Wataru Hinekure and Aruko’s “Kieta Hatsukoi” will be adapted into a TV drama starring Shunsuke Michieda (Kansai Johnny’s Jr.) and Ren Meguro (Snow Man). The show will be broadcast over TV Asahi every Saturday night at 23:30 starting October 2021. The popular “Kieta Hatsukoi” manga has already been published into five collected volumes, with the sixth volume being released on 25th August 2021.

“Kieta Hatsukoi” is a youth drama about a love story between classmates Souta Aoki, Mio Hashimoto, and Kousuke Ida. Souta has always liked Mio, but he realises that Mio likes Kousuke when she has Kousuke’s name written all over her eraser which he has borrowed. When Kousuke sees Souta clutching the eraser, he misreads the situation as Souta having a crush on him, and soon complicated love and unexpected friendship ensue.