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.
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).
30-year-old Rinko Kamata (Yuriko Yoshitaka) works as an unpopular screenwriter. She doesn't have a boyfriend, but she has two female friends Kaori and Koyuki. They meet regularly at a bar. There, they complain about their situations and go through what if scenarios. One day, Rinko Kamata decides to go for happiness at love and work.
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.
Successful career woman Takanashi Asuka has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters Nanami Ryu, a popular newscaster at PTV. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This level-headed pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except Nanami thinks people will lose their freedom once they get married. Moreover, marriage is just an escape place for a woman. "I absolutely don't want to get married," he said. For Asuka, Nanami is an ideal partner, except for his value concerning marriage. And the 'Battle of Value' begins.
Maki Maki (Takako Matsu), Suzume Sebuki (Hikari Mitsushima), Yutaka Iemori (Issei Takahashi) and Tsukasa Beppu (Ryuhei Matsuda) happen to all meet. They form a quartet and begin to live together in Karuizawa during the winter. There is a big hidden secret.
Maki Maki plays the lead violin in the quartet. She has family and only goes to Karuizawa on the weekends for performances. She has a negative personality and barely gives her opinions.
Suzume Sebuki plays the cello in the quartet. She is unemployed. Yutaka Iemori plays the viola in the quartet.
Tsukasa Beppu plays the second violin in the quartet. He comes from a musical family and also works at a donut company. He is the leader of the quartet and provides his grandfather's villa as a base for the quartet. Tsukasa Beppu has secrets.
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.