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?
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.
When Rara the demon crossed into the human world she had two goals: cause mischief to humanity and meet her teen demon idol, Hiroshi. However, what she didn’t expect was to fall in love with Retsu Aku, a dreamy boy from her school! Torn between needing to perform bad deeds and wanting to help her new beau, Rara may soon face the ultimate punishment for her actions!
Gaba Kawa and Absolute Boyfriend are both romances withe complications. Can you love someone who isn't the same species as you? If you do, how much should you sacrifice to be with him? Fans of one should become fans of the other.
Mizuki Ashiya is a teen Japanese girl growing up in the USA. After seeing Japanese track star Izumi Sano on TV one day, she became instantly enamored with his grace and style, and became determined to find him and confess her love. She's able to transfer to his all-boys school by hiding her feminine identity, and finds herself as his roommate in the process. However, while the rest of her classmates simply suspect she's a very girly boy, Sano sees through her façade in time, and together they must try to keep Ashiya's true gender a secret. Now, Ashiya must not only try to confess to the man she loves, but also help him work through his personal issues and keep her secret safe from the school in the process!
If you liked Hana-Kimi, you're also likely to enjoy Absolute Boyfriend. These two series are both romance-based shoujo, with elements of school life as a strong contextualising component in both - especially when anchoring the conflicts and intrigues of the romantic journeys. Tones of comedy and drama are also common to both.
Where Hana-Kimi has gender-bending between the two central characters as the main point of friction for the story, Absolute Boyfriend has the android as the main love interest. In this way, both are shoujo romances with hefty, fresh twists that challenge both sexuality and identity for teenage high school students in their disctinct ways.
This recommendation works both ways, because the thematic interplay is so keenly fresh and disctinct between both, that their individuality and their parallels would just as easily travel in either direction for these titles.
Both comics have a similar main character and the sudden appearance of a somewhat perfect guy that tries his hardest to love her. The two main guys are similar as well. However, Zettai Kareshi is more mature and tragic. IT"S JUST PLAIN TRAGIC! Ikenei is shorter and funny.
The girls say no to sex, but the guys say yes. Hmmm...who will win? Love Strip is a 3 chapter story about a girl who gets tutored by an old friend who asks for her to pay with her body. Absolute Boyfriend has a girl who buys a sex toy by accident and of course he wants to do her too.