1 Reply ・ Started by SwimmingBird at 2022-07-20 04:10:08 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2022-07-20 04:39:26 UTC This is a discussion about 一つ目 "First in a series" definition Would it be appropriate to refer to any type of series? For example - a first volume series of a manga? a first episode of a series of anime? etc. Leebo at 2022-07-20 04:39:26 UTC In casual conversation it would be fine to use the general counter つ for things like this that have their own dedicated counters. Episodes of anime can be counted with 話 (わ) and so you can say 一話目 (いちわめ) for the first episode. But like I said, if you're just chatting with someone, 一つ目 is not strange. For more serious situations, like if you're going to write a formal document, you should check what the specific counting style is for a given type of object. Log in to reply.