The World's Greatest First Love Boys-Love Manga Gets New Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kadokawa revealed on Friday that Shungiku Nakamura's The World's Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera boys-love manga will have a new anime adaptation to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Kadokawa's Emerald magazine, where the manga is currently serialized. The announcement did not mention the format of the new Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi ~Propose-Hen~ (The World's Greatest First Love: Proposal Arc) anime.
The Emerald magazine launched in August 2014. The magazine is based on the magazine of the same name from within the story of The World's Greatest First Love. The manga transferred to the magazine in its debut issue.
The manga follows the tension between a newly recruited manga editor named by Ritsu Onodera and his tyrannical editor-in-chief Masamune Takano — who happen to share a common past.
The manga debuted in Kadokawa's The Ruby magazine in 2006, and moved to Asuka Ciel in 2009, before moving to Emerald in August 2014. Kadokawa published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on May 1. Viz Media's SuBLime imprint is publishing the manga in English, and it released the 11th volume on January 8.
The manga has previously inspired anime adaptations. The first and second seasons premiered in April and October 2011, respectively. Crunchroll streamed both series as they aired in Japan. The two OVAs shipped with the fifth and sixth compiled volumes of the manga. Funimation released the television anime and OVAs on DVD in March 2017.
Source: MoCa News