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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 - 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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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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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (684 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.8 / 10.0
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Year
2008

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Monthly Pos #174 increased(+39)
3 Month Pos #200 decreased(-71)
6 Month Pos #160 increased(+12)

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Awesome series!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nelnel-chan
May 28th, 2011, 4:00pm
At first when i saw that this series was an anime (after no liking the anime very much for junjo romantica but still love the series) i wasn't going to give this a shot but after a yaoi friend recommend it to me I finally decided to give it a shot and after watching the Ova i'd die-hard and read the series up to vol 6. ch 11. I have to say that in my opinion that this is better than junjo romantica with the plot and with the characters. Again 3 couples are inttoduce like junijo romatica and are parelle with one another as you see the the main character, ristu is the son of the famous onodea company who publishs usagi-san's(from junjo romamtica) and features isaki(also in junjo romatica that similar to ristu's case in this story) The character's are simialar to junjo romtica with 2 of the ukes (Kisa shouta, and chiaki) who looks like misaki but eye color, and hair style different. Artwork like many 0ther said is better.
Contains SPOILERS
1, (Takano x ristu a story dealing with love in the past but resurfacing again after 10 years)Couple and to me is the best couple Takano x Ristu is a couple who was dating 10 years ago for a short time, and broke up due to misunderstandings by Ristu who would watch Saga-senpai (old name) in the libaray and love him for he saved a cat when no one else would dedpite no getting to know or knowing his personaity. After 10 years later Ristu mets Saga-senpai again but could not reconize who he was because his name name was changed and he had other problems. unfortunately for Saga-senpai who also didn't reconized him at first due to his last name which was “oda ristu” which was a fake last surname he added because he was embarrass to put his real name but want to stay conntect with saga-senpai, finds out who ristu is and plans to make ristu fall in love with again despite ristu. who doesn't want to fall in love with him.

2, couple Chaiki x Hatori (Cute couple dealing with childhood friends)
Chaiki is a male Author that writes shojo manga. He being a male is drawn into his childhood friends who love him but he thinks they're in love with each other. One of his childhood friends hatori is his editor but chaiki takes under a female name due to female fans being dissapoint to find out he is a male (Chaiki thinks thats) tells chaiki that he is in love with him and tells him that they can't be together anymore due to the fact that he spoils him and that he was the only reason to get close to chaiki. Chaiki however accepts his feelings but hatori only thinks that he loves him as a friend. Yuu, another childhood friend is rivals with hatori to win chaiki heart as well.
Sadly this series is in Novel only
3. couple Kisa shouta x Kou Yukina (Another cute story and couple that works on if a beautiful love such as this could hold on) Kisa shouta, who is also a editor like ristu and works with him is a 30 year 0ld man who falls in love at first sight at a man in a bookstore who is get shojo manga that he has read and loves sold to a bunch of girls that love him and find him beautiful, Kisa loves him but it's cause of his face that he loves and believes that a person like him could never be with someone like him. Later he is caught in the bookstore stalking the beautiful man again by Yokazoa (i believe) and introduces kisa to him. Kisa gives the man his card but is sad to find out that he does not reconize him for he has met him before, but finds out his name is Kou Yukina. Later another guy finds kisa, who is about to leave the store in sadness is stopped by him cause he wanted to get back together with kisa. Kisa explains that they'd on slept together once an that was it for them. The man wasn't giving up but is stopped by the beautiful man and is told that there is no fighting in the store. Kisa encounters the beautiful man again in a coffee place (i believe) and turns out that all the books that he'd been selling were from the same editor who is kisa and finds him amazing to make him cry while reading his books. Yukina also asks him for his age which surpise to find out that kisa is 30 and he is 21. He also says that he want to create a fair to sell all his books that he loved to read which kisa is surprise by his kind words and starts to blush because of it. It turns out that his words makes Kisa blush leaving Yukina seeing that and kissing him in the store.
Anime and Manga are just amazing to read or watch.
I have to say these 3 stories a nothing but comdey and hardcore happy scenes that actually leaves hardcore Yaoi fans and guys who actually don't watch yaoi wanting more.
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Wonderful Story About 2nd Chance at True Love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2old4yaoi
April 17th, 2011, 8:42pm
I did enjoy Junjou Romantica but I was totally blown away by Sekaiichi Hatsukoi! I personally think it was leaps & bounds a much better work. I love the settings - the manga publishing industry; it is neat to be able to look at behind the scenes workings of one of my favourite hobbies. On top of that, I simply adore the main couple Ritsu x Takano. I think Ritsu is the most likeable Uke of all sensei's works so far. He is funny, head strong, intelligent & very refreshingly honest with his feelings even though it comes out in blurts of unintentional confessions sometimes. The story is somewhat more realistic too - the fact that both characters obviously dated others during the 10 years break. I am very much rooting for their second chance at this true loves. I also hope that despite the trouble at TokyoPop currently, this manga will get its much deserved English translation, publication & sale in US. Any publisher can't go wrong by hitching its wagon to this series of NAKAMURA Shungiku after seeing the success of long running series such as Junjou Romantica.
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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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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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