Ranked #241


Alternative Titles

English: Lovely Complex
Synonyms: Love★Com, Love Com
Japanese: ラブ★コン


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.281 (scored by 96944 users)
Ranked: #2412
Popularity: #126
Members: 167,848
Favorites: 5,019
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Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. The two are always bickering and even their teacher sees them as a comedy act. But as their friendship develops, so do Risa's feelings toward Otani.

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Adaptation: Lovely★Complex

Characters & Voice Actors

Koizumi, Risa
Koizumi, Risa
Okamura, Akemi
Okamura, Akemi
Ootani, Atsushi
Ootani, Atsushi
Nagata, Akira
Nagata, Akira
Ishihara, Nobuko
Ishihara, Nobuko
Higashi, Saori
Higashi, Saori
Kohori, Kazuki
Kohori, Kazuki
Shimowada, Hiroki
Shimowada, Hiroki
Kamakari, Kenta
Kamakari, Kenta


Seki, Hiromi
Seki, Hiromi
Uda, Konosuke
Uda, Konosuke
Episode Director
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Yamada, Takashi
Yamada, Takashi
Script, Screenplay

Add episode Episodes

Episodes  1 / 24
Aired  Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
Status  Finished Airing

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Aug 31, 2007 6:45 PM
I really, really, really loved LoveCom.

It was cute, insightful, hilarious and endearing. It was my most anticipated episode every week. I always wanted more. I want more now even though I know it's over!

The story is about the tallest girl and the shortest boy in class and their search for love in high school. It turns out they're both kooky, funny and energetic. They're also perfect for each other... too bad they don't see that. The story isn't complicated or new, but it was told so well that it crawled into right into that soft spot in my heart.

The read more
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Jul 25, 2007 1:50 AM
At first glance you think this is one of those normal school romance, boy meets girl, girl meets boy, type anime. Well it's not.

It's a completely different take on the usual theory. A girl who towers over her crush, a boy who may be short and sees eye to eye with most other girls, still gets fans.

As Risa realizes her love for him, ever so slowly, she finally admits to it, but not only is Otani short, but he is very dense, too dense.

So now, Risa tries all she can to get him to be her boyfriend.

The story is very unique, with many twists read more
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Apr 8, 8:58 PM
Disclaimer: Spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers.

Lovely Complex Review:

The story centers around Atsushi Otani and Koizumi Risa, two classmates and good friends who are renowned around the school as 'All-Hanshin Kyojin" (or something like that) due to their constant arguing and bantering, and their circle of friends. Risa is tall for her age, while Otani is rather short for his. The show follows their last two years of high school, and ends with their foray into the world beyond it.

The animation is well, nothing to write home about. It's not bad and I've definitely seen a lot worse, but it's not up to the quality read more
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Apr 21, 2009 3:39 PM
Girl meets boy and girl likes boy. But girl is also half a foot taller than boy and thus, epic drama ensues!

S T O R Y - I don't read/watch a lot of shoujo, but from the start, I figured it was a pretty basic plot and as a result, probably a pretty generic story. I was right -- it's a lot of what you would typically expect from shoujo: lots of silly romantic drama, lots of hilarious shenanigans, and the your handful of cute, fluffy moments scattered throughout that always feel like an shot of diabetic sweetness straight to your black, black heart. And read more
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Anime: Toradora!
Both Lovely Complex and Toradora involve a girl and boy who act harshly to each other but then end up becoming friends and helping each other try to get together with their love interests. Eventually, the main characters began to develop romantic feelings for each other...
I adore both of these series'. <3 
reportRecommended by YakuzaDog
Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
Both Kimi ni Todoke and Lovely Complex both deal with a very awkward love between two individuals that progresses very slowly. And during the show, the side characters support the two main characters and have their own little romantic dramas. The characters and style of the show feel very similar, even though lovely complex is a little more comedic than Kimi ni Todoke,both have their funny moments...Sawako and Risa make the most interesting facial expressions! 
reportRecommended by katsup
Anime: Bokura ga Ita
Same sort of high school dating theme, similar art style, but bokura is a lot more serious. 
reportRecommended by rakka
Anime: Itazura na Kiss
Both series are the typical shoujo romance, with both sets of main characters not liking each other in the beginning. 
reportRecommended by ReverseHarem
Anime: Ouran Koukou Host Club
Pretty much the same, its just that Ouran is more focused on humor and LoveCom on romance. Love them both SOO much :D 
reportRecommended by Hagu
Anime: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Also has that fun crazy hillarious love story vibe to it. I find that the drawing style is also similar. 
reportRecommended by crystalc0la

Opening Theme

#1: "Kimi + Boku = Love?" by Tegomass (eps 1-13)
#2: "Hey! Say!" by Hey!Say! 7 (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Kiss ~ Kaerimichi no Love Song" by Tegomass (eps 1-13)
#2: "BON BON" by Hey! Say! 7 (eps 14-24)

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