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Hatsukoi Gentei  
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Description
A series of related stories about (a lot of) middle and high school students as they discover their hatsukoi (first love).

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
初恋 Limited
初恋限定
初恋限定。‐ハツコイ リミテッド‐
First Love Limited
Hatsukoi Limited
Hatsukoi Limited.

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.28 by Franky House (2052d ago)
c.27 by Franky House (2062d ago)
v.4 c.Omake by bark2374 (2085d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 32

User Reviews
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Forum
4 topics, 90 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (784 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 20th 2014, 1:41am PST

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Year
2007

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #736 increased(+155)
Monthly Pos #1147 increased(+49)
3 Month Pos #1303 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #1313 decreased(-27)

List Stats
On 951 reading lists
On 642 wish lists
On 1953 completed lists
On 99 unfinished lists
On 194 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Hatsukoi Limited anime 1014 days, 9 hours, 8 minutes ago
When the brothers came...*Spoiler* 1986 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes ago
First impression of this series? 1988 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes ago
Hatsukoi Limited's Ending 2039 days, 6 hours, 47 minutes ago

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Hit and miss characters   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by mewarmo990
November 6th, 2008, 4:42am
I won't compare this to Ichigo 100% since I haven't read it, but I recently finished School Rumble. Hatsukoi Gentei is everything that series should have been, though certainly not perfect..

Hatsukoi Gentei features a large, varied cast, which is perfectly fine if executed correctly. What this manga has going for it is that while it features a large cast like School Rumble, Hatsukoi manages to avoid letting its good characters fade into obscurity (because it's so short), giving most of them an interesting storyline and personality. Obviously there are lot of tropes and predictable stereotypes like the Loser/HotChick pairing, but that's to be expected from this type of manga.

At the same time, short length of Hatsukoi really hurts it where it could have succeeded. Great characters such as Yamamoto Misaki have to suddenly be pushed aside to cram in the plot for less significant ones such as that glasses guy who liked Chikura. I would have really liked to see this series flesh out the story of those deeper characters instead of trying too hard to tie up every last loose end.

Oh, Kawashita Mizuki's art style is everything I've heard it is. Looking forward to reading her other work.

... Last updated on November 6th, 2008, 4:45am
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Nice manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by db84x
March 20th, 2009, 6:02pm
I admit i have a hig expectation when first time read it, but after i read it, it just nice overall manga. I look foward for his new project and i hope she will made a new legendary manga like ichigo 100%
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wow   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
March 3rd, 2009, 7:53am
I decided to throw in my opinion since I saw some really odd reviews.

The main characters switches for each story but it switches within a core group of people. So you see most of the characters in each story, and its easy to tell who's who.

Also, that whole "its shonen and the guy has to put no effort" thing is complete crap. One whole story focuses on one guy realizing he has to improve and put effort to get the girl he likes(who doesn't like him back within the story, its just a goal).

So non of the characters really get it easy except one who has a pretty fickle relationship, and thus its not easy for him at all. He's aware he's odd looking, and the morale is one of those times that a relationship just happens(the whole you can't help who you love).

This is a well known romance manga. And things aren't easy for any of the characters. Many don't get what they want. A lot like salad days, this is more about a moral or lesson for the character to learn. But I think its easier to keep track of the characters since their stories are more interconnected. In my opinion, its an more enjoyable read than salad days(and more optimistic).
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Stop saying bullshit   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Riui
November 20th, 2007, 7:49am
Very Good Art like always
I love story with multicharacter so it add more value to the manga
Contrarily what people before me said at, there aren't only loves triangles ( it's more about square or more like in school rumble there is a chain of one-sided love )
But not only that, there are others love situations ( Enomoto kei and Kasuda, Deobashi Rika and Terai )
So please don't summarize with : it's a love triangle please
No it's more complicated and works a little like bakano ( no main character )
I love it

... Last updated on November 20th, 2007, 7:51am
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decent   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by jrdragon2003
May 24th, 2008, 7:29am
the story wasn't too bad but unfortunately it was cut to short for it to really stand out i believe. it needed a few more chapters under it's belt i believe to fully grasp a closure for the characters and the pace the story had with their relationships.
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Sweet and moving..:D   
Rating: N/A
by VeryCold
December 14th, 2011, 6:29am
The first time I came into contact with Hatsukoi Gentei english scanlations was when it first came out (Back in what, 07,08?), and I did manage to finish it though without much interest. I had deemed it inferior to Ichigo 100% which I felt dwelved deeper into relationships and managed to actually immerse the readers into the setting and Love Triangle.

Fast forward to 2011-ish, I bought the completed 4 tankobou of Hatsukoi Gentei in Japanese and read it all over again. Everything seemed so different. I'm not sure if it's because I matured, the language difference or the higher quality art, but the story felt so much stronger-- so moving that I felt compelled to write this.. Disappointment, jealousy heart-racing infatuations- all encapsulated and vividly described in everyone's stories. While I didn't obviously go through each and every unique experience of first love, I felt like I could relate to the complex portrayal of liking someone.

I guess some stated that it was seemingly shallow, there was far less development with such a complex array of characters. While I am somewhat agreeable, we gotta realise, guys, that this is first love (Hatsukoi). Weren't all (if not most) of our first love like that? Shallow infatuations, albeit with the power to rock the steadiest of hearts. Oh well.. Maybe you can give it a try again if the first time didn't stick with you smile
Get the Tankobou!
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Above-avearage-but-not-exceptional   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by Bloodfall
January 14th, 2010, 11:09pm
It's a different experience, i think i've never even heard about a manga that tells the story that way, in short relacionated stories, so, it's interesting to experience it and jump to your own conclusions.

I couldn't feel very touched even by the parts that seen to have the objective of being touching.

Except for the GREAT Kawashita's artwork, this manga is just.... average and silly.

I'm amazed by female drawings, and in that point, the manga made me quite happy.
But in all the others, it's just.... so so.

If you don't know what to read next, give it a try.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2010, 11:11pm
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shallow   
Rating: N/A
by Revelmonk
June 13th, 2009, 2:21pm
I like the stories, but in my opinion most of the relationships seem shallow. I feel it was just tossed together for what was convenient without any real build to it(if that makes sense). Maybe it was because there were so many couples but the series need to focus better on the individual relationships without the typical guy awkwardness.
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Fanservice   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jackblack901
April 15th, 2009, 5:44pm
If you like Ichigo 100% or other manga of KAWASHITA Mizuki give it a try. Just enjoy some very well draw, lovely chapter and dont care about storyline, character... (most things to make a manga lol =.=)
Take it more seriously you will be disapointed.

P.S: Dont judge this manga because it has so many character. If you read salad day, school rumble, you will get it. It's just a series of different romance, comedy storys. Each chapter is about a couple.
It's better that characters is a bit related than change to whole new place after each chapter (it will be become a lot of oneshoot). Dont take it as a bad point!!!

... Last updated on April 15th, 2009, 6:47pm
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so far.............!   
Rating: N/A
by burn
October 8th, 2007, 9:55pm
its interesting and promising! plus the art work and story is good! *so far, i have read!* hope there will be more multiple ending!
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