YMMV: Lovely Complex
- Dawson Casting: In the live-action movie, all the main cast except the actress playing Koizumi is clearly much older than their supposed age. Averted with her, as she just as clearly is playing almost her own age.
- Foe Yay: Haruka and Seiko.
- Risa and Mimi.
- Ho Yay:
- Otani and Seiko. Otani wasn't aware that Seiko was a boy and spent quite some time with him. It's implied in the infirmary scene that Seiko was either going to reveal his gender to him or try to have sex with him.
- Otani and Maity. The scene most famous is Maity blowing in Otani's ear to wake him up. The poor boy was mortified by his actions.
- Memetic Mutation: AHDSAKAFAJDAGS!
- Narm: The scene during the class trip when Otani discussed his feelings towards Risa and his reaction at finding out about her crush on him. It quickly turns narmy when a sobbing Koizumi runs towards Nobuko and Heikichi... screaming something about bear meat curry.