Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 1 anime series, 1 manga series
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Ritsu Onodera is a jaded 25 year old man who is incapable of falling in love. He gets a position as an editor in the shoujo manga department of Marukawa Publishing, even though he wanted to work in literature...and meets up with an old...friend.

Overview

Originally a Japanese boys-love light novel written and illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura which began in November of 2007. The series has been adapted into another light novel series and a manga series both still on going as well as two OVA's with another scheduled for March 2014 and two anime series both consisting of 12 episodes.

Plot

Ritsu Onodera had a huge crush on his senpai back in high school. For certain reasons that aren't explained till later, their relationship didn't work out. Ten years later, Ritsu applies for a position in Marukawa Publishing's literature department because his co-workers had claimed he was using nepotism to get success in Onodera Publishing (he was the son of the guy who ran the company) and he would no longer put up with their jealousy induced rumors. Unfortunately, he ends up in the shoujo manga department. On top of that, he ends up in the "Maiden" Department, Emerald, which is known for being very strange and is avoided because of the rumors made about it. Ritsu had decided to quit and apply for a transfer immediately because he thinks his boss, Takano Masamune, is intolerable and intimidating. Takano tells Ritsu that he is useless, and that is actually what makes Ritsu stay in the department. His pride makes him stay in order to prove his worth. Later on, Ritsu would figure out that Takano was the boy he had confessed his love to in high school ten years ago.

Side stories

While the main story revolves around the relationship of Ritsu and Takano, there are also side stories that concentrate on the relationship between Hatori Yoshiyuki and Chiaki Yoshino as well as the relationship of Kisa Shouta and Kou Yukina.

Side stories are not given heavy focus, each pairing given two to three episodes of screen time so far. These two pairings are also shown briefly in the opening of the anime.

Characters

Ritsu Onodera (小野寺 律 Onodera Ritsu)

Voiced by: Takashi Kondo

Age: 25

Occupation: Literary Editor

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing Emerald Department

Masamune Takano (高野 政宗 Takano Masamune)

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi

Age: 27

Occupation: Editor-in-chief

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing Emerald Department

An Kohinata (小日向 杏 Kohinata An)

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

Age: 25

Occupation:

Affiliation: Ritssu's Fiancée

Chiaki Yoshino (吉野 千秋 Yoshino Chiaki)

Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana

Age: 28

Occupation: shōjo manga artist known as Chiharu Yoshikawa (a female name)

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing

Yoshiyuki Hatori (羽鳥 芳雪 Hatori Yoshiyuki)

Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura

Age: 28

Occupation: Editor

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing Emerald Department

Yū Yanase (柳瀬 優 Yanase Yū)

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

Age: 28

Occupation: Chief assistant

Affiliation: manga artist Yoshino Chiaki

Shōta Kisa (木佐 翔太 Kisa Shōta)

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto

Age:

Occupation: Editor

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing Emerald Department

Kō Yukina (雪名 皇 Yukina Kō)

Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno

Age: 21

Occupation: Clerk

Affiliation: Marimo Books

Takafumi Yokozawa (横澤隆史 Yokozawa Takafumi)

Voiced by: Kenyu Horiuchi

Age: 27

Occupation: Sales

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing

Zen Kirishima (桐嶋禅 Kirishima Zen)

Voiced by: Tōru Furuya

Age:

Occupation: Editor in chief of Japun (the shōnen manga magazine)

Affiliation:

Hiyori Kirishima (桐嶋日和 Kirishima Hiyori)

Voiced by: Yui Horie

Age: 10

Occupation: Student

Affiliation: Zen Kirshima's only child

Kanade Mino (美濃奏 Mino Kanade)

Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa

Age:

Occupation: Editor

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing

Ryūichirō Isaka (井坂 龍一郎 Isaka Ryūichirō)

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa

Age:

Occupation: Managing Director

Affiliation: Marukawa Publishing

Kaoru Asahina (朝比奈 薫 Asahina Kaoru)

Voiced by: Ryōtarō Okiayu

Age:

Occupation: Assistant

Affiliation: Employee of the Isaka family

Light Novel

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yoshino Chiaki no Baai (November 1, 2007 - On going)

A light novel written by Shungiku Nakamura and published by Kadokawa Shoten to a mainly female demographic starting November 1, 2007 and is still on going. The series currently consists of 4 volumes.

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (November 1, 2011 - on going)

A light novel adaption written by Shungiku Nakamura and published by Kadokawa Shoten started its run November 1, 2011 and is still on going and currently consists of 4 volumes.

Manga

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Bai (2008 - On going)

Written by Shungiku Nakamura Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Bai was published in the Asuka Ciel magazine beginning in 2008 and is still on going. The series currently consists of 8 volumes.

OVA

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: No love's like to the first. (March 22, 2011)

Directed by Chiaki Kon and written by Rika Nakase this OVA was released by Studio Dean on March 22, 2011.

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Hatori Yoshiyuki no Baai (September 27, 2011)

The second OVA adaption also written and directed by Rika Nakase and Chiaki Kon was released by Studio DEEN on September 27, 2011.

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (March 15, 2014)

A anime film directed by Chiaki Kon is to be released by Studio DEEN on March 14, 2014.

Anime

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (April 9, 2011 - June 25, 2011)

The first anime adaption directed by Chiaki Kon and written by Rika Nakase was released by Studio DEEN and ran from April 9, 2011 until June 25, 2011 and consisted of 12 episodes.

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2 (October 7, 2011 - December 23, 2011)

The anime adaption also directed by Chiaki Kon and written by Rika Nakase consisted of 12 episodes and originally ran from October 7, 2011 until December 23, 2011.

General Information Edit
Name: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
Name: 世界一初恋
Romaji: Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
Aliases: The World's Greatest First Lov
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