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Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2

Wow. Didn’t think I’d make it this far!

Name: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2

Japanese Name: 世界一初恋 2

Air Date: September 24 2011 – December 24 2011

Studio: Studio DEEN

Episodes: 12

PLOT

The continuation of season 1.
After Masamune Takano re-confesses his love to Ritsu Onodera, Ritsu once again finds himself in doubt as he tries to figure out his budding feelings as well as a transfer offer into the literature department. Will Ritsu finally discover his true feelings? Or will they remain hidden away in his heart forever?

Since season 1 was left with a MASSIVE cliffhanger, I wanted to watch season 2 otherwise I would never find what happened. Plus I’m on Team Ritsu x Masamune so I really wanted them to get together in the end. They’re so freaking adorable I forgot that they’re both guys (*´ω`*)

First Impressions

I was hoping that season 2 would round up everything nicely – meaning no crappy endings – if it did then this specific fan will be sending complaints!

The plot continues where season 1 left off so there’s no confusion as to what is happening. Takafumi Yokozawa – a man who works in the sales department and also harbours feelings towards Masamune – likes to cockblock disturb them at the right time. I sat in front of my computer knowing when he was going to charge in (´・_・`) he gets on my nerves though since he ruins all the chances Ritsu ever gets to talk or interact with Masamune…leave them alone! Can’t you see that they’re madly in love? Not yet at least (ノ`д´)ノ〃┻━┻ hurry up the pace Ritsu, I’m dying here! Masamune needs your love!

When I think about it, Masamune is rather persistent about getting Ritsu to love him again. He really is O_o is that one of his charms or something like that? I have no idea…I guess it is because it’s working on me! I love you Masamune *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*
What? I have a handsome guy fetish? I may have to agree with you (^_^;) I should tone it down a bit if I could!

Midway Impressions

The love triangle between Hatori, – let’s call him Tori for now – Chiaki and Yuu has reached it’s peak. One of them will have to speak from their heart. Chiaki, I know that you’re angry at Tori for meeting an ex-girlfriend but that doesn’t mean you can run off to Yuu for comfort. He could take advantage of you in some way Σ(゚д゚lll)
In the end, Chiaki decides to stay with Tori so he obviously turns down Yuu…it broke my heart! I’ll comfort you Yuu! I’ll do anything for you my love ❤

Naturally, the fiancée has to come and cause an argument between our lovely main characters. Geez, and everything was going so well! I hate fiancée characters I could burn them. That’s what makes them stronger though (๑´ლ`๑) hahaa An-chan! You just caused the opposite effect xD

Oh dear Ritsu, whatever will you do? xD

In all seriousness, I think Studio DEEN were starting to go off plot around here. All the episodes were muddled up and episode 6 was probably thrown in just for the heck of it. It’s an adaption from Junjou Romantica. Seriously? I want more Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi not Junjou Romantica! Give me my Masamune screen time! I demand Masamune right now!!

I still love Ko. He’s so freaking good looking, I don’t know how Kisa can ignore him! Don’t ignore him, make love instead…

Overall Opinion

The plot isn’t a complex one but it is interesting with all the misunderstandings and problems. I liked the way they somehow managed to solve all of these problems one by one. It might help me in future when that sort of thing happens to me, thankyou Studio DEEN! Life lessons sorted! The art was so-so. It wasn’t as well done like the previous animes that I’ve watched so I was a bit disappointed, however each character was unique so I couldn’t mix them up or mistake one for the other. Thumbs up for that \(^o^)/

Background music wasn’t as memorable as the opening and ending theme songs. They didn’t stand out enough so it lacked and failed to show the atmosphere, it was really up to the characters to do that.

Studio DEEN have kicked it up a notch. The characters no longer just hug and kiss or any cutesy flirting…hell no. Episode one blew my mind out of this planet: RITSU AND MASAMUNE DID IT plus the former doesn’t even remember what happened \(//∇//)\ it’s a good thing that scene when it happened was blanked out, I don’t think I can take it yet. My thoughts were being processed at this point and the first question that came in mind was ‘since when?!’ xD I’m glad they took it up further though, it was getting a bit boring with just hugging. And Masamune needs to get his point across to Ritsu ヽ(*´ー`*)ノ

~ P.S, if you find a random brain floating around through space then would you be so kind as to return it to me? I need it so I can write my reviews! ~

Kisa made me rage so much! Why would you try to dump the gorgeous Ko? He’s only thinking of you so you shouldn’t get angry…if you’re not careful, I will swoop in and snatch him away. Mwahahahaa!!

See? He’s angry at you Kisa. He’s mine now! ❤

Episode 12 was really sweet. Masamune reflects on his past and present relationship with Ritsu. It takes us through flashbacks so it was really cute to see his opinion of everything. Although the season finale wasn’t as good as I hoped, it still gave hints that Masamune and Ritsu finally got together…YAY!!

