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

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 119616119,616 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1109
Members: 219,706
Favorites: 3,084

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Synopsis

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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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

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Reviews

Aug 1, 2011
I decided to give everything this season a shot, and as far as breaking out of my comfortable genres I thought that even BL wouldn't stop me. As a straight man I found it slightly hard to enjoy the romantic moments this is true. However, as I knew beforehand you can find some good stuff in the most deceiving places.

Like the start. I found the setting introduction was pretty funny, and the initial backstory was pretty interesting between Takano and Onodera. A long lost boyfriend from 10 years ago ends up as your boss in the hectic manga section of the company, the section you ...
Jun 25, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Some may argue that this anime is just another BL anime focused on fanservice for the girls. While I'm not totally denying this, I do have to say that there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Unlike Junjou Romantica where it's just SEXSEXILOVEYOUSEXSEX every episode, this actually has a pretty good story.

Story: 7/10
It's simple, sweet, and straight to the point. Some may view that as a good thing while others may disagree and claim that's a bad thing. Personally, I thought the story was fairly well done considering this is a BL anime. One of the biggest flaws, however, is ...
Jan 19, 2017
TLDR; Even if it has BL, it doesn't excuse the show from poor writing and poorly written characters.

I like BL... which is something this show has. But I also like good writing... which is something this show DOESN'T have.

Story 3/10

As I mentioned before, this show's writing is pretty bad. The story is basically the characters going through the everyday issues they have at work (needing to meet a deadline, being overworked, ...being sexually harassed by their boss...) and a bunch of romantic melodrama that basically boils down to bad communication. A lot of decisions the characters make are questionable and usually made me go "WTF ...

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