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The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?
"Lovely Complex" and "Hana Yori Dango" are both about school romance. Though in Lovely Complex they focus on less couples than HYD.
The main theme of these anime is not quite a simple love-story. Both series have dramatic and humorous parts always make you feel the situation and leave in hopes that everything's gonna be alright. Here is also the school theme.
Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!
Both of these series are romantic and filled with silly misunderstandings. They manage to have the perfect balance between goofy comedy and a wonderful love story.
Romance; delightful and endearing but not without it's hardships, so unbelievably true for Koizumi Risa (Lovely Complex) and Yusaku Godai (Maison Ikkoku). They both try to win the heart of the one they love but things just keep getting in the way. Both are character driven and by all the love that occurs. It may get sappy at times, but it sure feels good. Don't mind the dated animation of Maison Ikkoku, as the story and characters make up for it. Either way, you end up with a great romantic/comedy.
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
What those two have in common is the issue of long being unaware of someone's feelings, and after realising them, coping with what future brings.
Funny school romance including love triangles - that's how I will describe both: Lovely complex and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo. Main characters are shy and overthrown with everyday activities so basicly they don't notice their love at first. They are just friends and only in sometime friendship starts to grow to something more.
After recovering from an accident, Hiyori has returned to school for the first time, and she's terrified! For Hiyori is painfully shy, and the idea of making friends, let alone introducing herself to the class, is impossible to bear. But regardless of her embarrassment, Hiyori's small stature makes her an instant hit with her peers, including the popular and attractive Yuushin. Confident or not, Hiyori's school – and love - life is just beginning...
It's the same complex the other way around, Hiyokoi is so short so it's hard to judge but just watch one if you watched the other and you will most likely not be left unfullfilled.
These titles each focus on a pair of people that get along to the point that everyone makes fun of them for "flirting" or "dating" despite the fact that they're not. The series also have a romantic comedy vibe with several emotions being used in each.
Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother and her boyfriend aka manager aka pimp, and faces hell at school. Her archenemy, Hayama Akito, turns the classroom into chaos each day, but Sana is finally ready to put her foot down! Can she defeat Akito and take control of her class? And more importantly, how will she deal with the secrets she finds about him?
Much of the spirited banter between the male and female leads of Lovely Complex and Kodomo no Omocha carries a similar tone. It's part jab, part caress, and all charm. Certainly, if you like the interplay between Sana and Akito in Kodocha, you'll like the back-and-forth jabs of Risa and Atsushi in LoveCom, and vice versa.