4.601 out of 5 from 545 votes
When Ritsu was in high school, he fell in love with a boy who broke his heart, changing his view of love forever. Now a jaded adult, Ritsu has just transferred to the Marukawa Shoten company in hopes of publishing literature, only to be told that he'll be working in the shoujo manga division instead. What's worse, his boss is brash, rude and seems to have an interest in him! However, the biggest surprise is yet to come for Ritsu, as he soon discovers that his boss is none other than his lover of his past!
Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love with him. However, as time passes Misaki realizes that he has uncomfortable and budding feelings for Usami. Meanwhile, Hiroki is a man who can't get over an unrequited love with Usami in the past - and with the help of Nowaki, he may finally learn to love again. These couples and more experience the joys and sadness of love between men under the most unlikely conditions.
You will also like this manga, because it revolves in the same universe, the characters from both manga's slightly interlink. Also gives the same build up of love in the plot.
This is created by the same writer. both have very well-developed characters, a plot and it is very cute!
Both are created by Shungiku Nakamura so they have the same type of art and feel to the story. If you like one you'll like the other because both are romantic, funny, and adorable. Also they are both yaoi.
Yes yes, Gozen 3-ji is not yaoi, BUT th efirst thing I thought of when reading Gozen was "oooh, just like Sekaiichi Hatsukoi." WHY you ask? Well, the awful working situations that the main characters suffer at the beginning of their jobs that almost makes them quit exists in both mangas. Also, the "demeaning" nature of the work they do: pachinko design and manga editing. The ridiculous overtime and overnight stays at the office b/c of crunch time are also the same.
In both Gozen and Sekaiichi there are so so sooo many little hilarious moments when the main characters are like "wow, this is my life now. This office and the people in it are flipping crazy, but I'm still sticking it out and I have no idea why..." You can tell that both senseis had a ton of fun incorporating their sucky experiences as mangakas under time constraints and making these experiences funny to outsiders through their works.
In conclusion: READ BOTH OF THESE MANGAS! If you liked one's style of humor I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy the other.
Both Manga's have a cute reluctant uke, and give a unique plot compared to other Yoai's. Also both deal with meeting your first love again after couple of years. Except in Aitsu Daihonmei they meet in high school again, also there is your really funny moments in between.
Yaoi combined with an employer/apprentice relationship in a creative industry: advertising in Yebisu Celebrities and shoujo manga in Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. Both manga involve more than one pairing related to the professional world. Sekai has more comedy of the slapstick kind while Yebisu tends to be overall serious in tone.