"Actions Speak Louder Than Words" is the seventh episode of the second season of the Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi anime series. It revolves around the couple Ritsu Onodera and Masamune Takano.


Tonight is the company annual New Year’s Party and Onodera has to learn how to safely navigate through the crowd of publishers, editors, and authors. Onodera and the rest of the editorial team go to work early to finish up before the party is supposed to begin.

However, Onodera gets an unexpected call from his mother about An Kohinata - his arranged fiancee. Takano is shown to be upset about it, referring to An-chan as Onodera's "girlfriend" until the end of the party. Despite this rough patch, Takano soon begins to learn the truth about Onodera's true love.

Character debutsEdit


  • Ritsu first meets Chiaki Yoshino, who writes under the female pen name Chiharu Yoshikawa. So Ritsu finds out that "Yoshikawa" is actually a man and has to swear that he won't reveal this secret.
  • The Marukawa Publishing New Year's Party, and the first meeting between Chiaki and Ritsu, was previously depicted in the season one episode Go to The Sea, If You Would Fish Well. That episode shows the party from Chiaki Yoshino's perspective.
  • The glossary term at the end of the episode is: "planning meeting".


Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi anime

Season 1 (2011) OVA. No love's like to the first • 1. First Impressions Are the Most Lasting • 2. A Man Has Free Choice to Begin Love But Not to End It • 3. In Love There is Both Dotage and Discretion • 4. Adversity Makes a Man Wise • 5. Love Is Lawless • 6. Go to The Sea, If You Would Fish Well • 7. Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before Them • 8. Looks Breed Love • 9. The Die Is Cast • 10. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder • 11. It never rains but it pours • 12. After a Storm Comes a Calm

Season 2 (2011) OVA. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love • 13. A Good Beginning Makes a Good Ending • 14. One Cannot Love and Be Wise • 15. Lingering Love Breeds Mistake • 16. Delay In Love Is Dangerous • 17. Follow Love and It Will Flee Thee, Free Love and It Will Follow Thee • 18. Love is Without Reason • 19. Actions Speak Louder Than Words • 20. Love and envy make a man pine • 21. Love is Blind • 22. Love goes never without fear • 23. Love makes the world go round • 24. Love is a Bitter-Sweet

Movie (2014) The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa