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Synonyms: Love Com Plus, Lovely Complex Plus
Japanese: ラブ★コン
English: Love★Com
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 68
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 13, 2001 to Aug 13, 2007
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Nakahara, Aya (Story & Art)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 2644426,444 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #241
Members: 59,846
Favorites: 2,698


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When the taller than average 172 cm Risa Koizumi learns that her occasional nemesis, the shorter than average 156 cm Atsushi Ootani, is romantically interested in her friend, she decides to team up with him. After all, she also has feelings for his friend. Unluckily, however, their respective crushes fall for each other instead. Determined to find new love after their recent misfortunes, the pair decide to cheer each other on while maintaining their usual dynamic of constant bickering.

Although they continually deny it, Risa and Ootani are more similar than they like to admit: they both have unusual heights, failing grades, identical tastes in food, and a tendency to act extremely childish. Together, they inspire laughter among their peers as a so-called comedic duo. Could the love that these two are looking for be closer than they think?

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Included one-shots:
Volume 12: Hoshi ni Nattemo Aishiteru
Volume 16: Bokura no Ibasho


Lovely★Complex won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo in 2004.

The manga was published in English as Love★Com by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from July 3, 2007 to March 2, 2010 and was adapted to two drama CDs, a live-action movie and PlayStation 2 game in 2006, and a TV anime series in 2007.

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Dec 29, 2008
My first review! Forgive me if I've given out easy 10's, but I really do feel this deserves it, at least in my opinion!

I've read the manga, excluding a few chapters from 57 on that could not be found. I have to say, I was completely hooked. Really, I never read a lot of strictly romance. Sure this is comedy, but it has no other plot than the relationships between the characters. Usually, this style of anime could really fly off course. But Lovely Complex was really great! It's a character-driven series, and this time the characters are likable, or realistic.

I watched the live action ...
May 13, 2008
so far, i have been completely obsessed with this manga, anime AND live movie. i find this manga very sweet and the relationship is different from a lot of other mangas.

you feel that you can relate to this manga because each and every one of us has a complex about ourselves, and the two main characters just happen to share the same complex, but in an opposite way. also, risa's love for otani is a very long journey and admirable. makes me want to love someone as much as her.

you will learn to love the characters and you'll be wanted more. there are ...
Nov 27, 2014
!!!Warning- This manga can make you go all "awwweeooooiii,blush,tears,laugh,feels" and In case like mine combination of all. Before, I start reviewing I need to say 2 things

1. This is just my opinion,feel free to give your suggestions.
2. I will try my best to ignore the story plot as much as possible, so it won't ruin the fun for you.

Plot- The best romantic manga ever made, trust me when I say this I have read hundreds of shoujo manga, but none has high re-read value compare to this. It may sound Exaggerating, well I guess it is since this manga was my gateway to the ...

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