Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 19, 2021 at 19:02 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret shoujo magazine has announced that actors Shunsuke Michieda (道枝駿佑) and Ren Meguro (目黒蓮) will be starring as Souta Aoki and Kousuke Ida respectively for the TV drama of Kieta Hatsukoi (Japanese: 消えた初恋、Literal English: Vanishing My First Love, stylized as My Love Mix-Up!)
Kieta Hatsukoi is a romantic comedy manga created by Wataru Hinekure and Aruko. It revolves around the love triangle between Souta Aoki, Mio Hashimoto, and Kousuke Ida. Through a series of misunderstandings about who has romantic feelings for whom, the boundary between truths and assumptions blur.
The TV drama will air on TV Asahi in October 2021.
About Shunsuke Michieda
Shunsuke Michieda is a Japanese actor from Osaka Prefecture. He is a member of J-pop group Naniwa Danshi, under talent agency Johnny & Associates.
About Ren Meguro
Ren Meguro is a Japanese actor from Tokyo. He is a member of J-pop group Snow Man, under talent agency Johnny & Associates.
The staff list is as follows.
Original work: Wataru Hinekure (author), Aruko (illustrator)
Screenplay: Tsutomu Kuroiwa (黒岩勉)
Music: Harumi Fuuki (富貴晴美)
General producer: Yumiko Miwa (三輪祐見子、of TV Asahi)
Producers: Emii Kanda Akiko (神田エミイ亜希子、TV Asahi); Noriko Obana (尾花典子、J Storm); Manabu Ito (伊藤 学、Kadokawa Daiei Studio)
Directors: Shougo Kusano (草野翔吾), Tadaaki Hourai (宝来忠昭)
Production cooperation: Kadokawa Daiei Studio
Production work: TV Asahi, J Storm
Synopsis by MAL:
A heated rooftop confession takes place between two men, but not all is as it seems. The good-natured Souta Aoki has had his heart stolen by the angelic smile and kind actions of his female crush Mio Hashimoto. Unfortunately, he is devastated when she lends him an eraser with another classmate's name—Ida—engraved on top. When Kousuke Ida spots his name on the eraser, he is led to believe that Aoki is the one harboring romantic feelings for him. Aoki is left struggling to clear up the situation alone without revealing Hashimoto's feelings for Ida. Fake and honest pinings mix as misunderstandings abound in this heart-pounding triangle of first loves.