Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi reminded me of two other dramas : at first, the Flying Colors (2015), as the guy was trying to overcome himself and everyone's expectations and to score enough to get into uni, and then Chugakusei Nikki, with the younger boy falling for his teacher. And even though I loved these two, I can't say I felt the same about Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi. The story was nice and clever, with the girl having to choose between three quite different men. The rivals in love were actually pretty decent, although the student, who had the coolest hair in 2019, hands down, felt more like a puppy love than anything. Actually, I saw the main character as a strong woman who, yet, needed someone to support her and Yuri was just too young for that. But, there were two other men waiting for her, right?
Part of that part of the romance that just didn't feat for me, the story was kind of slice of life and cute, but, sometimes, it lacked intensity and there were some scenes that were, unfortunately, boring. That said, the performances were really good from everyone and the story's pace well managed.