During the Sengoku period, the Ii family governs the Totomi region. Due to many past wars, there are no more male successors left to become a lord. Naotora Ii (Kou Shibasaki), the only daughter of the lord, now becomes a lord. She faces a difficult period. The constant love from her fiance, whom she became engaged with at a young age, helps her to keep moving forward.
Hitomi Takashiro and Akako Honda are members of comedy duo “Akako to Hitomi.” The created the comedy duo about 5 years ago, but they are still not very popular. Every day, they perform Manzai to a regular audience in a corner of a small theater. One day, Hitomi and Akako catch a middle school student trying to steal Hitomi’s bicycle. Since then, their fate as a female comedy duo begins to change.
In 1934, Japanese demand for automobiles has grown rapidly from the bitter experience of the disrupted logistics network as a result of the Great Kanto Earthquake 10 years earlier. Ford and General Motors from the US make a full-scale entry in addition to the Europeans, plunging the Japanese market into a turbulent period of foreign car sales. Yamazaki Wataru (Uchino Masaaki), the manager of Hinode Motors in Aichi which is the distributor of General Motors’ cars, fights back against the American sales policy being pressed on him and appeals for improvements whenever the chance arises.
Kang Han-Kyeol (Lee Hyun-Woo) is a great composer and gets inspired by the voice of others. He hides his identity from other people. Kang Han-Kyeol meets Yoon So-Rim. She is a female high school student with a great voice and she falls in love with him.
A woman struggles to find a job, but she keeps failing. She decides to jump into the Han River to die. The woman is rescued and is sent to the hospital emergency room. There, she hears that she might have a fatal disease and she might not have much time left to live. She barely manages to land a job as a contract worker.
Balsa (Haruka Ayase) tried to kill Rogusamu, but failed. 4 years later, Chagum (Mizuki Itagaki) becomes a crown prince of Yogo country. Due to her failure to kill Rogusamu, Balsa hides in the neighboring Rota Kingdom and works as a guard.
One day, Balsa saves a girl from human trafficking. The girl’s name is Asura (Rio Suzuki). God of Destruction Taruhamaya, which Asura’s ethnic group adore, stays in Asura’s body. Shaman daughter Shihana (Yoko Maki) and her father Sufaru (Akira Emoto) try to kill Asura. Balsa struggles to save Asura.
In Fukushima Prefecture’s Minami Soma City where people and horses coexist and the traditional horse festival Soma Nomaoi has been held since the old days, Matsushita Masayuki (Yakusho Koji), the owner of a livestock farm, has turned his back on Soma’s festival. Life is hard but he cannot bring himself to give up his dream of raising a G1 race horse despite the objections of his wife Kayoko (Tanaka Yuko) and daughter Shoko (Aragaki Yui). Then the Matsushita family is hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The farm is destroyed and they lose their son Takuma (Okada Masaki).
Yoo Ji-Na (Uhm Jung-Hwa) has been a popular singer for the past 20 years, but she holds pain inside because of something she abandoned when she was younger. Meanwhile, Jung Hae-Dang (Ku Hye-Sun) began working as a Yoo Ji-Na impersonator to support her family after her father lost his job. She sings on stage at a club and tries hard to mimic Yoo Ji-Na's songs.