First Love: Release date, cast, synopsis, teaser & more

First Love is a Japanese romantic drama that follows a couple as they recall the course of their relationship over three distinct time periods—from the 90s to current times.

Release date

First Love will be released on Netflix on November 24.

Cast and creators

  • Hikari Mitsushima
  • Takeru Satoh
  • Minami
  • Aoi Yamada
  • Rikako Yagi
  • Gaku Hamada
  • Akiyoshi Nakao

Written and directed by Yuri Kanchiku


“A new story has been crafted through inspiration from two songs by Hikaru Utada: her 1999 smash hit and musical gem “First Love,” and “Hatsukoi,” released 19 years later.

The story follows a couple retracing their memories of their unforgettable first love over the course of more than 20 years and spanning three decades: The late ’90s, the 2000s, and the present.”

Other details

The series is based on music and inspired by Japanese pop music legend, Hikaru Utada, and her first album, “First Love.”


The short clips trace the couple’s journey over three decades—from the 90s to the present. Set to calming tunes, the clips range from the most mundane and domestic parts of their relationship to big events over the course of the 20 years they have been together.

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