Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love

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Synonyms: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, Sekai'ichi Hatsukoi, World's Greatest First Love
Japanese: 世界一初恋 TV
English: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2011 to Jun 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genre: Boys LoveBoys Love
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 119132119,132 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1104
Members: 218,919
Favorites: 3,082

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After having to deal with jealousy from his co-workers for working under his father's name, prideful literary editor Ritsu Onodera is determined to establish himself in the industry. To accomplish this, he quits his job at his father's publishing company and transfers to Marukawa Publishing. But instead of being placed in their literary division, Ritsu finds himself working as the rookie manga editor for the Emerald editing department, a team that operates under extremely tight schedules in order to meet deadlines. There, Ritsu is introduced to the infamous editor-in-chief Masamune Takano, a persistent man who strives for results.

As it turns out, Takano is actually Ritsu's high school love, and it is the aftermath of that heartbreak has caused Ritsu's reluctance to fall in love again. Now with the two reunited after several years of separation, the reestablishment of their relationship is marked by Takano's vow to make Ritsu say that he loves him again.

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi follows three couples that are interconnected within the manga industry, with each being subject to the budding of first love.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kon, Chiaki
Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director


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"Sekai de Ichiban Koishiteru (世界で一番恋してる)" by Shuuhei Kita


Jul 23, 2022
this was my first yaoi ever and I am forever fan of this serie, maybe story is not something special but come on, I mean I do appreciate interesting motives and uncommon themes but this was just pure enjoyment for my young gay ass and even after 10 years I still like to go back to watch this or read manga because story of ritsu and takano-san is just adorable and intense. I like all other couples also, theirs stories are well driven and I enjoyed them as well.

Even after reading many mores bl mangas and watching yaois I still consider it for ...
Sep 25, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Overall not bad but so many times the characters made me absolutely livid by being completely wish washy. I understand they have to act like they dont have feeling for one another but how can you drag it on for so long. Onodera start making me so mad everytime he was on screen. I started watching cause the premise seemed really good but the characters are really lacking. If they had little more depth or just a tiny more common sense i wouldve really felt like this couldve been big. There has to be a limit on how long you can drag on the ...
Apr 25, 2021
This is my first review so please don't end me ;-;

I am purely basing this on watching the FIRST season of the anime alone, NOT the manga. I haven't read the manga, so I was pretty much "going into it blindly". Also this is my opinion, so don't think you shouldn't watch the show purely on this. You should watch the show to form your own opinion on it, maybe you will even enjoy it.

I will try to not spoil the story TOO much, but just in case, read at your own risk!

Im just gonna cut it to the chase and say that the ...

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