It appears Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi is following in the same footsteps as Junjo Romantica, which had a very similar airing schedule and time between seasons. If you are unfamiliar with Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, season one aired in Japan in April of this year and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. You can catch the entire season one on Crunchyroll here.
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Rightstuf and Nozomi Entertainment are doing an encore presentation of season 2 of Junjo Romantica! Episodes 1 through 4 are available now on their YouTube channel for the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. An additional two episodes will be available each week thereafter until episode 12. Keep in mind that these episodes are available for a limited time so go watch them now.
If you have yet to pick up your copy of Junjo Romantica, you can find season 1 here and season 2 up for preorder here (psst… I preordered my season 2 through Rightstuf and I already have it!).
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi is now airing in Japan and Crunchyroll has started its simulcast today for premium members. Those without a Crunchyroll membership can see it air on April 15th. I just finished watching episode one and I'm already hooked. Started a little slow and then bam!.. laughing out loud. It definitely looks just like Junjo including the characters and there's even a 'guest' appearance by a Junjo character but only in the background. People have said Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi is a little more realistic in comparison and although it's only episode one, I can already see some of that shining through. I still love Junjo so it's going to take a lot to win me over but this episode was a good start.
Awesome news for yaoi fans! Crunchyrollhas announced that they will be simulcasting Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi after it starts to air in Japan, which is April 8th. They have not released any details regarding how soon after but I would imagine about a week. What do you think? Anyway, the simulcast will be available for the following countries/regions: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia. Here's the official Sekai-ichi Facebook page, which is mostly in English.
Since the AMV I posted a few days ago was pulled from YouTube for copyright reasons, I thought I'd post the subtitled trailer for the upcoming TV anime (not to be confused with the recently released OVA). Watch it while you can!
Shungiku Nakamura of Junjo Romantica fame has another manga titled Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, which has recently been adapted into an anime. The first episode is set to premier April 8th in Japan. Here's the publisher's description of the series: Continue reading »
If you preordered Junjo Romantica Season 2 and noticed it hasn't shipped yet that's because the release date has been pushed back from March 11th to May 3rd. I'm not sure why, I just happened to notice it today when I looked on RightStuf and then cross-checked on Amazon.
TONS of Junjo anime news! First off, Junjo Romantica Season 1 is now streaming for fans located in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Nozomi Entertainment, a division of RightStuf has started streaming Junjo on their YouTube Channel. Find the schedule with links to each episode as they are released here.
But wait… that's not all folks! Junjo Romantica Season 2 is now up for preorder at RightStuf! Here's some information posted on the site:
Contains all 12 episodes of season 2 and a 24-page booklet featuring character bios, artwork and behind-the-scenes information. Special Features: U.S. Season 2 Trailer, TV Spots, DVD Commercials, Clean Opening and Closing, Previews. Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.