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Friday, February 27, 2009

Love★Com By: Aya Nakahara

Series Name: Love★Com (Lovely★Complex)
Author: Aya Nakahara
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Publisher: Shojo Beat
Amount of volumes in series: 17
Amount of pages: approx 200
Geared Towards: Teens (13+)
Extra Info: Diana also reviewed it!!


Summary: Risa Koizumi is the tallest girl in her class, while Atsushi Ôtani is the shortest guy in her class. Their class has already put them together as the "All Hanshin-Kyojin" (A Japanese comedy duo featuring a really short guy and a really tall guy).

Because of this reason both of them hate each other. But during Summer, both are stuck in the same summer school and Risa falls in love with a guy taller then her and extremly good looking, Suzuki. Determined to get chummy with him, Risa joins forces with Ôtani (who also likes her friend, Chiharu Tanaka). Soon their budding friendship becomes something else, something they can't fight even if they tried.

Wdebo's Review: The only reason I read this book was because I just finished Hana Kimi and I had a void in my heart from it. So when I read Diana's post for it I was like sure it sounds ok and she had given a 4.5/5 on it so I decided to read it. I am so glad I did, because once I started to read it, I just COULDN'T put it down I just feel in love with it, with the story line, the characters (especially Ôtani-I know its weird when people say manga characters are cute, but he is totally adorable!), and just the dialogue and just everything! Such a good book!

Pros: It has just this Shojo charm, and its so sweet and cute. You can dive right into the book (except the first page was weird) and get into it right away, not like Hands Off! Which I found hard to understand and hard to get into. Even thogh at the end I also fell in love with it.

I love the character of Risa she is such a memorable character and so real, even though she is so dumb that *spolier warning* she couldn't figure out that she likes Ôtani and Ôtani couldn't figure out he likes her *spoiler ended!* (Just a min would that be counted as a con?)

I don't really have any cons so I'll talk about the characters...

Risa Kozumi: (Pictured) Our heronie of the story. The tallest girl of the class and just looking for love from someone who is taller then her.

Atsushi Ôtani: (Pictured) The hero of our story. The shortest guy of the class, looking for a girl who doesn't care that he's short. He's also a amazing basketball player.

Chiharu Tanaka: The friend of Risa and the object of Ôtani's affection. She is also totally afraid of guys.
All in all, if you've never read shojo or are a shojo vetren I highly reccomend that you read Love★Com, it's highly entertaining and sweet!
Grade: A

Wdebo :)
P.S. I've never watched the anime but I am going to, if you have can you tell me how it is?

4 comments:

  1. I am so glad someone purchased a book because of my review! <33 Now I feel special!

    I haven't watched the anime yet so I have no clue. I tried watching the drama but didn't get too far with it. Haha.

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  2. :D I am happy I make you feel special :)

    Haha, yeah, not really sure about the drama but I do want to watch the anime, (cuz I just finished vol 1) and I think my stupid library doesn't have vol 2, just to find out what happens. It's really good!!

    Wdebo :)

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  3. This manga confused me can someone explain certain things about it if they are free?
    Thanks

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  4. It's basically about a tall girl and short boy who meet. They dislike each other because they are not the height their gender dictates them to be but they slowly start to fall for each other.

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