" after a popular comedy duo that has a similar height difference.During summer school, a very tall student (from another class) shows up and Risa immediately falls for him, as she has had bad luck with boys in the past because she is tall.There is a girl that Atsushi likes as well, so Risa and Atsushi decide to put aside their differences and help each other get their love interests.
of Lovely Complex, Risa Koizumi is not your average Japanese high school student.
Standing 172 cm tall (about 5' 8"), Risa's height is well above that of most Japanese girls her age; ironically, her name means 'little spring'. Risa can be impulsive and strong-willed at times, and is rarely willing to display her softer side.
She had a crush on Suzuki before he started dating Chiharu.
Risa starts developing feelings for Ōtani and soon admits to herself that she likes him. Failing the first time, Nobuko and Nakao try to help, Nobuko often giving Risa advice on what to do. She immediately regrets it, and tells Ōtani to pretend it never happenened, but in spite of herself she tells Ōtani once again that she likes him.
His ex-girlfriend is Mayu Kanzaki, the manager of his middle-school basketball team.
She broke up with him for a much taller boyfriend, and this is one of the reasons Ōtani is sensitive about his height, but he later finds out that wasn't the reason she broke up with him, it was because she was in love with someone else already who just happened to be tall.
He doesn't know quite yet how he feels about Risa, and only responds that he can't see her as a girlfriend (at the moment) when Risa confesses her feelings.
Ōtani responds that he couldn't see her as a girlfriend yet, so her new goal is to make Ōtani regret that and make him like her as well. Atsushi Ōtani is one of the main characters of Lovely Complex.
He is very short for a boy, standing 156 cm tall (about 5' 1").
Like Koizumi, Ōtani's name (roughly, "big valley") is a pun on his diminutive stature, and he can be thoughtless and rude; at heart, however, he is kind and a little silly.
Ōtani is also the star player of the school basketball team.