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Love★Com (ラブ★コン, Rabu★Kon; sometimes spelled Love*Com), also known as Lovely Complex, is a romantic comedy shōjo manga by Aya Nakahara. It was published by Shueisha in Bessatsu Margaret from 2001 to 2006 and collected in 17 tankōbon volumes. The series is about the romance between a tall girl and a short boy who are treated as a comedy duo by their classmates. In 2004, it received the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo.[1]

The story has been adapted as a live-action movie released in 2006, a 24-episode television anime series broadcast in 2007, and an adventure game released for PlayStation 2 released in 2006. Two drama CDs have also been produced. The manga and the live-action movie are licensed in North America by Viz.[2][3]

A sequel series called Love★Com D (or Lovely Complex Deluxe) began serialization in the May 2009 issue of the bimonthly shōjo manga magazine Deluxe Margaret, focusing on Risa's younger brother.[4][5]

Plot Edit

Love★Com is a love story between a boy and a girl. The girl, Risa Koizumi, is 172 cm tall—much taller than the average Japanese girl. The boy, Atsushi Ōtani, is 156 cm—way below the height of the average Japanese boy. Because of this, they are called the "All Hanshin Kyojin" after a popular comedy duo that has a similar height difference.

During summer school, a very tall student named Ryouji Suzuki (from another class) shows up and Risa immediately falls for him, as she has had bad luck with boys in the past because she is tall. There is a girl that Atsushi likes as well, so Risa and Atsushi decide to put aside their differences and help each other get their love interests. But as they get to know each other better, Risa's feelings for Atsushi begin to blossom, and her love life gets complicated from there.

One notable fact about Love★Com is that instead of speaking standard Japanese, almost all characters speak in Kansai-ben (the story takes place in Osaka).[6] While having one or two characters speaking Kansai-ben is common in many anime shows, having all characters doing so is unusual in media produced for a nationwide audience.

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  1. "小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. http://comics.shogakukan.co.jp/mangasho/rist.html. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
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  4. "Aya Nakahara to Launch Lovely Complex D Manga Spinoff". Anime News Network. 7 January 2009. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-27/aya-nakahara-to-launch-lovely-complex-d-manga-spinoff. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  5. "Matsuri Special, High School Debut Manga Spinoffs in May". Anime News Network. 28 March 2009. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-28/matsuri-special-high-school-debut-spinoffs-in-may. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  6. "Lovely Complex (TV)". Anime News Network. http://www.popcultureshock.com/on-the-shojo-beat-high-school-debut/43131/. Retrieved 2008-01-23. 
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