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: 7.271 (scored by 3994139,941 users)
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Ranked: #26952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1944
Members: 99,010
Favorites: 217

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Ayumi Arihara believes that being loved is the ultimate key to happiness—which is why her greatest wish is to have a boy confess to her. A series of unfortunate events leads to her ideal dream coming true, albeit in a nightmarish way: the towering and terrifying Misao Zaitsu confesses his love to Ayumi through a letter.

Mentally exhausted from not knowing what to do, Ayumi collapses in class. A classmate comes to her rescue, carrying her princess-style to the infirmary. This makes Ayumi fall in love with the cute boy, only to realize he is none other than Misao's younger brother, Mamoru.

Feeling caught between a rock and a hard place, Ayumi must decide whether to stick to her idea of love or pursue what she truly desires. However, Ayumi is not alone in her struggles—all her friends are also taking on the challenges of first love, and for teenagers, it is never as easy as it seems.

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Hatsukoi Limited. was released on DVD as Hatsukoi Limited by Sentai Filmworks on July 31, 2012.

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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