01x09 - Hatsukoi

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "First Love". Aired: November 24, 2022.
A man and a woman are haunted by the memories of their unforgettable first love.
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01x09 - Hatsukoi

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[birds chirping]

[vehicle passing]




Are you going somewhere?

Mm-hmm. Kitami.

Hey, wasn't today your day off?

I told you that I had a practice test.

All the way in Kitami?

Oh, because my teacher said
I should get used to other spots

so I don't fail the real one.


So... how are you feeling?

So nervous I could die.

It's just a practice test.

Sure, but it...

You'll always be
my special little daughter.

Believe me, you'll be okay.

All right.

You should sleep in your bed.

[mother sighs]

I'm taking off.

[wind whistling]


[whistling breathily]

[conductor] Thank you for riding with us.
Now arriving at Kitami.

Please make sure
you have all your belongings.

Now arriving at Kitami.

- [officer] Excuse me.
- [Namiki] Yeah.

- [officer] Your ticket?
- [Namiki] Oh, sorry, not now.

- [officer] Where's your ticket?
- [officer ] What's wrong here?

- [officer ] He's got no ticket.
- I've gotta do something...

- Then just show us your ticket!
- Give me a break!

[officer ] Then you're coming with us!

Please place your
admission exam on your desk.

The entry sheets will be collected last,

uh, so please make sure
there are no mistakes

and do not leave anything blank.

Hey! We're finished with sign-ins.

Get to your seat quickly.

Your sister is applying
to a private school in Sapporo this year.

Must be nice for people
who don't have to worry about money.

You want to go there?

Oh, I don't want to go, I guess.

I definitely don't have a sister.


[indistinct chatter]







[object clatters]



[door opens, closes]

Hey, Yae.

Welcome back.
I see you're still awake.


- Wow, Yae!
- Hm?

So cool!

It says you got an "A"!

Right here.

Oh. Mm.




You choose the school you want now.

Not a problem.

Actually, it won't be a private school.
I only wrote that in case.

I'm going to a local high school.

That's my smart little girl! [laughing]

Oh! You know, I'm gonna frame this!

- Huh? It's just a practice test!
- I know, I know.

I want to commemorate it!







[contemplative music playing]

[upbeat music playing]

Ah! In here. Yae.

[muffled conversation]

- Oh, yeah!
- [group cheering]


[pop tune playing]

[singing in Japanese]

♪ It's a*t*matic ♪

[singing in Japanese]

♪ I just can't help ♪

♪ It's a*t*matic ♪


Guess what?
I'm leaving for Tel Aviv tomorrow.

What? So, that means...?

Mm-hmm. I'm going on a world tour
as a part of the company!

- Oh!
- I owe it to you.

Stop it!

Seriously, it's true.

If I never had found a taxi
and got to the airport two minutes later,

I wouldn't have made it
in time for the audition.

Just like mascara, fate will change
with just a little tiny wrist flick.


But it's a big deal
to do that at your age.

The way that you said it was
so casual, like you're off to the store.


Do you travel at all?


- No desire?
- No, not that at all.

I'm really into it, and I want to.

[pats lap]

Sometimes I'll take
a fantasy trip using street view.

The other day, I met an old, gruff man
in a meadow living with his herd

of sheep and goats

and then got on his camels and sang,

and ate this stew he gave me
with a kind of weird meat in it.

[laughing] I love that!

I gave him Shiroi Koibito
as a thanks, and he loved it.

Yeah, they're really awesome.

So I feel like
I've traveled while on my couch.

You know, it's really not that hard to do.

You just need a book to entertain you,

and a little money,
and that's really about it.



I once had a dream.

I had some opportunities
and a few struggles.

And then I simply quit working
towards it after a while,

and when I stopped... I couldn't move.

In the end, I just told myself

I was content with myself
having done nothing.

You know the law of inertia?

An object that's resting
will remain resting, you see?

As long as gravity exists.

Once an object stops moving,

you won't see it move again.

Applying a force on this
supposedly immovable object

are your big dreams, some curiosity,

or the existence of someone you love.

So how about that?

All these seemingly hopeless
old desires that spring from your heart

can sometimes move boulders!

[laughs] It's a really famous law.

I'm almost certain Newton proved it,
like, three centuries ago.

[upbeat music playing]

I can't! I didn't mean to.
I can't sing this! [giggles]

[singing in Japanese]

- Ooh!
- You can sing it?

Wow, go, Uta!

Whoo! Whoo!

- Whooo!
- We're into all that!

