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Funimation To Release Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi On Home Video


Funimation’s getting their feet wet in the world of boys’ love.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will release Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi – The World’s Greatest First Love (Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai) on home video. According to Funimation, the release will include both seasons of the show, along with the OVAs.

The release will be Funimation’s first boys’ love title when it hits stores on March 7, 2017.

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi – The World’s Greatest First Love is based onShungiku Nakamura’s (Junjo Romantica) manga of the same name. Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, When They Cry – Higurashi) directed the series at Studio Deen, with Yoko Kikuchi (Junjō Romantica, Kuroko’s Basketball) providing character designs. Rika Nakase (Junjō Romantica, Rocket Girls) was in charge of series composition.

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi originally aired in the Spring 2011 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. They describe the show as:

Ritsu Onodera quit working for his father’s company and transferred to work at the publishing company, Marukawa Shoten. To his dismay, he’s assigned to edit shojo manga in which he has no interest or experience. He works with a strict boss, Takano, that he has trouble getting along with from the beginning. But, Onodera later discovers that he knows Takano from his past…

Source: Twitter (Funimation)

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