English: Lovely Complex
Synonyms: Love★Com, Love Com
Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisRisa 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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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)
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 romance is built slowly over time and by the end, you're head over heels for them because the creators did such a great job of laying down the foundation and actually showing you how their feelings grow over time. It's not like a lot of shows where all of a sudden in a haze of fuzzy lighting and rose petals, love magically sprouts out of nowhere. Instead, you see a friendship begin, a moment happens, interest blossoms, awareness grows... the whole nine yards. You really get to know Koizumi and Otani over the course of the show and I was rooting like crazy for them.
The characters are so over the top and out of control that it's hard not to laugh. They exaggerate, make ridiculous faces and they over-react to everything. It's really kind of hammy, but that's part of the fun. And it's refreshing to see a female lead who isn't some stereotype of a dominatrix-in-training or a weak, helpless nitwit. She seems like a real human being with strong points and weak points. She isn't afraid to get ugly and imperfect sometimes and I think it's really great that they made her (and, really, him too) full of all these flaws and not-so-attractive traits... and yet so completely charming and loveable. It makes them really... human. I would say that if you like the relationship (without the music and with a lot more actual focus on romance) of Nodame and Chiaki from Nodame Cantabile, you might like this too because there's a similarity in the way that the relationships go both ways and the strength that each of them brings to the relationship.
The art is great too. First of all, they took the time and effort to change the characters appearances day to day and give them all a sense of their own style, which I really appreciate. It's just really thorough and well-executed. I completely agree with YoshikoHatake, there is something about the style that brings Bokura Ga Ita to mind, even though the tone of the story is completely different (BGI felt a lot more serious and the colors and style reflect that somewhat, I think). Music-wise, it's also nice. I don't normally notice the openings and endings that much (I've always hated credits), but LoveCom's are really good in a perky, energetic kind of way, which suits the show perfectly, and I find myself singing along w/ the karaoke. ;)
P.S. I really haven't seen very many romances that do this good of a job at being funny and sweet and tender and honest. If you have, I'd love suggestions! read more
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 and turns.
Even though it follows the same line as most romances, it steers off course into new territory. This is where the height differences come in, and the super cute girl gets a demonic aura. Not like most anime, right? And the dreamy boy she falls for is so dense, he thinks she was joking when she confesses, not at all like the usual.
The art style for the characters has similarities to other anime. Some very discreet, some not.
I notice there was some similarity in art to Bokura Ga Ita.
This anime\'s art style follows the original character designs as the manga, with extra color and exuberance.
The sound, well as usual they picked the best seiyus to voice the characters.
The opening songs are upbeat with great lyrics, while the ending songs, tones it down slowing down a bit, and giving it a bit more sweeter change to the end.
The characters even though their wardrobe changes through their daily lives, Risa\'s hair does as well. (Which I noticed had similarities to Bokura Ga Ita\'s Nana.)
The characters are developed as to go not so far into their past, but more along the lines to explain just what kind of person they are.
The enjoyment, it\'ll make you laugh, and if you have a soft spot for sad romantic scenes, it might make you cry. (Just kidding, nothing so far.) Or it\'ll make you cry for laughing too much.
Overall I give this a 10.
-Yoshiko read more
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 it was wonderfully done for the most part. As predictable as the overarching story can be, it was still very engaging and fun to watch. The slice of life approach makes the episode-to-episode drama slightly less obvious, and I really loved that time actually moves throughout the series.
I suppose time progression would logically be more common in slice of life and shoujo series, but since I don't dabble into the genre much, it was very refreshing for me to experience. The series begins as the characters start high school and ends neatly as they graduate. Time moves at a pretty fixed pace, so there's no awkwardness in transitions. I was also really happy to see the beginning, creation, and progression of a relationship -- the series doesn't just end when they get together (I refuse to count that as a spoiler; I mean, c'mon. Did you ever have any doubts?), it keeps going and explores some of their problems and potential future. All in all, it's wrapped up pretty nicely. The story, while fairly generic, is solid, well told, and just silly and fun. The pacing is steady, and though things do feel like they're being dragged along occasionally, the feeling never lasts long. It's a good thing to watch after a shitty day. I'm actually really sad it's over for that very reason.
C H A R A C T E R - Risa Koizumi is a very dramatic girl. It's fun at first; after a while it got a little tiring. But then I came to realize that wait. Girls really ARE like this! They ARE overdramatic and hysterical and crazy and thoroughly ridiculous. After realizing that amazing truth, I didn't mind so much anymore. Risa is just a girl. And that's how they are. Honestly, I can't call her unrealistic in good conscience because everything she does, every over-the-top reaction she has, I can imagine someone I know in real life doing the same. Considering that, I think Risa's actually a pretty damn well done character. She's very sympathetic and easy to relate to, even when she's crying for the fifth time in five episodes. And she grows -- her feelings for Otani evolve and mature a lot throughout the series, and through you're constantly reminded of this progression through three-second flashbacks, it is something that's nice to look back on.
