Utada Hikaru's songs "First Love" and "Hatsukoi" has inspired a new Netflix original drama titled 'First Love Hatsukoi' to be distributed in 2022.
"First Love" is Utada's hit song that was released in 1999, and "Hatsukoi" was released 19 years later in 2018. Starring Mitsushima Hikari and Sato Takeru, the drama will portray the story of one couple's recollection of their "first love" in three different time periods - late 1990's, 2000's, and the present.
Mitsushima will play Noguchi Yae, a woman who aims to become a flight attendant but is tossed about by fate after an unexpected accident. Meanwhile, Sato will take on the role of Namiki Harumichi, a man with a straightforward personality who used to belong to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, but is currently working towards a different path.
The drama will be directed and written by Kanchiku Yuri.