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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Characters & Voice Actors
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
Lovely★Complex is centered around our main character and tallest girl in her class, Koizumi Risa, and the shortest boy in the class, Otani Atsushi. The anime explores their relationship, from classmates to friends to maybe even lovers.
The premise of the anime is fantastic. Both our deuteragonists have a case of height complexes (hence the name) and struggle to overcome this. In the beginning, there is a mutual dislike for each other, as Risa and Otani are laughed at because of their reputation as the class' "comedy duo". As time progresses, however, Koizumi begins to like Otani, as a friend (and later, a crush), and accepts the fact that he's shorter than her. But to Otani, Risa is just the other half of their comedy duo, and no more than a friend. This unrequited love is what drives the whole story and plot forward.
The plot is simple and predictable, yet the way it was executed made it interesting. There are some times where the plot doesn't flow as well, but all the episodes have use and further move the plot along. There are other times where the plot feels like it's looping, or taking "one step forward, two steps back", especially with romantic progression. Overall, a solid plot that does get a nice ending and ties many loose ends. However, the conflicts presented in the show heavily rely on the use of many love triangles, and most of the love rivals do not provide any doubt to the watcher as to whether the main advertised romance might not succeed , something that a well-written love rival should. Love triangles, when properly used, can bring the plot forward, but some of these love triangles did not drive the plot at all. The pace of the plot was in general, pretty fast-paced, but it's not rushed, and it received some slower progression as the plot began to unfold and broaden. The emotions that Love★Com tries to evoke are a hit-and-miss: sometimes it works to an astonishing degree, allowing the watcher to sympathize with the characters, and other times, it may feel a little cumbersome or it has a delayed effect. The plot is probably the main reason why this anime, for me at least, did not have much of an impact on me.
The characters are likable and funny, but the complexity of side characters are what I feel is the most lacking in this anime. Our protagonist, Koizumi Risa, is an exception: she's one of the most developed characters in the show. She is funny, dramatic, sarcastic, sometimes pathetic, determined yet wavered at times, charismatic, and nice. Her kindness, which is mentioned many times by her friends, tends to be overshadowed by her other personality traits, though. Her defining trait is her determination in seeking a relationship with Otani, even with all the obstacles thrown at her and all the times she nearly gave up. However, she loses sight of her goal countless times, to the point that it's hard to classify her as always determined; rather, it's like she has periods of absolute motivation and periods where she loses all hope. We get to see her go through a range of emotions, which is well portrayed in the anime. She can be over-the-top sometimes, dramatically pathetic, and an absolute idiot, but she's relatable, with realistic flaws and virtues, and that's what I think is the selling feature of hers.
Otani is dense, sarcastic, humorous, and idiotic. He has a hard time sorting out his feelings, and doesn't like to talk about them either, therefore his feelings, if any, towards Risa, is definitely more toned-down than that of Risa's toward Otani. He constantly gives Risa hope (referring to their relationship progression) but then snatches that hope away from her, which tires her to no end. As dense and unaware of his actions as he is, many of the lines he has does have a profound effect on Risa. In short, a character with a few interesting quirks, and not at all typical.
However, with so much of our focus on the main characters and their love, the side characters do not receive enough attention. Most of them are two-dimensional characters that rely on one or two traits to define them. They don't have much of an impact on plot, but then again, I guess the point of Love★Com is to mostly display interactions between the deuteragonists, but I would like for more depth in personality for the sides, to promote that yes, the side characters are equally as important as the main characters.
There isn't as much character development in Love★Com, because of the focus on romantic development and friendship development, but for this anime, that is exactly what makes it enjoyable. Of course, I would've liked to see some, but the anime as it is now can do without.
The comedy in this show is spot on and greatly enjoyable. For an anime classified as a comedy, this is exactly what I'd expect: sad or tense moments followed by a comedic one to relieve the tension. Lines are perfectly executed to bring laughter to the one watching. This anime does a wonderful job at playing with the watcher's emotions. Love★Com is guaranteed to make you happier after a bad day.
Now, for the romance. It develops bit by bit, and we clearly see the stages of love here. The romance part of the story is unique and lovely, but it could have been better approached. The side characters tend to bash Otani for not liking Risa, something I find a little unfair. Along with the countless love triangles as the main strain on Risa and Otani's relationship, this degrades the whole complexity of the romance by a fair bit. The romance grows with the few internal conflicts (such as Otani not being able to see Risa as anything but a friend, no matter how hard he tried) and external conflicts, but suffers under the majority of others. In general, a promising romance that, on the whole, is very satisfying and unique, but lacking in a few small areas.