Atsushi Otani is an idiot. It's fun at first; after a while, it gets a little frustrating. But then I came to realize that wait! Boys really ARE like this! They're retarded and stupid and dense and miss all the obvious signs and are super awkward when they do finally get it! Amazing. Once again, I found Otani's depiction to be hilariously accurate on many levels. He does tend to be much less dramatic than Risa, but that's not surprising considering the male stereotype and the fact that his point of view isn't focused on as much until the second half of the series. Though both Risa's and Otani's feelings are undoubtedly romanticized greatly, I found the slower development of Otani's feelings a lot more interesting -- you know what's going to happen, but watching everything unfold is still interesting.
The supporting cast of friends do a great job of contrasting their lovey-dovey relationships with the irregular, often immature, and haphazard relationship of our protagonists. This makes them all noticeably idealized to the point where they're more roles than in-depth characters, but I guess that's all they really needed to be. Seiko and Haruka were fun gimmicks as well. Still, Nobuko was a pretty convincing best friend for Risa, likely because she had the most screentime of the supporting cast.
A R T S T Y L E & A N I M A T I O N - The animation and art jump around a lot in this series, so there's a bit of bad and a bit of good. The opening and end themes had a lot of fun variation to them, though all seemed pretty typical of shoujo, especially in the sense that they played around with the characters' fashion and style a lot. In the episodes themselves, the characters jumped back and forth from a pretty lazy and generic style to a really hilarious caricature style to a super, sparkle-filled, shiny, pretty shoujo style. The first of those three was the most common and got annoying sometimes because there would be strange discrepancies in how certain things (people, buildings, objects) look and I noticed some variations in height differences and proportions, especially for Risa whose lanky shape stands out a lot when the proportions change. The second was really amusing, especially since many of the SD faces are uniquely and hilariously grotesque and the characters don't hesitate to point this out themselves. The final style naturally showed up in all the super romanticized and climatic scenes -- its those scenes they saved their animation budget on, I'm sure -- making everything that much sweeter. It's predictable, but hey, it's gorgeous and cute and it works, dammit.
Another thing I'm sure is pretty common in shoujo, but that I appreciated all the same, was the fact that fashions changed from scene to scene, episode to episode. I loved that characters changed their clothes every day and had a lot of seasonal fashions; they would also be scene shopping occasionally and the clothes they buy would show up later, etc. I also loved that Risa's hair was constantly changing -- sometimes it coincided with her mood and emotions; sometimes it coincided with events or the weather; sometimes it was just different. It's not that big a deal, really, but it makes the characters that much more real and easier to relate to.
Overall, Love★Com's animation is just average, but it's good enough and the style definitely suits the series.
M U S I C - The first time I heard the first opening theme, "Kimi + Boku = Love?" by Tegomass, it confirmed all the stereotypical expectations I had for the series. It's upbeat and cheerful-hopeful, the vocalist's voice has an endearing, dorky quality to it, and the even the name of the song is corny as hell. It felt very right. End themes are generally slower, more somber, and more thoughtful compared to opening themes, and the first end theme, also by Tegomass, was no different. It kind of struck me how different the vocalist sounded. It also felt very right, and both songs really grew on me during the first half of the series.
Surprisingly though, the second pair of themes for the series are even better! I absolutely adore how the second opening, "Hey! Say!" by Hey!Say! 7 starts. In conjunction with the colorful animation sequence, it suits the series perfectly. It's the kind of music that I imagine Risa and Otani would listen to in addition to Umibouzu, and the lyrics are adorable. The same can be said for the second end theme, "BON BON," also by Hey!Say! 7 -- it's much more upbeat than the first end theme (though still reasonably thoughtful and kind of reminiscent) and once again, just adorable.
Love★Com also surprised me by having a really nice general soundtrack. The theme that played for all of the more depressing scenes was especially pretty and sweet to listen to. For other series of Love★Com's technical quality, I usually don't notice the soundtracks because they're generic and bland, so it's definitely worth noting that the music in this actually stood out. It's one of those soundtracks I wouldn't mind listening to outside of watching the actual series.
V O I C E A C T I N G - If you actually know Japanese or if you are just a gigantic dork, you might notice that pretty much all of the characters in this series speak in a Kansai dialect, which makes sense since the story takes place in Osaka. I found this pretty awesome because while a lot of series will have one or two characters that speak in the dialect, few have the full cast speaking in it. The last time I heard so many "aho"s instead of "baka" was in BECK. It's really interesting and neat to hear because even if you don't understand the language that well or realize that it's a different dialect, if you've seen a lot of subbed anime, you'll be able to pick up on slight changes in pronunciation and vocabulary (the most obvious things that I caught were "na" instead of "ne" and "chau" instead of "chigau"). For Risa, I also found her pronunciation of "Otani" to be occasionally distracting because she stresses the "o" a lot more than I would normally expect.
