Set during the Bakumatsu (final years of the Edo period).
Banshiro Sakai (Koji Seto) is a lower-class samurai. Leaving his family behind, he works at the lord’s castle. He consoles and solves worries of the people by making food from recipes sent from his wife.
Yosuke Tomikawa (Tomokazu Miura) is married to Mizuki (Hitomi Kuroki). They have a daughter, Shiori (Atsuko Maeda), and son, Ko (Asuka Kudo). Yosuke works as the general manager in the personnel department at a large company. His wife works as a teacher at a private middle school. Their daughter works as a jewelry maker and their son is looking for a job. The family appears to look like a peaceful family, but, due to an accidental opportunity, the family begins to collapse.
Saenai (Shinichi Tsutsumi) is an ordinary salaryman, married to Enko (Kyoko Koizumi) and having a daughter and son. One day, he meets a mysterious old man who forces him to take a super suit with superhuman powers. Saenai is constrained to keep the peace. After he resolves trouble and takes off his super suit, his activities slip from the mind's of other people.
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.
Mizuki Hayase (Haru) is 25 years old and her mother Akiko (Yuki Saito) is 50 years old. Mizuki Hayase teaches English at a girls’ high school. Aikiko is a devoted mother to Mizuki and Mizuki totally trusts her mother. In fact, the two are like best friends. Mizuki’s father Koji (Yasufumi Terawaki) is like an outsider in the relationship between mother and daughter.
Housemaker Matsushima (Yuya Yagira) begins working for the Hayase family. Matsushima gets close to the mother and daughter. While Mizuki spends time with Matsushima, she realizes that has been too dependent on her mother. Soon, Akiko feels like her daughter is getting more distant from her. Akiko, afraid of losing Mizuki, makes the dangerous decision to seduce Matsushima.
Shinichi Sakurai (Sadao Abe) is married to Kanako (Kyoko Fukada) and they have a daughter named Kaori (Mikuu Yamada). Both, Shinichi and Kanako received only a middle school level education. Even though they don't have much money, they are a happy family. At work though, Shinichi experiences effects of only having a middle school education.
One day, Shinichi sees Kaori’s poor score for a national test. He freaks out and decides to improve Kaori's education. Thus, 41-year-old Shinichi begins studying with Kaori and instructs her for the upcoming middle school entrance exam.
Remi Takasugi (Ayame Gouriki) works for "Rental Lovers" which offers women for dates. She is the most popular woman at the company. Remi Takasugi carries out requests from her customers, but she does not provide sexual service. She figures out her customer's tastes and becomes the ideal date for her them. When she finishes her work, she never smiles and she wears bandage around her neck.
Ranko Ando (Karina) is a detective. She is 32-years-old and single. Ranko Ando does her job well and has solved difficult cases. She doesn't listen to others and doesn't care what others think about her. She works with detective Toshio Aoyama (Shigeaki Kato). He holds a strong sense of justice and cares what others think about him.
Kenichi Endo, Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Susumu Terajima, Yutaka Matsushige and Ken Mitsuishi all receive offers to take part in a big budget drama series with a famous lead actor and world famous director. To study their roles and relationships, the director asks the six supporting actors to live together for 3 months at a share house. The actors begin their temporary living arrangement. An incident from 10 years ago though causes the actors to hold resentment