Hatsukoi Limited [TV]
A series relating the intertwined stories about the “first loves” of several middle-schoolers and high-schoolers. Each episode tends to focus on a different character, however the developments established during previous episodes continue to play smaller roles in those following. As the series progresses, an array of unusual and unexpected love webs begins to blossom.
About the Show
Hatsukoi Limited, also known as First Love Limited, is an anime adaptation of the comedy-romance manga series under the same name, written by Mizuki Kawashita. Produced by J.C. staff, the anime series aired a total of 12 episodes between April 11, 2009 and June 27, 2009.
Episode 1: Beauty A and Monster Z
Ayumi Arihara has always wanted a boy to confess his love to her. She gets what she wanted, but not entirely what she wished for. Misao Zaitsu, a boy that can only be described as unattractive, writes a love letter confessing his feelings for the beautiful Ayumi. To make things more complicated, not only does Ayumi plan to reject Misao, but falls in love with Misao’s younger brother Mamoru. Later, Ayumi is abducted by people who wants to lure Misao out.
Episode 2: Yamamoto-san from Next Door
Kusuda asks Mamoru about his feelings toward Ayumi, after noticing his lack of joy after Ayumi gave him a present. Mamoru confesses that he is in love with his neighbor, Misaki Yamamoto, who sees him nothing more than a younger brother.
Episode 3: Wavering Unbalance
Enomoto and Dobashi’s class is busy discussing for the upcoming school sports event. Enomoto recommends Dobashi to participate for the 100-meter sprint, for which Dobashi retaliates by recommending Enomoto to take cheerleading duties. After none of her classmates volunteer to help, Kusuda decides to take the job. However, Enomoto is not very fond of Kusuda, particularly because of his bland appearance. She then decides to reject Kusuda’s help, and work on the cheerleading duties on her own. Despi