Other than fun dialect stuff, the voices themselves were pretty average. Risa's isn't that memorable, but it works well enough for her role. I was more impressed by Otani's voice because I found that he had a wider range of emotions and a much more recognizable tone overall -- his voice has a really unique inflection when he's upset or surprised, but it's also very charming when he's being serious. Other notable roles: Nakao was surprisingly soft-spoken, which goes great with his character, but was still surprising to hear because few people ever speak that quietly. Seiko's voice was obnoxiously high-pitched, which also went great with his/her character, but it also made me really glad s/he wasn't in too many scenes...
O V E R A L L - Lovely Complex was a much more enjoyable series than I thought it would be, but I'm always happy to see cliches work out. It's very true -- there are no original ideas left, so all there is to do is write good stories. They don't need to be original stories, just good stories, solid stories, fun stories. Lovely Complex fullfills all of above, so even though you know they're going to live happily ever after, you can still enjoy watching it for what it is. As I mentioned earlier, I watched episodes of Love★Com at the end of bad days. They're a shot of sugar and laughs, straight to the vein: adorably effective. Now I need to find another drug. read more
You love love? Then you're going to love this anime!
The story itselves seems very standard at first glance, but it isn't. Risa, the main character, is an girl who is taller than the average girl. She wants an boy that's longer than her, but then something happens. She and Otani, a very short boy from her class, are often being laughed at, because they look and act like an popular comedy duo. Although the fact they're being laughed at and are bickering all the time, their friendships start to grow and Risa even starts to like Otani. From here on the story has a lot of twists and turns, even untill the end, which makes it very interesting!
The art was nice. It has it own style and is different than most of the anime. The characters wear different time of clothing and have an other hairstyle. The art is more focused on the girls than on the boys: the guys aren't really handsome or whatever, not something you see a lot in shoujo! An other visual part are how the emotions are showed. They're typical, but also 'a bit' exaggerated. It doesn't annoy me, instead it makes me laugh! It makes it very funny and that's a part of the power of Lovecom.
The sound was something that perfectly matched the anime. Once you know the translation of it, you're going to love it. When I first heard the OP and EN I didn't enjoyed it that much, but now I'm totally in love with it! Later on the OP and the EN change... I loved them at once!
The characters are just so human! You could have the feeling that you're one of the characters, there's nothing extra-ordinary or something about them, like that they're actually an alien or something. No, the characters are human and that's why you can feel sorry for a person when he or she is crying and sympathize with them. It makes the whole story only more interesting~!
I really, really, really enjoyed this anime. The love, joy, sadness, funny parts, dreams that come true, dreams that scatter, it is all part of it and that's what it made me totally addicted to LoveCom.
Overall it deserves an big 9~! Just watch and see this amusing anime! read more
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
From episode one it was easy to tell who SHOULD REALLY be going out, even though they both try to go for other boyfriend/girlfriends (in each show), also making me having to cover my mouth in laughter so I wont wake up people and just about falling over from the hilariousness (is that even a word?) of it.
Those who like Toradora, will definatly find Lovely Complex as intersting, if not even more. Lovely Complex, like Toradora, has a misleading image at the start, but the same deep charater development in the middle. The plotline drives the watcher mad and leaving him wanting for more. The animation is top of the class, there is a wide range of many, interesting, and deeply developed charaters, and excellent voice acting.
Both have a guy and a girl working together to get together with another guy and girl.
Both are high school love comedy with a lot of bickering between protagonists.
The main couple are very similar, as is the overall feel of the show. Lovely Complex focuses a bit more on comedy though (a very unique kind) and the romance happens much earlier on in the series.
Both of these animes have a guy and girl that initially hang around each other because of ulterior motives, but while doing so they slowly start to gain feelings for each other. Also both are romantic comedies that are in a school setting.
Are both Romantic, Slice-of-life school anime which share similar aspects in the dynamics between the main male and female characters. Storyboard seems to follow the same formula.
Main characters are helping each other getting together with their love interests, they become friends and in the end fall in love, both are crazy comedies (but LovCom much more)
Both series are romantic comedies about two people who have problems with love. Also they are dealing with similar complexes. In Toradora they are misunderstood for their looks and in Lovley Complex there are problems around their heights.
Also the humour and atmosphere are like each other. Funny, liively and energetic with a little drama ^^
Both of the female protagonist are really bossy. It's easy for the viewer to tell, as well as the two protagonist friends that the to mains characters should be going out. The comedy in both of these is similar. The only difference in comedy is from some of the dialect from Lovely complex since it's all from Osaka.
