Ranked #229


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.291 (scored by 92834 users)
Ranked: #2292
Popularity: #121
Members: 159,783
Favorites: 4,886
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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comedy romance school shoujo


Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. The two are always bickering and even their teacher sees them as a comedy act. But as their friendship develops, so do Risa's feelings toward Otani.

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Adaptation: Lovely★Complex

Characters & Voice Actors

Koizumi, Risa
Koizumi, Risa
Okamura, Akemi
Okamura, Akemi
Dögei, Éva
Dögei, Éva
Ootani, Atsushi
Ootani, Atsushi
Nagata, Akira
Nagata, Akira
Előd, Botond
Előd, Botond
Smokey, Tetsuni
Smokey, Tetsuni
Hikami, Kyouko
Hikami, Kyouko


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

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Aug 31, 2007
I really, really, really loved LoveCom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The story is very unique, with many twists read more
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Apr 21, 2009
Girl meets boy and girl likes boy. But girl is also half a foot taller than boy and thus, epic drama ensues!

S T O R Y - I don't read/watch a lot of shoujo, but from the start, I figured it was a pretty basic plot and as a result, probably a pretty generic story. I was right -- it's a lot of what you would typically expect from shoujo: lots of silly romantic drama, lots of hilarious shenanigans, and the your handful of cute, fluffy moments scattered throughout that always feel like an shot of diabetic sweetness straight to your black, black heart. And read more
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Oct 14, 2007
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 read more
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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
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!
Same sort of high school dating theme, similar art style, but bokura is a lot more serious.
reportRecommended by rakka - Add to favorites
Both series are the typical shoujo romance, with both sets of main characters not liking each other in the beginning.
Pretty much the same, its just that Ouran is more focused on humor and LoveCom on romance. Love them both SOO much :D
reportRecommended by Hagu - Add to favorites
If you're looking for hilarious, yet infuriatingly dense couples, both definitely deliver. While Tonari-no Kaibutsu-kun may be a bit more unconventional and has a better supporting cast, LoveCom is more traditional and has a main couple that constantly had me in stitches. They both have a good mix of heart and hilarity that definitely made watching enjoyable. Beware the roller-coaster romance that takes forever to go anywhere (but oh what a ride it is).

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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