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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
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.471 (scored by 25,659 users)
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Ranked: #16322
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Popularity: #969
Members: 50,897
Favorites: 166
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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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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
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Suzuki, Youhei
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"Future Stream" by Sphere (スフィア)

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#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)

More reviewsReviews

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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May 29, 2009
Watched a few of these last night.

So, what is this about?

Middle school girls with bodies of able-bodied 20 year old women falling in love. Not with each other, or at least for now. It's all straight male-female puppy love first romance kitch. If you think you've seen it before, you probably have.

There is no twist, tho. There is no parallel universe. There are no giant robots. There are no dueling academies, aliens, spaceships, demons, futanari, or miko. There are also no harems, thankfully. What there is, is unrequited love, awkward moments, and lots of cameltoe, boob shots, and other ecchi scenarios with characters who 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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