Your perseverance has touched me, Risa!
Do not click more if you do not want to be spoiled on the thoughts of Episode 9 of Lovely Complex and my dangerous form of worshiping my goddess. I just want to put this out for all who reads this blog. If you are still not watching Lovely Complex, there are perhaps only two main reasons for it. One is that you hate comedy with romance, or either of the genres. Second is that you hate people who talk with a Kansai-ben. If not, I really do not know why you are not watching this.
In this episode, I really feel that the dynamics of the characters are really nice. It is very rarely in a show that I am actually liking all the characters, and wonder how the characters will experience certain incidents, even though the story plot is still somewhat clique. Nevertheless, I do admire Lovely Complex for adding the rejection stage, because it is very rare in an anime show (or any show) to have a romance built up even after the initial rejection.
That to me, is something special, and I really like it since it is the girl that is chasing the guy, breaking some normal stereotypes. The height joke is somewhat irrelevant to me after the first few episodes, and I somewhat feel that it can be stale at times as a joke. Nevertheless, I really like the interactions between Risa and Otani, especially when Otani is currently distressed over Risa even after he had rejected her. He must have felt how much of a jerk he is.
To be honest, Risa’s perseverance is perhaps nothing really great, but for someone so fragile mentally, Risa had really done very well to keep on trying. I mean, how many of us are willing to try again even after being rejected by a friend so shabbily. I really admired her courage to face up to the truth and pursue Otani more. Go, Risa, you have my support (and you can always have my shoulder, I am tall enough).