Hatsukoi Limited (TV)

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Alternative title:
初恋限定。 (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: school
Plot Summary: A series of short stories depicting the complicated love lives of eight middle school and high school girls, their classmates and relatives. These stories later intertwine to form a main story involving most of the cast. (from manga)
User Ratings: 705 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 58 votes (sub:54, raw:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 157 votes (sub:143, dub:3, raw:1, others:10
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 Very good: 236 votes (sub:220, dub:2, others:14
6 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Good: 166 votes (sub:154, raw:1, dub:1, others:10
7 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 59 votes (sub:52, dub:2, raw:2, ?:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 13 votes (sub:12, ?:1)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:7, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 1195 users, rank: #977 (of 7674)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.823 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.3309, rank: #840 (of 7701)
Weighted mean: 7.700 (Very good−), rank: #935 (of 7701) (seen all: 7.74 / seen some: 7.32 / won't finish: 4.42)
Bayesian estimate: 7.697 (Very good−), rank: #736 (of 5824)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 18
Vintage:
2009-04-11
2009-04-11 to 2009-06-27
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Future Stream" by Sphere
Ending Theme:
#1: "Hatsukoi Limited" (初恋limited) by marble (eps 1-4, 7-8, 10-11)
#2: "Hatsukoi Limited (Long Version 1)" (初恋limited) by marble (ep 5)
#3: "Gensō no Basho, Sorezore no Michi no Ue" (幻想の場所、 それぞれの道の上) by marble (ep 6)
#4: "Sora ni Mau" (空に舞う) by marble (ep 9)
#5: "Hatsukoi Limited (Long Version 2)" (初恋limited) by marble (ep 12)
Official website:
初恋限定。 (Japanese)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Hatsukoi Limited - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2012-07-31

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Series Composition: Mariko Kunisawa
Screenplay:
Mariko Kunisawa (eps 1-12)
Storyboard:
Kiyotaka Ohata (eps 4, 10)
Kouichi Takada (eps 5, 7, 11)
Yoshiki Yamakawa (OP,ED; 6 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 9, 12
)

Youhei Suzuki (ep 8)
Episode Director:
Daisuke Takashima (eps 4, 11)
Hikaru Sato (ep 6)
Hiroyoshi Kishikawa (ep 5)
Masato Jinbo (eps 1, 7)
Tomoaki Ohta (ep 3)
Toshikazu Hashimoto (eps 2, 9)
Yasuyuki Fuse (ep 10)
Yoshiki Yamakawa (OP,ED; ep 12)
Youhei Suzuki (ep 8)
Music: Nijine
Original creator: Mizuki Kawashita
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya
Art Director: Hirotsugu Kakoi
Chief Animation Director:
Koji Yamakawa (5 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11
)

Shinya Hasegawa (eps 3, 5)
Tomoyuki Shitaya (OP,ED; 5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7, 9, 12
)

