Lovely Complex

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Love★Com, Love Com
Japanese: ラブ★コン
English: Lovely Complex
German: Lovely Complex
Spanish: Lovely Complex
French: Lovely Complex
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 293899293,899 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #369
Members: 593,440
Favorites: 10,291

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Love is unusual for Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani, who are both striving to find their ideal partner in high school—172 cm tall Koizumi is much taller than the average girl, and Ootani is much shorter than the average guy at 156 cm. To add to their plights, their crushes fall in love with each other, leaving Koizumi and Ootani comically flustered and heartbroken. To make matters worse, they're even labeled as a comedy duo by their homeroom teacher due to their personalities and the stark difference in their heights, and their classmates even think of their arguments as sketches.

Lovely★Complex follows Koizumi and Ootani as they encourage each other in finding love and become close friends. Apart from their ridiculous antics, they soon find out an unexpected similarity in their music and fashion tastes. Maybe they possess a chemistry yet unknown, but could love ever bloom between the mismatched pair?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The North American distribution company Discotek released a Blu-ray for the series on January 30th, 2024, which was also the first time the series was dubbed in English.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Seki, Hiromi
Abe, Junko
Uda, Kounosuke
Director, Episode Director
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Kimi + Boku = Love?" by Tegomass (eps 1-13)
2: "Hey! Say!" by Hey!Say! 7

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
May 19, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 17, 2010
I really have a lot of bad things to say about this show but I'll warn you if it gets too spoiler-laden. Here starts the review.

STORY- 2 (Dreadful)
Lovely Complex is about two high school kids, Risa and Otani. They are a comedy duo because whever they're together they fight, argue, make fun of each other, and cause a scene, which makes bystanders laugh. Risa is taller than most guys and that's a problem for her because she's desperately searching for a boyfriend. Otani is sort of a dumb jock/trouble maker. He's shorter than almost all the girls and he's also self-conscious about it. ...

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