Both are a in a School Setting, both are great comedies and both give a suitable amount of drama.
A storyline which revolves around a similar idea: girl and boy who have a strange relationship try to help each other find love, but end up with each other.
They both have similar plot development.
great story and character development
The main characters are both trying to set each other up with one of their friends, working together. You can tell how it ends.
Series are similar in terms of plot. In addition, both series are full of humor and fun characters. Typical anime for girls.
How are they not alike?
1. LOTS of comedy & romance
2. the main girl and guy characters are always fueding
3. the main characters try to set eachother up with someone else in the beginning until.. :)
4. the development of the characters are similar
5. if you loved one youll definately love the each other!
So called "Slice of life". Both are good romantic stories with a good humor.
Lovely Complex and Toradora are both great high school comedy series. They are about 2 people who are in love with each others best friends, and are helping each other to get them together. In the end, they both are falling for each other. It both contains romance and comedy. If you liked Toradora! you will probably also like Lovely Complex.
Lovely complex focuses on complexes between the two and mainly on the two main charcters' long road to love, while Toradora is more heartwarming and deeper stuff as they try to help each other to get in love with their respective targets whom they liked.
Lovely complex is a lighter version of Toradora imo, and lovely complex has more comedy and less deep moments than Toradora.
The later 1x - 25 episodes of Toradora seems more similar to Kanon 2006 though, because of the complicated relationships involved.
It showcases the struggles of ones image, and overcoming the stereotypes. They both show that love really does come in all ways, shapes, forms and sizes and when you're not looking for it, it'll sneak up behind you.
both animes are heartwarming and makes you sympathetic towards the characters--even the unlikely ones--at times.
First, they hate eachother. Then, their friends. And I think you know how it is going to turn out in the end.
It has around the same plot.
Romantic comedies which focuses two friends helping each other achieve their love interests.
At first both look like a typical high-school romance, however both the stories as well as characters are made so perfectly that they really stand out.
This has been done quite few times , why? because in both series the 2 main characters struggle in order to finally reach true love while there are obstacles in the way like cuter boys and girls ......
They're both funny love stories, and the main characters are sort of outcasts, and they get along because of that. Not too typical, but romantic.
Both are lighthearted romantic comedies with just enough drama.
Similar premise, and group of friends drama, comedy
Its very similar due to the fact that they got different height but alter in toradora but Lovely Complex
got tons of funny moments and focuses more on the main character love interest and meant to be love interest unlike Toradora takes a very long time but aside of that Toradora has unique display of storytelling.
Besides both being a romance, they involve similar plots. Two characters initially only there to help each other end up spending more time with each other. What seemed as just friends became more than that. Focus on main two characters and their hardships.
Both MC's try to help each other get their "loved one" however in both animes something incredible happens :D
Both in Toradora! and Lovely Complex the male protagonist likes the female protagonist's friend. The romance and comedy are similar in multiple ways but has its own unique ways of doing so.
Both anime talk about a boy and a girl that join forces to conquer the heart of the person that they like. Both anime are funny and also talk about physical complexes.
Both are very good anime with very similar plots.
Like how in love complex otanti and koizumi help each other with relationship advice like Takasu and Aisaka. Love the romance scene's specically the confessions
Both are great anime to watch. If you like Love complex you will love
both series involve a relationship between a short person and a taller/normal height person.
Two very close friends who suddenly realise they're probably more than friends. Just like Taiga and Ryuuji, Risa and Atsushi have problems. Taiga, being short and cute but extremely fierce, and Ryuuji looking like a delinquent who is in fact quite gentle and considerate is similar to Risa the extremely tall girl, and Atsushi the extremely short boy. It can get dramatic at times, as some conflicting characters are introduced, or the two do not full realise their feelings for each other. However, the comedy is golden.
Both have characters very stronger, especially Toradora!
Is a rare relationship between two persons
Height issue, two different people in false love with two other people. This sums it up how those two animes are similar. Other than that I prefer Lovely Complex as its better written, characters are way better not that I dislike Toradora but Lovely Complex is just better.
These anime are mostly based on romance and comedy. Both of the protagonists in these anime have a large height difference from the other protagonist. Both start out as a friendship-like situation, neither imagine the other as a romantic partner.
1) Both start with a friendship between two completely different characters.
2) Both start their friendship to date each other's friends.
What we have here are two unique love stories that are thought provoking but at the same time hilarious. You might even tear up a bit on them, I know I did.
Two of the Best RomCom Anime's. Though not really THAT similar, but something is common between the two (get it? XD tho I don't get it myself). Opposite in height sitiations. But, I promise, If you like either one, you'll love the other . :)
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!
