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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 68
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 13, 2001 to Aug 13, 2007
Authors: Nakahara, Aya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret


Score: 8.461 (scored by 18939 users)
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Ranked: #1672
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Popularity: #158
Members: 40,383
Favorites: 2,369


The heroines of these manga want to get a boyfriend, but that's not so easy for them. Risa is a bit too tall while Haruna has a bad fashion sense and a masuline build due to playing baseball in middle school. Along the way they end up going out with the guy who supported them and helped them from the beginning. 
reportRecommended by Canal
Lovecom and Saruyama both deal with a completely mismatched couple. Both couples frequently argue, but care for each other in their own ways. The overall feel of both is light hearted and very enjoyable. If you loved one, you should definitely check out the other. 
reportRecommended by katsup
Both mangas deal with girls who are "different" from other girls in their grade, they've fallen in love with a popular boy. These two mangas are under the comedy, shoujo, romance, and school life genres. They mostly fall under the typical shoujo plot, like angry love rivals, but nonetheless, they're worth reading. 
reportRecommended by Bou
Both are cute shojo romances in which the heroine is taller then her love interest. 
reportRecommended by Emiey
Shoujo manga with slow developing relationships between a girl that is taller that average and a boy that is shorter than average.  
reportRecommended by Jackster27
Well, for starters, The art style and author are quite the same. Both mangas give a message about not giving up on each others dream. But Love Com is longer than Bokura no Ibasho.  
reportRecommended by connielas
tall girl and short guy 
reportRecommended by tukhx
The set-up is a bit the same. Well, to not spoil anything I'll just say this. In Saboten no Himitsu the guy is also incredibly dense, and they have to go through some hardships as well. You'll see when you read. <3  
reportRecommended by Nekomii
Tall girl and a short guy in a relationship Lovely Complex is shoujo will Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki is Seinen 
reportRecommended by Jackster27
the art is very similar but the storyline is completely different. a lot of people say that the two main male characters look the same 
reportRecommended by xkawaii_s2
Both are great light-hearted romcoms where the guy and girl have ceratin height complexes In Hiyokoi, the girl is too small and the guy, too tall. In Lovely Complex the girl is taller than the average female and the guy is shorter than the average male. 
reportRecommended by TheFlowingStream
There is a girl taller than average, and a boy shorter than average 
reportRecommended by zatetic
Ah these manga are both so refreshing!! they are both absolutely adorable and both make you constantly burst out in laughter! the art isnt exactly similar but i love how both the mangaka use extreme expressions to show the humor in funny situations. the perfect mix of comedy and love! SKS is a way slower love development than LC but then they really have their own way to them so even though they are both in the same category, they arent really to be compared :D oh! and both of these i put off reading because the art looked too childish at first. DONT MISS  read more 
reportRecommended by melonpanfan
They're both extremely hilarious to the extent that just remembering them will make you laugh out loud so hard that people will start thinking you're crazy. Both series contain stupid couples who never fail to make people laugh. And they don't only focus on the main couple's love story but also on their idiotic friends' love stories as well. 
reportRecommended by Ellysey
If you are a fan of the rom com Lovely Complex you might like the oneshot My Hero. The guy is shorter than the girl and clowns around to make up for his height. The bickering, argueing relationship but still mutual love is very much like it too. They are both comedy shoujos with a light fun tone. 
reportRecommended by inzaratha
Their from the same author. Both girls dont want to admit that they like the guy and kept being mean to him.  
reportRecommended by xyne199
When reading the Christmas one-shot Tonari no Danshi, I was really reminded of Lovely Complex, the dynamics of how the two characters are friends and compete on out-doing each other on everything is really similar, they are a great couple. Enjoy! Tonari no Danshi is a one shot within Otomental - while Lovely Complex is a shoujo series.  
reportRecommended by inzaratha
Both females have a height complex. 
reportRecommended by Roth
Both romance manga are about tall girl and short guy. 
reportRecommended by Samikuchan
Both girl have similar personality: they're both silly and not you're typical weak, girly girl. They fight with the guy which develops into a friendship and then it moves into the love stage. And.... there's both a rom/com. If you like one you'll like the other!  
reportRecommended by curiouscreature
The 4th short story in Suki, Tokoro ni Yori Arashi is very similar to the plot of Lovely Complex. The tallest girl in the class must deal with someone who once was the smallest person in the class, and while it's not as developed (it is a one shot) it is still sweet to see the developing relationship despite the height obstacle.  
reportRecommended by Aarana
The relationship dynamic between the protagonists in Lovely Complex and Venus in Love are pretty similar. They're both rather goofy birds of a feather that for various reasons aren't interested in each other at first. The two series are also of a similar type of romantic comedy manga, where the comedy is mostly in seeing the protagonists goof around.  
reportRecommended by LadyAxeFace
The dynamic between Akane and Yamato is extremely similar to that between Otani and Risa in Lovely Complex. Akane and Yamato constantly bicker in a rather similar comical way, and the other characters observe "they get along well" while the two stubbornly and loudly deny it. They even sort of try to pursue other potential romantic interests, but ultimately have them fail because of their obvious closeness to each other. If you liked Lovely Complex, you'll probably also like Love! Love! Love!, though of the two, Lovely Complex is the better one. 
