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We review the Netflix series First Love including release date, time, plot synopsis, cast and trailer.
Look forward to something new Netflix? Well, wait no more! First love is brand new Japanese love drama that looks like it’s ready to grab all your tears. Inspired by two songs by Hikaru UtadaReleased 19 years apart, the new series takes us into the lives of Noguchi Yae and Namiki Harumachi as they struggle to fall in love for the first time and meet again many years later.
This is definitely not your typical Japanese content on Netflix – rather than a new anime series or movie, this is actually live action, something that’s appropriate for a streaming service that does anime more than anyone else out there -Content sets that is not so common. Of course, that’s just part of their strategy to win over a certain demographic and set some boundaries during the current streaming wars.
are you familiar with First love? If you want to learn more about it, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s everything we know about it so far!
Synopsis of the Netflix series “First Love”.
Here is the official synopsis
“A love story that transcends generations, inspired by First Love (1999) and Hatsukoi (2018), two seminal songs by Hikaru Utada. In the late ’90s, two teenagers fall in love for the first time; Two decades later, one is about to be engaged while the other is divorced from a teenage son who is falling in love for the first time.”
Our take on the premise
The premise is absolutely beautiful and the trailer also promises a rollercoaster of emotions. Personally I’m really looking forward to it as it seems to be the romantic story I’ve been looking forward to for a while, but it definitely looks like there will be some teary moments along the way. And that’s okay, since they make it pretty clear on the poster and throughout the trailer.
It also seems like a very personal show, especially considering that it was all written and directed by one person, Yuri Kanchiku. Being inspired by two songs as opposed to a book or even another movie/show is also quite refreshing and I look forward to seeing what that brings to the table.
First love release date
The series will be released on Netflix on Thursday November 24, 2022. All 10 episodes will stream simultaneously.
How to see first love on-line
The audience can watch First love with a Subscription to Netflix. The basic plan for Netflix costs $9.99. If you want HD, you need to purchase the standard package for $15.49. Finally, the premium package for Ultra HD costs $19.99. Also, here’s everything we know about the plan Netflix ad.
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Here are the main actors:
- Hikari Mitsushima as Noguchi Yae
- Takeru Satoh as Namiki Harumachi
- Rikako Yagi as a young Noguchi Yae
- Taisei Kido as young Namiki Harumachi
- Akiyoshi Nakao as Bonji
- Araki Towa as Tsuzri
- Aoi Yamada as Komori Uta
- Gaku Hamada as Taro
- Osamu Mukai as Kojin
- Arata Iura as Akihiko
- Kyoko Koizumi as Noguchi Ikunami
Hikari Mitsushima might be familiar to the audience from the 2010 Japanese film Sawako decideswhile Takeru Satoh is mostly known for working on the Rurouuni Kenshin film series.
The production team
So far, all we know is that Yuri Kanchiku wrote and directed the entire series.
Is there a trailer
There sure is! Check it out below:
So what are your thoughts so far? Are you looking forward to the new Netflix series? First love? will you watch it Let us know in the comments below!