As much as the characters are very different, they share the common theme of being really clueless in romance. Girl likes boy, meets rival(s) for boy, troubles of teenage life, and the jokes that come with them.
LoveCom is more comedy driven than KnT, but KnT made me cry more than LoveCom ever did. Either way, both are highly recommended anime.
Quite similar in many ways.
Similar character setups (different designs/personalities) for the most part. Girl and main guy, and girl's friends and their guy/boy friends
Main characters are contrary of themself. In KnT the girl is very sad and in unlike, closed for other. Main boy is opened for others and very happy and symphatic. In Lovely Complex there is a man with complex because he is low height and a girl with complex because she is high height.
They both have and funny and serious moments.
KnT is a bit better, but LC is not bad at all
The style is very similar. And I don't mean artwork style, but story-telling style.
Lovely Complex has a lot more comedy, but Kimi ni Todoke substitutes that by many heartwarming moments. By the end of both shows, you'll feel like missing something.
High school dating theme.
Similar art style.
Both anime are high school romance comedies, with one of the protagonists in love with a clueless friend. It should be noted, that the "chemistry" between leads is somewhat diffrent in both shows.
They both had a really similar feel to me. They both get serious sometimes, but they lighten up the mood with funny out bursts. And they both also have the exaggerated drawing styles at some points to make you smile :P
Excellent humor, romance, tricky cases the main characters, funny faces (in a good sense of the word)
That is why both animeshki advise to look! ! !
We can say that, there are similar main characters: in one case a girl like the main heroine of the call, so all afraid of it (and it is not wanted it), in another case, the girl is tall and she could not find a guy above his head ^_____^
And then there are guys and starts)))
P.s. Please do not be confused with Bokura ga ita, as snot and romance - a different meaning ! ! !
Превосходный юмор, романтика, каверзные случаи главных героев, смешные гримасы (В хорошем смысле слова)
Именно поэтому обе анимешки советую посмотреть ! ! !
Можно сказать, что здесь похожи главные героини: в одном случае девушка похожа на главную героиню из звонка, поэтому все её бояться (а ей то не этого хочется), в другом случае девушка высокого роста и она не может найти себе парня выше головы ^_____^
И тут появляются парни и начинается)))
P.s. Прошу не путать с Bokura ga ita, так как сопли и романтика - разный смысл ! ! !
Both are equally as frustrating to watch, this is just a bit more rewarding though.
It's both very cute and lovely. It makes you hyper to watch. It's both about a "difficult" love.
If you liked the highschool romance, and drama, you should enjoy both these animes
Both are love stories, with very likable characters and comedy! Kimi Ni Todoke has more drama, and LoveCom has much more comedy, but they both are precious stories that you won't want to miss.
Both are humorous but get emotional towards the latter part of the series. In both series the main two characters are heavily influenced by the way their peers view them. All around good feeling!
Both feature an extremely awkward love and the protagonists' story as they become closer.
Lovely Complex is similar to Kimi ni Todoke by the genres. They're both amazing anime! Both romance and school life genres. These two anime are like my favorite anime of all time I loved it! They both have opsticals to get the guys they love which keeps it interesting. I'm a sucker for school life romances they are my favorite genres and I love them both. I think if you love Kimi ni Todoke then you will love Lovely Complex! Its a great comedy/romance/school life anime!
Both series are lighthearted and sweet stories of romance, friendship, and trials.
Both series has a similar art style, mood, setting, as well as some slice of life themes.
Both series' romance plot contains trials, misunderstandings, but also forgiveness based on understanding.
Both series also contain emotion occasionally but mixed well with romance, comedy, and drama that defines the young people's lives as students at the time of their puberty.
Both are shoujo anime and the love story progression started off slow between the two individuals. Both characters were first introduced as friends but further develop through the help of the supporting characters. Dramatic Tonal shifts was also present between the two anime, you can both find drama, comedy, friendship and love.
Romance stories, loveable characters.
They are both just really nice anime if you don't want to watch that much drama.
Misunderstanding between the couples,
Male is popular with the females
Female doesn't really know much about males,
In Lovely Complex the guirl is taller then the guy and in Kimi ni todoke the girl doesn't talk much and is very shy
•Both are similar in the highschool romance way, and the main girl cries alot >.>
•both of the anime focus on romance between a guy and a girl, both anime portray different circumstances and surroundings, as in lovely complex is a comedy romance filled with laughter and seriousness, while kimi ni todoke, focuses on the romance itself, and the many hardships both animes go through to be with their bf/gf in the end.
•both encounter rivals, hardships, drama, as always included in the typical shoujo romances
they both leave a light warm fuzzy feeling when youve completed the anime,
Both anime mostly revolve around love and friendship. In each anime, there are a few times where you might think they would get together or their feelings would finally be understood, but they are both filled with misunderstandings and moments where they could've gotten together, but didn't.
