Ranked #1539

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
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.491 (scored by 24,424 users)
Ranked: #15392
Popularity: #886
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamamoto, Misaki
Yamamoto, Misaki
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Enomoto, Kei
Enomoto, Kei
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka
Bessho, Koyoi
Bessho, Koyoi
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Kusuda, Etsu
Kusuda, Etsu
Asanuma, Shintaro
Asanuma, Shintaro


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

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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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Nov 21, 2015
Hatsukoi Limited is an interesting series depicting the first loves (Hatsukoi) of a group of middle school girls. It is essentially a relationship-based slice-of-life story. Though a show with many girls typically leads to a harem, this is definitely not so. Each of the girls has their own pick, and there are an equal numbers of supporting male characters.

What makes Hatsukoi unique is the sheer number of relationships between the characters. If you don't like keeping track of who likes who and who did what to who, then stay away from this. This is a really hard series to judge as I feel that capping read more
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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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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 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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