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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (Novel)  
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Description
Yokozawa Takafumi is in the midst of heartbreak after being rejected by his one-sided love, Takano Masamune. Will things look up for poor Yokozawa once he crosses paths with Kirishima Zen, the head editor of a shounen manga magazine, who also happens to have a young daughter?

Type
Novel

Related Series
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Mejor Primer Amor del Mundo - El Caso de Yokozawa Takafumi (Spanish)
Melhor Primeiro Amor do Mundo - O Caso de Yokozawa Takafumi (Portuguese)
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Sorata no Baai (Novel)
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi
The Case of Yokozawa Takafumi
World's Greatest First Love - Yokozawa Takafumi
世界一初恋 ~横澤隆史の場合~
世界一初恋 横泽隆史

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Latest Release(s)
c.Omnibus Extra 3 by September Scanlations over 4 years ago
c.Omnibus Extras 1-2 by September Scanlations over 4 years ago
v.6 c.Comic Side by September Scanlations over 5 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 1, Chap 19

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (153 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.32 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 11th 2020, 5:39pm PST


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Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Emerald (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #630 increased(+190)
Monthly Pos #1635 increased(+81)
3 Month Pos #2528 increased(+456)
6 Month Pos #3604 increased(+411)
Year Pos #4856 increased(+164)

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On 231 wish lists
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Obra Prima  
by Kirishima💝Takafumi
January 12th, 2021, 1:37am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Se sekai ichi hatsukoi tivesse casais como esses como primarios certeza que seria mais famoso
Eu amei o novel
É meu yaoi favorito 😍
Enredo complexo e bem desenvolvido
Shippe lindo demais.
Queria mais volume
Ja re li umas 4 vezes e ja quero ler de novo rs
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So glad I eventually got to this  
by kurosu_yuuki
June 18th, 2020, 5:23pm
Rating: N/A
Ok, little story time: Years ago, when SH's anime first came out, I watched it and picked up the manga from where the anime left off. I didn't really keep up with the updates, just read what was available in 2011 (if you go to SH's page, my review is one of the first). Recently, though, MangaRock stopped working and I had to switch to a new source, so I started looking for manga I'd stopped following to try to get everything up to date, and restarted SH, this time from the beginning.
Eventually, I got to the specials about Yokozawa and Kirishima and I didn't even know who he was, I was very confused. So I came back to look at the spin-offs and found this novel. I immediately read it, only to find out there's even an anime as well! I had no idea, despite thinking I'd watched the whole SH series! So I watched that too, and now I'm absolutely in love with this couple. I'm not a big fan of the other SH couple besides the main one, but this is equally great, if not even better! Even among the Junjou Romantica Universe (which overlaps with SH sometimes) it's one of the best!
Although Yokozawa pissed me off interfering with Takano and Onodera's relationship, I knew to expect great things for him if he ever got a chance at a love life! He's tsundere, my type of uke. Then, Kirishima is possibly the best seme ever. He has that forceful, insistent side to him that I love, but instead of using it to rape the uke or do something really mean to him, his blackmail is simply to "go out for drinks". He never forces Yokozawa into anything, it just happens all naturally, in a healthy and mature way. I love that they aren't teenagers or little boys, but two full grown adults who also look like men and aren't girly, and even though I'm not a fan of kids in yaoi, Hiyomi was such a great character that I couldn't help but love their little family. Oh, and Sorata, of course! I wish there was more of this, or that it comes to exist eventually, even if it's within SH.
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Perfect  
by sarahg
March 19th, 2015, 9:47pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is the only couple I really like for SekaiKoi. The noment Yokozawa aopeared, I liked him. Then when I found out about his own set of novels, I started reading immediately nonstop, putting the anime on hold. I really don't like the typical ukes so I think Yokozawa is perfect.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2015, 9:47pm
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One of my favorites  
by sandyatthebeach1
June 6th, 2013, 5:03pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I really love this novel- I've read it at least twice now. Unlike the characters in the other Junjou mangas, Yokozawa and Kirishima are genuinely likable (no offense). Yokozawa is just as mature as Kirishima, and any weaknesses he has are just endearing and not annoying. Kirishima and Yokozawa are so good together- especially with Kirishima's daughter there, they're just a loving family. Their relationship isn't perfect, but they really belong together, and make each other better instead of dragging each other down.
This story just makes me really happy, honestly. Yokozawa is such a grumpy teddy bear, and Kirishima is really cool (although I like how a lot of it is just bravado). I actually can't bring myself to read the manga because I don't want to see Yokozawa hurt, and I harbor a lot of resentment towards Takano and Onodera because of this novel, haha. If they continued Kirishima and Yokozawa's story in manga form, though... that would be pretty awesome wink
Seriously, though, read this- it's fantastic. The translations are well-done, and the story is endearing, heart-warming, but still has plenty of those great yaoi moments. I certainly loved it, and I still go back and read it when I have time. Definitely one of my favorites!

... Last updated on January 1st, 2014, 2:04am
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The best pairing out of all the couples in SH  
by infinity9001
January 29th, 2012, 12:58am
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
...in my personal opinion. I really felt for Yokozawa especially in that heart breaking scene with Takano (SH readers you know what I'm talking about here); I actually teared up for him and I don't really tear up for things unless it emotionally hits me really hard. I was sincerely hoping that he would get a happy ending, and I'm so glad he finally met a perfect person for him!

The thing I love most about Yokozawa x Kirishima is the equality in their relationship - they're both equally successful, mature people who love each other and want to be together. You just don't see that in many yaoi mangas. There are obvious hints of switching in the future, so if you're looking for dominant semes or blushing ukes, this is not the couple for you. They're so attuned to each other, and their interactions are heart-warming. The love they have feels like it could really last forever, and I don't mean the possessive, ansty love most yaoi pairings are apparently in. Did I mention Hiyori is really adorable?

Read this one (a really big thank you to September Scanlations for translating this as my Japanese is still that of a 5th grader) if you're into SH and/or if you're looking to get away from the non-con, cliched, uke-looks-like-a-girl stuff. These guys are a fantastic couple. I really hope there are more stories of them published. And after that chapter about the key, I hope Nakamura actually releases more manga chapters about them - they're absolutely amazing together!
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*KYAAA*  
by ilovetoast
November 2nd, 2011, 12:44am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Regarding the OMAKE (manga tidbit):

Until this omake, I wasnt particularly partial to Yokozawa (though since his rejection by Takano (in Sekaiichi Hatsukoi) my heart would throb for him) but this work kinda sealed the deal for me. I absolutely LOVE Yokozawa and am ecstatic about his new love (who is
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
a super hot single father as well as the Editor-in-Chief - Yokozawa's senpai - at Marukawa Publishing
and in my good opinion, though Yokozawa's love for Takano was perfect in its bittersweet, angsty, first love kinda way, his love for Kirishima is perfect in an everlasting, last-love sort of way).

Regarding the NOVEL:

Indeed! I was originally quite a great deal apprehensive about reading the actual novel once it had been translated, as in my experience, yaoi novels tend to read rather fanfic-ish (of considerably low quality, that is). However, I was highly pleased to find the translation of higher caliber (of which a great many thanks and praise to September Scans is due), and while the structure and simplicity of the novel still remains, in my opinion, fanfic-like, the translations are fantastically written and provide for a happy, easy read. P.S. Did I mention Kirishima is absolutely perrrfect for Yokozawa? *kyaann*

(I continue to wish a manga release of Yokozawa's story <3 wink But am contented with the novel - for now.)

... Last updated on November 20th, 2011, 11:39pm
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