View Full Version : Shounen Hatsukoi Limited by Kawashita Mizuki

September 19, 2007, 04:01 PM

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This is a new series that debuted in WSJ this week, by Mizuki Kawashita.
To find out more, get the chapters from either the R/T/S (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=128#mainforum) section :)


New love comedy series from the Ichigo 100% mangaka. These are some preview pics from this week's jump. Series starts in issue 44.


September 19, 2007, 05:11 PM
well, if this replaces to love-ru -> then I don't mind

Gouki ZX
September 19, 2007, 05:21 PM
Meh don't like this type of genre so I won't be looking to it.

September 19, 2007, 05:47 PM
Anpan: I talked to strike about it and we got arrangements to start scanlating it! :D

I'll be scanning it first on the 28 :D

September 19, 2007, 07:00 PM
geez i loved ichigo 100% so hope to see this new manga scanlated!!!

September 21, 2007, 04:11 PM
yay !!! looks like Nishino type will be the main character lol,.. gogogo !!!

September 25, 2007, 02:06 PM
pics from this week's issue:

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September 25, 2007, 02:27 PM
holy ----- is this a story of girl host club ?? LOL my god,.. Kawashita Mizuki sensei still got the touch !!! way to go anpan !!!

September 25, 2007, 02:32 PM
PlumCity is taking this new manga as project.

We are mostly the team that worked on ichigo 100% from Yanime and we already released 2 one shots by kawashita mizuki :)
You can expect the same quality than Mx0 since we also work on this. ;)

September 25, 2007, 04:20 PM
yeyyy,.. strikeflo is the one who took it,.. yay,.. hope to see it very soon =D,...

September 26, 2007, 11:25 AM
waaaaaaaaa i love mizuki kawashita! im going to support this series all the way :occa

September 30, 2007, 12:17 AM
anpan, maybe if you're lucky, you won't have public trans to make 903829382 shitty speed scans to ruin everything.

September 30, 2007, 12:48 AM
Just to let you guys know that the Chap 1 raw is out at the RTS (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=552379). Check it out now and discuss it here :D

September 30, 2007, 02:48 AM
the art is good. Why does the genre have to suck so much. Its like Blue Dragon. Great art. Crap story.

September 30, 2007, 05:56 AM
The truth is... I was expecting something more now that they've been starting to cancel some mangas, I hoped the new one would be great than the others... and what a disappointment...

I mean, it has nothing special or original. It's just a shonen with a bit of shojo like most of other normal shonens. I hope it gets better.

September 30, 2007, 11:28 PM
anpan, maybe if you're lucky, you won't have public trans to make 903829382 shitty speed scans to ruin everything.

Too late... :P

It just means we have to work on it faster to get it released before speed scans

good thing we're making good timing. We started on Friday so it's all good.

October 01, 2007, 04:00 AM
I just read the first chapter, it was much better I was expecting and I laughed for the last half of it. It could be a really interesting series.

October 01, 2007, 04:29 AM
I read the first chapter as well and I really enjoyed it. ^_^ I think that it could be really good if done right. I look forward to reading more! :tem

October 01, 2007, 06:01 AM
Too late... :P

It just means we have to work on it faster to get it released before speed scans

good thing we're making good timing. We started on Friday so it's all good.

They probably started on friday too since they have their own scans.
Besides, since they're not cleaning manually (or so it seems), using only 1 font, barely cleaning the parts that needs a lot of redrawing (like the color pages...), I'll most likely never release before them. But the result is indeed looking nice for a fast work and the translation seems ok.

Well, we'll be 2 teams releasing it, it's not a big deal, there's like 10 on naruto and one piece...

October 01, 2007, 09:58 AM
so far it's pretty good, but not as catchy as ichigo was.... hoping for better developments :)

October 05, 2007, 12:40 AM
found them a little late, but better late then never i guess. :darn

chapter 2 spoilers:

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October 06, 2007, 08:09 PM
chapter 2 was great! :kkthumbs as expected from kawashita-sensei..
yamamoto misaki reminds me of toujo aya and yet she a lot more beautiful :XD

October 21, 2007, 08:06 PM
I personally think Misaki is a MUCH hotter aya =)

but it doesn't seem like theres a main story but alot of different short stories going around... I hope she will bring it all together tho =)

October 22, 2007, 07:21 PM
The "lots of different short stories" approach is remeniscent of Sket Dance, which can only be a good thing. And like Sket Dance, though it likes its little self-contained stories, it does keep building up a well-defined world encompassing them all, and a definite continuity "behind the scenes", as it were.