Animation Director:
Katsuhiro Shimizu (ep 10)
Keiichi Sano (eps 4, 9, 12)
Keiko Ijima (eps 2, 11)
Mayuko Kato (eps 2, 6)
Sayuri Sugitou (ep 5)
Shinya Yamada (eps 3, 10)
Shuichi Shimamura (ep 1)
Tomoyuki Shitaya (ep 12)
Toshiya Washida (ep 6)
Yuki Imoto (ep 8)
Yumi Nakayama (eps 7, 11-12)
Yuuji Shigekuni (ep 5)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Director of Photography: Kazuya Iwai
2nd Key Animation:
Akio Kitahara (ep 2)
Akira Koshiishi (ep 3)
Atsushi Ooniwa (eps 6-7)
Daisuke Kurose (ep 8)
Daisuke Saito (ep 6)
Ena Nishikawa (eps 4, 9, 12)
Fusako Nomura (ep 1)
Hideaki Tsukioka (ep 1)
Hiroko Yasutome (eps 7, 12)
Hisatake Hayashi (ep 1)
Hitomi Fujii (ep 6)
Jin Isurugi (ep 12)
Kaori Yamada (eps 11-12)
Katsuyuki Sato (ep 3)
Kazuya Nakanishi (ep 1)
Kazuya Sone (ep 12)
Keiko Kitayama (ep 3)
Keiko Sasaki (ep 9)
Keita Nagasaka (ep 6)
Kenji Shibata (ep 7)
Kenrō Tokuda (eps 4, 11)
Mai Matsuura (ep 1)
Maki Ando (eps 3-4, 6, 12)
Miho Ogawa (ep 12)
Miho Okamoto (ep 4)
Miho Sekimoto (ep 6)
Miyuki Kobayashi (ep 6)
Moe Usami (ep 6)
Natsuki Yokoyama (ep 12)
Rie Harada (ep 3)
Ryūtarō Minagawa (ep 1)
Shigeki Kimoto (eps 1-2, 5)
Shimon Kondou (ep 12)
Takeo Ōhira (ep 7)
Toshiyuki Satou (ep 6)
Tsutomu Matsuura (ep 4)
Yasue Fukamoto (ep 12)
Yoko Ito (eps 2-5, 9)
Yu Kobayashi (eps 6, 12)
Yu Murakami (eps 2, 4, 8, 11)
Yuji Shibata (ep 4)
Yuki Imoto (ep 9)
Yuuka Tanaka (ep 12)
Yuya Kishi (ep 5)
3D Background Art:
Mitsuko Katou (eps 1-12)
Shingo Yonekawa (eps 1-12)
Animation producer: Masao Ohashi
Assistant Animation Director:
Fusako Nomura (eps 1, 7)
Keiichi Sano (ep 11)
Naoya Takahashi (ep 10)
Yuki Imoto (ep 12)
Assistant producer: Jun Fukuda
Background Art:
Azusa Kakoi (eps 1-12)
Hirofumi Sakagami (eps 1-12)
Naoko Yanagita (eps 1-12)
Yukari Mizuyama (eps 1-12)
Background art supervisor: Hiroshi Katō
Color Coordination:
Ayaka Nagano (eps 3, 10)
Daisuke Yoshizawa (ep 5)
Junko Suenaga (eps 2, 6, 11)
Kyousuke Ishikawa (eps 1, 7, 12)
Miho Kimura (ep 4)
Syouko Mori (ep 8)
Tomomi Andō (ep 9)
Color design: Kyousuke Ishikawa
Digital Paint:
Akiko Uchida (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Asuka Hino (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Ayaka Nagano (eps 3, 10)
Daisuke Yoshizawa (ep 5)
Kyousuke Ishikawa (eps 8-9, 11)
Mami Hirai (7 episodes
eps 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Maya Matsunaga (ep 4)
Mayumi Tanahashi (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 7, 9, 11
)

Miho Kimura (7 episodes
eps 2, 6-9, 11-12
)

Mika Funabashi (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-9, 12
)

Miyuki Ishida (eps 2, 8-9, 12)
Noriko Arisawa (eps 3, 10)
Syouko Mori (6 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6-7, 9, 11
)

Tomomi Andō (5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7-8, 11
)

Yuka Kojima (7 episodes
eps 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Digital Special Effects: Atsushi Satou (eps 1-12)
Editing Assistant: Hitomi Sudō
Finish Check:
Ayaka Nagano (eps 3, 10)
Daisuke Yoshizawa (ep 5)
Junko Suenaga (eps 2, 6, 11)
Kyousuke Ishikawa (ep 7)
Masato Sasaki (ep 5)
Mayumi Tanahashi (ep 4)
Miho Kimura (ep 1)
Syouko Mori (ep 8)
Tomomi Andō (eps 9, 12)
In-Between Animation:
Arisa Matsuo (eps 1-2, 4)
Asami Endo (eps 6, 8-9, 11)
Atsumi Sakasai (eps 7-9, 11-12)
Chisa Shibata (7 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6-7, 9, 11-12
)

Eri Uchiyama (8 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Haruka Sano (eps 7-9, 11)
Hiromi Nakagawa (2,4,6,7,9,12)
Hiromi Takada (5 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 12
)

Kento Takahashi (ep 5)
Makiko Inoue (5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6-7, 9
)

Masanobu Uchida (6 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6-7, 9, 12
)

Masayuki Nonaka (eps 8-9, 11)
Mayumi Yamamoto (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-8, 11-12
)

Mitsutaka Echigo (eps 6, 8, 11-12)
Miyuki Kawasaki (eps 2, 4)
Nana Mori (5 episodes
eps 6-7, 9, 11-12
)

Risa Takai (eps 2-8 even, 9)
Ruka Sawano (2,4,6,7,8,12)
Satomi Nakai (eps 6-8, 11)
Satoshi Sudo (eps 3, 10)
Shinji Hatano (eps 3, 10)
Takae Yamaguchi (6 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6-8, 12
)

Tetsuya Sakamoto (5 episodes
eps 6-7, 9, 11-12
)

Yasuna Kobayashi (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 7-9, 12
)

Yu Suzuki (6 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8-9, 11-12
)

Yūki Kōrai (eps 1-2, 4)
In-Between Check:
Arisa Matsuo (eps 6, 8, 11)
Hiroki Okamoto (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Hyeon Jeong Lee (ep 5)
Kaori Yamada (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6, 9, 11-12
)

Miyuki Kawasaki (eps 6, 8)
Nobuko Ogino (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Takako Kōno (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-12
)

Takuma Iino (eps 3, 10)
Tomoko Kameyama (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 7, 9, 12
)

Yu Murakami (5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 7, 9, 12
)

Yūki Kōrai (eps 7-8, 11)
Key Animation:
Aki Kobayashi (ep 3)
Akihiro Gotou (ep 1)
Akihito Kato (ep 5)
Arihiro Gotou (eps 2, 8)
Atsuko Takahashi (ep 12)
Atsushi Ooniwa (ep 8)
Atsuya Miura (ep 8)
Aya Nagumo (ep 9)
Chie Kinoshita (ep 2)
Chie Saito (eps 2, 8, 12)
Chihiro Saitō (ep 6)
Daisuke Kurose (ep 2)
Eiji Kaneda (ep 11)
Etsuko Sumimoto (ep 1)
Fusako Nomura (eps 7, 9)
Goro Taki (eps 3, 10)
Hayato Hashiguchi (eps 2, 7)
Hideki Saiki (ep 1)
Hiroki Abe (ep 5)
Hiromi Kawamoto (ep 2)
Hiromi Ogata (ep 9)
Hiroshi Itō (ep 4)
Hiroshi Kosuga (eps 4, 12)
Hirotaka Nii (ep 8)
Hiroto Yokote (ep 12)
Hisatake Hayashi (ep 8)
Ikuko Satou (ep 7)
Isao Sugimoto (ep 11)
Jae Seon Heo (eps 3, 10)
Junko Yoshigai (ep 5)
Kaori Ikeda (ep 12)
Kaori Itou (eps 6, 9)
Kaori Takahashi (ep 4)
Katsuhiro Shimizu (eps 3, 10)
Katsushi Sakurabi (ep 6)
Katsuya Kikuchi (eps 4, 11)
Katsuyuki Sato (eps 3, 10)
Kazuki Toi (ep 4)
Kazuko Hayakawa (eps 1, 7)
Kazumasa Takeuchi (ep 3)
Kazunori Iwakura (eps 9, 12)
Kazunori Shibata (ep 8)
Kazuyuki Yamayoshi (eps 7, 9)
Kei Oohashi (ep 7)
Keiichi Ishida (ep 1)
Keiichi Sano (ep 9)
Keiichirou Honjou (ep 1)
Keiji Gotoh (ep 9)
Keiko Ijima (eps 2, 8, 11)
Keiko Kitayama (ep 10)
Keiko Sasaki (ep 12)
Keita Nagasaka (ep 11)
Ken Mukaigawara (ep 7)
Ken'ichi Hamazaki (ep 9)
Kenji Kuroyanagi (ep 1)
Kenji Matsuoka (ep 9)
Kenji Nishikawa (ep 5)
Kiyoshi Nohji (ep 2)
Kohei Yanagida (ep 3)
Koji Yamakawa (ep 2)
Kou Nishimura (ep 6)
Kumiko Kawahara (ep 2)
Kumiko Ozawa (ep 6)
Kurea Narumi (ep 7)
Maki Ando (ep 10)
Mamiko Nakanishi (ep 9)
Mariko Matsui (ep 8)
Masahiro Yoshisaki (ep 12)
Masaki Tanigawa (eps 2, 4, 11)
Masayoshi Tanaka (ep 12)
Mayuko Kato (eps 1, 12)
Mayumi Ueda (ep 9)
Michiko Oohigashi (ep 6)
Michitaka Yamamoto (ep 9)
Miki Kato (ep 9)
Miki Yoshimoto (ep 6)
Minako Sasaki (ep 6)
Mineko Ueda (eps 9, 12)
Minoru Watanabe (eps 7, 11)
Misa Kuwabara (ep 6)
Miyuki Goto (ep 12)
Miyuki Kobayashi (ep 8)
Moe Usami (ep 8)
Motohiko Kurihara (ep 8)
Motoi Nakamura (ep 5)
Naoki Yamauchi (ep 4)
Naoya Dougen (ep 1)
Naoya Takahashi (ep 10)
Natsuki Yokoyama (ep 4)
Nobuhiro Arai (ep 11)
Noriaki Kobayashi (ep 6)
Rie Harada (ep 10)
Ryo Haga (ep 5)
Ryou Kodama (ep 3)
Ryousuke Tanigawa (ep 8)
Sachiko Oniwa (ep 3)
Sachiko Tamamura (eps 3, 10)
Satoru Yamashita (ep 8)
Satoshi Arajima (ep 1)
Satoshi Harayama (ep 2)
Seiji Masuda (ep 7)
Seika Saruwatari (ep 1)
Shigeki Kimoto (eps 6-9)
Shin Komatsu (ep 4)
Shinya Yamada (eps 3, 10)
Sorato Shimizu (eps 2, 4, 11-12)
Taeko Oda (ep 5)
Takahiro Gotō (ep 5)
Takahiro Sakai (eps 3, 10)
Takashi Tanazawa (ep 11)
Takeo Ōhira (ep 7)
Takuma Iino (eps 3, 10)
Tetsuya Satō (ep 10)
Tohru Shigeta (eps 3, 10)
Tomoyuki Ohshita (ep 5)
Tomoyuki Shitaya (ep 12)
Toshiaki Sato (ep 6)
Toshiharu Kudō (ep 9)
Toshiyuki Satō (ep 11)
Tsubasa Ito (ep 7)
Tsutomu Ono (eps 3, 10)
Yoko Ito (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-8, 12
)

Yoshihiro Takeda (ep 1)
Yoshinori Deno (ep 2)
Yoshinori Wakana (ep 10)
Yu Murakami (eps 7, 9)
Yūichirō Fukaya (ep 2)
Yuichiro Miyake (ep 10)
Yuki Imoto (ep 8)
Yuki Kikuchi (ep 6)
Yukihito Ogomori (ep 7)
Yukio Okano (ep 1)
Yūma Yokomatsu (eps 3, 10)
Yumi Nakayama (ep 7)
Yumi Shimizu (ep 9)
Yumiko Komiyama (ep 8)
Yumiko Tomiki (eps 3, 10)
Yūsuke Nakamura (ep 6)
Yuu Yamashita (ep 8)
Yuuhei Ueda (ep 8)
Yuuji Shigekuni (ep 5)
Music producer: Yoshiyuki Ito
Photography:
Atsushi Satou (eps 1-12)
Hatsune Tomidokoro (eps 1, 10)
Kazuya Iwai (eps 1-12)
Minako Tsuneya (ep 1)
Noriko Akutagawa (eps 1-12)
Tomokazu Nakanishi (eps 1-12)
Yoshio Ookouchi (ep 10)
Yōsuke Matsuzawa (eps 1-9, 11-12)
Planning:
Akihiro Kawamura (Geneon Entertainment)
Kazuhiko Torishima (Shueisha)
Nobuhiko Sakoh (The Klockworx Co.)
Shunji Inoue (Lantis)
Production Advancement:
Akira Osada (eps 2, 8)
Chisaki Nishio (eps 3, 10)
Emi Kashimura (ep 9)
Masato Akiba (eps 6, 12)
Naoya Gotō (ep 7)
Shun'ichi Sugano (ep 5)
Tomoka Nagaoka (eps 4, 11)
Tomoo Harada (ep 1)
Production manager: Atsushi Fujishiro
Recording Assistant:
Chokujou Takeda
Nobuhiro Negishi
Sound Effects: Katsuhiro Nakano
Theme Song Performance:
Aki Toyosaki (OP - Sphere)
Ayahi Takagaki (OP - Sphere)
Haruka Tomatsu (OP - Sphere)
marble (ED)
Minako Kotobuki (OP - Sphere)
Sphere (OP)
Visual Art: Yoshihide Mukai
Aki Toyosaki as Koyoi Bessho
Ayumi Fujimura as Nao Chikura
Mariya Ise as Ayumi Arihara
Miyu Irino as Mamoru Zaitsu
Rie Tanaka as Misaki Yamamoto
Ryoko Shiraishi as Meguru Watase
Shintarō Asanuma as Etsu Kusuda
Shizuka Itou as Kei Enomoto
Takahiro Sakurai as Hiroyuki Sogabe

