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.
If anyone wants to provide a complete English translation, feel free to post it below in comments and I will add it to this post with proper credit.
Japanese Pub Date ~ ’07 / English Pub Date ~ 11/10
Book Size ~ 5 1/8 x 7 3/16
“Katsuhiro keeps to himself and doesn’t show much of an interest in others. In fact, he’s perfectly happy to spend each and every day buried in the stacks of his used bookstore! But when Masafumi – an old face from his college days – shows up with a translation job too good to ignore, will these two total opposites end up reconnecting and finding a common language… of the heart?
No One Loves Me takes a bookworm and a go-getter on a ride through the crazy ups and downs of a high-stakes publishing job… and a once-in-a-lifetime shot at love! Katsuhiro knows that he has to let down his guard if he ever hopes to show the energetic and domineering Masafumi how he truly feels. But can these two “friendly rivals” find a way to write a happy ending to their non-traditional romance?”
Awww… so sweet yet so sad. Haven't started watching Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi yet? You can watch it over at Crunchyroll where they have 7 episodes already available with episode 8 being available later today for premium members.
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!).
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.
Today we're going 'old school'! Anime News Network reported that Minami Ozaki would be launching Bronze: Zetsuai Gaidan Kaendan-Sho-Tenshi Kotan-, a side story to Bronze: Zetsuai since 1989, which was the sequel to Zetsuai 1989. Confused? I don't blame you. Here's a breakdown of each:
I’ll be honest; I hemmed and hawed when it came to this title. At first I was all gung-ho but upon finding out there wasn’t a lot of graphic sex, I decided to pass. Then I started to hear some good things about it and started to reconsider. Obviously, I changed my mind, hence my review.