Netflix will debut ‘First Love’ – a new series inspired by the Hikaru Utada album of the same name


Last Updated on 11/10/2022

Netflix revealed the teaser trailer and teaser art for its new series First Love, directed and written by Yuri Kanchiku, starring Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh, and inspired by songs written and composed by J-Pop sensation Hikaru Utada. The series tells a spectacular love story that spans over more than 20 years. First Love will premiere globally on Netflix on November 24, 2022.

About “First Love”
The series co-stars Hikari Mitsushima (Sawako Decides) as Yae Noguchi, and Takeru Satoh (Ruroni Kenshin films) as Harumichi Namiki, who play high school sweethearts that meet in the late 90s. Each pursues their dreams while trying to stay together, but fate has other things planned for them, and two decades later, Yae is a single mom to a teenage son, while Harumichi is engaged to marry someone else. However, they soon discover that their love story is not quite over yet… For Hikaru Utada, who has written various songs for scripted series and films in the past, this will be the first ever scripted series directly inspired by their songs. 


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