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.As they get to know each other better, Risa's feelings for Atsushi begin to blossom, and her love life gets complicated from there on.One notable fact about Love Com is that instead of speaking standard Japanese, almost all characters speak in Kansai-ben.He reveals he wants to go to University after graduation to get his teaching certificate.
Like Koizumi, Ōtani's surname (roughly, "big valley") is a pun on his diminutive stature.
The difference in their heights is extremely exaggerated (in the opening credits of the anime, for example, the top of Ōtani's head doesn't even reach Risa's chin when it should be approximately level with her mouth.) During summer school, a very tall student named Ryouji Suzuki (from another class) shows up and Risa immediately falls for him because he 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.
The series is about the romance between a tall girl and a short boy who are treated as a comedy duo by their classmates.
In 2004, it received the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo.
The protagonist, Risa Koizumi is not your average Japanese high school girl.