I'd love to! Go get it, Uta! [laughing]

What? That's great!

[singing in Japanese]

[speaking Japanese]

[bird chirping]

[peaceful music playing]




Oh! Hurry!

Here. Uh... It's okay, get in. Get in!

Buckle up.

[tires screeching]

Mom, you're a bad driver.

Are you kidding?

I always follow the rules
and try to be safe.

- See? Oh!
- [tires screeching]

[pedestrian] Crazy.


Uh, sometimes, I have to suddenly brake.

I'm sorry.


[The Postal Service
playing "Such Great Heights"]

♪ I am thinking it's a sign ♪

♪ That the freckles in our eyes ♪

♪ Are mirror images ♪

♪ And when we kiss
They're perfectly aligned ♪

♪ I have to speculate ♪

♪ That God himself did make us ♪

♪ Into corresponding shapes ♪

♪ Like puzzle pieces... ♪

Oh, please!

♪ And true
It may seem like a stretch ♪

♪ But it's thoughts like this
That catch my troubled head ♪

♪ When you're away ♪

♪ When I am missing you to death ♪

♪ When you are out there on the road ♪

♪ For several weeks of shows ♪

♪ And when you scan the radio ♪

Hang on!

♪ I hope this song
Will guide you home ♪

♪ They will see us waving... ♪

[tires screech]

♪ "Come down now" ♪

♪ They'll say ♪

♪ But everything looks perfect
From far away ♪

♪ "Come down now" ♪

♪ But we'll stay ♪

♪ I tried my best to leave... ♪

[ringtone drumming]

- [man] Hello?
- Yeah, Outaro?

- Yes?
- I need some advice, if you don't mind.


I'm heading to the airport from Otaru
on a detour that will lead to Route .

Uh, I heard there's
a lot of traffic in North Sapporo.

There was an accident
near the interchange.

- Okay.
- You might want to take the other road.

Okay, thank you very much.

♪ They'll say ♪

♪ But everything looks perfect
From far away ♪

♪ "Come down now" ♪

♪ But we'll stay ♪

Oh! Almost forgot.

This is from Uta.


Wonder what's in it?

♪ They will see us waving
From such great heights ♪

♪ "Come down now" ♪

♪ They'll say ♪

♪ But everything looks perfect
From far away ♪

♪ "Come down now"... ♪

Next, please.

- Hello.
- Your ticket and passport, please.

[music fades]

Maybe you got it from Grandpa,

being drawn
to all kinds of arts like you are.


My dad's always so handsome
and really well dressed

and a romantic who'd recite
Yeats to your grandmother.

Always did things like that.

That sounds kind of pretentious.

When he was younger,
he wanted to be a poet.

You serious?

And now he's a CEO?

There aren't many
who can do what they love for work.

And you don't need to live
how your parents want you to.

You have the right to believe

in your big, bold dreams
and go after them.

Even if it doesn't work or it fails.

Remember that it will always
have some kind of meaning.


- Made it.
- Thank you.

Yeah. Go on!

[contemplative music playing]

[crowd murmuring]

[woman] What's the holdup here?

[indistinct chatter]

What can I get you?

Uh, cream soda, thank you.

I'll have it right out.

Hey, Uta!



[Tsuzuru panting]

Uta... I really like you.

Whatever I did,
no matter how much I tried,

I still like you.

Even if you love someone else,

I like the you who's in love.



Have a listen.

[alert chimes]

[contemplative music playing]

A bit pretentious?

So this song is in three sections.

Oh, thank you, Tsuzuru.

[Uta giggling]


By the way, where is your boyfriend?

Where is he?


He was flirting with some other girl,
so I kicked him to the curb.

[both laughing]

[upbeat music playing]



- [woman] Let me see!
- [server] Thanks for waiting.

- Cream soda, miss.
- Thank you.

- Enjoy. Thank you.
- Thank you.

- [child] Have you been on a plane?
- [mother] Uh-huh.

[child] What? Lucky!

[contemplative music playing]

[jet engines roaring]

[blues song playing]

Excuse me, it's just that...

Could you give me directions
for the rest of the way?


Uh, could you give me directions
for the rest of the way?

I was in Tokyo until yesterday
on a business trip, okay?

Oh, that would be hard.

I mean, my head's
a little, like, stuck in line

with, uh, right now.

When I was younger,
I was hitting it and quitting it, serious.

- [laughing]
- It was like one cab to another.

That's an analogy.

[blues song continues]

Um... Aren't you Mr. Ariyoshi?

Am I right?

- You're very close.
- Uh...

