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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 (1852d ago)
v.16 c.62 by Ochibichan (2150d ago)
v.16 c.61 by Ochibichan (2151d 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: 8.7 / 10.0 (1403 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 29th 2014, 5:46pm PST


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Year
2001

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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (17 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #464 decreased(-30)
Monthly Pos #427 decreased(-14)
3 Month Pos #394 decreased(-32)
6 Month Pos #356 decreased(-32)

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On 1780 reading lists
On 1134 wish lists
On 3090 completed lists
On 189 unfinished lists
On 506 custom lists

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Nice... but not till the end!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by meniel
May 20th, 2011, 9:05am
Lovely*Complex is not an original manga: it's the classical modern shojo, with cliché and that sort of things. Anyway, it is a great manga (especially if you like shoujo and love stories!), with a good plot, a beautiful art and funny characters. I enjoyed reading it, because even if it's a classical shojo, you can't help feeling involved in the character's lives. Aya Nakahara has written a story about love, but also friendship, school, feelings, changes and developments. This manga doesn't tell us the story of a super hero or something like that, it focuses on normal teenagers with normal problems. But Nakahara-sensei did that well! She was able to create a nice manga (the gags are just... WOW! I laughed so hard~), full of feelings and emotions. It would have been a good shojo, if it just wasn't so bad at the end. I'm sorry to say this, especially after this good comment I did, but the end is too spin out. The last 3/4 volumes were so boring! That was a pity, because Lovely*Complex, if it had less volumes, would have been just wonderful.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2014, 9:27am
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by casanovagiulia
May 15th, 2011, 8:14am
At first I thought it was a little nonsense, but it is the kind of manga I began to like with time more and more and now I love it. I just wish it would never end! I think it is so adorable and at the same time realistic. It is not just she confesses and he acceptes it. You notice how hard she tries and everything!
It really makes you feel that you should not give up, cause someday he might like you back.
I suggest it to everyone! It is one of my favorites!
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Blah....   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by IcedWolf
April 11th, 2011, 7:15pm
I don't know if its because I'm growing out of the childish love that shoujo mangas hold, or I'm just not feeling it right now. Either way, this manga caught my attention, but began to lose me near the end. Still have 3 chapters to finish, However, it somewhat feels as though I can already predict the end, which isn't very fun at all -_-. If it can some how pull a miracle out of all of the predictable events that have been occurring, I would really love it. However, whoever wants a light read with a somewhat predictable plot then I would recommend this shoujo manga smile .

Just finished it. I was really expecting too much out of a manga that already had a good story to begin with. I suppose it just wasn't my read this time around. None the less, it wasn't boring, but the ending did leave me with a lot of questions.... -_-...

... Last updated on April 11th, 2011, 7:56pm
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Cute   
Rating: N/A
by nemo91591
January 12th, 2011, 9:29pm
At first this manga didn't really catch my interest, but after the first volume or so the manga really picked up. This manga is a pretty typical shoujo manga with all of the same romance elements in it. The one thing that makes it good though is the cast, particularly the two main characters. Risa and Otani are just way too funny. And when they do get together, they are really cute as a couple. Read this manga if you want something cute and funny.
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LOVE!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by matt_is_the_best
December 25th, 2010, 2:01am
Laugh, Laugh, Love, Laugh, Laugh, Love, Love, Laugh, Sad, Love, Laaauuugggh. It's perfect. I laughed sooo hard, and I promise to everyone in the world I WILL buy this series. It's worth every penny, no matter how expensive. I was worried from the length is might get dull, but it didn't. Tired of reading typical stories that don't always have good art or keep you entertained?! THIS is THE story for you. =)
If you don't enjoy it, you can punch me a million times. =)
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The closest manga to depict high school romance.   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Celianna
December 13th, 2010, 3:01am
Lovely Complex is about a girl called Risa, and she's exceptionally tall for a Japanese girl. The second main character is a boy, Otani, he's exceptionally short for a Japanese boy. When people see them together, they are reminded of a comedic duo in Japan which has 1 tall member, and 1 short member. Because of this comparison, Risa gets mad and yells insults at Otani. Otani being as stubborn as Risa, yells insults back.