The background music suits the anime well. There are the upbeat and cheerful songs, perfectly tuned in with the anime's overall atmosphere and inner message of hope, and then there's the sad, depressing songs played during disappointing moments. There is a good variety in song themes and it's effective, but the Love★Com OST isn't as noteworthy in particular. The openings and endings of the anime aren't as memorable, with the openings being overly cheerful and peppy and the endings being more thoughtful and slow, but I do admit they also complement the anime. The voice actors are decently matched with their respective characters, especially for the main characters, who have a tendency to be expressive and loud.
The art of the anime is satisfying, but it's not special or exceptional. It works well with the characters, and fit their different personalities. Risa is a character that changes her hairstyle often, showing her personality and sense of style. The characters encompass a broad range of emotions, and the art does nicely in the portrayal of them, whether it's sadness, anger, or just Risa being plain exaggerative. Light colors are often used, nothing too dark, which goes along with the fact that Lovely★Complex is a light-hearted anime, without any terribly dark conflicts or themes.
Overall, Love★Com is definitely worth the consideration, for its entertaining comedy, relatable main characters, and the romance. It's lovely, all right ... just not as complex.
STORY: (7) ART: (7) SOUND: (8) CHARACTER: (8) ENJOYMENT: (8) ★OVERALL★ (7) Feedback, con-crit, and suggestions to improve this review is welcome!
Can't wait for the hate for this one.
At the start of watching Lovely Complex, I was certain that I was going to love this show, being a fan of shoujo romance. I can't say that I dislike it, but rather I was heavily dissapointed by it.
Throughout the first half, I really enjoyed what it brought to the table. The start was a little rough, but it was a nice twist to an unoriginal genre (I say this way too much with romance anime, but so be it). Otani and Risa are a pairing that are so much fun to watch. The back and forth between them was well handled early on. Not only that, but it did extremely well with the themes of unrequited love and beauty is only skin deep.
The thing is, as the anime trotted along, I realized that this was the ONLY thing it did. It kept beating the theme of unrequited love so much that it lost a lot of it's impact. There wasn't a lot of anything else that the characters talked about other than Otani and Risa's relationship until the very end of the series. The saying goes that variety is the spice of life, and the lack of this in Lovely Complex grated on my patience.
This also bears a problem when talking about side characters. The four best friends of Otani and Risa (aside from Nobu who I will get to in a minute) have barely anything to them. They are left sidelined till the last couple episodes, just so the anime could say that they developed them. Hell, the one defining character trait of Chiharu established in episode one, which was she feared men, was not brought back up until episode the second to last episode.
Nobu is the only other character besides the main leads that gets much screen-time at all. All her character is is her yelling at either Otani or Risa to either do something about their relationship, or yelling at them because they did something wrong. I didn't dislike her character, but I just felt I should mention how one note she felt for the majority of the series.
As for the rest of the side characters, most of them are just plot devices to cause tension between Otani and Risa.
Otani and Risa themselves, while frustrating at times, were the best part of the series. Risa is a girl who tries very hard to achieve her goals. Even though she cries a lot, which did get annoying sometimes, it was hard not to get behind her whenever she fails or succeeds. I also liked how Otani dealt with the whole unrequited love thing. I won't spoil it, but he handled it in a way that was frustrating but very believable, which I appreciated a great deal. They aren't the best couple I've seen, as they suffered a lot from the lack of buildup of their relationship due to the stretched out nature of the middle section of the show, but they were an extremely fun couple, for the most part.
The art and animation was not fantastic. While I liked the colour palette they used, and the character designs were well done, and my god the facial expressions were amazing, but it still felt a little flat to me. The animation was stiff as well.
The soundtrack was extremely memorable. Normally romance soundtracks don't have much of an impact on me, but there were a few songs in this one that were fantastically put together. Some stand outs would be World's End, Risa, DUNK SHOOT, Deep Past, and Theme of LoveCom. Complex is also noteworthy, but only because the first 18 seconds are more or less a complete copy of the chorus of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby". Seriously, go listen to them both.
The voice acting is also memorable in how everyone has a kansai dialect. The voices of Risa and Otani are very good as far as I'm concerned. There were technically some bad voice actors here and there, Chiharu and Suzuki for example, but there voices were so different that I loved their voices regardless.
Lovely Complex is a show that seems to focus on very specific things, which ended up hurting many other aspects of the show that could of been interesting. And while yes, these things that were so heavily focused on were well done, I was spoon fed so much of the same thing that it left me grasping for something else. It doesn't help when all your characters talk about is Otani and Risa's love life, and basically nothing else until the very end of the series, and that the drama felt very forced, especially towards the end. That being said, the end did leave off on strong note, with everything wrapping up very nicely, even if the drama was forced. Overall, Lovely Complex was a fun show to watch, with some great cutesy moments and comedy moments, but it isn't a show I would highly recommend. Of course, I think I'm in the minority here, so if you watch it and end up loving it, more power to you. 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
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.
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 !
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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