Koizumi Risa is very tall, and Otani Atsushi is very short; thrust together into the same class in high school, they rapidly develop a natural conflict, constantly picking at each other in a friendly way to the great amusement of teachers and classmates. Yet as time goes by, they both realize that what they feel for each other isn't friendly rivalry, but love. How will they overcome the difficulties that this new relationship poses, without losing their friendship?
Asuka Masamune is a manly man who's the complete opposite deep down - he loves sewing, cooking and all things girly! As his father left when he was a child to live as a woman, Asuka was raised to be the boy he is, but he can't forget his true nature. Now, as a teen, Asuka finds himself in the company of Ryou, a boyish girl he's fallen head over heels for; Juuta, a secret writer of shoujo manga who's modeled a character after Asuka; and a variety of others such as his self-proclaimed apprentice Yamato. Can Asuka learn how to balance his two sides and finally get the girl he loves?
Both Mangas are cute romantic comedies. In Love*Com, the girl is tall, and viewed more as a boy than a cute girl, and the boy is short and viewed as a cute-boy rather than manly. In Otomen, the girl is cute yet she is a lousy cook and does martial arts, where as the boy is very manly, yet he loves cute things and cooking.
I found both to be cute and rather entertaining. I reccomend them both if you like Shojo manga!
Ouran High School is a prestigious private academy where money and status count for everything. Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the elite school, and is appalled by the lazy attitude of the rich and powerful students towards their studies. The Host Club is a clear example of this: a group of six attractive and wealthy boys spend their time entertaining the female pupils for a profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a ¥8,000,000 vase belonging to the club, they force her to work off her debt as one of the club's members; and to do so, she must masquerade as a boy! Can Haruhi keep her gender a secret from the club's exclusive clients?
These two comics are very popular romantic comedies, both having several TV adaptions. They are both quite long running; Ouran High School Host Club being the longer series of the two.
The main storyline is centred around romantic tension between the main characters and their love interest(s) (Lovely Complex has more of an obvious direction in that regard). Both the protagonists of each series are female and have very distinct and unique personalities compared to comics of the same genre. Most if not all the characters in both series are fleshed out and at the very least likable and the comedy is really, really good for this type of series.
Switch Girl and Lovely Complex have very similar styles of humor. One of the most memorable things about Lovely Complex are the various faces that Risa and other characters make. In Switch Girl, the main character makes hilarious expressions when she tries too hard. In both these series, a lot of the humor steams from how the art is drawn. The main characters are also quite similar, being witty, friendly, and funny girls. I think that if you like romantic comedy stories and you liked one of these mangas, you should definably check out the other!I do want to make a note that Switch Girl is definably a lot more perverted than Lovely Complex is, but it's not flat out ecchi.
Lovely Complex and Tokimeki Gakuen Oujimaji were done by the same mangaka. They're both shoujo, but they do differ. I'm recommending them because the humor that was prevelant in Love Com is similar to that found in Tokimeki, though it's avenued in new ways since the characters are different.