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yuuji Arihara
Kazuya Nakai as Gengorou Takei
Kenji Nomura as Misao Zaitsu
Minako Kotobuki as Rika Dobashi
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Haruto Terai
Saori Goto as Soako Andou
Satomi Satou as Yuu Enomoto
Satoshi Hino as Yoshihiko Bessho
Sayuri Yahagi as Nanoka Kyuuma

Akira Ishida as Yukito Renjou
Ayako Kawasumi as Sumire Fudounomiya
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
AI (ep 12)
Asahi Production (ep 5)
Buyu (eps 5, 8)
Debris Sapporo (ep 6)
Doga Kobo (ep 5)
Dream Move (ep 5)
Ginga-ya (ep 7)
Last House (ep 12)
Ashi Productions (eps 3, 10)
Studio Cj (ep 5)
Studio Liberty (eps 7-8)
Studio Mark (ep 8)
Tamazawa Dogasha (ep 7)
Triple A (eps 1, 5-6)
Wao World (eps 1, 6, 12)
Wish (eps 1, 12)
Yumeta Company (eps 2, 8)
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Backgrounds: Totonyan (eps 1-12)
Broadcaster: Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation (2009-04-11)
Digital Paint:
Assez Finaud Fabric. (eps 9, 11)
D-COLORS (ep 2)
DEXS (eps 3, 10)
iseriA (ep 2)
Jinbun (5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 6~8, 11-12
)

M.S.C (ep 11)
M.S.J Musashino Production (ep 5)
Niandai Animation (eps 3, 9-10)
Studio Cj (ep 5)
Studio Elle (5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8, 11-12
)

Triple A (eps 2-12)
Wao World (ep 2)
Wish (ep 12)
Editing Studio: REAL-T
In-Between Animation:
Buyu (eps 2, 8, 11)
DEXS (eps 3, 10)
Gallop (ep 3)
Ginga-ya (ep 11)
Jinbun (4 episodes
eps 2, 6~8, 11-12
)

M.S.J Musashino Production (ep 5)
Niandai Animation (eps 3, 9-10)
Noside (ep 3)
Picture Magic (eps 3, 8, 10)
Studio Cj (ep 5)
Studio Cockpit (ep 11)
Studio DEEN (ep 11)
Triple A (eps 2-12)
Wish (ep 4)
Yumeta Company (ep 9)
ZEXCS (ep 9)
Key Animation:
Debris Sapporo (ep 6)
Seigasha (ep 5)
Studio Cj (ep 5)
Studio Gimlet (eps 3, 5, 10)
Music Production: Lantis
Production Cooperation:
Ginga-ya (ep 5)
Picture Magic (eps 3, 10)
Recording Studio: Procen Studio
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Video Editing: Tokyo Laboratory
Website Production: HeartyWare Co.
English companies
English staff
(none)
Distributor: Section23 Films
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled)
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
English cast
(none)

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