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Seiko Kotobuki (寿 聖子) is a support character in the romantic comedy shōjo manga and anime series Lovely★Complex created by Aya Nakahara. Seiko is from the Osaka Prefecture on Honshu Island in Japan, and is Risa Koizumi's friend and love rival.


Seiko Kotobuki

Seiko in her summer uniform

Seiko is arguably the most feminine character in the series. In both the anime and manga, Seiko has shoulder length blonde hair and reddish-brown eyes. During school, Seiko wears a uniform consisting of a white dress shirt with a frilly collar and sleeves, blue knee-high socks with pink stripes and lace, a large red ribbon around her neck, and pink shoes with a light pink bow. During warmer weather, she has on a peach sweater vest with red stripes and a star, and is the only female character to wear a red skirt. In the winter, Seiko wears a peach cardigan with red stripes and a star, and replaces her socks with blue knee-high socks that have white stripes and no lace. She wears the same uniform to school in the manga as she does in the anime, but only during important school events and not year round like in the anime. Rivaling Nobu's style, Seiko is also an extremely stylish person and got in trouble on the first day of school for wearing normal clothes instead of her uniform because the outfit was too cute not to wear. Seiko's hair is typically worn down with a side-high tail, but will occasionally wear a normal ponytail or beanie hat.

After Seiko's voice change, she decided to go back to her dead name, Seishiro, and start dressing like a boy. She came to school with short hair, wearing a hoodie, khaki shorts, knee-high socks with a stripe, and tennis shoes. With Risa's encouragement, Seiko realized that she shouldn't give up on who she really is simply because her voice changed. The next day, she showed up looking like the old Seiko again (in a wig now) and explained that her voice had actually sounded deep because she had a cold.


Seiko is a genuinely cheerful person, but does have a side of her that is impulsive and jealous, and she lacks a tolerance for Haruka's stupidity. Seiko's impulsive nature causes her to act without thinking, notably when she forces a kiss on Ōtani in front of his friends before ever having talked to him. She gets extremely jealous of Risa when she realizes Ōtani is wearing a sweatband Risa gave him and tries to get rid of it. Even though Seiko is usually cheerful and upbeat, she does get upset when it comes to her gender identity, like when she believes Ōtani thinks she's gross for being transgender and starts crying.

Love Interests

Kazuki Kohori [need description]

Atsushi Ōtani [need description]


Haruka Fukagawa [need description]

Risa Koizumi [need description]

Nobuko Ishihara [need description]