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  • Title: 初恋
  • Title: Hatsukoi
  • Format: renzoku
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 8
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2012-May-22 - 2012-Jul-17
  • Air time: Tuesday 22:00
  • Theme song: Misia, "Koi ha Owaranai Zutto"


Murakami Midori has a caring younger husband, Jun, and an elementary school-going son, Kenta, and leads a blissful life as a speech therapist. It is a happiness which she has obtained after being the depths of despair because of her first love broke his promise to come and get her if he became a doctor. But one day she is diagnosed with liver cancer. Furthermore, the surgery is very difficult and she is told that there only one doctor who can operate on her and save her life. Jun implores the doctor who is returning from Paris to Japan temporarily, to do Midori’s operation but is rejected. However, the professor emeritus at the alma mater that he operated on dies and he accepts Midori’s surgery in order to restore his reputation. Midori is brought by a relieved Jun to meet the doctor. But the doctor that appears before her is the person she least wants to see. It is Mishima Tadasu, her first love. Midori leaves this meeting and refuses the surgery because of Mishima. However, she decides to live again for the sake of the family she loves. Jdrama Weblog

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