Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi Film Slated for March 15
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai anime film announced on Tuesday that the film will open on March 15, 2014. A pair of advance tickets comes with an exclusive "Valentine-Hen ~Prologue~" comic by Shungiku Nakamura and an exclusive "Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai ~Halloween-Hen~" text story by Miyako Fujisaki, while a single advance ticket will come with clear file. However, the book bundles have been selling out after two and half months of sales, so the website announced on Thursday that a rush printing of more copies has been approved.
Chiaki Kon (Junjō Romantica, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi television anime) is directing the film at Studio DEEN. Tohru Furuya (under the alias Noboru Sōgetsu) will play Zen Kirishima, and Kenyuu Horiuchi will reprise his role as Takafumi Yokozawa.
The film will play with a new "Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi ~Valentine-hen~" anime short. The short will tell a brand-new story about how four couples (including Masamune Takano/Ritsu Onodera and Zen Kirishima/Takafumi Yokozawa) spent Valentine's Day.
Nakamura's original Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi ~Onodera Ritsu no Baai~ manga follows the tension between a newly recruited manga editor named by Ritsu Onodera (voiced by Takashi Kondo on television) and his tyrannical editor-in-chief Masamune Takano (Katsuyuki Konishi) — who happen to share a common past. The manga has over 9 million copies in circulation. Fujisaki and Nakamura's Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai light novel series centers around Takafumi, a worker at the Marukawa publishing company with his own shared college past with Takano. He had helped bring Takano into Marukawa.