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The Resource Absolute Boyfriend , 1, story and art by Yuu Watase

Absolute Boyfriend , 1, story and art by Yuu Watase

Label
Absolute Boyfriend , 1
Title
Absolute Boyfriend
Title number
1
Statement of responsibility
story and art by Yuu Watase
Title variation
Absolute boyfriend 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Member of
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YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008.
Review
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. --Martha Cornog (Reviewed September 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 15, p45)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
151062
Cataloging source
VHUM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watase, Y㵮
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
T+, for older teen
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • The Shojo beat manga.
  • Absolute boyfriend
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Comic books, strips, etc.
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Absolute Boyfriend , 1, story and art by Yuu Watase
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published in Japan in 2003
  • Reads "Manga" style, right to left
Control code
000042059198
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Shojo beat manga ed.
Extent
190 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781421500164
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., comic format
Label
Absolute Boyfriend , 1, story and art by Yuu Watase
Publication
Note
  • First published in Japan in 2003
  • Reads "Manga" style, right to left
Control code
000042059198
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
Shojo beat manga ed.
Extent
190 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781421500164
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., comic format

Library Locations

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