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Description
From Viz:

Risa Koizumi is the tallest girl in class, and the last thing she wants is the humiliation of standing next to Atsushi Otani, the shortest guy. Fate and the whole school have other ideas, and the two find themselves cast as the unwilling stars of a bizarre romantic comedy duo.

Lovely Complex Plus is actually volume 17 with the final chapter called Love Com Final. The first two chapters are about before Koizumi Risa and Otani Atsushi met each other. The third chapter is about their first encounter and a little bit of what happens to them after the ending of Lovely Complex.

*Contains a side story called Hoshi ni Natte mo Aishiteru (Even When I Become A Star, I'll Still Love You) in vol 12:
Reina wakes up surprisingly in her boyfriend's room. But it seems that she passed away three days ago...

In 2004 Lovely Complex received the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Love Com Two (Sequel)

Associated Names
ラブ・コン
ラブ★コン
恋爱情结
Đôi đũa lệch
Love☆Com
Lovely Complex
Lovely★Complex

Groups Scanlating
Chiri Star
Eternal Blue
Eternal-Blue
Love*Co
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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.4 (end) by Ochibichan (1666d ago)
v.16 c.62 by Ochibichan (1965d ago)
v.16 c.61 by Ochibichan (1966d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12, Chap 46

User Reviews
Lovely Complex by tsubasa22

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1350 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 25th 2014, 11:08pm PST


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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (17 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #323 increased(+25)
Monthly Pos #305 increased(+48)
3 Month Pos #317 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #303 decreased(-2)

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On 1738 reading lists
On 1092 wish lists
On 2964 completed lists
On 183 unfinished lists
On 484 custom lists

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One of the best shoujos!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ifra12
July 15th, 2014, 8:12pm
This manga brings back so many memories for me haha! But I re-read it recently and it's just amazing! I used to be into shoujo but now I've kinda grown out of it because they were all so repetitive and nothing seemed to amaze me anymore. But this manga is not only very non-stereotypical, it's amazing and very funny. Like if you think you can't laugh at manga, I dare you to read this because you'll be in stitches.
Also side note, the anime is awesome also! I'd say, like with most anime-adapted manga, to read the manga first but make sure you defenetily watch the anime later because it's halairious!
Highly recommended manga! It's like my title says:
It's one of,if the best, shoujo mangas ever! smile
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Love it!   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by ward94
April 24th, 2014, 2:41pm
Apart from being one of the best Shoujo's I've read, its also one of the most hilarious. Its rare for me to actually laugh while reading a manga, but the funny situations and smart comments here and there makes you laugh. Moreover it has its dramatic moments which will make you sympathize with the characters. Even though I haven't experience what Risa has experienced but I found myself sympathizing with her, crying and laughing with her. I think she is an unusual shoujo character,definitely very interesting and not boring girl with no personality like other shoujos I've read. Otani on his own is a different story, even though he's small, I found him to be very manly and cool indeed, very responsible, compassionate, even dense at times.
This is my second time reading it and I'm still impressed, never boring. I also watched the anime before but for me it doesn't even compare to the manga. highly recommended!
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Different   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
September 18th, 2013, 9:57am
One thing's for sure, there's definitely no manga like this in the shoujo world! I watched the anime like twice a while ago and just now decided to read the manga (stupid of me). If anyone is wondering whether to watch the anime or read the manga first, I highly highly suggest you read the manga before anything.

This manga was pretty spot on to the anime but of course, had more to it. I really really love Risa. Her willpower and all that she went through for that little shorty is very strong and admirable. She's also not like other shoujo girls, when she cries it's not because she's weak, you can really feel how hurt she is and sometimes it's actually funny when she's crying hahahahaha! That's another thing; there's definitely comedy in this manga. HILARIOUS~ Her friends are also very funny and their personalities go really well together. Otani at first I didn't really like but I found later on that it really balanced with Risa's feelings. Since Otani isn't the type to say "I love you" or mushy mushy stuff easily actually makes it more meaningful when he does have those moments and you tend to appreciate it a lot more. But nevertheless, you can definitely feel how much he loves her through actions. Their relationship is so different but it's very strong since they have so much in common but sometimes i wish they didn't argue so much, it sometimes feels like they're back to just friends.

