“First Love” drama series premieres Nov. 24 on Netflix

Netflix announced the full cast of nine and the premiere date for its upcoming new drama series “First Love.”

The series will premiere globally on Netflix on November 24 and it is inspired by the songs “First Love”(1999) and “Hatsukoi” (2018) written and composed by J-pop sensation Hikaru Utada. The series tells a spectacular love story that spans more than 20 years.

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Yuri Kanchiku is the director and writer of the series. She is also known for her documentaries, scripted dramas, and music videos since her debut in 2004. 

The series stars Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh. Other cast members also include leading as well as up-and-coming talent from Japan, including Kaho, Minami, Akiyoshi Nakao, Araki Towa, Aoi Yamada, Osamu Mukai, Arata Iura and Kyoko Koizumi.

Furthermore, Netflix will also show Utada Hikaru’s Studio Live Performance “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios” starting June 9, ahead of the premiere.

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