reportRecommended by LadyAxeFace
Both mangas are romance and deal with heart broken girls and their funny ways of getting a boyfriend.  
reportRecommended by Vaibh96
Similar Plot. Male and female MC try to help each other to get the person they like to like them back, but things change along the road.  
reportRecommended by Alpo0815
They both start with a similar love hate relationship. also Both romance manga are about tall girl and short guy. 
reportRecommended by Samikuchan
Both involve a central pair of characters where the female lead is much taller than the male lead. Hilarity ensues. 
reportRecommended by Trequartista
They're both about Romance. The girl also fell for the guy first & the guy didn't respond to her feelings. Both have great friends who support them. Both are really funny too. They have the same mood, although Lovely Everywhere has some serious moments about the background of the characters. 
reportRecommended by ahnehyeah18
Both females have a height problem and a desire for romance. 
reportRecommended by Roth
Takami~chan(Venus Cappricio) and Koizumi (Lovely Complex) are really similar. 
reportRecommended by inn0centdem0n
A boy and a girl who at first are friends later they fall in love  
reportRecommended by doorotka
They both start with a similar love hate relationship. Really cute and interesting manga/ manhwa 
reportRecommended by tsuki77
Both involve a couple that don't get along at the start but later have feelings for each other. beauty pop is more focused on hairstyling rather than romance but has romance later on.both manga are really cute and soo funny :D Lovely Complex:comedy, romance, shoujo Beauty Pop:comedy, romance, shoujo, slice of life both of these mangas are awesome and are two of my favorite mangas that i've read i think that if you like one you will like the other :) 
reportRecommended by hunnysenpai
Same author. Both stories have strong female protagonists and dense co-protagonists. Touching moments and a love rival! I highly recommend this if you loved Lovely Complex.  
reportRecommended by mirichan00
At first glance, though both mangas are shoujos, they seem quite different. Indeed, their stories ARE quite different, but the feelings they evoke in their readers are just the same. Never have any mangas made me laugh like Ouran and Lovely Complex. Never have any mangas made me smile like Ouran and Lovely Complex. Never have two mangas made me tear like Ouran and Lovely Complex... theyre two fanatastic series witht the same kind of wacky humour, the same kind of sugary sweet romance, and the same kind of heroine. Actually, this is the redeeming factor for both mangas. While Ouran's Haruhi has more of a  read more 
reportRecommended by ASHGARY
Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji is still being published but I get the same vibe from these two. If you loved Lovely Complex like I did, I highly recommend this one. Both main female characters stuggle to obtain the love of the male.  
reportRecommended by love95
Both series are quirky love comedies about couples that often act more like manzai comedy duos -- and who doesn't like manzai? 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Both are great shoujo romance series about a couple no one thought would ever happen, whose biggest relationship obstacle seems to be themselves. Both also have great supporting casts who gradually get fleshed out and have their own great subplots. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Both have "comedy duo" and "starting as friends" as part of the story. The main characters are a bit stupid and get to know each other in a funny way. The boy is rude to the main girl, but actually cares about her. Also, both are good shoujos for those who like love triangle/s (even though Love Com never really tried to have a serious love triangle). Nakanmon! deals with a serious matter (death of a family member), while Love Com is more comedy-like, but both of them have a good character growth. 
reportRecommended by loey
They both have a similar storyline. The girl confess to the boy who reject her in the beginning and the girl tries her best. 
reportRecommended by LoveSong
The main girl and guy in both stories hit and make fun of eachother.  
reportRecommended by 96manatee
both have a short guy and a tall girl who like each other and has the same kinda of humor about the difference and they involve basketball in a way 
reportRecommended by lseed
One of Kare wa Tsumetai Furi o Shite's stories is also about love between a tall girl and a short guy, although it has some differences with Lovely Complex is a really cute love's story too. 
reportRecommended by Arystar
Both include a couple facing incoming/personal difficulties. Similar highschool life and a similar humorous feel to it.  
reportRecommended by RRamaII
A lot of the plot twists are similar in both mangas, and also a lot of the side characters. Geez, at one point of Akuma de Sourou, I thought I was reading Lovely Complex, lol.  
reportRecommended by burningSunset
The feeling while reading both of them is the same.Lots of comedy and romance. The main characters, Risa and Takeo are very similar : ridiculous and complexed by their appearance (Risa is taller than her crush while Takeo has unappealing figure and a huge constitution) 
reportRecommended by KanameSempai
The part where it is similar is that the boy has also a bit of close connection with the girl and the main female characters likes playing video games (e.g. otome games) 
reportRecommended by cherichelly
Kotoko and Naoki's relationship really reminded me of Risa and Otani in Love*Com. I think if you like one, you'll like the other. 
reportRecommended by st_owly
Now, at first glance, these two seem to be completely different, aside from both being shoujo romantic comedy manga. But as I was reading Baby Love, it, to me, was permeated with such throwbacks to Lovely Complex (I say this because I read lovely complex waaay before baby love, and not because I think the author did this) that I simply have to recommend one to the other. 
reportRecommended by StekiDesuNe