- Practically right on.
- I'm sorry, was I wrong? I'm sorry, wrong.

- Matayoshi.
- Of course!

Matayoshi. Sorry!

- It's Matayoshi, I remember now.
- It happens.

It's, uh... Tsuzuru is his name.

Tsuzuru, okay.

- I'll spell that for you.
- Okay.

It's four "mata" characters.

It's actually from your name.

Ah! Tsu-zuru.

He sits in his chair forever,

holding just his chopsticks
in both hands so carefully.

- [man] I should say...
- [woman] What are you talking about?

- [man] I'm not thinking.
- You're hopeless.

He's always like this.

[woman laughing]

[Yae] How are you?

Last night, I bought some Norwegian smelt

from the local supermarket, Saneya.

They process smelt
from Norway in Vietnam,

and a distributor
from Wakayama sells them.

Makes you feel how small the world is.

It was , years ago,

just as our ancestors bravely
scattered themselves around the world.

It seems to me that humanity
must constantly be on the move,

looking for somewhere that is not here.

- Thank you.
- Okay. Thank you very much, sir.

[door closes]

[blues music playing]

♪ You've been nothing ♪

♪ Nothing but his fool ♪

♪ It makes you... ♪

- [coughing]
- ♪ ...wanna break down and cry ♪

- Thanks. Have a good day, miss.
- Thank you so much.

♪ Makes you wanna
Get down on your... ♪

What kind of season is it there?

What kind of scenery do you see?

♪ Baby ♪

Have you caught a cold?

♪ Don't ♪

♪ Don't, don't, don't ♪

♪ Hey, don't you leave me... ♪

I very much...

♪ I'm begging you, baby ♪

I miss you very much.

♪ Wait a minute, baby ♪

♪ Whoa, baby, please... ♪

[song fades]





Time off request?

How much do you need:
three days, five days?

I'd like to use all my paid time off
and take off days, thanks.


- Don't you think that's a bit...?
- Yeah?

You know, you'll have to be prepared
to face some penalties, you know that?

My God, how scary, how scary!

This company really said that
to one of their hardest workers

when she asked for time off
for the first time since joining.

Hm? What was that called? Labor law?

- Hm?
- It's the Standards Act.


You tell 'em, Nasu.

Uh, article .

Employers aren't allowed
to reduce the wages

of a worker using paid time off

or subject them
to other such unfair treatment.

- That's right!
- Come on, it's unfair!

Don't be so stingy!

Okay, fine! Just settle down, all right?

- [man] Stamp it!
- [employees taunting]

- Stamp it!
- He's gonna do it.

- Ho ho!
- [workers cheering]

- [man] Okay, you understood it.
- [shouting "Stamp it!"]


Thanks a lot.

[shouting, cheering continue]

You are a nice man.

[shouting, laughing]

On the th,

the World Health Organization's director,

had declared the spread
of the novel coronavirus, COVID- ,

a pandemic,

and urged countries
to take preventative action.

In a press conference,
Director Tedros said

the number of patients outside of China
grew thirteenfold in the last two weeks.

And countries affected tripled...

[Yae] ...

a historic disaster thr*at humanity.

And a new way of life
nobody could have predicted began.

[in Japanese] I am declaring
a national state of emergency.

...can't work, you have to stay home.

You know, there's never been
a case like this...

[woman] ...make sure that customers
can be socially distanced.

...a second national lockdown,
in Germany a partial lockdown...

[in German] ...the pandemic.
We stand at the start of...

[reporter] ...which is a new normal.

- [man ] So?
- [man ] Nope, nothing.

[man ] Nobody's taking cabs
to begin with.

There's no point in driving.

[man ] I'm taking a part-time job
next month.

Harvesting asparagus.


[exhales sharply]

[Yae] The distance
between people were kept,

their movements restricted,

and the borders between the nations
truly became invisible walls.

Hi. It's Tsuzuru?

How are you?

Uh, I'm good.

Your shirt looks good on you.

Thank you.

[Yae] Eating and talking
with close friends...

Doing music.

...the warmth of a loved one,

we realized what we once took for granted

turned out not to be the case.

[reporter] Due to the lockdown resulting
from the declaration of emergency,

a decline in personal spending,
such as travel and food,

and the large drop of exports
due to economic crises abroad,

it has been said recently
that Japan's GDP has shrunk by %

compared to this time last year.

Financial experts are calling
for the gradual easing of...

[Yae] It made me start to think,
living in this uncertain world...

when that time comes,

who is it I'd want to see again?

