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This is a list of episodes, OVAs, and more for the anime Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi.

AdaptationEdit

The anime series adapts both the manga series and the light novel series. It focuses predominantly on the manga storyline The Case of Ritsu Onodera, as well as The Case of Shouta Kisa and The Case of Chiaki Yoshino. The light novel series The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa was later adapted into a film. An episode in the second season also adapts a Junjou Romantica storyline Junjou Mistake.

The anime is mostly a faithful adaptation of the original series', although it is sexually toned down. While it still includes some brief sex scenes, it sometimes fades to black before it gets too graphic or replaces sexual scenes with mere kisses. This is most notable with regards to Chiaki Yoshino's original rape scene which instead fades out after Yoshiyuki Hatori kisses him, suggesting that nothing else happened. This also happens in several scenes between Ritsu Onodera and Masamune Takano, in which the anime replaces some sexual fondling with kissing.

ReleaseEdit

JapanEdit

The first installment of the anime series was the OVA No love's like to the first, which was released as a DVD bundled with the limited edition of the fifth manga volume on March 22nd, 2011.

Season 1 aired on television in Japan from April 9th, 2011 to June 24th, 2011. It was later made available on six DVDs, with the first DVD released on June 24th, 2011, and the sixth released on November 25th, 2011.

The second OVA The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love was released as a DVD bundled with the limited edition of the sixth manga volume on September 27th, 2011.

Season 2 aired on television in Japan from October 7th, 2011 to December 23rd, 2011. It was later made available on six DVDs, with the first released on December 22nd, 2011, and the sixth released on May 25th, 2012.

The full anime series including both OVAs was re-released on Blu-Ray in a box set on January 31st, 2014, just a few months before the release of the film.

The film The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa was released in theaters on March 15th, 2014. It was released on DVD on August 29th, 2014.

EnglishEdit

The 24 episodes of the anime series were available on Crunchyroll with English subtitles under the title "Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love". The series has been available since 2011. This does not include the two OVAs or the film.

In 2017, Funimation released the anime series with both OVAs on DVD with English subtitles under the title "Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi". This was Funimation's first boyslove/yaoi release.

The anime series has not been dubbed into English, and the film has not been made officially available with English subtitles.

Cast and charactersEdit

Character Voice actor
Ritsu Onodera Takashi Kondō (近藤隆, Kondou Takashi)
Masamune Takano Katsuyuki Konishi (小西 克幸, Konishi Katsuyuki)
Chiaki Yoshino Shinnosuke Tachibana (立花 慎之介, Tachibana Shinnosuke)
Yoshiyuki Hatori Yuichi Nakamura (中村 悠一, Nakamura Yuuichi)
Shouta Kisa Nobuhiko Okamoto (岡本 信彦, Okamoto Nobuhiko)
Kou Yukina Tomoaki Maeno (前野 智昭, Maeno Tomoaki)
Takafumi Yokozawa Kenyu Horiuchi (堀内 賢雄, Horiuchi Ken'yuu)
Zen Kirishima Tōru Furuya (古谷 徹, Furuya Touru)

List of episodesEdit

# Title Relationship First Aired
Season 1
00 No love's like to the first (OVA) Ritsu & Takano March 22nd, 2011 (DVD)
01 First Impressions Are the Most Lasting Ritsu & Takano April 9, 2011
02 A Man Has Free Choice to Begin Love But Not to End It Ritsu & Takano April 15, 2011
03 In Love There is Both Dotage and Discretion Ritsu & Takano April 22, 2011
04 Adversity Makes a Man Wise Ritsu & Takano April 29, 2011
05 Love Is Lawless Chiaki & Hatori May 6, 2011
06 Go to The Sea, If You Would Fish Well Chiaki & Hatori May 13, 2011
07 Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before Them Ritsu & Takano May 20, 2011
08 Looks Breed Love Kisa & Yukina May 27, 2011
09 The Die Is Cast Kisa & Yukina June 3, 2011
10 Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Chiaki & Hatori June 10, 2011
11 It Never Rains but it Pours Ritsu & Takano June 17, 2011
12 After a Storm Comes a Calm Ritsu & Takano June 24, 2011
Season 2
12.5 The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love (OVA) Chiaki & Hatori September 27th, 2011 (DVD)
13 A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending Ritsu & Takano October 7, 2011
14 One Cannot Love and Be Wise Ritsu & Takano October 14, 2011
15 Lingering Love Makes Mistake Chiaki & Hatori October 21, 2011
16 Delay In Love Is Dangerous Chiaki & Hatori October 28, 2011
17 Follow Love and It Will Flee Thee, Free Love and It Will Follow Thee Ritsu & Takano November 4, 2011
18 Love is Without Reason Isaka & Asahina November 11, 2011
19 Actions Speak Louder Than Words Ritsu & Takano November 18, 2011
20 Love and envy make a man pine Kisa & Yukina November 25, 2011
21 Love is blind Kisa & Yukina December 2, 2011
22 Love goes never without fear Ritsu & Takano December 9, 2011
23 Love makes the world go round Ritsu & Takano December 16, 2011
24 Love is a Bitter-Sweet Ritsu & Takano December 23, 2011
Movie
- The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa Yokozawa & Kirishima March 15th, 2014 (theaters)

ImagesEdit

Japanese releasesEdit

International releasesEdit

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