Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu (1967)
I Give My First Love to You
|Genre(s)||Romance, Slice of Life|
|Synopsis||Takuma, a boy who is told he will die before he?s 20, and Mayu, a girl who is in love with him?|
The story begins when they are little kids. Mayu, whose father is a doctor, meets Takuma, who is hospitalized in her father?s workplace. They develop feelings for each other, but Mayu learns of Takuma?s grave illness and that he will die before he turns 20. The distraught children make one promise for an uncertain future.
Time passes, and the girl becomes a young woman, and the boy, a young man. Mayu continues to support and love Takuma. On the other hand, Takuma, who knows his days are numbered, pushes away his feelings for Mayu and distances himself from her. He cannot stand to see her cry or hurt her more than he already has. Then Mayu meets another man who has feelings for her, and Takuma meets a woman who has the same illness, and their feelings for each other begin to waver.
Misunderstandings, unsaid thoughts, the frustrations and chagrin of youth? What will become of their love while the clock keeps ticking away in Takuma?s life?