Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love
- 1 Season
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love is an anime, or Japanese animation, series that demonstrates how a first love can change the way a person thinks about all romance in the future. The show follows the main character, Ritsu Onodera. As a high school student, Ritsu confessed his love to an upperclassman named Masamune Sada. Masamune and Ritsu quickly became an item but a confusing disagreement splits them apart. After the break-up, Ritsu feels like he can no longer trust his emotions. He is incredibly hurt by Masamune but still cares for him deeply. He swears to never become attached to some like that again. After college Ritsu begins working as an editor. When he is ridiculed for receiving special treatment at his father's literary company, twenty-five year old Ritsu decides to move on. He takes a job at a manga publishing company. At first, the job seems incredibly dull. In addition, Ritsu's new boss, named Masamune Takano, is very critical. He insults Ritsu right away. Ritsu feels like he should quit and go back to his father's company. However, Ritsu wants to prove himself, so he decides to accept the challenge and do his best at work. More surprises arise when Ritsu discovers that his boss's name was once Masamune Sada. Immediately, Ritsu remembers the boy who was his first love. It turns out that Ritsu's new boss is actually his old flame. When Masamune and Ritsu realize that they knew each other so long ago, old emotions begin to rise. Neither man ever forgot about the other. However, in their new roles and adult lives, neither Ritsu nor Masamune is ready to jump back into a romantic relationship. Now Ritsu must learn the ropes of his new job while also attempting to discern his feelings for his boss. As he attempts to win over authors and keep his job together, Ritsu also struggles with a new and growing attraction to the man who was once his first and greatest love.