That's how they became friends. Risa and Otani are surprisingly suitable for each other, having friendly arguments constantly, and otherwise sharing their hobbies together. Aside from the insults to their heights, a real complex about their height issue is almost never touched upon. Maybe twice or something. Lovely Complex mainly deals with the budding friendship between Risa and Otani, and their constant arguments (but it's definitely not a love-hate relationship), while sometimes bringing in secondary characters to propel the storyline forwards.

Personally, to me, Lovely Complex is the best manga when it comes to realistically portraying a high school romance. Risa and Otani start out as friends, they don't suddenly start crushing on each other. The longer they are friends, the more Risa starts to like him, until eventually she does.
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But get this - Otani isn't quite there yet and still likes her as only a friend.
I have never read a manga that did that, and I'm pleasantly surprised how Lovely Complex deals with this issue, it feels so realistic.

Aside from the realistic portrayal of the character's feelings, Lovely Complex is downright funny. There's some nice jokes here and there, and some that will crack you up. I personally find Risa's 'ugly' faces hilarious, and it really adds to the humor.

I'm so glad that Risa isn't one of those generic shoujo girls who cry in every chapter and when they're about to get raped by gangmembers, the Jerk With A Heart Of Gold comes and saves her. Risa is spunky and funny, and none of those things happen in Lovely Complex (except for the crying part, which is completely acceptable when it happens), and Otani isn't the jerk with a heart of gold. Sure they constantly bicker, but never once has Otani said he hates Risa, he's always shown as having great fun with her.

I adore Lovely Complex, I really do. The perfect mixture of realistic romance and comedy, it's just an overall awesome story to read. Try and watch the anime if you can as well, since it sticks close to the manga, seeing those funny moments in action is double the fun.

... Last updated on December 13th, 2010, 3:02am
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the only manga i would read twice   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by areumlee
November 28th, 2010, 1:43am
this is handsdown my favorite manga..and I'm not just saying it. It actually is! Of all the mangas i've read in my lifetime, this is probably the one that brings the best memories. It's not the best story, but it's one that makes me smile and laugh.

There isn't too much drama, not too much love triangle stuff..and throughout the series, you can see the main characters develop without too mcuh interference which is very encouraging. Also, it's very realistic so it's not like some random hottest-guy-best-grades + pretty-innocent-dumb girl like many mangas I've seen. It's slice of life, very light-hearted, but at the same time - the comedy and likeable characters (no real "villain" in this manga) keep you going. Definitely love it smile
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I lovee it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
August 30th, 2010, 12:53am
i like how it started and ended..
i've seen some comments before hating this manga (and it's anime) because..
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it was a long road before they started going out

but i think that's what cute about this story.....
it was really fun, and this manga is unique (even though it has typical shoujo part) it's kinda fighting the trend and trying to make it's own impression to readers... i HIGHLY RECOMMEND this manga to those romance shoujo fans (^v^))
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All I can say is...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
August 3rd, 2010, 8:22pm
Japanese people must be really short. Like... really, really short because 5 feet and 5 inches is my ideal height. I mean, why would you ever want to be shorter. Five five really isn't all that tall. >< Ugh. I only wish I were her height. I don't know what her problem with it is... :<
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Lovely Complex   
Rating: N/A
by Skaro
July 18th, 2010, 10:20pm
I watched the anime and then read the manga and I was really surprised at how similar the two things are... several animes are quite different from the mangas they are based on. I loved the last 2 or 3 volumes in which new things (that weren't featured on the anime) start happening.

On the whole, this is a lovely story that gets you to read all the volumes without getting bored and loving the characters more and more as the story developes. I do believe this is a story in which the character's personality changes and gest better as the story moves forward.

I would absolutely recommend this manga to all shoujo lovers. ^^
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