Absolute Boyfriend is a series that is produced by viz media under Shojo Beat. This was actually the first manga I ever read. You could imagine i expected it to be utterly cliche and smut filled. Watase does an excellent job at making the reader feel as if they just got a glimpse into someone's life. She creates such likable characters. The way she sets up the book is to make the reader instantly like Night and instantly dislike soshi. However, as the book progresses one gets the feeling as if there is more to the story. Night is more than just a "doll" and Yoshi is more than just a friend. A love triangle is set up between Riiko , Night, and Soshi. However, the triangle is one that makes it hard for the reader to pick a side. soshi appears abrasive and Night is a doll! The book has amazingly funny and even a couple smutty spots that add comic relief to the plot line. It is a great starter book and will instantly get the reader attached to certain characters. But, also Riiko the girl in this love triangle is awesome too. She is funny, pretty, slightly self conscious and confused. She represents a little bit of every type of girl at that age. I definitely recommend this.