Watch Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love

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.

Kadokawa Pictures Inc.
1 Season, 26 Episodes
April 8, 2011
Anime
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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love Full Episode Guide

  • Takano reflects on his time in high school when he first met Onodera and first realized what it's like to feel love.

  • The time to talk, the time to explain, and the time to share. Onodera and Takano finally take their time to talk about their past romance and see what the future will unfold for the two of them.

  • Takano remembers his time in high school. Dealing with his parents? divorce, deciding on which college to attend, and a young Onodera who just confessed his love to a shocked

  • Takano and Onodera share a moment in the rain and talk about their time in school. A few startling truths are revealed that may change their opinion about each other.

  • Takano wants Onodera to admit his feelings, but before he can Takano gets sick. When Onodera tries to visits, he is stopped by Yokozawa. A heated exchanged happens, leaving Onodera saying things he might regret?

  • Kisa just wants to end things with Yukina but doesn't know how to do it. At a moment of weakness Kisa agreed to go on date with a guy he met a while ago. But when he arrives, Yukina appears demanding answers.

  • Tonight is the company annual New Year?s Party and Onodera has to learn how to navigate the crowd of publishers, editors, and authors. But a surprise phone call from his mother might change the entire evening.

  • Can Ryuuichiro and Asahina see pass their roles as boss and personal assistant to the attraction they feel for each other, or will Ryuuichiro jealousy ruin everything?

  • While trying to deal with the stress at work, Onodera gets an unexpected phone call and visit that causes a riff between him and Takano.

  • Yoshino and Tori make a date, but Tori cancels at the last minute. Later Yoshino sees Tori with his old high school girlfriend. An infuriated Yoshino turns to Yuu for comfort.

  • The triangle between Yoshino, Tori, and Yuu is coming to the tipping point. Who will be the first to speak their heart?

  • It's Christmas time and the crunch to produce the magazine is high. When Onodera finally gets to relax, an unexpected person asks him if he has Christmas plans and drops two bombshells on him.

  • Onodera has been made program director of a magazine. While begging for manuscripts, he has to deal with the constant teasing from Takano and the bad vibes from Yokozawa

  • Meeting Ryouichi Sumi and the advice from Hasegawa have put doubt into Ritsu Onodera's heart. He remembers the reason he transferred to Marukawa and wonders if he can continue to work as a manga editor. While he is struggling, Takano asks him if he wants transfer to the literature department and...

  • One day Ritsu Onodera runs into the author Ryouichi Sumi who he hadworked with at his old company. Ritsu also gets introduced to Ryouichi Sumi'snew editor and gets in contact with the literary world again after a long hiatus, but...

  • Kisa has a crush on of the staff members at the book store he frequents. He silently watches until Yokozawa forces an introduction.

  • Ritsu is having trouble writing up the proposal for his first manga project. Amidst his trouble, Takano's friend from the sales department, Yokozawa, declares that "Masamune is mine". Ritsu can't hide that he's shaken, but then he runs into Takano at a bar he ended up with his friend...

  • Yoshino's childhood friend and editor Hatori confesses his love to him.But Yoshino suspects that his friend and chief assistant Yanase is actually secretly in love with Hatori.Yoshino's so preoccupied with the relationship between those two that he can't focus on his work...

  • Chiaki Yoshino is a popular shoujo manga author under the pen name "Chiharu Yoshikawa". His friends include his childhood friend and editor Yoshiyuki Hatori, and the chief assistant Yuu Yanase they know since middle school. But one day, Yoshino happens to witness Hatori and Yanase kiss...

  • Late at night, Ritsu has a run in with Yokozawa at Takano's apartment.He tries to stay calm, but the confusion and agitation have him too rattled.Then one day, it becomes apparent that the manuscript of one of the author's Ritsuis responsible for won't make it for the printing deadline.Yokozawa suggests to "drop it this time".However, when Ritsu insists that he wants to get it in, Takano says...

  • Ritsu can't calm down after finding out Takano's true identity. On top of that, when he's about to immerse himself in the work for the author he's in charge for, he encounters Takafumi Yokozawa, the wild horse of the sales department. He makes a terrible first impression on Ritsu by accusing him of "riding [his] father's coat tails". To top it off, he seems to be quite friendly with Takano in and outside work...?!

  • The Emerald Editing team has started the task of releasing a magazine. Ritsu Onodera, a rookie shojo manga editor, is forced to go to the office of an author with the editor in chief, Masamune Takano. However, when Ritsu sees the author panic because of the looming deadline, he accidentally...?!

  • Ritsu Onodera hated the fact that people claimed he only got into his father's company because he was the son and promptly quits. He starts his new job at Marukawa Publishing house but ends up in a department for shojo manga, something he's neither interested nor experienced in. To make matters worse, the first impression he gets from the high handed editor in chief Masamune Takano is terrible...

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