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

‘First Love’ is a Japanese romantic drama that revolves around a former couple as they meet years later, only to realise that their love story is still incomplete.

Release date

‘First Love’ will premiere on Netflix on November 24, 2022

Cast & creators

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

Written and directed by Yuri Kanchiku

Official synopsis

First Love 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.”

Other details

For Hikaru Utada, who has written various songs for scripted series and films in the past, this will be the first ever show directly inspired by their songs. 


Yae Noguchi and Harumichi Namiki run into each other again and try to navigate what their romantic history means for their present. Despite all odds, they seem to be drifting towards each other once again.

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