The Case of Animate (世界一初恋 ~アニメイトの場合~, Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Animeito no Baai) is a light novel in the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi series written by Fujisaki Miyako and Shungiku Nakamura. The novel is in celebration of Animate's 30th anniversary.

The limited edition version includes a drama CD.

The story stars two new main characters, Keiki Tezuka and Kensuke Saigusa. The characters briefly appeared in a short story in The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa 3. Zen Kirishima and Takafumi Yokozawa also appear in the story, along with a character named Nakagawa Masaki.

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  • Original sale price is 580 yen plus tax. Original sale price for the limited edition with the drama CD is 1,380 yen plus tax.
  • On May 11th, just ten days after its initial release, a second printing was ordered for the novel.[1]


Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi light novels


The Case of Chiaki Yoshino

Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4 • Omnibus volume 1Omnibus volume 2

The Case of Yoshiyuki Hatori

Volume 1Volume 2


The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa

Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Volume 6Omnibus volume 1Omnibus volume 3Omnibus volume 3

The Case of Animate

Volume 1


  1. Official Tweet announcing the reprint, @marukawashoten. May 11th, 2017.