The January 2013 issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing's Asuka Ciel magazine is announcing on Friday that an anime adaptation of the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai story is in the works. The boys-love story follows the relationships of Takafumi Yokozawa, an employee at the manga division of the fictional publisher Marukawa Shoten. He was a college friend of Masamune Takano (a main character and an editor in Shungiku Nakamura's original Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi manga series) and had helped bring Takano into Marukawa.
The Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai arc is told in Miyako Fujisaki's spinoff novel series based on Nakamura's manga. Kadokawa published the third volume in the novel series on Friday.
The original manga already inspired two television series. Crunchyroll streamed both series into several countries as they aired in Japan. The manga also bundled two anime DVDs.