Riko Shirono (Mikako Tabe) doesn't have any big expectations for a man in her life, but she works as a love simulation game planner. She receives a request for a new love game from app company TIMEIS. Soichiro Kurokawa (Issei Takahashi) is the CEO for the company. He is almost perfect, but he can't understand woman’s mind.
One day, Soichiro Kurokawa (Issei Takahashi), who likes his subordinate Momose, asks Riko to teach him about love techniques. Due to Riko Shirono’s help, Soichiro and Momose get close, but Riko finds herself becoming attracted to Soichiro Kurokawa.
Kazuya Takajo (Sho Sakurai) was a promising soccer player. At the age of 23, he was selected for the national A football team and he bought a house to live with his fiancé Miki Nakagawa (Masami Nagasawa). One day, Kazuya Takajo gets into a car accident and becomes paralyzed. He must now spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. He falls into deep despair. At that time, Miki shows him their marriage certificate.
Kazuya goes through rehab on the strength of his wife's love. Yet, he becomes frustrated by those opposed to his marriage with Miki and others who give him pity looks. He also can't find anything to replace soccer in his life. Kazuya then witnesses a wheelchair basketball game at a gym.
This time our protaganist Inogashira Goro (Matsushige Yutaka) working at the start of the New Year. It starts with a strange dream while taking a short nap inside his car. The dream reminded him how hungry he feels so he goes in search of an eatery. He tries to revisit two of the shops where he went before but for reasons, he cannot eat there. In vain, he goes about his business in Nakano, Nakano Ward but in the end, his hunger gets the best of him. He decides to settle for any good shop he can find within the area. Good thing he found a nearby shop called "Saisai Shokudou" which serves delicious Shanghai home cooked meals. Unfamiliar with the cuisine, he asks proprietress (Miyazaki Yoshiko) to help him choose the dishes... Later in the day, he goes to Tsudanuma, Chiba Prefecture where persistent client Sugihara (Kitamura Soichiro) asks him to stay at an office to continue working on a proposal. Goro is annoyed but begrudgingly complies, and gets to work. Before he knows it, it is already late in the night. Feeling hungry once again, he goes off to find some place to eat. He discovers a steakhouse called "Texas". Goro cannot help but leave his work behind, and partake of scrumptious late night steak dinner. Restaurant manager (Wada Masato) teaches him how to eat their steak, "Texas"-style...
Botchan (Kazunari Ninomiya) has sense of strong justice and does not lie. He is offered a teaching job at a middle in a small village far away from his hometown of Tokyo. Botchan accepts the position and begins to work as a math teacher. The assistant principle there wields absolute power. Botchan has a hard time dealing with his fellow teachers and the students.
Tomomitsu Tsuchiya (Taisuke Fujigaya) is the captain of his high school basketball team. He is also a senior at his school. Even though he is not that good in basketball, he is selected as bench player for the prefecture qualifying round. The underclassmen on his team, who are all better than him, are not happy about his selection.
Tomomitsu Tsuchiya then meets Sae Hatori (Mizuki Yamamoto). She is also a senior at the same high school. She keeps watching Tomomitsu Tsuchiya shoot three pointers. They become closer and develop a romantic relationship. Suddenly, Sae transfers to another school without saying a word.
A story of a married couple in short dramas, portraying four unforgettable moments in their lives from their encounter to separation. She (Tokiwa Takako) is the celebrated stage actress of a theatre company and he (Kitamura Kazuki) is a mere person in charge of props, who has secretly burned with love for her for some time. On Christmas eve in 1987, he finally gathers the courage to hand her a slip of paper with his contact details written on it. Observing the bewildered expression on her face, he half gives up and boards the train to go home. However, she is visible from the train window. He sees her standing at the platform looking and smiling at the paper he had passed to her earlier. Love soon blossoms and they get married and have children. They overcome differences and as they near the end of their lives, he makes his wife a last present.
27-year-old Tsujimura Riko (Murakawa Eri) works as an editor at a small Tokyo publishing company. One day, she comes back to her hometown of Takahata-machi in Yamagata Prefecture with mixed feelings for the first time in many years. She is here to produce a sequel to the classic nursery tale ‘Naita Ao Oni’ by Hamada Hirosuke, an author who is a native of Takahata-machi, for the town’s revitalisation project. In an attempt to help with the project, the people running businesses in the shopping street including Riko’s parents (Toyama Toshiya, Ito Kazue) have publicly solicited the sequel and publication of an illustrated book. In fact, there is a secret as well as bitter memories between Riko and a former high school classmate Natsume Ayaka (Kinami Haruka). Ayaka had put other people at a distance, but some incident caused her to open her heart only to Riko. Although Riko is reunited with Ayaka through an unexpected turn of events, they are unable to face each other honestly as a result of feelings of indebtness for the past. Meanwhile, Riko obtains the help of Hamada Hirosuke Commemorative Museum’s curator Morioka Kota (Nakajima Ayumu), who is drawn to the charm of Hamada’s works, and the popular author Yuki Kazuya (Mashima Hidekazu) whom she was in charge of in her previous editorial role at a major publisher, and focuses on creating the illustrated book, but … …
Kojiro Himuro (Kei Inoo) is a champion figure skater taking part in an upcoming world competition. Yet, he is suffering from a complicated CTEPH (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension). Kantaro Kurosu (Takeshi Kitano) is the director of the Cross Medical Center. He asks Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) to perform surgery on Kojiro Himuro, but, right before his surgery, Michiko Daimon is deprived of “the most important weapon as a surgeon.”
Yu Akahane (Nana Komatsu) moves to a dormitory room after her father's transfer at work. She and Haruto (Kento Nakajima) aka "Black Devil" have the worst meeting. Since then, Haruto treats her like his slave. The only person who is kind to her is Takumi (Yudai Chiba) aka "White Prince”.
Haruto orders Yu to go to her middle school reunion, but Yu, who doesn't want to remember her middle school days, refuses. At this time, Suzune (Kaho) appears. She is a childhood friend of both Haruto and Takumi. Due to her, the relationship between Yu, Haruto and Takumi changes.
In 2009, Yamato Narumi (Sota Fukushi) is a 3rd grade high school student in Nagasaki, Japan. Yamato and his friend Miku Odagiri (Kyoko Yoshine) find an old man, Akira Shoji (Teruyuki Kagawa), stabbed and lying in the street. The old man tells Yamato that his father is the criminal in the 300 million yen case. That night, Yamato’s father, Tetsuya (Toshiaki Karasawa) disappears and 3 days later his body is found drowned in Tokyo. Yamato and Miku find themselves caught in a whirlwind centered around the still unsolved stolen 300 million yen case from 1968.