All Riiko Izawa wants is a boyfriend, but she has been rejected left and right by every guy she has ever liked. In a moment of desperation, she orders a special "Nightly Lover" figure from a website, and the next day, a extremely attractive naked man is delivered to her doorstep! Night, as Riiko names him, is the perfect boyfriend; he's sexy, smart, athletic, and is a gourmet cook. There's just one problem: he cost $1,000,000! Riiko can't let anyone know that Night is a doll, even though he knows almost nothing about humans. Can she find a way to pay for Night while keeping him a secret from her childhood friend Soshi next door?
Tohru Honda might just be the unluckiest girl around. After a series of unfortunate events Tohru has no place to call home - that is, until the wealthy yet cursed Sohma family offer to take her in, in exchange for performing the household chores. However, soon Tohru discovers that there's much more to the Sohma family than meets the eye. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru promises to keep their secrets; but will the Sohma family approve of an outsider knowing who they really are?
Although Absolute Boyfriend is a bit more on the 'mature' side of things, it has a few similarities to Fruits Basket. For one thing, both are reverse harem and they each include a female lead sworn to secrecy while trying to pay off some debt or other. Though they don't have the same tone, mood, setting, or similar plots, there is a chance that if you liked one you'll like the other.
The female characters in Fruits Basket and Absolute boyfriend have the same type of personalities, and lucky them, they get to be surrounded by two hot guys vying for their attention. Although Absolute Boyfriend does have a more mature aspect to it, Fruits Basket also has its own share of misfortune suffered by each character. The plot lines are greatly developed in both series and make the reader want to learn more even after the stories conclude.
In both Absolute Boyfriend and Fruits Basket, there are a few guys after one girl, and she likes them both! A relationship with any of the guys would be complicated, and there's someone who doesn't want it to happen. If you like romance with drama and guys who are definitely out of the ordinary, you'll probably enjoy these two. ;)
Both have the pretty average looking female lead, love triangles, a major secret, and good looking male characters. The only difference is that Absolute Boyfriend is somewhat tragic (not giving any spoliers, just want to prepare readers for a bit of heart ache).
Well I haven't read all of absolute boyfriend yet but both fruits basket and absolute boyfriend have those 2 guys. She has a choice and will either decide one or the other also AB is very funny.
Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways.
Nineteen-year-old ronin Hideki Motosuwa desires two things more than anything else: a girlfriend, and an expensive humanoid computer (known as a 'persocom'). But with his dead-end job and no financial aid from his parents, owning a persocom seems impossible... until he finds a blond-haired female persocom tied up amongst a pile of trash! After getting her home and figuring out how to activate her, even the computer-illiterate Hideki realizes there is something unusual when it appears she can only say one word - Chii. Is she just broken, or is there more to this persocom than her behavior lets on?
Although intended for different audiences, Chobits and Z.K. share a common theme of a robot/computer lover.
Both Absolute Boyfriend and Chobits examine the problems caused by artificial humans becoming too similar to the real things. The biggest difference is the amount of intimate interaction between the android and its owner, but that's usually a key difference between shoujo and seinen, isn't it?
Both are definitly similar, what with a main character falling in love with a robot/computer, and having to wonder about the nature of that relationship. Both of the metalic counterparts also need to be taught a few things about how to act normal.
Both of these series are romance manga that revolve around the relationship between a human and an android. They deal with issues about dating non-humans over humans although it is discussed more in-depth in Chobits. They both also involve co-workers who are interested in the main character, and must deal with the fact their love-rival isn't even human. If you loved the plot idea of one, you'd probably love the other.
Fans of love triangles and romantic struggles should enjoy both of these titles by Yuu Watase. In each, a girl has two guys confess their love for her, one guy who may slip out of her reach forever, and complications surrounding intimacy. Fushigi Yugi and Absolute Boyfriend are both innocently serious... if you like one, try the other too!
When love triangles meet and Yuu Watase gets into the action out pops Fishigi Yugi and Absolute Boyfriend. With an almost overwhelming sense of drama and fantasy the characters are spiraled into a web of intrigue delving into different types of relationships and what the girls are looking for in a man.
Tanpopo Yamazaki, a humble girl from Hokkaido, moves to Tokyo to attend an elite school and make a new life for herself. But for Tanpopo, life at the elitist Meio Academy seems way out of her league. The daughters of wealthy families snub her; other students make light of the fact that she actually tested into Meio instead of relying on family connections; and the cute boy she saw tending a dandelion the day before wouldn't even acknowledge her existence, despite being in the same class! Hoping to make friends and have some fun, Tanpopo starts up a Gardening Club; but will this help her survive in a school where superficiality and nepotism reign supreme?
Imadoki! and Absolute Boyfriend aren't two manga that are similar on the surface, but once you start reading them you will undoubtedly be reminded of the other. They both have a lead girl who is good natured and you can't help but like. They also both throw a cute guy in the mix with opposite results. In Imadoki!, Tanpopo does her best to change her guy for the better and in Absolute Boyfriend Riiko's guy works to help her improve her image of herself.
The same type of wanting to be better feeling is seen through Absolute Boyfriend and Imadoki! Nowadays. Even though the situations are opposite: the guy in Absolute Boyfriend is trying to change the main female characters while in Imadoki! the situation is in reverse both have the same aspects to them.
Yuiko loves animals, but given the overly-aggressive way she tries to show her love for them, they always run away. One day Yuiko meets a strange boy named Leo who seems to be more beast than human; his fierce eyes frighten everyone away, and he harbors a dark secret: when he's threatened or sees blood, Leo loses control and behaves like a wild animal. Can Yuiko tame this wild beast, or will he run just like all the other animals she loves?
This manga is an absolute must read! Although you may not like the main guy in the beginning for his looks, he begins to get cuter as the female protagonist "tames" him. Both manga are similar in that the guy must be 'taught' some things.