It’s not just Japan that’s obsessed with Japanese romantic drama shows. We’re all in this together, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now. What makes the genre so appealing? Well, it’s not entirely clear to me. I think there are two major factors at play here: despair and desire.
The despair is that there are no happy endings in life (at least not for most people). The desire is that if you can somehow escape from your own despair, then maybe you will be able to find happiness.
As a result, the main characters in these shows tend to be young people who seem to have everything going for them yet still feel empty inside – they have some sort of internal conflict which makes their lives difficult and unhappy.
They want something more out of their lives than just existing day after day; they want to love and companionship and happiness but cannot achieve those things until someone steps into their lives and makes it all worth it.
This is exactly what Netflix went after while looking for their next romantic series. Netflix just released the first teaser poster for their upcoming Japanese-romance-drama series, which is based on the music of Hikaru Utada. Take a look!
Netflix’s ‘first Love’ Is Here With First Poster
It’s no secret that Japanese viewers are obsessed with romantic dramas. The romance genre is a huge part of the country’s entertainment industry. With Netflix taking over one of the most incredible stories of all time, this one is going to be huge.
Netflix has revealed the first look for its new series ‘First Love, directed and written by Yuri Kanchiku, starring Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh. The series is inspired by songs written and composed by J-Pop sensation Hikaru Utada.
Hikaru Utada was 16 when she released her first album. She came to prominence as a singer-songwriter in Japan and became one of the most popular of her generation.
Her groundbreaking album “First Love” was released nearly two decades ago. The Netflix series is an epic love story spanning more than 20 years. ‘First Love’ will be available to stream on November 24, 2022.
What Is The Series About?
An original love story, First Love follows the fate of a young couple from the late 90s to today. The show explores what it means for love to break barriers and highlights their experiences as they go about discovering what made their relationship so unforgettable- even if just for one day.
Yae Noguchi, an aspiring flight attendant finds out that fate has other plans for her when she is struck by a tragic accident in the midst of realizing her dreams.
Harumichi Namiki, who was at one time a pilot for the self-defence forces, becomes torn between love and his old dream job when Yae suddenly reappears in his life.
One of the best things about this film is its casting. Hikari Mitsushima is known for some brave choices in her roles and Takeru Satoh has time and again proven his abilities to crack any role.