One series that I can relate too more than any other I’ve seen so far, is Lovely Complex, or Love Com.(I prefer calling it Lovely Complex lol) I saw this series back in December 07, it was one of the first series I saw after getting broadband. (I started rewatching it last night and it reminded me how much I enjoyed it the first time I saw it.)
I’m gonna be a tad lazy now, instead of explaining the plot in my usual confusing way, I’ll give you the ANN‘s synopsis.
Plot Summary: Risa Koizumi, taller than the average girl, and Atsushi Ootani, shorter than the average guy – their constant bickering and comical love-hate relationship is well-known throughout the school. They act similarly and love the same music, and their friendship is full of laughing, shouting at each other, and of course, lots of jokes about one another’s height. But when Risa notices her feelings for Ootani growing, she’s worried. She doesn’t know if he can ever see her as more than a friend. With her friends rooting for her, she struggles to make him see how she feels about him, and that a romantic relationship between a tall girl and a short guy can work. Oblivious Ootani doesn’t make things easy for her, but she stubbornly perseveres in her own unconventional way, determined for her feelings to get through to him, and finally be returned. If only she could do it without driving herself and everyone else crazy in the process…
I can relate to this soooooo much, being a freakishly tall girl also. And have male friends who I bond with over the same interests, games and scifi stuff. In the first ep of Lovely Complex, both Risa and Atsushi got rejected(indirectly) by the people they liked because they were similar heights and they both said they didn’t think of them as a girl(for Risa) or boy(for Atsushi. And something clicked in my brain, maybe thats why no tall guys around my height or a little taller like tall girls. The only guys who have ever been interested in me have been shorter. And like Risa, they have to be at least the same height(in most cases).
Lovely Complex really did make me consider shorter guys though… Lovely Complex is such an awesome series. Not just because I can relate to it, but cos the story is really nice, and the soundtrack is great(I had it dl’d from ages ago, but I must have accidently deleted it or something… so I re-dl’d it.).
It’s art style isn’t like the kind I usually go for, uber-cutesy-cutesy-moe-moe kinda stuff. But every now and then, I pick something a bit different, e.g Denno Coil. Lovely Complex is really funny, and sweet and I wish there was a sequal… the manga has 17 volumes which I have yet to read, and I have the movie, but still haven’t watched it, the srt file I’d downloaded wasn’t working with the raw file I accidently dl’d after seeing the anime. (I just changed the file name earlier on though…. and now it works… don’t know why I didn’t do that before lol)
It’s just a really charming series that I highly recommend to those who like romantic comedies with a twist. Below is the op(not english subs, but you got the japanese sing along subs, and its in high res, as opposed to the other very low quality one.), and an AMV with a very hyperactive song lol.
Now all I have to do is wait for the dvd release…. the movies been released in the US, but the anime hasn’t…. disappointing…. And I only have the series in low quality RMVB files. So I’m re-dling it.
Once again, go watch!! And what series have really spoken to you?