Also, in each anime, there is a boy and a girl that will interfere with their relationship, as well as criticism for the character's differences, whether physical or social.
They both deal with romance and unique relationships. In Lovely Complex, you see the relationship between a very tall girl with a very short boy. In Kimi ni Todoke there is also an awkward relationship between a shy girl and a popular boy. Both female leads also make hilarious expressions! ^o^
This two anime is so similar. Both are related to school-love, and friendship.
They are both slow passed and are about high school romance. Both of the couples are awkward and have weird things but combine them together. (Lovely complex has a huge height deterrence) (Kimi Ni Tokode they have completely different personalities.
Story revolves two high school students. Both have one person like him or her secretly. Romance is also good in both series as well. Kimi ni todoke has more annoying events like misunderstands that makes me want to watch more. Comedy is also present in both anime. Comedy is in the borderline of good and okay.
Kimi ni Todoke reminded me of Lovely Complex in that they have a similar "atmosphere" - as I call it.
They have similar characters, similar relationships and similarly funny humour.
Both animes do very well in mixing humour elements in moderation (with Lovely Complex more inclined to humour, though), helping create a nice atmosphere around the plot. They both have a strong focus on friendship and lovely love stories.
Love and friendship is the focus of both. If you can't get around much in love, you can focus on your girlfriends instead.
The difference is comedy. Lovely complex used comedy as an approach to love, while Kimi ni Todoke is more of a melodrama. But both are really effective. Both heroines are strong and independent. They have really good friends to back them up. And the guys are also really cool.
Koizumi (LoveCom) talks a lot in person, but Kuronuma (Kimi ni Todoke) talks a lot in her head. Way too much monologue for me and kind of irritating and repetitive at times. But ignoring that, they do everything they can in love. Kuronuma is way more reserved in person, but when she speaks her mind, she can really make her guy want to find a hole and hide himself out of embarrassment, while Koizumi always kind of forces herself onto his man. Way too funny and cute. The guys are also cutely and oddly similar. Both are kind of shy in terms of love in the Japanese man way, but they're manly enough to show them and do what a man's gotta do.
There are a lot of heart throbbing moments, so do watch it. The original manga counterparts are also pretty much the same, so don't also miss it.
Same sort of high school dating theme, similar art style, but bokura is a lot more serious.
A girl and a boy who falls in love, but there is always a problem between them. Both are Romantic comedies but Bokura Ga Ita is a more serious anime than Lovely Complex. I like serious stuff, but not too much. Therefore, I like Lovely Complex more.
The storylines are very similar, as is the animation. Even the two main characters seem to be very much alike.
Similar characters but not the same, rather Bokura Ga Ita (We were there) is a drama, romance, and comedy. Whereas Lovely Complex is a Comedy, Romance. LoveCom will make you cry in a happy way. In contrast, Bokura Ga ita will make you cry in a drama way. But both anime were awesome :D
Even though the moods are diametrically different the events run in a similar fashion and both series exhale the same aura. The main characters are also graphically similar.
I just finished lovely complex and while watching it I kept thinking of Bokura Ga Ita....The girls in both are hopelessly in love and the boys are completley oblivious and dense to their feeligns.
They both are about a girl who worked hard to get the guy their love. They're both shoujo and school life.
Otani closely resembles the main guy character in Bokura ga Ita "Yano". Though the genres are very different, the artwork is similar. If you liked Lovely complex, but want more of a sad and complicated anime I'd recommend this one. Also both deal with school life, but Bokura ga Ita doesn't have the light-hearted feeling that Lovely Complex does. It's still a great anime though =)
these two are painfully alike, the one difference that stands out is remarkably shallow: in lovely complex the girl is tall and the boy is short. that's pretty much the only notable difference.
Well... both main characters in both animes have red hair. Also at one point in both of the main girls has her heart torn by the main guy. They have a very similar plot, but just a warning: Bokura ga ita has one non-graphic sex scene in it.
Both story lines are very similar and both animes were fairly predictable.
A love story between unusual kind of people and evrything that goes with it again...
Similar art, similar male lead, Bokura Ga Ita turns out to be way more serious than Lovely Complex, since this last one focus on the comedy more. Both are worth watching nevertheless
It's both a very lovely Romance story.
They have the same kind of drawing style.
The main characters do look alike, and are similar in some kind of ways too.
Bokura ga Ita is a more dramatic romance story though, while Lovely Complex is one with a lot of humor. Lovely complex has drama too, but it's a less sad story than bokura ga ita.
If you like one, I guess you would like the other too.
It's much better than Bokura Ga Ita...a lot more entertaining, but still has a cute love story.