I'm very interested to see how both series work out - because they both seem to be kind of still in the "introductions" stage. At this point, Hatsukoi looks basically like it's going to build up its cast of characters, focusing each storyline on a different character who we've already met, until we have a cast of characters each with his/her own story going on (and his/her own pairing/s, to boot). The question is what direction it will head in once it's built up its cast of characters and runs out of new characters to base its mini-stories on.

I'm hoping that the next stage will be to go back to all the loose ends - since none of these story threads actually seem to tie themselves up - and start interlinking them to a greater extent to create a cohesive web of stories and relationships (probably whilst still focusing primarily on one character's issues per chapter).

October 23, 2007, 01:33 AM
I personally think Misaki is a MUCH hotter aya =)

but it doesn't seem like theres a main story but alot of different short stories going around... I hope she will bring it all together tho =)

yeah,misaki is much hotter aya :XD

i agree wth cnet..this manga will become to wide in characters n story if its continue with its pace right now..its going to get complicated to link all the mini story together.

The title itself means first love limited right??.im just hoping that the mini story will be much more details because as it is right now this manga only tells the crush of this char to that char,to me its not first love at all -_-;

but i love the art really much :XD

November 04, 2007, 01:10 PM
oh my gosh,.. yamamoto is blushinggg.... how cute,...... damn that arihara !!!

November 05, 2007, 12:49 PM
I'm glad to see the introduction chapters are mostly finished with the most recent chapter. It looks like it's going to be interesting watching how all these stories tie together.

November 13, 2007, 05:13 AM
yuuu chan http://forums.animesuki.com/images/smilies/animekai/kaos-pika03.gif

by d4v1d_su

November 13, 2007, 11:20 AM
Heh. Awesome diagram. I think there should be a yellow arrow from Ayumi to Zaitsu the older, mind. Sounds like Zaitsu's going to be getting his own chapter this week, so maybe we'll get some more information on that particular side of things... or maybe he'll end up getting another love interest, who knows... Personally, I'd prefer it that way, since it makes AyumixMamoru more likely, and I'm a supporter of that one.

Any betting on who's going to be getting the focus next after Zaitsu, though? The Chikura siblings clearly need their turn in the spotlight... a Nao-focused chapter would probably be a good bet (whether from the perspective of Nao herself or a prospective Nao admirer). Which makes me wonder how she might connect into the existing web of relationships. And I totally want to see more of Kazuma... clearly the coolest character the series has right now, from the very little we've seen of him.

...Either way, all I really need is lots and lots of Koyoi and Yuu... :love

November 16, 2007, 04:38 PM
So far I love the manga, hope it wont be cancelled

November 17, 2007, 12:34 PM
i think is interesting manga so far

November 17, 2007, 03:45 PM
I think Mamoru "loves" Misaki, but you used yellow arrow?

November 24, 2007, 09:40 AM
hey this series is really promising. cant wait for a theme or two to mix the characters up, if it survives

December 03, 2007, 09:39 AM
this series is awesome its nice

December 08, 2007, 08:46 PM
New progress this week guys. The story is starting to move, woot~ (Even though I still don't understand without translation >.>)

December 08, 2007, 10:55 PM
yeah its getting good... oh @_@ enomoto kei is so gorgeus XD

December 20, 2007, 05:46 PM
I like this manga...
my fav chars are misaki & nao....

December 23, 2007, 06:27 PM
Yamamoto and Arihara, the best ones.

December 27, 2007, 07:34 AM
Yamamoto misaki and enomoto kei is the best !!! btw do u realize the waitress in c13 XD is one of Hatsukoi girls ? i forgot her name ??

December 27, 2007, 01:26 PM
watarase meguru...:D

December 30, 2007, 12:47 AM
you know some raws you can understand right, just guessing at the pics, and flow, but chapter 14, you know, it just, just made me go wtf? wtf?

December 30, 2007, 10:37 AM
koyoi is so jealous..
even misaki in her mind is a evil-queen....

December 30, 2007, 04:28 PM
was that Misaki? hmm I must be blind then because it looks to me like they changed her appearance. oh well, whoever it was, I wonder if Koyoi is now at her first love... and I don't mean brother complex.

February 23, 2008, 11:21 PM
Yamamoto misaki is looklike toujou in ichigo100%

February 23, 2008, 11:44 PM

I've loved this series from the start, but this week's chapter finally put some "Shonen" feel into it! HAA ha ha ha haaaa!!!!

