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Hatsukoi Limited

Hatsukoi Limited

Alternative Titles

English: First Love Limited
Synonyms: Hatsukoi Gentei
Japanese: 初恋限定。


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2009 to Jun 28, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.521 (scored by 23053 users)
Ranked: #14432
Popularity: #800
Members: 43,771
Favorites: 153
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A series relating the intertwined stories about the "first loves" of several middle-schoolers and high-schoolers. Each episode tends to focus on a different character, however the developments established during previous episodes continue to play smaller roles in those following. As the series progresses, an array of unusual and unexpected love webs begin to blossom.

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Adaptation: Hatsukoi Limited
Side story: Hatsukoi Limited: Gentei Shoujo

Characters & Voice Actors

Andou, Soako
Andou, Soako
Arihara, Ayumi
Arihara, Ayumi
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Lee, Ji Yeong
Lee, Ji Yeong
Bessho, Koyoi
Bessho, Koyoi
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Han, Sin Jeong
Han, Sin Jeong
Chikura, Nao
Chikura, Nao
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Jeong, Yu mi
Jeong, Yu mi


Kawase, Kouhei
Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Jun 28, 2009
*One step at a time, slowly they find themselves falling in love.*

“Geez, women are so hard to understand” – Etsu Kusuda

Most, if not all male viewers tend to agree with that statement. The various male characters in Hatsukoi Limited (literally means first love limited) all experienced the same problem. But before you get the wrong idea, it should mentioned that this anime is directed from the female perspective most of the time. Hatsukoi Limited explores the early love life of a group of teenage girls and how they cope with boys that they like (or don’t like). While 12 episodes are hardly enough to cover read more
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Sep 20, 2009
Hatsukoi limited follows the lives of a group of teenagers from a few schools that are connected in some way or another. It covers the early part of their love lives and deals solely with the issue of love. So for those who enjoy school romance you will probably enjoy this series.

The story i gave a 10 because it was clique but at the same time original at some points. While it's about a typical school romance it involves many characters that shape the story differently from a usual school romance. We get to see all sorts of love which is why i really enjoyed read more
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Jan 17, 2015
Hatsukoi Limited. A hidden gem amongst all of the shows in its genre. This is one of those shows that I feel doesn't get as much recognition as it deserves.

Hatsukoi Limited, as you may be able to guess from its name, is a story about love. It's not just about love though, it's about many qualms an adolescent will face as they climb up the ladder to adulthood, their first love being one of the steps on the ladder. For many, we look to our first love fondly--those sweet elementary and junior high days spent with who we thought was "the one", and for read more
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Sep 4, 2014
Before you watch the anime, you can take my review and others as comparison to what you imagine.

"Anata wa koi wo shitemasuka?"
"Are you in love right now?"

Maybe this question will be say numerously in this series. Your answer maybe various, but you will love this series if you search love genre anime.

Story: 9/10
I give 9 points, it has clear plot, you will not confused when watching this series.
The story is quite complicated, one-sided love everywhere, well because of we cannot give spoiler here, you should watch it by yourself.
This series is adapted by a manga with the same title.

Art: 9/10
The characters are drawn read more
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for those that enjoy complex relationship charts
The atmosphere and the school setting is similar. Both are romance as well.
they are both about love and about couples.While Amagami is about a boy falling in love(in an omnibus style-he falls in love with various girls in different arcs) Hatsukoi Limited is about girls pursuing their love interests(couples are formed with a continuous storyline). They are both good but I like more Amagami
reportRecommended by HRisa - Add to favorites
Both shows are in the same genre and have a school setting. Not to mention, Mizuki Kawashita is the artist for the character designs.
reportRecommended by Shirt - Add to favorites
Teenagers find romance among their classmates and people around them, and with each episode focusing on a different first love kind of match up, some of which go well, and others are played off as situational.

Hatsukoi Limited involves mostly junior high and some high school girls and their relationships. Some of the crushes involve the siblings of the girls and lots of love polygons. Towards the end of the series, the crushes turn into confessions and rejections and the polygons get shaken a bit.

In Boys Be, the main characters are in high school. The main guys get put in different relationship situations, usually with a person of the week. Sometimes the girls get an episode to pair up. The main guy and girl also have a thread of a relationship. It's set at the turn of the 21st century where cell phones are just emerging.

Rom-com humor is prevalent in both series, including obligatory visits to the beach, cultural festivals, holidays, and the usual fanservice.
reportRecommended by Angus - Add to favorites
an all-girl school comedy.. no boys in azumanga though. plus rika dobashi and kagura are both tomboyish and excels in athletics

Opening Theme

"Future Stream" by Sphere (スフィア)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hatsukoi limited (初恋 limited)" by marble (eps 1-5, 7-8, 10-12)
#2: "Gensou no Basho, Sorezore no Michi no Ue (幻想の場所、それぞれの道の上)" by marble (ep 6)
#3: "Sora ni Mau (空に舞う)" by marble (ep 9)

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