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Manga: Hatsukoi Limited
Ayumi Arihara and her friends are curious about love, with Ayumi to be the first one to find out the trials love can bring. Misao Zaitsu, a student one year older than her with a terrifying visage, gives her a love letter. She is frightened out of her wits. This is but the start of a Love Dodecahedron that encompasses Ayumi, her friends and classmates.

By Mizuki Kawashita, the creator of Ichigo 100%, the manga was cut short in its run, but it got an anime adaptation in Spring 2009 by J.C. Staff.

Tropes in Hatsukoi Limited include:

  • All Love Is Unrequited
  • All Men Are Perverts — A good amount of the male cast, and the main cause of distress for the (well-endowed) Meguru.
  • Always Someone Better — Meguru, to Takei.
  • A-Cup Angst — Koyoi and Ayumi.
  • Big Brother Worship — Koyoi does this so much that her friends can almost predict when it will happen.
  • Brother-Sister Incest — Runs in both directions. Ayumi's brother is a little too into her, while Koyoi is pretty much defined by her brother complex.
  • Cannot Spit It Out — Goes for a lot of the couples, but Kei and Kusuda are the ones that display it the most.
  • Class Representative — Meguru.
  • Cool Big Sis — Misaki plays this role to Mamoru.
  • Cosplay — The ending credits are a slideshow of the many girls of the cast in various cosplay outfits.
  • Crash-Into Hello — Combined with Dropped Glasses for Sogabe and Nao's Meet Cute.
  • Crossdresser — Kusuda has few qualms about donning a female cheerleader outfit for the sake of class spirit.
  • Date Peepers — Koyoi.
  • D-Cup Distress — Meguru, afraid that her boobs, which got big quite early, would draw a lot of stares. She also quit swimming because of this and goes as far as to wear bras a few cup sizes smaller to hide how big her breasts are.
  • Dojikko — Soako
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma! — Done deliberately on the part of Kusuda and his sleep-inducing pun storm. Subverted when, whether she was toying with them or really in some form of sleepwalking, Misaki begins performing wrestling moves on Mamoru when he gets close.
  • Dynamic Entry — (particularly in the Anime) Ayumi barges into Mamoru's class to deliver a bento to him, bowling over Kusuda and Sogabe humorously (with her outstretched hands) in the process with little warning (well, she did give a warning, but she was moving too fast for anyone to respond).
  • Fanservice
  • Face of a Thug — Misao Zaitsu, though he's really just a shy guy who's fallen in love with Ayumi.
  • The Glomp — Koyoi to her brother, whenever she can.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns — Gengoro Takei sports a magnificent pair of these.
  • Hurricane of Puns — To the point it puts Misaki to sleep. That's talent.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold — Etsu Kusuda, although even when he is nice he gets shot down by Kei.
  • Lolicon — The twentysomething man seen proposing to Kei Enomoto in a Flashback.
  • Love ChartKeeping track so you don't have to.
  • Love Dodecahedron
  • Love Letter Lunacy — What starts the story.
  • Master of the Mixed Message — Rika Dobashi gives canonical love interest Haruto Terai the impression that she's leading him on, until she gives him their First Kiss.
  • Meet Cute — Lollipop in the mouth means love as far as Misaki is concerned.
  • Meganekko — Meguru.
  • Oral Fixation — Misaki Yamamoto and her lollipops.
  • Pantyshot — No shortage of them.
  • Small Name, Big Ego — Sogabe.
  • Tear Jerker — An in universe example, when Yukito's sudden departure sends Nao running in tears.
  • Theme Tune Cameo — Ayumi and Koyoi's not-very-good duet of the opening theme with karaoke.
  • Tsundere — Kei Enomoto.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend — Mamoru in relation to Misaki. She's been his next door neighbor for years, he loves her, but she loves Ayumi's brother.
  • Vapor Wear — The side story features Soako and her adventures running around the school without panties. Hilarity ensues, of course.
  • Waif-Fu — Ayumi has the body of a middle school student and some impressive kicking power. She even manages to double-team with Misao in the Valentine's Day episode and intercept Misaki's chocolate with gusto.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene — Takei, whom Meguru admires, is a member of the swim club, and goes around in swim trunks and not much else...all the time.
  • Wrestler in All of Us — Beware of a sleeping Misaki. She's a wrestling fan, and knows the moves.

Harukanaru Toki No Naka DeNo Dub for YouHe Is My Master
Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying over YouImageSource/Anime and MangaOral Fixation
The Hating GirlMangaHatsune Mix

alternative title(s): Hatsukoi Limited
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