Japanese Title: Love Com
Author: Nakahara Aya
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gender Bender, Romance, School Life, Shoujo & Slice Of Life
Themes: Love, Depression, Anger, Jealousy, Relationships & Self Confidence.
Available Forms: Manga, Anime & Drama
Koizumi Risa, current height 170 cm. A girl taller than most other girls her age. Otani Atsushi, current height 156 cm. A guy way below the average height of a high school boy. Because this, they had bad blood towards each other. Later on, Koizumi Risa and Otani Atsushi start relying and helping each other with their own love affairs. As love failed for the both of them, a bond of friendship was formed. Along the bumpy (and comedic) road of friendship, Koizumi Risa fell in love with Otani Atsushi! Can Koizumi Risa, the tallest girl in the school, make Otani Atsushi, the shortest boy in their class/year, fall for her too?
I loved the message behind this manga; following Risa and Otani’s relationship helped me to understand just how hard finding the perfect someone can be for a lot of people. It’s not always as simple as black and white and there are always a lot of other people affected by our own relationships. Lovely Complex explores this in a serious and comedic fashion and you can’t help but relate to the trials and tribulations the characters experience on their journey to true love.
This manga is definitely a must read for those looking for a deep manga that explores real life issues or for those facing relationship issues themselves as it helps put everything in perspective.