- Many jokes on both anime
- Both are shoujo romance genre (+drama and comedy, more comedy on Lovely Complex)
- High school theme on both anime
both anime has unrequited love, but Lovcom it's funier!
The characters are really alike, also the boy can be in the beginning very annoying but slowly you will begin to love them also.
BgI is more drama while LovCom is more focussed on Comedy.
Both are really great love romances.
The art is very similar, as well as the characters' appearances. However, the stories are both similar.
Both of the guys have ex girlfriends, who have an extreme impact in the story and the character's relationships. They both act cool and not serious at times, but they have another side to them as well.
The heroines are not similar in personality. The heroine in Lovely Complex is not as shy or quiet, while he heroine in Bokura ga Ita is more mature, but is naive when it comes to relationships at times.
Lovely Complex drags on a bit longer until they start dating, but Lovely Complex is a bit quicker, although in both stories, there are major relationship problems. For example, as usual, there is the other guy who likes the heroine, which obviously causes problems.
Both are great anime. I loved watching them, and although they are a bit different, they have the type of storyline I like. Bokura ga Ita is a bit more mature while Lovely Complex is more comedic.
Both are romance, both are about the ups and downs of romance in high school, and both are pretty hilarious, Bokura is way more dramatic
Both anime contain a teenage romance with high emotional tension between the main characters and a similar feel to the progression of the romance between the characters.
The style of art used in both animes looks very similar to me, both stories are about a girl and a boy who didn't know they were in love with each other.
Both series are the typical shoujo romance, with both sets of main characters not liking each other in the beginning.
Similar shoujo romance series that sets up from high school until graduation.
Both of these anime have the similar high school love comedy aspect to it. What makes both of these anime good is that one-on-one couple, girl chasing the guy aspect. It just focuses on that one relationship instead of a weird complicated love triangle. So if you're into simple, sweet, but dramatic romance i highly recommend you watch this :]
The art is the same. And both are about Highschool love and rough roads
Both about girls that love their man no matter how much they get rejectedxD
Both males fail at showing their emotions.
Both females are less than perfect... both are clumsy and have big voices.
Itazura na kiss reminded me Lovely Complex when I watched it. Also the kind of comedy is similar.
Girl confessing her love to boy. Both have same kind of humour.
Itazura na Kiss constantly reminded me of Lovely Complex... Though not all the same, the shoujo-type art style is somewhat similar, and of course both anime are love comedies.
Since the first episode, i was constantly reminded of Lovecom. Think, silly girl wanting to confess her love and fails, the Romance and comedy is aspect is major in both and the girls in both ways are really amusing. It is also similar in ways to see how the male's feeling for the female develop and change.
They both struggle to confess their feelings to the guy their in love with .. mean while someone is struggling to tell her that he loves her ! The stories are really similar to each other and they both talk about confessing while going threw other conflicts .. ^^
Both of these anime have heroines who try very hard to get the boy they like to return their feelings, no matter how many obstacles they come across. Additionally, both of these anime went beyond and delved further into the situations and problems that creep up as a couple (though Itazura na Kiss went on much further along in their relationship).
As is typical with most shoujo, there's a dose of drama along the way- though what these two anime have in common is the fact that these dramas aren't dragged out. They get resolved rather fast and there's a similar sense of warmth that both series give off. Both are light-hearted, with a nice balance between comedy, drama, and general sweetness in their romance.
Girl loves boy, but boy doesnt love girl...
They are similar in plot (I wont give out information because it would just ruin it, *hint* when its confession time). Itazura has Comedy but compared to lovely complex it is more serious.
When watching Itazura na Kiss, i couldn't stop thinking about lovely complex. They both tell a story about a couple where the girl just cant stop thinking about the boy but it's not like that the other way around. the couples also have a weird thing why they cant be together, lovely complex has height issues and Itazura na Kiss has intelligence issueses.
They are both about two girls trying in vain throughout high school to get two different boys to fall in love with them, who keep resisting, with their friends getting in the way so theres lots of comedy in both Lovely Complex and Itazura Na Kiss. I'd recommend watching these two anime because each show makes you want to know if the girls get their guys or not and they are both enjoyable to watch, both have been turned into live action japanese/korean dramas.
Both starts with the female main falling for the male main and starts to chase after him...... They both takes some time to be together and comedy parts are always present......
Then when they actually starts to become a couple, they have really sweet times together XD Ending with sweet endings aswell ^^
Both funny romance comedy anime it will never goes for any boring moments
Both are very similar in a lot of ways. Both anime are kinda light hearted and rather silly/funny and feature a one-on-one romance about a girl chasing a guy, getting rejected and still chases him, despite the guy being unable to convey his feelings properly. If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.
