Love Com (2006)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

Based on the manga by Aya Nakahara, Love.Com is a Japanese teenage romantic comedy with an over the top twist. Every lively and bright scene, expression, and gag is styled to look like it was pulled right out of the pages of a colorful shojo comic book. The story centers around Risa Koizumi, who is the tallest girl in her high school class - by a lot. This is not only embarrassing because it makes her stick out of every crowd like a sore thumb, but it makes finding a boyfriend pretty difficult, as it places her quite a distance in the air above just about every boy in school -- especially Atushi Otani. He's the shortest boy at her high school and, of course, the two of them constantly pick on each other. Their rivalry, however, seems to change in tone as time goes on, and they become a great and entertaining team, so great that all their classmates treat them like a regular comedy duo. Soon though, Risa starts to notice that her feelings for Atushi have turned from friendship to love, and she doesn't know what to do. They've been friends for so long, but would they make a good couple? Not to mention the fact that they would look pretty silly together: a beanpole girl and a pint sized boy. Could the most unlikely couple in school really be meant for each other?