Monday, October 5, 2009

Hatsukoi Limited

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.

Continuing where I left off yesterday… aAAAaaAAAAaAAaAAAAaaaAAAAAAAaaaaAAAAAAAaAAaaaaaaAAAAAaaa!
One day after Hatsukoi Limited and my heart is still full of emotions. Even after hitting the limit and have my heart erupting, constant flash backs of the anime instantly fills my heart and reminds me why I have to watch Hatsukoi Limited again sometime in the near future.

Behold the following MSN chat I had last night...
Date Time Sender Receiver Message
10/4/2009 8:17:49 PM Ant Razrigz how was your day? :) neh... nothing new... just finished dinner and mandi... now going back to Hatsukoi Limited...
10/4/2009 8:18:05 PM Ant Razrigz watching the anime really makes me feel so lonely... makes me really want to find a girlfriend... hahahahaha
10/4/2009 8:18:21 PM Razrigz Ant hahah
10/4/2009 8:18:24 PM Ant Razrigz basket... i sound like a loser.. with a capital L
10/4/2009 8:18:36 PM Ant Razrigz hahaha... sa bis shi... -.-"
10/4/2009 8:18:40 PM Razrigz Ant dont watch it it'll make u feel u wanna kill ur self
10/4/2009 8:18:44 PM Razrigz Ant huhuhu
10/4/2009 8:18:53 PM Razrigz Ant same here lol ^^
10/4/2009 8:18:55 PM Ant Razrigz is that how you felt?
10/4/2009 8:18:57 PM Ant Razrigz lol...
10/4/2009 8:19:41 PM Razrigz Ant when i watchin hatsukoi limited
10/4/2009 8:19:42 PM Razrigz Ant Lolz
10/4/2009 8:19:44 PM Ant Razrigz i think i understand when you say cannot stay home liau.. hahaha like after watching hatsukoi limited... really need to go out cause if stay home alone will feel too lonely
Razrigz as in this guy. Lol! Thanks for letting me spam our chat. :)

I didn’t expect it to be so true. Well, not literally. Instead I couldn’t help but doubt the memories of my schooldays I treasure so much. Compared to Hatsukoi Lmited, they seem so shallow and void of romance.

Talking about shallow, that was the first impression I got when I started this series. It was unavoidable seeing how much comedy was in the first 2 episodes. And how it was making fun of the one-sided love Zaitsu Misao has for Ayumi. The ending theme didn’t help much either.
This would then turn out to be the few times that I’m super glad to be wrong. The episodes after that were fill with energy, romance, passion… Youth.

Although, this anime got me thinking, regarding Kusuda and Kei-san’s romance. Are all mid-school students that slow when interpreting love?..
No wait, reflecting on my own experience… Yeah, back in school, I do have friends, both guys and gals, who wouldn’t know if a love-train smacked them head-on. -.-“

This is strictly my own feeling and I’m wondering if I’m the only one. But Hatsukoi Limited is so filled with emotions, not only sad, romantic and touching moments. But also laughter and joy. Yet it didn’t push me to the point I’d cry, like Clannad did. I did get wet eyes though. The thing is, it’s because I didn’t cry that my heart feels so heavy that it’s driving me crazy. It’s like there’s no outlet for all the emotions. So I’d like to ask, am I the only one who feels this way? Or is there someone out there who needs help just as much as I do? Lol!

Hatsukoi Limited has (somehow) got me reflecting on myself so much I don’t even think this should be called a review post anymore. But just to make due, there will be nothing to complain about regarding the animation quality, sound and music and story. It will, without fail, satisfy anyone as long as they have an open heart and mind towards romance animes. There are some slight changes I would have made to the characters before I can call this anime perfect though. But Hatsukoi Limited comes pretty darn close! 5-Wonderfully-Heart-Warming-Stars!

P.S: At this point, I’m wondering if posting all that I’ve written above will reveal to the world the big sissy that I am. Hmmm…. Sissy it is! :p

As usual, I feel that some of the pantsu shots were uncalled for. Hatsukoi Limited already had so much going for it that it wouldn’t need simple-minded fanservice. The swimsuits and loli dressing however, are still welcomed.

Those who came across my Clannad review, might remember how I once mention that I prefer characters with well developed background, family and history wise. I feel that it gives characters a greater level of depth and complexity. Which prevents them from feeling like “staple” characters. And in turn gives the illusion of the characters being able to affect you deeper as you are able to relate to that character. Well, Hatsukoi Limited really opened my eyes to how an anime character can go about doing what I just mentioned without the complex character build-up. From episode to episode, Hatsukoi Limited barely build character depth yet when the characters get in their own environment the story has build around them, they were able to become so touching. If I didn’t have this self-imposed-ignorance belief, I would be worshipping the script writer(/director) by now. Absolutely wonderful!
Yeah, sure. There are animes being able to move you emotionally without character build-up as well. But none touched me more than Hatsukoi Limited.

One last thing. Episode 9, which tells the story between Chikura and Renjou. BEST… EPISODE… EVER!
Till now, my heart stings whenever I hear the ending song, Sora ni Mau by marble play.

Hatsukoi Limited
Rating: 5-Stars
Torrents: Tsukasa&Chihiro


  1. man, don't worry. I felt the same way. It just... fulfilled me in a way that cannot be expressed with mere words. It is that awesome.

    I'm glad that I was able to write a decent review for Hatsukoi Limited despite the emotional rush.

  2. This series is really really good. When I see emotional romantic anime like this, I also feel really lonely. But it's because I realize that I am not in high school anymore; I no longer have the luxury of such carefree romance and fun times middle and high school offers. Instead, I live by myself in a lonely depressing routine life... Anyway... yea.

  3. Argh...too much feelings. Will probably give it a pass >_<

  4. Hmm.. Guess my blog isn't dead yet after all. Lol!

    To share is to care! Post your review link up here.. Share your insights with us! xp

    Wow. Very true.
    "in a lonely depressing routine life..."
    - it's almost if you were talking about me

    Lol. You'd never know... You might actually enjoy it! After killing tens of thousands of kittens or so... :p

  5. I thought Hatsukoi Limited was good too. I was the geek in high school, so yea... that Love-train smacked the crap out of me, and I didn't have the slightest clue. T.T LOL!!! I was totally 'dumb-ville' until the last moment of being a senior. O.O

  6. "until the last moment of being a senior."
    Lol. At least you were a senior when that happened. My friends received salvation only after college.
    *Crossed fingers hoping they are not reading this*

  7. sharing is caring indeed XD