This is a list of episodes, OVAs, and more for the anime Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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
|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|
|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|
|-||The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa||Yokozawa & Kirishima||March 15th, 2014 (theaters)|