February 24, 2008, 11:49 AM
Eheh. Yeah, one could say that. It was... interesting, to say the least XD

February 24, 2008, 11:53 AM
yo C, did you come across the omake in volume 01? http://www.nyaatorrents.org/?page=torrentinfo&tid=10397 that was short but pretty interesting, just wondering if you're interested i could edit :amuse

February 24, 2008, 01:39 PM
Mm, I already translated the omake, to tell the truth, as part of preparing a volume translation for a couple of groups who're planning to release tankobon scanlations.

My volume translation (including the omake chapter) is up here (http://homepage.mac.com/croffey/carlosnetprime/HatsukoiVol1.html).

February 25, 2008, 07:23 AM
cool! who're the groups? i'll be waiting for them to release, i always wanted mizuki works to be as HQ as possible :D

March 01, 2008, 08:32 AM
I also made the Omake trans...... but it just lost somewhere in the thread...... looks like nao chan has fall in love.....

and it looks like the first part of the three chapter.... so, it will be about nao chan for another 2 weeks...

FH is making the vol..... dont know when it will be realese.... maybe there are some coloured pages... who knows......

March 01, 2008, 08:34 AM
yeah, but nao will be rejected....I think...

March 01, 2008, 08:40 AM
well, who knows.... but I like that sempai than that another guy

March 01, 2008, 10:30 PM
oh @_@ enomoto kei is so gorgeus XD

Gigantic Ditto on that but she's mine!:p I just wish that the Hatsukoi Limited forum I made would have more members... but it's okay I guess. If an anime comes out, I'm sure lots of people will join :)

March 08, 2008, 12:53 AM
well, most of the realese is made by FH.... since you know........ thats why people does not know this manga...

April 10, 2008, 08:42 AM
There are less panties showing in this manga than Ichigo 100% :p

Although Ichigo 100% is one of my favourites mangas, i really liked that change in Hatsukoi Limited.

Maxy Barnard
April 14, 2008, 05:00 AM
okay, is it me or is this new arc just starting looking to be kickass? Two of the best characters and the wonderful mopy friend off on a journey!

April 14, 2008, 09:44 AM
...Okay, so who are the "best characters" and who gets relegated to "mopy friend"? XD

Maxy Barnard
April 14, 2008, 01:31 PM
Well that's due to my personal dislike of Zaitsu, so he is the relegated Mopey friend.
and Sogabe is my absolute favourite, as a painfully relatable character. And kusuda is just plain fun, draws you in, and has a strong story going

April 15, 2008, 07:38 AM
ahh I really want to see Kei and kusuda together...... Well, if they just being true to themselves.....

do you guys ever do things like kusuda and the gang did in the latest chapter?

Maxy Barnard
April 15, 2008, 09:20 AM
Skipping out on stuff to go find ourselves if we're all down about girls and stuff?

i do, though only at the worst of times. usually stuff is good and i don't need to wander about to figure stuff out.

April 24, 2008, 08:43 PM
Scanlation taked time to release but its finally out.

Blor, Enomoto looks like old Sawachika Eri so much to me.
I´m tired of this kind of character.
I hope she have a good development as Sawachika had.

Sounds interesting see Yuuji, Yoshihiko and Misao chasing their simblings

April 24, 2008, 09:10 PM
I like Enomoto *-*
In fact, Kei x Kusuda is one of my favs pairings :P ( the favorite is her sister and the young mangaka - forgot their names >< -hope they'll get more time screen soon )

Sounds interesting see Yuuji, Yoshihiko and Misao chasing their simblings
Indeed, next chapter is promising :]

April 24, 2008, 09:23 PM
( the favorite is her sister and the young mangaka - forgot their names >< -hope they'll get more time screen soon )

They appear just one time, don´t they?

It was hard to remember them. ^^

April 24, 2008, 09:38 PM
Yes, just in chapter 3
That's why I wish they had more screen time :\
I guess she's just the kind of girl I've always looked for (hahahaha) and the guy wants to be a mangaka, which is kinda cool :P

April 25, 2008, 04:18 AM
you mean enomoto yuu... well I fogot the young mangaka name...

pirulitokun, sorry for the bad quality, well, I didnt intend to scan it in the first place. just took 5 mins to clean each page.

hmm..... I really like to see Kei and kusuda to get her. My fav pair....

April 25, 2008, 06:44 PM
Well, I like Dobashi but I dont have preference couple yet. All couples seems to me a little superficial since its still the beginning.

