English Translation of Lyrics
You ask me how I feel about you
I wouldn’t say that I don’t like you
Could it be you’ve been crying?
You can be kind of cute
As you run away, I grab hold of your hand
Deep within my chest, something suddenly begins to stir
It would be nice if a study guide for love existed
There are too many problems I don’t understand
It would nice if a teacher for love existed
Does YOU + ME = LOVE, huh?
Synopsis: 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 …
The Perfect Mismatch
At this point, it is safe to say that I am a fan of shoujo stuff. No shame. No shame at all.
Lovely Complex is a high school romance about a tall girl who likes a short guy. Though I did not enjoy this as much as Itazura na Kiss, Lovely Complex was still fun to watch as far as shoujo goes.
Risa Koizumi (小泉リサ). Her last name means “little spring.”
Atsushi Ōtani (大谷敦士). His last name means “big valley.”