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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi  
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Description
Onodera Ritsu quits his job and transfers to the publishing company Marukawa Shoten. Sadly, he gets assigned to the editing department that handles shoujo manga; and Ritsu, who vowed to never fall in love again, working on love stories is impossible. Panic ensues when he realises that the arrogant and tyrannical head editor turns out to be his former first love!

Includes Onodera's co-worker Kisa Shouta's storyline of his encounter with handsome student and book store clerk Yukina Kou.

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Associated Names
世界一初恋 ~小野寺律の場合~
世界第一初恋
世界第一初戀
Mejor Primer Amor del Mundo - El Caso de Onodera Ritsu (Spanish)
Melhor Primeiro Amor do Mundo - O Caso de Onodera Ritsu (Portuguese)
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - Onodera Ritsu no Baai
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi - Yukina Kou no Baai
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Kisa Shouta no Baai
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Le cas de Ritsu Onodera
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Onodera Ritsu no Baai
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Przypadek Ritsu Onodery
The Case of Onodera Ritsu
The World's Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera

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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [S1]; Vol 3, Chap 5 [S2]
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 4 [S1]; Vol 6 Chap 10 [S2]

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Forum
2 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (724 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 9th 2015, 11:34am PST


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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka Ciel (Kadokawa Shoten)
Emerald (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
SuBLime (3 Volume - Ongoing; Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #270 increased(+30)
Monthly Pos #324 decreased(-32)
3 Month Pos #306 increased(+47)
6 Month Pos #285 increased(+40)

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On 457 wish lists
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My third favorite yaoi.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tohogirl5
October 22nd, 2013, 8:50pm
I can say a lot of things about why I love Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, but it'll take like 3 days. It's my favorite after Junjou Romantica and Koisuru Boukun...and thats says a lot.

But seriously Onodera have to tell Takano that he loves him too! How long will it take? How many more chapters or even volumes?
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I on the other hand don't mind the high rating   
Rating: N/A
by juls91
April 14th, 2014, 12:08pm
I'm not surprised for the "high rating" this manga has... Because i enjoy it though i won't rate it just yet.
The art, i think, it kind of bothered me at first, but now in the last 2 chapters 17-18 the art seems to have "improved/changed" but i MISS the old art, strange i know, i guess i got used to it, and it grew within me that particular style.
It might be cliche but not completely and that's nice, i like the characters and their personalities (most of it at least) . But i'm actually only paying attention to Ritsu and Takano's story.
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Recommend   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Everclear-san
August 11th, 2010, 12:46pm
I personally thought it was better than junjou romantica. The art has gotten better and even the plot is fresh and amusing. In fact, once you start reading it, it'll bring back the old nostalgic memories of your disastrous first love which makes you hope all the more that they'll work their problems out. After reading the raws, I couldn't understand why ppl would call it lifeless and dull, since it made me all giddy inside upon reading their relationship develop. It's funny, witty and amazingly gorgeous. Totally not a waste of your time. Nakamura-sensei truly brings out the best of all her characters!
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I love her work   
Rating: N/A
by missery
June 11th, 2012, 12:29am
I love her art and I love her characters! I'm a sucker for first loves so this one really got to me. Every chapter I read I get more and more hooked. I love how ritsu acts so cute. This is definitely one of my favourites, I keep reading and watching it over and over ^^
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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi   
Rating: N/A
by aiuso
December 28th, 2011, 5:32am
I read this series after I had seen it practically everywhere, and I will admit, Nakamura Shungiku's other popular series, Junjou Romantica, was my first.
This series is almost as good as Junjou, some even say better, but since Junjou Romantica was my first yaoi series, I can't say if one is better than the other. All I know is that I LOVE Sekaiichi Hatsukoi as a whole.
The main pairing, Takano and Onodera, are absolutely adorable. I love the concept of this pairing, as it's something rather unique that I hadn't encountered in a manga before. There relationship is just so amusing, and sometimes even complicated, and you feel warm and tingly just reading and watching their relationship grow with each chapter.
The other pairing, Hatori and Chiaki, are also equally adorable; but well, all the couples in this series are adorable.
I was intrigued by Hatori's character when he was first introduced, since he seemed rather quiet and mysterious. I suppose he is rather quiet and mysterious, but Chiaki, brings out a different light in him. His love for Chiaki, his childhood friend, is so sweet and pure, and the two balance each other out nicely, in my opinion.
The next pairing, Yukina and Kisa, was a bit awkward at first, but it was nice to see Kisa gradually open up to Yukina and give himself to him.

I would definitely give Sekaiichi Hatsukoi a chance if you haven't already, because it is just a wonderful series that you cannot pass up.

... Last updated on December 28th, 2011, 5:33am
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Good yaoi   
Rating: N/A
by niteangel
April 9th, 2011, 9:17pm
It has romantic moments and the characters are likable. Easy to read. But sometimes it gets unbelievable how far into rape territory some of the scenes get into and characters just shake it off as something that happens when you're falling in love saying "oh, we have a normal subordinate-boss relationship" when he clearly forced sex on the guy. WTF? Maybe that's just me. Or maybe it's just "welcome to yaoi" where normal rules don't apply.
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Dont like the other couples   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by poisonousrose1517
March 19th, 2012, 10:12pm
I love the story of Onodera & Takano, but the other two stories is... Blah...

