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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.
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This series always manages to make me laugh, and it always brings me out of a terrible mood. I can't help but love Lovely Complex, because it's such an original and awesome situation. Just thinking about her plot, it makes me so happy; that two people can get along so well and despite their physical differences and complexes about themselves, love. I can really understand Risa-chan, I seem to have more of an affinity and likeness to her than when I watched the anime years ago, I guess I've gotten as strange as her since then. XD Nakahara-sensei's works can always be made out as hers, her style is so memorable and makes me love manga even more. <3 So yeah. You love thought-provoking-ness, to learn or discover new things? Though not everyone can get what I mean since I speak like an old Oba-chan three times my age. X3 This manga is something different in a good way. I think this manga is mainly about accepting yourself and everyone around us for all of our eccentricities. <3
... Last updated on December 9th, 2009, 4:28am
so cute and nice
I really love this manga. I had it all the time and I never even realised it had finished!! Oh god! It was very cute and funny - light hearted but meaningful at the same time. The author is indeed great. I love her other works - Hanada - too because that manga is sooo cute >< All her manga's are cute and innocent.
I give it a big thumbs up!
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.
One of my favorites.
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.
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
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 (:
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.
LOL kind of manga
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.
Really Really Good
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.
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.