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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

Alternative Titles

English: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
Synonyms: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, Sekai'ichi Hatsukoi, World's Greatest First Love
Japanese: 世界一初恋 TV


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2011 to Jun 25, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 78,236 users)
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Ranked: #5962
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Popularity: #764
Members: 140,446
Favorites: 3,172


Though nowhere near as good, Sekaiichi follows Junjou's style of storytelling by showing three couples all somewhat related to each other. It's more of the same, but the relationships are far less varied which is disappointing in my opinion. However, if you like one you may like the other just as much. 
report Recommended by SlaughterChichi
Meet our main character. He's a spirited young fellow who's working/wants to be working in the field of manga. He had a fateful encounter with another man in the past, and after many years of separation, their paths cross once more... only for him to suddenly get a good look at his admirer's less savoury sides. Sexy comedy hijinks ensue, there's also at least one secondary couple to take the heat off the main dudes every once in a while. 
report Recommended by Keirik
Well, someone has to recomend this sooner or later anyways. First of all, both of them are Yaoi(Boys Love). They are from the same studio which also the reason their artwork is so (and even too) much similar. Specially main characters of both series (Ritsu and Kotarou) are *the same*. Both have cute romance in it, story is different thought. Anyways if you liked any of them, give the other a try. 
report Recommended by _midori_
Not because of the boys love (although some people might like so see the two main characters of Bakuman as more than friends), but because both of the series take you behind the scenes of creating manga. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
Both are yaoi/BL, comedy One character is dominant while the other is reluctant at first but is into it after a while 
report Recommended by surrealangel22
Both are shounen-ai from the same source and same art. Similar character development and similar plot. If you enjoyed Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, you will definitely enjoy Junjou Romantica 2 
report Recommended by Shinocchi
Both shows have the same style of comedy. Both are romcoms revolving around a shoujo mangaka setting. Both have three couples as well as supporting characters. They have the same atmosphere overall - light and cutesy. The main characters are very similar, as they both get embarrassed easily and have a crush on someone.  
report Recommended by Mayuka
Both of them have comdey and yaoi in it. So if you like Sekaiichi Hatsukoi you'll probably like Tight-rope and vise-versa.  
report Recommended by SecretAnimeLover
Similarities -Yaoi -Both are well made -The art is really pretty in both -Both are enjoyable to watch Differences -Completely different storylines -Sekaiichi is a series, while the other is an OVA 
report Recommended by Xemorth
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is a lot like Doukyuusei in that they're both about a first love between two men, and the difficulties the characters have coming to terms with the relationship, jealousy, and overcoming all of that. The main character's voice actor, Kusakabe Hikaru, even voices in Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, though not an overly major role. Overall it's rather cute, dramatic, and even frustrating at times, but definitely a very good shounen ai. 
report Recommended by Zenpai_
♫Same kind of story 
report Recommended by ArukiHatsuko
Both are comedic anime series placed in the workplace, and both shows contain romance. 
report Recommended by flutterdash
Junjou Romantica would also be a good recommendation, too. If you love yaoi and yuri, you should definitely watch all 4 animes; Maria-sama ga Miteru, Strawberry Panic, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and Junjou Romantica. They all revolve around 3-4 couples. Anyway. - Both anime's couples have a dominating spouse - Both anime's couples have a somewhat sexual relationship. - Both anime's couples have a spouse protecting the other. There's so much more, but no way can I list all of them. The only difference is the gender, Strawberry Panic has women, and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi has men. And the age difference, too...however these two animes have a similarity no doubt. 
report Recommended by corscanza
Honestly...it is like the same show. It's like it is just one couple more in the Sekaiichi world. One more story. It's even the same animation style :) 
report Recommended by Calgary
First of all, KWMS and Sekaiichi Hatsukoi are similar because of their genre (Romance & Comedy) and because of the atmosphere that exists at some moments. Second of all, although KWMS is shoujo while Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is shounen-ai, I believe that the main points are the same: - in a certain couple, there is one member that is teasing the other, but also helps and takes good care of them (in KWMS is Usui and in Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is Takano) - in the same couple, there's the other member who doesn't want to accept that he/she is in love with the other guy (in KWMS is Misaki  read more 
report Recommended by deejaydray
Both are about making mangas.. 
report Recommended by IncaRose
The main characters in "Sekaiichi" and "Ikoku" have both fell in love with a member of the same sex and are confussed about it as they battle with there emotions but whatever they do they still can't help but love that person. 
report Recommended by ParadoxCharlie
Both are about BL and boths main characters have known each other in the past 
report Recommended by Gandora
These are both yaoi's,both have nice art and hilarious story/moments. 
report Recommended by ParadoxCharlie
Main characters were in love and confessed but, due to a misunderstanding, they couldn't stay together. 
report Recommended by Kttyxkat3
Aside from being yaoi, of course, both share a very similar boss x employee relationship. In Sekaiichi, they are manga editors, and in Yebisu they work with design. However, Yebisu's animation is nowhere near as good as Sekaiichi's, and sometimes movement seems like something out of a yaoi game. 
report Recommended by mandi92
Both are of the same genre yaoi. Gravitation centers around one couple however and the seme is cold hearted unlike Takano.  
report Recommended by animefreak0007
It is similar because two people used to be in a relationship of some sort, one says or does something to make the other feel betrayed, and so that person gets mad and decides to break up, but then later they get reunited after being in the same line of work (SH it's manga editing, SB it's entertainment). What's different is that in SH, Ritsu coincidentally meets Takano, but in SB the girl follows him to get revenge. They're both really good :) 
report Recommended by PotakuCat