Pretty much the same, its just that Ouran is more focused on humor and LoveCom on romance. Love them both SOO much :D
Romantic Shoujo mixed with a good amount of Comedy. Thats what the two have in common the most. Although at first glance the two can seem very different, a further look shows the two are very similar in their storytelling style.
Both hilarious and manage to balance funny scenes with the sad scenes
Both have the same feeling while watching. Both are Shoujo comedies with a really cute love between the characters. Both are exellent!
They are both laugh out loud funny romantic comedies. The story lines aren't that similar but I can almost guarantee if you liked one, you will like the other.
Full of funny moments, both Ouran and Lovely Complex are a great opportunity to have a good time. They also have nice love stories and an atmosphere of friendship and happiness. Risa and Haruhi aren't mere shoujo characters, sometimes they act very similar.
Both have the same kind of wacky humor. The romance in Lovely Complex flies by a little quicker than the one(s) is Ouran, but they're both just as sweet. They'll both have you laughing out loud and you'll definitely fall in love with all the characters from each anime!
Romance-Comedy from a shoujo aspect dosn't get much better than Ouran Host Club, but it does get better. In the form of LoveCom that is.
LoveCom is another anime that feature a simple yet strange idea that kicks off a romantic drama for its female heroine.This goes on to put said girl in many unfamiliar situations as she falls in love, confesses and finnally get the guy.
So if you're a fan of everything romance-comedy and ouran, LoveCom is for you!
Both happy and cheerful mood and both with character complications. Ouran High School Host club is more of splice of life comedy. Lovely complex develops more of the characters relationships with comedy. Both are great watchers!
Both have a story of love and show the difficulties of being along with the person you like.
Lovely complex is an unique and funny anime. The plot is also very cute and the story is full of drama.
Both are slice of life, funny shows where you will find yourself easily relating to the characters as they develop. Both have some romance and focus on boys and girls getting to know each other and develop deeper relationships. Two of my favorites !
both anime have similar funand romantic feeling to them and the also resembles each other in their immersed comedy
It has the same general light heartedness of Ouran, also the jokes are delivered in a similiar way as it is in Ouran. So if you enjoyed the Humor in Ouran you will certainly also love the humor in lovely complex.
Also has that fun crazy hillarious love story vibe to it. I find that the drawing style is also similar.
Both shows have similar kind of humor. If one of these shows made you laugh out loud, then it's the vice versa.
These three are shoujo rom-coms that are about boy/girl liking someone else with a one sided crush but then over the space of the eps, the other boy/girl starts to like them back, they are all very well drawn, animated and have good plots! :)
These two series are considered romantic comedies that are lighthearted and presented in a way that is funny, entertaining, and amusing all the same time.
Both series features both a strange main male and female protagonist but as time goes by, they fall in love and becomes great friends.
Both series has romance, drama, comedy, and takes place at a school setting where other characters also plays their roles in the story.
Both series also has a similar lighthearted feeling.
•both are of the romance, comedy, shoujo, school life genre
•both series dont focus only on the understanding of feelings, but the confession itself, and the progress after they confessed and how they end up together.
•both contain humorous, weirdly insane comedy that is far different than normal shoujo romance anime
•both anime series each contain a bunch of friends that add different personalities that compliment the protagonists and make more humour :P while facing rivals that come in later and disrupt the romantic flow.
•they are very similar in the heavy comedic with there outrageous outbursts, that are very funny indeed, aswell as the romantic/shoujo/school life way.
They both are super adorable rom coms. The main characters also take quite a while to realize that they both love each other
mmm...First of all both of them are shoujo anime.There is a lot of funny scenes in both anime ;>
Both series are romantic comedies and they keep getting closer by knowing each other better and accepting slowly their feelings for each other. Both series are focused in th male and female protagonist love, but also have really good comedy involved and good plot overall.
Both animes are separated from other conventional shoujos with interesting characters and brand new relationship dynamics.
If someone wanted to watch something I consider more satisfying, hilarious and romantic I'd definitely recommend Lovely Complex to them. The male main characters are the same. And though the story lines are different, yet, Lovely Complex has a satisfying ending.
If you enjoyed the fun and the drama of Lovely Complex you will definitively enjoy My little monster. Bot anime are a slice of life of high school and both of them feature characters with unique personality. Although they both focus on the romance between the main characters the way they develop their relationship is extremely different from each other. So, in other words is like watching Lovely Complex again but with different characters and a different plot. A virtue that has My Little Monster over Lovely Complex is that only last 13 episodes, so the anime isn't repetitive as on Lovely Complex but watch out, the anime doesn't cover all the story. If you want to finish the story of My Little Monster you must continue reading the manga. I think that the anime miss the last 3 volumes of the manga but even so is worth watching the anime.
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