Hatsukoi Limited.

Hatsukoi Limited

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Synonyms: Hatsukoi Gentei.
Japanese: 初恋限定。
English: Hatsukoi Limited
French: Hatsukoi Limited
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2009 to Jun 28, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 3877238,772 users)
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Ranked: #25212
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Popularity: #1811
Members: 94,031
Favorites: 204

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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


Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


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"Future Stream" by Sphere (スフィア)

Jun 28, 2009
KaminaKai (All reviews)
*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
Sep 20, 2009
ethann (All reviews)
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
Jan 17, 2015
Dragon-san (All reviews)
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
May 21, 2009
Dredgy (All reviews)
Have you ever been in… love?

Well that’s the pop up question in this anime. It’s about love affairs that can be ended to love struck.

~Story~ [8]

The stories between each of the characters are a bit specific, somewhat predictable and have the same issue. The issues bring a funny and interesting twist. We can call it a “love triangle or a misunderstanding love”.

It's about middle-schoolers and high schoolers searching for their ideal prince and princess to be able to form their first love, and thinking optimistically to live a happy ever after but in the end they fall into some kind of other twist. Attitudes, appearances, read more

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Recent News

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hatsukoi Limited

According to their official press release, Sentai Filmworks has licensed Hatsukoi Limited. The series will soon be available digitally with a subbed DVD release plan...read more

DVD Extra Short Anime of Hatsukoi Limited and Pandora Hearts

Each of the six volumes of the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of "Hatsukoi Limited" includes a short anime "Gentei Shoujo.". The first volume will be relea...read more

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