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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai (Novel)  
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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?


Related Series
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (Adapted From)

Associated Names
世界一初恋 横泽隆史
世界一初恋 ~横澤隆史の場合~
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

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

Completely Scanlated?

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 (146 votes)
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July 31st 2016, 12:58pm PST



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Emerald (Kadokawa Shoten)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarahg
March 19th, 2015, 9:47pm
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   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
June 6th, 2013, 5:03pm
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   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by infinity9001
January 29th, 2012, 12:58am 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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ilovetoast
November 2nd, 2011, 12:44am
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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