Written and Illustrated by: Shungiku Nakamura
Voices: Takashi Kondo, Katsuyuki Konishi, Yuuichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiya
This is a fantastic show. If you love romance, then look no further than Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. I did not read the manga series, but I stumbled upon the show while looking for a new TV series to watch. From the very start, I was hooked.
This show is everything I love about romance all wrapped into one beautiful, entertaining masterpiece of a show! It follows the stories of the authors, illustrators, and editors, with each story as intriguing as the next. I should mention that all of these stories involve same-sex romance between males, not that it should make any difference. From the cat-and-mouse romance of Ritsu and Tanaka, to the explosive love triangle between Hatori, Chiaki, and Yuu, there’s something for everyone who loves a good RomCom.
There is extraordinarily beautiful music used throughout the series, which makes my heart melt everytime I hear it. Each individual story is also astoundingly simple, yet masterful. I think the saying ‘Less is More’ describes this show perfectly. It has wonderful animation and attention to detail, from the eyes to the background.
It’s not the dialogue or the looks of the characters that makes this such an intensely interesting show. What makes it interesting is how perfectly everything gels together. There’s not one thing out of place, everything fits together just right.
It has been a couple of years since I last saw the show, (I just recently revisited my review), and I can honestly say it still gives me butterflies just thinking about it.