Netflix releases a teaser trailer and art for its new Japanese series ‘First Love’, inspired by songs written and composed by J-Pop sensation Hikaru Utada.
‘First Love’ is directed and written by Yuri Kanchiku. It stars Hikari Mitsushima as Yae Noguchi and Takeru Satoh as Harumichi Namiki and will premiere globally on Netflix on November 24, 2022.
The other cast includes Rikako Yagi, Taisei Kido, Kaho, Minami, Akiyoshi Nakao, Araki Towa, Aoi Yamada, Gaku Hamada, Osamu Mukai, Arata Iura, and Kyoko Koizumi.
Netflix describes the series as follows: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.