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Hatsukoi (KAZUKI Rai)  
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Description
From September Scanlations:

Hirono Yuusa always believed he was special and destined for greatness–until tragedy struck in his final year of middle school. Now, jaded and disillusioned, he’s completely given up on ever trying to be anything more than ordinary. But when he starts to notice classmate Himekawa Ichigo struggling to do his best against all odds, he can’t help but want to cheer him on.

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Hatsukoi ~ First Love
初恋 (一樹らい)

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Latest Release(s)
c.6.5 by /a/nonymous 15 days ago
c.6 (end) by September Scanlations over 2 years ago
c.5 by September Scanlations over 3 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (126 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 9th 2018, 8:56pm PST


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Year
2016

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Rutile (Gentosha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #672 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #1026 increased(+571)
3 Month Pos #2089 increased(+1036)
6 Month Pos #3269 increased(+990)
Year Pos #4004 increased(+1309)

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On 162 reading lists
On 74 wish lists
On 307 completed lists
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Hmm  
by OmNom
September 29th, 2019, 1:18am
Rating: N/A
Overall this was a nice debut series from a very renowned author in the Haikyu doujinshi community, but as is the case with almost every debut out there, it's hardly perfect and could definitely use some tweaking in certain areas. The inner monologues/ flashbacks in particular were a bit too lengthy imo, they diluted the pacing of the story and tempered with the development of the characters. It felt like Hirono was staying in his head and wallowing in his somewhat theatrical angst a little bit too much, which sacrificed much needed screentime for more gradual and meaningful interactions between him and Himekawa in present day. Some of their dialogues were also rather dry, and I'm not a big fan of the tone the English translator from September Scanlations used for them - it made the characters sound unnecessarily vulgar and "hip" when they're actually much more wholesome than that. I guess I just wish there was more nuance in the emotional aspect of the manga as a whole.
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Nice  
by Tentacle
September 18th, 2017, 12:41pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
With this being Kazuki Rai's second original work I dare say that it's a bit distracting how much the characters remind me of Kageyama and Hinata. With that said, this manga is amazingly adorable and completely pulls you in! It's not too deep but has enough depth for the kind of story that it is.

Kazuki Rai has a very unique style both with her art and her storytelling and I do wish that she keeps drawing original works! (and hopefully they don't look as much like Kageyama and Hinata...)
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Refreshing  
by kira6
September 17th, 2017, 6:15pm
Rating: N/A
I absolutely love the two main characters. One is great at everything he does and thus apathetic while the other never gives up despite how bad he is at something. You could say they are complete opposites
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which leads to them having a physical fist fight to duke it out BUT then they actually communicated with each other afterward. And when the one dude said he just wanted to befriend the other dude. I was crying on the inside. FRIENDSHIP. Although the obstacle in the past was gotten over pretty easily by the latter character, I could see it would be part of his personality. It fit the not-too-dramatic vibe of the story too.
But there are more facets to their personalities than that. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. Neither of them exhibit the stereotype of cold, aloof seme or crybaby uke. The author managed to make a story that could have been cliche into something refreshing. I am refreshed. Dunked in ice cold water after running a marathon refreshed.
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