I´m hoping for a greats developments and overturns since this manga is made by the same mangaka of Ichigo 100%. (I just come to like Nishino after chapters and chapters)

This the why i dont have preference yet. I´m being careful.

pirulitokun, sorry for the bad quality, well, I didnt intend to scan it in the first place. just took 5 mins to clean each page.

Oh, man, i´m not protesting, i just commented.
I am much obliged to you since you´re one of the causes that allow me to read this manga.

May 10, 2008, 11:24 AM
well, pirulito..... it seems that this manga is going towards the end..... well there are rumors about it but I still does not get the official statement....

May 11, 2008, 08:12 PM
It isn’t a simple rumour; it is confirmed. The usual Jump insider on 2ch revealed that Mx0, Hatsukoi Limited and Poseidon would end soon in the coming issues. That guy is a reliable source. The proof is a note in issue of this week confirming the end of Mx0 in next issue.

It’s a pity. Hatsukoi Limited is an audacious manga, with several focus, it’s very different from the current mangas, which are published in Jump. The plot even doesn’t have a main character. Because of this, I think Shonen Jump should be more patient about this work, but thoughts about money always are in first place, unfortunately. Besides, it’s disrespect to artist. It’s very sad.

Hatsukoi Limited doesn’t seem will be a masterpiece, I know, but it’s so pleasing. It’s really a pity.

At least, I hope that the remaining chapters are sufficient for a decent end.

May 14, 2008, 04:19 PM
Spoiler + 2pics:



第31話 虹色ドロップ





岬は「もう少し距離を置いて欲しい そしたらいつもの私に戻る」と言って、




有原「ずぶ濡れでも 山本はかわいーよ」
 岬 「はぁ?」
 岬 「え?」
有原「山本はなんで 俺のこと好きなのか わかんねーけど
    どーせ 何か変なトコロが気になったんだと思うし」


 岬 「当たり!」 ムニュ
 岬 「逃げないでよ 有原!」





May 14, 2008, 09:23 PM
Hot, very hot!

May 14, 2008, 10:27 PM
At least it give us some decent service before it ends ^^

May 24, 2008, 04:51 AM
It's over... What am i going to read now? :'(

May 24, 2008, 05:23 AM
I knew last week this one would be the last one, essentially because of the title :).
The humor works for me in this series and my favorite pairings were Yamamoto-Erihara (chapter 31 was the best) and Enomoto-Kusuda.
Don't need to be smart to notice that in the last chapter leads us to the first one. Considering that it seems that arihara-sister is the main character of the story (if any).
Some people were lost in the process like the mangaka. Only one chapter and he dissappears.
One pairing to develop one idea of a love relationship and one main chapter to develop it. The idea I prefer is we can be attracted to another one because we don't understand his/her personality. It was nicely developed in chapter 31.

End of my thoughts on it ;-)

May 24, 2008, 08:45 AM


*looks on the bright side*

*parties because he has one less series to translate*

May 28, 2008, 10:24 AM
* just wish it was as good as ichigo100% :'( *

May 28, 2008, 10:46 AM
Just wish it was as long as Ichigo 100%...

(Not that I ever read Ichigo 100%. But still. *mourns Hatsukoi*)

May 28, 2008, 11:03 AM
but if you read ichigo 100%, your heart'll go pounding like crazy(at least for me :darn)

May 28, 2008, 12:14 PM
Aw i love ichigo100, but hatsukoi really sucked... dissapointed from day one... huh. i expected too much from kawashita, maybe ichigo was her prime.

May 30, 2008, 12:59 AM
could it be that she lost her inspiration source? :darn

May 30, 2008, 01:45 AM
Actually, I don't think Ichigo's that good from its early chapter... it's starting to get better later, in fact...

May 30, 2008, 01:50 AM
Actually, I don't think Ichigo's that good from its early chapter... it's starting to get better later, in fact...

yeah, i can understnd why you said that :)

May 30, 2008, 05:01 PM
She didn't have time to make goods developments as she did on Ichigo 100%.

May 30, 2008, 11:11 PM
carlos net was right, it was a little bit too long... xD

May 31, 2008, 08:12 AM
By the way, I was thinking Kawashita should be more creativy hereafter. Love in school life already was well exploited. If she continues in same narrative, I'll feel that she wants to do another Ichigo 100%.

It would be more of the same.

June 07, 2008, 11:36 AM
I hope her next work would be a spin-off with my favorite characters, but the main focus should not be love. It's a pity to develop chara designs and relationships between characters and use it during only 32 chapters.