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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