All in all, great balance of comedy and romance and you definitely won't get bored! Recommended for anyone who is in dying need of something different with a spoon full of laughter smile
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Cute~!!! But... ouch...   
Rating: N/A
by Marian5390
June 30th, 2013, 7:53pm
This manga/anime is so freakin' adorable!! It makes me run out of breath laughing, and the cute moments - as well the funny ones - makes me smile so much!
.....Too much, actually. It's hardly rare that, after finishing a chapter or episode of Love Com, I've smiled so much my jaw hurts.
And as the finishing blow, I've been reading/watching it so much the past three days that I wasn't getting enough water, and it just made me smile so hard my lip cracked and started bleeding... TT_TT

But anyways! Point is, it's so awesome I deprived myself of sleep and fluids for it, so read it! xD

And, this is from the anime, it's not much of a spoiler, just something really funny if you feel like seeing something funny. =p (come to think of it, I think I can't link to manga sites... I hope youtube is okay...?)
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAHQX_S7nEs[/url]
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Well....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 14th, 2013, 5:39pm
Maybe it's because I watched the anime before this (several times), but I couldn't get through the manga, especially since they follow each other so much. I quite enjoyed the anime, but there were moments when I just got tired of Risa and Otani. Date, don't date, but stop being so flip-floppy!

I get feelings aren't so easily returned and it's the whole point of this manga that Risa is persistent in getting Otani to see her as a girlfriend and love her, but geez, it got a bit annoying after a while.
The dime-a-dozen moments Risa wanted to give up on Otani I thought "YES! Finally, now he can chase after her" were such let downs!

Risa pursues Otani, Otani ignores her, Risa gives up, Otani says or does something to make her love him again, Risa goes back to pursuing him. Over and over again!

Not that I don't like them I thought they were hilariously adorable and I couldn't wait for them to get together but there are those moments in some mangas/animes where you cover your face in embarrassment for a character and think "what the hell are they doing?"

This one had a lot of that, but I still think it was good. If you're reading or watching this for the first time you'll probably be blown away like I was, if this is your second or third time around you might start having the now-that-i'm-reading-this-again-it's-a-bit-annoying mentality.

But you'll still love it in the end which is why you'll keep returning to it just like me:]
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Fun but eventually annoying   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hkubra
September 16th, 2012, 11:44pm
This is really a fun read. Especially at the beginning. Especially if you like "bickering love" theme, which I personally find adorable. The problem is though like many shoujo manga eventually the bickering love becomes annoying and the bickering and the chasing themselves turn into a very annoying theme and the "male" lead becomes embodiment of this.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
While he is an amusing, lively character trying to overcome his height complex, he eventually becomes an annoying brat even by adolescent standards. The relationship that is both very lovely and funny among the two leads become very emotionally abusive and I am surprised how so most people miss that; a relationship doesn't become abusive only when there is aggressiveness or violence involved, but also when there is emotional pressure and verbal cruelty is involved.


Luckily, it doesn't go very further and may be you are able to write it off as adolescent angst but to be honest for me this ruined the manga. I really expected a lot from this, especially due to the way it started off quite well... Thus I give this a 6 overall, at most.
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Hilarious with cute romance   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nani0918
July 14th, 2012, 9:18am
I can't count how many times I laugh while reading this manga. A very cute romance comedy with lots of different events throughout the development of their relationships. It is quite long (17 volumes), but it doesn't make you feel like the author tried to drag it out. I would love to read it even more!!!
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Don't quite get the hype...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by YukikoKudo
June 13th, 2012, 5:24pm
Around six years ago, I picked up this manga and read it up to volume 12... I can't remember why I dropped it, either do to lack of interest or lack of new chapters. After seeing the constant hype and recommendations, I tried it again just yesterday. I read up to volume 7, but just felt to disinterested and skipped right to the ending. I didn't feel like I missed anything at all...

I quite enjoyed the early stages of the manga, it was funny, spunky, and offbeat. And then around volume 6/7, Risa turned into a complete crybaby, constantly needing the goading of her friends to do anything. I guess the main reason is because I found it hard to identify with the characters. Other than the main two, the rest of the gang lacked personality and development.

Normally when I reread manga, I have a sense that I've read it before, or I know what's coming. With this one, I have absolutely no recollection. Six years after the first read, all I remember about it was that it's a shoujo about a person who's tall and a person who's short. In short (no pun intended), it isn't memorable at all...

That said, the art is lovely, and the humor is nice (though I got bored of it...).
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All the high way to Lovely!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bibisuki
April 17th, 2012, 6:18pm
I watched first the anime, then the live action movie, and now I've just finished the manga, I Love it so much! This is the kind of Masterpiece Shoujo, that even when you now the story, IT'LL ALLWAYS SURPRISE YOU, and make you laugh OUT LOUD XD, even in the final chapters it keeps surprising me, in it's unique, cute way.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 6:53pm
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So cute!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aetherwyn
February 6th, 2012, 7:16pm
Let me start off by saying: this is the ONLY manga where I've ever still been interested in the story after the two main characters get together. I mean, usually, if the characters get together early on in the story, it becomes entirely uninteresting to me after the case. Not Lovely Complex. Not at all.

This manga is extremely heartwarming, hilarious, adorable, and basically an all-around fluffy dose of happiness. The characters are great, the plot is very well developed, and... it's really just lovely.

... Last updated on February 6th, 2012, 7:17pm
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