[DJ] FM Fuji, . and . !

- [relaxing music playing]
- Hello, there.

Today's guest is -year-old track maker
and current sensation Tsuzuru.


First off, let's discuss your new track,

which has more than million views
on YouTube, titled "U."


[woman] Dr. Kosaka.


Could I

bug you...

[Kosaka clears throat]

...to get Tsuzuru's autograph?

I'm a huge fan!

- Oh.
- I'd be so grateful!

Hey, wait! Uh, same for me?

Okay. How many?

- Uh, Ten, please.
- Ten, please?

[fan] And for me, please.

- So many?
- Uh, ten then.

- Actually, could I get ?
- [Kosaka] Twenty?!

[fan] There's my mom,
my dad, my cousins...

[indistinct chatter]

[Uta] Ah! [giggling]

Oh! I got some big news.


[Uta] Look who it this. See?


[Uta] It's Harumichi.

[gasps] Seriously?

[relaxing song playing]


[Namiki] To my beloved Yae Noguchi

ten years in the future.

Since we're putting
each of our treasures in a time capsule,

I have decided to fill mine

with the priceless treasure
of a precious memory.

It was the day
I first met you, Yae Noguchi.

But I'm guessing
you don't really remember it.

To be honest, I was nothing
but trouble before I met you.

Which one's Mizukoshi?

Right there.

- [girls shriek]
- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

- Wanna go, huh?
- My God!

- Huh?
- Back off!

- Boys!
- [boys shouting]

Take this!

[girls screaming]

- [students clamoring]
- Uggh!

[shouting, groaning]

- Bring it!
- Namiki!

Not you again!

I am so embarrassed for my stupid son!

Tell us, why did you throw the chair?

The desk's too heavy.

Ha. That's not what I'm asking!

The hell?! Ow! [sighs]


He'll be punished at home.

Hang on, just hang on, okay? Good.

Well, the thing is,

his sister was made fun of
for her hearing.



[Namiki] I'd throw it
through the window again.

[Namiki] That night, my parents
begged me to at least go to high school.

Hey, easy!

In return for them paying
for the broken glass,

I begrudgingly promised
to take the practice test.

Shut up.

It didn't matter how hard
someone like me tried,

I probably wouldn't be able
to get into any of the decent schools.

Don't squeeze it. Don't squeeze.

[whistle blows]

On the most depressed
morning I'd ever had,

I had the greatest encounter of my life.

[contemplative music playing]

I fell instantly in love.

It was laughably easy.

I saw that she'd fallen asleep.

The book she was
so focused on was about to close.

I looked for something
I could use as a bookmark.



I found something perfect in my pocket.


[conductor] Thank you for riding with us.
Now arriving at Kitami.

Please ensure you have
all of your belongings.

Now arriving at Kitami.


- Excuse me.
- Yeah.

- Your ticket?
- Oh, sorry, not now.

Where's your ticket?

- Let go!
- [officer ] What's the problem?

- He's got no ticket.
- I've got something important...

Then show me your ticket.

- [Namiki] Give me a break!
- [officer] You're coming with us!

- Hey!
- [Namiki] I'm begging you!

[officer] Then find your ticket,
show it to us!

[Namiki groaning]

So please make sure there are no mistakes

and to not leave anything blank.

Hey. We're finished with sign-ins.
Get to your seat quickly.

[Namiki] I went to the exam room
in the worst mood.

To my surprise, I found her there.

I knew it right then.

That this was fate.


Okay, stop!

Please turn your answer sheet over
and pass them forward.

Those in the back row,
make sure to collect the entry sheets.

- Here.
- It's just that...


[Namiki] Yae Noguchi.


[Namiki] Her first choice
was a good school

in the next town over...

Yae Noguchi.

...or a super elite
girls school in Sapporo.

In that moment, I knew what I had to do.

Should be...

That day forward, I studied so hard,
my eyes would have bled.

[Namiki] Uh, no, no...

[man] Did he eat something funny?

My teachers told me
to take their advice and move on.

Come on!

My family thought I went crazy
and worried about me.

I wish I'd taken school
more seriously up to that point.

[in Japanese] ♪ Our last kiss was ♪

♪ The flavor of cigarettes ♪

♪ A bitter taste ♪

[woman] Go, go!

♪ Around this time tomorrow ♪

♪ I wonder where... ♪

- [knock on door]
- Huh?

Yes, sir!

♪ ...you will be thinking of ♪

[in English]
♪ You are always gonna be my love... ♪

- How's that?
- Crazy.

