Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...
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.
Miki is a normal high school student, living a normal life, but one day she is welcomed home with an announcement: her parents have decided to get divorced and switch partners with close friends of the family. The reason? Love. But to add to Miki's disbelief, she may get a new "brother," and he may just happen to be in love with her...
"Marmalade Boy" and "Lovely Complex" are very similar with the love triangles and squares, the misundertandings, the lovers' quarrels, etc. On both animes you see the complications that can happen in the relationship between a boy and a girl.
Whoever said there is a very thin line between love and hate must have been talking about the main relationships in Marmalade Boy and Lovely Complex. These two anime are very similar in that they are about relationship and its ups and downs. If you like romantic, day-in-the-life tearjerkers with a good dose of comedy, you will bawling through this.
Sawamura Seiji is the most notorious delinquent at his high school -- always getting into fights and causing problems, leaving him single and unlucky with the ladies. After another long day of rejection, Seiji discovers that the love of his life might have finally appeared, but in the unlikeliest of places... his right hand?! Now, in addition to dealing with daily fights and the gossip of his classmates, Seiji must handle a new problem of embarassing proportions: Kasugano Midori, a pretty young girl in place of his hand, who happens to have fallen in love with him!
Lovely Complex and Midori Days both feature a frustrating male protagonist, who seems to be completely oblivious to the wonderful girl in his life and his real feelings for her. However, unlike many similar romantic shows, there is actually a conclusion for the relationship.
Midori has a lot more ecchi, but both shows have some extremely funny moments that will appeal to viewers of both.
Both titles features a male lead that no matter how obivious the female lead is about her feelings for him he never seems to completely get it. At the same time he is also completely oblivious to the feelings of the other girls around him who also have crushes on him. Though both series have a good amount of comedy in them Midori Days does tend to have quite a bit more ecchi in it, but they both are still quite funny. If you liked one then you may want to check out the other.
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.
Morisato Keiichi has always had bad luck. No matter what he does or how he acts, nothing seems to go his way. His bike frequently breaks down, his classmates take advantage of him, women ignore and scorn him, and on top of all that, he’s only 5'3". In Heaven, when someone’s bad luck and good luck are so heavily out of balance, Belldandy (Goddess First Class, Second Category, Unlimited) of the Goddess Assistance Agency comes to the rescue. Belldandy grants Keiichi one wish to make up for all of his bad luck, but when Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay by his side forever... the trouble begins. Can Keiichi keep Belldandy by his side, or will outside elements force her to return to heaven?
I will go on record as saying the farther I got into Ah! My Goddess the less I liked it. However this recommendation mainly deals with the early parts of Ah! My Goddess and you can decide for yourself from there. Lovely Complex is so enjoyable because of the way the two main characters play off of each other. Much of the same can be said about the main characters in Ah! My Goddess who have a great relationship thats enjoyable to watch