Get to Know The Characters of the Upcoming Series ‘Love is Better The Second Time Around’

Let’s get to know the characters of ‘Love is Better the Second Time Around’ before its premiere!

The six-episode TV drama ‘Love is Better the Second Time Around’ is based on Kinoshita Keiko’s manga of the same name, depicting a mature tale of love revisited after a decade, where an older man grapples with honesty in reconnecting with his first love.

Please refer to the chart above to see the connection of the characters with each other. Without further ado, let’s get to know the characters! Note: This article will continue to be updated until all the characters have been introduced. So make sure to tune in for further updates!

 

  • Hasegawa Makoto as Miyata Akihiro

30-year-old mid-level editor of a business magazine. When he was in high school, he had a pure crush on Iwanaga, but as he got older, he started thinking more realistically. He vows that Iwanaga will no longer be at his mercy. Mochizuki Haruki will be portraying him at the age of 16.

  • Furuya Robin as Iwanaga Takashi

32-year-old associate professor at a popular university. A person who has an easy-going attitude and doesn’t reveal his true feelings. After meeting Miyata again, he tries his best to woo him. Nose Rin will be portraying him at the age of 18.

  • Takamatsu Aloha as Shiraishi Yuto

25-year-old assistant to university associate professor Iwanaga Takashi. He is fond of Iwanaga and has a rivalry with Miyata Akihiro.

  • Nagase Riko as Fukuda Ako

Miyata Akihiro’s 29-year-old girlfriend. Considering her age, she wants to get married, but she is a little fed up with Miyata, who only thinks about work.

  • Shiraishi Shunya as Sugimoto Kyosuke

The 34-year-old representative of Sugimoto Winery. He approaches Miyata Akihiro during an interview for a business magazine.

The story follows Akihiro Miyata, a mid-level editor who reunites with his first love, university professor Takashi Iwanaga while seeking his expertise for an economics column. Despite their chance encounter, Miyata is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional but struggles against Iwanaga’s charm and the complexities of a second chance at love. As they navigate their feelings and the challenges of adulthood, the story delves into themes of ideals, reality, and pride, exploring the dynamics of a frustrating yet irresistible “second” love.

Catch the premiere of ‘Love is Better the Second Time Around’ on March 6 and will air every Wednesday at 10 AM GMT+8 on GagaOOLala worldwide, except in South Korea and Japan.

 

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