Hey. So, what's your princess like?

To put it mildly, she's my goddess.

For real?

You know, what if she goes
to the girls school, though?

All your hard work will be for nothing.

No. It's cool.

We... we would meet again.

Stop being so nervous, there's no way!

It's not there.

It's there! It's there!

- Where?
- ! It's there!

- Where?
- Ohh!

Three months later, I got into
the public high school I wanted.

Everyone said it was a miracle.

[in Japanese]
♪ ...is about to start moving ♪

♪ So many things
I don't want to forget... ♪

My bad. Excuse me.

♪ ...this time tomorrow ♪

♪ I know I will be crying ♪

♪ I will be thinking of you ♪

[in English] ♪ Hey-ey-ey ♪

♪ You will always be inside my heart ♪

[in Japanese]
♪ There will always be a place... ♪

[Namiki] This is my treasure.

The story of my first love.

That day, you gave me a reason to live

and taught me the path
I needed to follow.

My dream is to make you happy.

March , .

[students laughing]

Harumichi Namiki.

Namiki, what are you doing?

- Oh.
- Let's go!

[students shouting, laughing]

- Come on!
- Let's go!

[in English] ♪ I'll remember to love ♪

♪ You taught me how... ♪

[Namiki] P.S.

I'm glad you are doing well.

If we ever meet again...

I'd love to hear your story next.


[wind whistling]

[alert chimes]

[man] We will now begin check-in for
the : p.m. flight to Reykjavik Airport.

Here's your baggage ticket.

- Thank you.
- Thank you. Have a nice day.

Next person.

Can I have your name, please?

- Sophia.
- Sophia.

Okay, will you be checking any luggage?

Oh, yes, here you go.

[clears throat]

- [in Icelandic] Good luck.
- [in Icelandic] Thank you.


[in English] Excuse me,
can you tell me how to get to Husavik?

[in English] Sure. It's that way.

Are you from China?

No, I'm from Japan.

We had another Asian customer last week.

He said he works at the Husavik Airport.

Are you sure?

Husavik is a small town.

[in Icelandic] Thank you! Thank you!

[upbeat music playing]

- [in English] Watch your step.
- Thank you.


[Yae] Harumichi!

[in Japanese]
♪ My heart beating too loud ♪

♪ My legs frozen... ♪


♪ ...so unlike me ♪

♪ The tear running
Quietly down my cheek ♪

♪ They tell me ♪

♪ That this is my first love ♪

[in English] ♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

[in Japanese]
♪ I thought it was a given ♪

♪ That human beings ♪

♪ Naturally fall in love, but... ♪


I know that you're my first love.

I know it!

♪ If I had never met you ♪

♪ I can't fathom
That anyone would have ever ♪

♪ Made me feel like this ♪

♪ My heart beating too loud ♪

♪ My legs running against my will ♪

♪ The tear surely running
Down my cheek ♪

♪ They tell me ♪

♪ That this is my first love ♪

[in English]
♪ I need you, I need you ♪

♪ I need you, I need you ♪

♪ I need you, I need you ♪

♪ I need you, I need you ♪

[in Japanese] ♪ All this time ♪

♪ I was blaming things... ♪

Tastes like cigarettes.

Told you so.

Just call it flavorful.

♪ If I had never met you ♪

♪ I might have gone on living ♪

♪ Without even knowing
Why I was given life ♪

♪ This fragile me
That one word can break ♪

♪ I want to dedicate to you ♪

♪ A season that will never return... ♪

[Yae] "Appaushi."

♪ Was announcing its end ♪

♪ Awkwardly... ♪

You hungry? Here you go.

Thank you very much.

♪ Right there within reach ♪

♪ How can I possibly not chase it? ♪

♪ Whether it is
The right thing to do or not ♪

♪ Nobody really knows... ♪

[writing on board]

♪ ...slowly grows towards the sun ♪

♪ Little things brought us joy ♪

♪ Little things caused us pain... ♪





- [co-pilot] Check.
- Right.

[alert chiming]

- Check.
- Check. Warning light test.


♪ ...that this was my first love ♪

[in English]
♪ I need you, I need you ♪

♪ I need you, I need you ♪

♪ I need you, I need you ♪

♪ I need you ♪

May I have your attention, please?

Welcome aboard our flight.

[tranquil music playing]

[upbeat music playing]

[relaxing music playing]

[peaceful music playing]

Enjoy your trip.

- Thank you.
- Thank you.

I'm gonna service the plane.

- I forgot one thing.
- Hm?
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