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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.


Related Series
Love Com Two (Sequel)

Associated Names
Đôi đũa lệch
Lovely Complex

Groups Scanlating
Chiri Star
Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.4 (end) by Ochibichan (1885d ago)
v.16 c.62 by Ochibichan (2183d ago)
v.16 c.61 by Ochibichan (2184d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Lovely Complex by tsubasa22


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1414 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 29th 2014, 5:46pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsuma (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (17 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #538 decreased(-76)
3 Month Pos #497 decreased(-66)
6 Month Pos #370 decreased(-46)

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On 1135 wish lists
On 3109 completed lists
On 190 unfinished lists
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I give it a big thumbs up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
August 18th, 2009, 9:44pm
This was an excellently written and well delivered manga. The characters were funny and sweet. I think the art was expressive and really caught the eye. I'd read this one again and gladly.
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One of my favorites.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jeli
August 9th, 2009, 1:28pm
I finished Lovely Complex recently, and I must say, it's quite the masterpiece.
At first, it was a little weird with the height thing and how it made the biggest obstacle in their romance, but that all changes later. Although, the plot was kind of cliche, I love the way it was told and how realistic it was; not exactly your typical shoujo.
The comedy was also a nice touch to the story.

Highly recommended.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Peppermint
July 28th, 2009, 9:51am
If you're looking for a shoujo with a strong heroine and complex characters, then your next read should not be Lovely Complex. Risa embodies the weak, boy-dedicated heroine, and the other characters are generally of the same fare.

Lovely Complex is certainly one of the better girly works. The plot makes use of cliche devices in a way that isn't completely terrible, and the humor was one of the manga's best aspects. If you don't take it for more than a typical high school shoujo, then you'll definitely enjoy it.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2009, 10:17pm
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Rating: N/A
by willnira
June 15th, 2009, 9:20am

you'll love it, laugh! <3

At first I was all like 'buhh~ I won't read it e___e wtf with the sizes!?' and then BANG! I read it and I love it (:
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by topboy
May 20th, 2009, 8:22pm
This manga do it job well.So funny,Too much hilarious (can't remember how many time it laugh out loud), some romantic scene and very few serious event. Even sometime Risa make the face that look so ugly to the level of ugliest but still it's just hilarious now and then.
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LOL kind of manga   
Rating: N/A
by mmiiaa
May 16th, 2009, 4:41pm
Well, I haven't finished it, I'm on volume 11. But so far, this is one of the only mangas that make me bust out laughing in the middle of the bookstore and start guffawing like a donkey. (this and also Love Attack!) Ah, it has an ok romance to me, it is different, but I wish there would be less wishy-washyness on Otani's side. Oh well! I recommend this book to all who want to burst out laughing with tears in their eyes.
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Really Really Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nakano
May 7th, 2009, 3:02pm
This is one of the best manga that I've ever read. The couple is different from your typical shoujo. They don't fall in love at first sight or in two-three days. Instead their relationship starts off awkward but still hilarious and I love that Risa and Otani's relationship develops and doesn't stay the same from beginning to end.
Anyone who's looking for a feel good manga with lots of comedy, romance and a very different couple would enjoy this. It's one of the few manga over ten volumes that I haven't skipped through. Definitely a good read, not boring or lackluster at all.
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Good but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
April 25th, 2009, 11:18pm
Deffinetly good manga.
But it somehow lacks the charm of kansai-ben(kansai dialect) the anime has.
Ending feels empty. I wanted something more. Real ending happened several volumes before. And there was nothing to add. Classical peek into the future at least would be good.
I think that LC deserves more than 7 i gave to it, but ending dissapointed me or rather left some kind of empty feeling that I don't like.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2009, 11:19pm
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one of my favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anthea08
April 7th, 2009, 8:14am
this one is really good! it has a really good humor and great plot. i love it because its not like any other shoujo manga, it shows you what love really is. I love the characters in the story, they're not like the ones who are in fairytales, they are not perfect and that's what i like the most.
I highly recommend this to all who are tired of reading fairytale like stories, where everything is perfect, and wants to read something more realistic when it comes to love. ^_^
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
April 6th, 2009, 1:04pm
I'm a normally guy who typically like shounen, I gave a try and find some famous shoujo to read but I got bored quickly. This is the only shoujo I finished reading I and really enjoyed it. A very unique romance, comedy. The girl is pretty stupid but not frustrating, the boy is not cool but manly. Of course, it's totally realistic but somehow there is not so many manga like this, especially a shoujo without a super cool guy.
Well, it's not a masterpiece but u probably like it.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2009, 1:34pm
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