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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.

Type
Manga

Related Series

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 - Onodera Ritsu no Baai
The Case of Onodera Ritsu
World's Greatest First Love: Ritsu Onodera's Affair
World's Greatest First Love: The Case of Onodera Ritsu

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Latest Release(s)
c.18 by September Scanlations (110d ago)
c.17 by September Scanlations (238d ago)
c.Valentine's Day Prologue by September Scanlations (266d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 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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2 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (663 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 30th 2014, 4:18pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #236 increased(+58)
Monthly Pos #328 increased(+108)
3 Month Pos #384 decreased(-24)
6 Month Pos #292 increased(+38)

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On 2532 reading lists
On 421 wish lists
On 72 unfinished lists
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Art   
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by freakazoid
April 6th, 2011, 6:39am
A lot of people have been saying that the art has improved - which is true, the art is not what you see in every day standard manga. its got a distinct style and you could spot it a mile away from all the rest, i personally love the style.

the story is great too - the uke is one of my favs too, he stands up for himself
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mostly a delight so far   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
March 31st, 2011, 11:31pm
[as of volume 4] i also consider this to be better than junjou romantica, for several reasons: yes, the art is better, and that matters to me a fair bit, because i like manga best when the art and prose are both integral to the story. furthermore, the setting is realistic and really interesting to me -- this gives a better look at the manga publishing business than the highly praised bakuman. and i actually like onodera and takano; they're not annoying, screechy uke and overbearing, kichiku seme. ok, takano is a tad overbearing, but he actually has onodera's best interest at heart, really helps him when it comes to editing, and actually tries to communicate, which is a far cry from usami akihiko. i like onodera's inner dialogue better than misaki's as well; he's not as irritatingly clueless. and the humour is wittier and less obvious, which i like better.

kisa, on the other hand, is already getting on my nerves. his inner dialogue drives me up the wall. he doesn't DO anything for his relationship, but wastes time and energy on angsting, second-guessing, and bemoaning the fact that yukina is so understanding instead of jealous.

as to falling in love with somebody one doesn't know and how realistic that is: very. people do this all the time. they get attracted without knowing much about the person, and then they think that this is love. infatuation isn't really love, at least it's not the sort of love that lasts -- which is obvious when you observe how often "love at first sight" falls apart easily. where BL is pure, unrealistic fantasy is in pretending that this sort of infatuation is always successful, and will result in happily ever after, even if 10 years have passed with the people separated.

and yeah, DP -- fabulous scanlation job. i always hope these guys pick up series i like because they're so professional, so much so that they beat most commercial translations.

... Last updated on March 31st, 2011, 11:49pm
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*_*   
Rating: N/A
by yaoi_addict
March 7th, 2011, 1:34pm
I really love Nakamura sensei's works! and this one is really awesome! the plot is funny and cute^w^..well I think it's not fair to compare it with Junjou Romantica because they are a bit different (and I personally like both of them *_*)
in my opinion this time Nakamura was able to draw a very interesting uke(Onodera Ritsu), I like his personality >w<and I also love Takano san*ç* but I can't stand Yokozawa è_é he's hateful and nasty and he really pissed me off!!!
well I enjoyed it a lot and I'm looking forward to reading the next chapter X3
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LOVE it!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ikuna
February 13th, 2011, 12:56pm
Wow. I had NO clue that this was from the same author as Junjou Romantica! xD No wonder Takano looks similer to Usumi!

Anyways, I prefer this to Junjou Romantica any day of the week! The drawings are definitely improved and Onodera's personality is more likable then Misaki's(in my opinion). So that's a big plus, I always loved having head strong uke's.

I think the story is great AND realistic, the drawings are amazing, the characters are great, and I cannot ait for the anime to come out this Spring!

... Last updated on February 17th, 2011, 4:48pm
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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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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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HAHA   
Rating: N/A
by shadowhalls
July 14th, 2010, 7:05am
I love how she kinda ties her mangas together. In the first chapter, page 30, Usami Akihiko's (from Junjou Romantica) name is on a list of authors! teehee... he's in first place of course! smile

... Last updated on July 14th, 2010, 7:05am
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pretty good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by buzzaiuta
June 23rd, 2010, 4:25am
I'd say this isn't as good as Junjou Romantica....
but it most certainly makes a very hillarious and refreshing first time read XD
i'm expecting a lot from this manga & also the author, hope both live up to my high expectations!!
also DP's scanlation job is awesome!!
looking forward to seeing Yukina & Shouta in coming scanlations biggrin
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Pretty... good.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lensan
March 27th, 2010, 10:21am
Alright, yes yes, the art is BETTER than Junjou Romantica but it isn't superbly good.
I think the artist HAS improved and the guys do look ... COUGH hotter. =u= Well, the plot seemed really new and refreshing at first but afterwards from reading the RAWS, it seemed kind of dull and lifeless.

I really hope she adds in some angst at some point. 8D
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hilarious   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xono
March 2nd, 2010, 6:21pm
Hilarious and witty. It's better than Junjou Romantica. The art though not as gorgeous that you can define in the mainstream BL manga, it captures and conveys the right emotions the charas are feeling. It's easy to follow and understand what the author tries to tell to the readers right on the spot. Also, credits to DP for the good translations.

If you're into laughs and intelligent dialogues, this is right one for you.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2010, 6:22pm
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