Flavors of Youth is a Japanese movie directed by Li Haoling, Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing, and Yoshitaka Takeuchi. The movie takes place in three different cities, exploring the effects of time on love.

The movie initially premiered at the Anime Expo on July 6, 2018. Netflix later acquired the rights to distribute the movie internationally on August 4, 2018. The movie is a Japanese-Chinese co-production between CoMix Wave Films and Haoliners Animation League.


"Memories in a bowl of steaming noodles, a fading beauty finding her way and a bittersweet first love -- all in these stories of city life in China."
—Official Netflix synopsis


Cast and CharactersEdit

  • George Ackles as Steve
  • Taito Ban as Shaomin
  • Dorothy Elias-Fahn as Grandma
  • Matt Fowler as Various
  • Crispin Freeman as Xiao Ming
  • Ikumi Hasegawa as Shiaoyu
  • Mariya Ise as Young Shaomin
  • Billy Kametz as Yi Lin's boyfriend (he also has additional voices)
  • Minako Kotobuki as Irin
  • Erica Mendez as Xiao Yu
  • Takeo Otsuka as Rimo
  • Tara Sands as Li Mo's mom (she also has additional voices)
  • Haruka Shiraishi as Lulu
  • Cristina Valenzuela as Shui Jing
  • Evan Rachel Wood as Yi Lin


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