrace and passionate kiss which Riiko is totally unprepared for confusing and aggravating her stress further.
Act12: Ex-girlfriend-Night no longer remembers Riiko and tells her to get lost at their next meeting, with no friends and with relationships with Soshi up in the air and unclear Riiko has nowhere to turn to. Thus finishes the volume on a clever cliff hanger which encourages you to buy the next volume.
The UK price for this manga is £5.99 per volume being fairly recent however you could probably shave a few pence off of that price if you use amazon.
-Artist profile and extra manga advertisements.
A little over lovey dovey, dramatic and predictable but it is still a very interesting read even if it is fairly typical to the Shojo Beat brand. It's really not one for the guys however. It's also not as deep and complex as some of the other manga I prefer to read, but I do like a good love story as I am female after all.
Summary: A good romance for all those who still believe in unlikely relationships
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