I mean the Kisa and Yukina story is an alright story, they have their moments and there's the insecurity that makes it a little interesting but i'm not really feeling it too much, but i will say that Yukina is definitley the best looking in the series and i think that it has potential to be better...

And as for Hatori and whatshisname, i dont like the story at all so far, like you know its not good when you cant even remember the uke's name, this story also has its moments but its by far the worst story, and i have no hope for it...

I say keep the main couple of course, keep Kisa/Yukina, get rid of Hatori/Whatshisname and add Yokozawa/Kirishima... If you havent read the Yokozawa/Kirishima novel you definitely should, its really good!
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one word for sekaiichi hatsukoi: LOVE!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yoykumi
January 13th, 2012, 7:44am
i really really enjoy this manga!!! i can't w8 for the upcoming volume,its so great,i can't stand a minute without think of it! before this,i'm kinda not yaoi fans,but after read sekaiichi and junjou romantica,then i became fanatic! sekaiichi & junjou romantica always have one incomment, they are all true love! love forever! happy endings! ahh! i enjoyed how can impossible love become possible wink
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You couldn't possibly expect it to NOT be good, of course   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kurosu_yuuki
February 3rd, 2011, 10:12pm
To me this whole manga's high point is Takano. I adore him. He's just really funny and actually a cute kind of seme, because even being tyrannical and devilish, he's truly the caring type~! He's just pushy enough to get Ritsu to respond, too, but actually respects his space more than I expected. He's so intense and has that passionate gaze that makes me go "kyaa" all the time. Takano is pathetically, pitifully huggable. I know he has all that "I'm confident" aura around him, but I don't buy it. You see, Takano's really complex and his expressions make it crystal clear to see he's actually in pain, though he doesn't say it. He's freaking hot too, but...Nakamura-sensei's just not good at making characters look differently, is she? He looks EXACTLY like Usami Akihiko from Junjou Romantica, but with black hair
Ritsu is adorable too, though not as "shiny" as Takano. I actually love hot-headed ukes.
My second favorite characters is actually Yokozawa. Sure, he pissed me off from the very beginning, since he just got more and more annoying. I thought of a billions solutions for him, from getting paired up with someone to ending up helping Ritsu out. Most of the volumes that are currently out, I hated him. Then chapters came when his point of view was explained. I immediately understood him. How wouldn't someone fall in love with a person who only keeps them close? All of what he does is justified by his feelings and I can relate a hell of a lot to him, so I love him now. More than that, I feel bad for him. So please, please, Nakamura-sensei, let him be happy T-T
Oh, and I'm happy that Isaka-san shows up at bits! I love him so much, hurrray!

Gotta say it, though, I do criticise one matter: the way their relationship was developed. It would have been better if Ritsu fell in love with Takano again first, and THEN found out who he was. The way it happened, we all just knew he loved him, but refused to accept so himself, and the story was just a drag-on from that...especially since it shows in the end of the chapter how long it will take for Ritsu to realize, which means we'll all be expecting it...
And at a certain point, it gets just like every relationship Nakamura-sensei's portraits: the uke won't stop pretending like he doesn't want to, even when he does.

I'm not saying it is bad. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is actually a pretty good manga. Funny, cute, and sexy, gets my attention until the end of each volume and makes me crave more - and believe me, that's a tough thing.
The only reason I will note rate it 10 is because Nakamura-sensei ALWAYS uses the same formula and keeps being popular because of that. She makes all her manga very cute, soft headed, funny and with just enough sex to make you get into it. And then she gets away without having to think more about plot or making the story or even the feelings deeper. C'mon, I know they are a nice couple and everything, but their feelings aren't the slightest bit believable at first! Ritsu falls in love with Takano without even KNOWING him.
Anyways, it gets compensated for. The mere idea of this story is so heart-wrenching, I couldn't not be obsessed. A love that lasts for that long? It's too beautiful to even be put in words. It shows in every expression of Takano's how much he longed to see Ritsu again. Also, Takano's past is a little better developed than Ritsu's.
As this manga goes by, it gets more dramatic, so I'm enjoying it as Ritsu gets caught up in his feelings and can't seem to escape anymore ^-^
Oh, but beware! If you start reading this, you won't be able to stop and it always seems like the chapters given, no matter how much, aren't enough.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2011, 7:39pm
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It's cute   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Autorama
September 29th, 2015, 11:39am
If you're just starting to read yaoi, this may be your cup of tea. Sadly, it's not mine anymore.

I don't think the art is so bad as some people say, but It certainly could be better. It all looks rushed, wich is weird, since I've got the feeling that the mangaka is dragging this story.

The part about Takano and Ritsu and their previous relationship is well written in my opinion. But this manga could have ended a long time ago. I get the feeling that the author is just using random cliches and stalling. And the side stories... Oh my.nso boring. They really don't deserve so many chapters.

I just hope she finishes the manga soon and don't screw up the ending!
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