Netflix Pairs Up Sato Takeru and Mitsushima Hikari in J-dorama First Love Based on the Songs of Utada Hikaru

I’m so sold on this in every single way lol. Netflix continues to flex not only its K-drama muscles but also the J-dorama fare, with Alice in Borderland being a huge hit and season 2 to commence filming shortly. The streaming giant has a slate of doramas it plans to produce and one of the most high profile will be a romance drama inspired by the hit song First Love and Hatsukoi (which is Japanese for first love) by Japanese-American songstress Utaka Hikaru. The dorama will star Sato Takeru, coming off hit romance Love Lasts Forever/An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Dokomademo), along with rising actress Mitsushima Hikari. It’s set in the 1990’s through the 2000’s and follows the couple through their romance which sounds a lot like the oldie J-dorama Meguriai with Fukuyama Masaharu and Tokiwa Takako. I love this pairing and can’t wait to see what production has in store with the visuals and a guaranteed great OST.

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Kimura Takuya’s Actress Wife Kudo Shizuka and Model Daughter Koki Pay Tribute to the Fashion Trend Setting Light Brown Windbreaker He Wore for J-dorama Hero on 20th Anniversary

Has it really been 20 years? J-actor Kimura Takuya has had many dorama hits in his career and one of the most popular was legal dorama Hero, which spawned a sequel, an SP, two movies, and even a reboot. The … Continue reading

Netflix Live Action J-dorama Adaptation of Hit Manga Alice in Borderland with Yamazaki Kento Wins Critical and Viewer Acclaim

I’ll consider this one-two live action adaptation gift as a present for those celebrating Hanukkah and one for those celebrating Christmas. I was primed for the Netflix premiere of the live action drama adaptation of Korean webtoon Sweet Home that … Continue reading

J-actress Asina Sei and Veteran Actor Fujiki Takashi Commit Suicide in Same Week, Third Cast Member of Bloody Monday after Miura Haruma’s Passing Two Months Ago

At this point, I suggest J-ent send bodyguards and mental health professionals over to keep Sato Takeru and Matsushige Yutaka safe because three stars who have worked in the J-dorama Bloody Monday are joined together in a terrible coincidence of … Continue reading