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi was overall a funny and romantic series! I enjoyed watching this, I felt myself growing as a person along with the characters so it was a nice change. Maybe I should watch a bit of yaoi every now and then just so I can get my daily fix of BL ❤

You know the little bunny I’ve been raving on about? Apparently it has a name…it’s called Tinkle! How KAWAII!

I’m moving on to finding my prince of song. One of six possible candidates will be victorious…

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Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi

World’s greatest first love? I may have to argue with that…if I could be bothered to.

Name: Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi

Japanese Name: 世界一初恋

Air Date: April 9 2011 – June 25 2011

Studio: Studio DEEN

Episodes: 12

PLOT

Ritsu Onodera has just transferred from his father’s publishing company to Marukawa Shoten. Assigned to the shoujo manga division, he crosses paths with the person he’d least expected to meet. Masamune Takano is the editor-in-chief of the division Ritsu’s been assigned to, and the two seem get off on the wrong foot right from the very start when Masamune unexpectedly kisses him. However, there is more to than what meets the eye: Masamune Takano is actually Masamune Saga, Ritsu’s senpai and high school love, whom Ritsu had thought to have played him for a fool by taking his affections for granted when he confessed and summarily dumped him.

Unusually strange group…

Boys love. I was biased towards this series for many reasons but mainly because it’s a boy loves boy anime.
I thought I would be adventurous and eventually forced myself to watch this. It was a while ago when I managed to finally watch it but I always remembered the bunny. A freaking adorable little bunny that danced on my computer screen o(^▽^)o

First Impressions

I heard that the manga artist/creator of this also has another series called Junjou Romantica. It’s nice to see that both series are joined together because one of the main characters from Junjou is seen in the first episode of Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. I didn’t notice until I spoke about it with a friend O_ o it’s only because I haven’t watched Junjou yet! I’m sorry yaoi fans! I will definitely watch it in future 。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。

The lively theme tune immediately perked my interest…yay theme song ヽ(*´ー`*)ノ and of course the bunny! What is it with that bunny? Is it a mascot or something? I may still be a child trapped in a teenage body O_o unsuitable content for me then! Let’s change series…I’m only joking.

The characters are lively which I like since the opening had a bright and fun theme to it. How they were introduced made me giggle…one day they’re brutally exhausted and overworked, the next they’re perfectly composed and energetic. Poor Ritsu must of thought it was his personal hell when he entered the office for the first time xD

Midway Impressions

*Eyes suddenly grow larger and cheeks go many shades of pink…*

Ahem…excuse me for a second, I need to compose myself…OH MY DAYS! Ritsu and Masamune are so perfect for each other! Ritsu ~don’t deny it any longer! At first I was like ‘it wouldn’t of worked anyway, they’re both guys and Ritsu’s got a fiancée’ but now I’m totally routing for them. Team Ritsu x Masamune all the way ❤ the voice actors are the right match for the characters, especially Katsuyuki Konishi who portrays Masamune Takano *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・* however, Masamune is the exact definition of a boss from hell. Don’t hire me then, I’ll quit after a few seconds!

Yuichi Nakamura is Hatori Yoshiyuki…no wonder I recognised that voice from somewhere! Still as dreamy as always Yuichi-san ❤
Hatori is in love with Chiaki Yoshino, a male shoujo manga artist under the female pseudonym Chiharu Yoshikawa. Although Hatori is Chiaki’s manager, he can’t hide his feelings for the growing artist. And it doesn’t help that Chiaki’s childhood friend – Yuu Yanase – is also in love with Chiaki…so a love triangle emerges between the three characters.

Anyone else find Yuu strangely attractive? (๑´ლ`๑)

Shota Kisa loves Ko Yukina, a man who works at the local bookstore. Shota has a thing for good looking guys like me so Ko seems perfect for him. I was excited to see how this relationship developed in future episodes \(^o^)/

Overall Opinion

I found the setting introduction quite funny and the initial backstory was pretty interesting between Masamune and Ritsu. A long lost boyfriend from 10 years ago ends up as your boss in the hectic manga section of the company, the section you didn’t apply for. The attitude between the two is pretty funny with their constant bickering. This does make it slightly difficult for the relationship to develop however, as there is even more issues than just Ritsu’s attitude. However, all of these problems will be solved in season 2!

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi has a surprisingly good sense of humour, the constant bickering between the two main characters is amusing! But all of this starts to disappear as the series get more serious.

Sleep Masamune…it’s a good remedy for crankiness.

The opening theme song is upbeat and fun whilst the ending is more toned down. Both were suitable for the series, personally the ending was my favourite ❤

The furthest the characters have gone is kissing so I was sort of relieved. I’m not ready for full-on yaoi yet! Unfortunately, the only thing lacking was character development ( ಠ_ಠ ) their feelings aren’t improving, they’re just staying the way they began with. Hopefully they improve it in season 2.

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi is a fluffy and cutesy series so if you’re into that sort of stuff then definitely watch this! Now, I’m going to try and convince Masamune to fall in love with me instead (*´ω`*) Season 2 will be coming soon…