Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Bai

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Bai is an anime episode of Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi that was released on 03/22/2011

Promotional Episode

"Your first love never works out. Who the hell came up with that?"

It seemingly starts off with a high school boy named Ritsu wondering why he fell in love his senpai, Saga, because of some trivial thing. Their hands brushed up against each other when they both reached for the same book. Ritsu pulls away immediately and starts blushing a lot. Due to some inner monologue, it was implied that Ritsu had confessed his feelings to his senpai. There are some scenes shown of them kissing.

Then an older looking Ritsu wakes up in shock realizing that he's at work. His editor-in-chief, Takano, just glares at him for slacking off. Ritsu questions why he had a dream about Takano of all people and yells out in anger. It cuts to an advertisement of how the creators of Junjo Romantica are now going to animate the slightly realistic romance in a publishing department series: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi!

Apparently, Ritsu heard the announcer and stares in both shock and disbelief that the manga is going to be animated. He then yells out in anger again and demands that someone tell him this is a dream.

Points of Interest

  • This is the only time Saga's eyes are shown. In the franchise, it is a mystery what has happened to Saga in the past ten years since Ritsu left him, but in this episode, it is already clear that Saga is Takano, so his eyes are shown. And yet, in both the anime and manga, whenever Ritsu thinks about Takano in their high school days, Saga's eyes are never shown in later episodes/chapters.
  • The kissing scene in the library is only shown in this episode and is further...detailed in the manga. It does not show up in later episodes.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Ritsu Onodera ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takashi Kondo ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Masamune Takano ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Katsuyuki Konishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Rika Nakase Series Composition
Shungiku Nakamura Original Concept A popular yaoi mangaka, particularly known for her series Junjou Romantica.
Yoko Kikuchi Character Artist/Designer
Hozumi Gôda Sound Engineer Voice actor - played Chirico Cuvie in Votoms and Joker in Read or Die.


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