The Japanese television series “First Love” starring Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh went live on Netflix on November 24, 2022 and continued to shine in the ratings. In its second week, the Japanese drama became the fifth highest rated non-English program on Netflix, and the number one rated drama in Japan. According to Netflix, “First Love” reached 12.3 million viewers in its second week, which means that at least 1.54 million viewers watched the episode that week.
Not only did it dominate the 12-day top ratings in Japan, but “First Love” entered the top 10 rankings of popular TV series in several countries/regions. Actor Takeru Satoh (who plays Harumichi Namiki) later thanked the enthusiastic global audience live on YouTube.
At the premiere of “First Love” on Netflix, Takeru Satoh described the drama as a “cellular action drama” and during filming, the director kept reminding Takeru Satoh, “Your body temperature needs to rise two more degrees, falling in love is about getting the cells to boil “. This is also the Japanese understanding of the so-called “unadulterated love”, is boiling, eager, is full of thoughts, is the whole body is not the right emotion. Harudo Namiki said in the play, if you are older, this phenomenon may be a disease, but if you are 17 or 18 years old, then this is the first love.
First Love tells the story of a love affair that spans 20 years. The actor, Harumichi Namiki, fell in love with the actress, Yae Noguchi(played by Hikari Mitsushima), when they were young, but they were separated in a car accident. When they reunite again, Harudo still remembers his first love and their lives intertwine for the second time.”You are always gonna be my love.” Japanese singer Hikaru Utada released the song “First Love” in 1999, and the single became an almost instant memory of the early 90s, catching fire around the world, selling over 7.65 million copies in Japan that year and remaining on the charts for 85 weeks.
First Love is also the highest selling music in Asia, selling a total of about 11 million copies worldwide.
The TV series First Love was inspired by the lyrics of the song: “You will always be my favorite, no matter who else I fall in love with in the future, you are the one who taught me how to love.
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Log in your Netflix account. Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.
Type First Love in the search field and click the search icon, you will get the results immediately.
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Click Download icon on the right side.
As you can see from the screenshot, all episodes are checked by default. Uncheck the episodes you don’t want to download if there are any.
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Click Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.
After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer the downloaded videos to USB drive. Insert the USB drive to your TV’s USB port and watch them whenever you want.
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