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I see this form often in manga book indexes. My dictonary gives me ダイ and テイ as possible readings for the first kanji, and I'm also not sure if the number should be read as a counter (like 一つ is read ひとつ and not いちつ). How should I read those?
The ordinal prefix 第 is read だい. This is sense two in 大辞泉:
The counter 話 is read わ, and it attaches to Sino-Japanese numerals such as いち.
Put it all together and you get だいいちわ.
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