Haruka Kawakura (Yuko Araki) is in the 3rd grade at a university. She is about to be hit by a car, but she is saved by company CEO Masayuki Makino (Toru Kazama).
Masayuki Makino wakes up in the intensive care unit at a hospital. There, a young man appears in front of Masayuki and introduces himself as the God of Death (Gaku Sano). The God of Death tells Masayuki that Haruka was supposed to die in an accident that day, but, since he saved her life, Masayuki’s fate has now changed. He will die soon. The God of Death tells him that the only way they can both survive is to change Haruka's future. If Haruka becomes a high achiever as an intern and joins the company, Masayuki and Haruka can both survive. Masayuki comes up with the idea of possessing the body of Haruka's friend Maki (Anri Okamoto) and helping Haruka become a successful intern.
Set in the near future, a high school gives priority to privacy protection. The names of teachers and students are not revealed. 21 female high school students are locked in a classroom and their vision is shown all over the world in real time. The only way to escape is to receive many "good" marks from the audience.
In 1964, Mineko Yatabe (Kasumi Arimura) was born and then raised at a mountain village in the northwest of Ibaraki Prefecture. She has 7 family members. Her older brother is smart and he is the first person from their village to an university. Her father goes to Tokyo to earn tuition fees for her older brother. Mineko thinks if she graduates from high school, she wants to help her grandfather and mother with farming. Mineko Yatabe's life changes after her father fails to come back.
Entertainers Bakarhythm and Wakabayashi Masayasu live on the same floor of an apartment building in Tokyo. One day, the two of them discover that Nikaido Fumi lives in this building. She joins their group before they even realize it and the trio become close friends who solve one another’s worries and problems.
Kazuhisa Fukase (Tatsuya Fujiwara) graduated from a prestigious university, but he leads a boring life. His only strength is making delicious coffee. Whenever he makes coffee, he is reminded of his friend Yoshiki Hirosawa (Teppei Koike). He was friends with Yoshiki Hirosawa back in their university days, but Yoshiki Hirosawa died on a snowboarding trip 10 years ago.
One day, he meets Mihoko Ochi (Erika Toda) at a coffee shop. He is strongly attracted to her.
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.
25-year-old Kiriyama Saori has been through many relationships throughout her life and she still strives to find pure love and her dream man through various marriage-seeking activities. Instead she ends up meeting some two-faced men: a philanderer, a mothercon and a cheapskate. But an awful surprise awaits these men: Saori possesses a certain special ability and her character completely changes in the blink of an eye. What kind of curious power does she have?!
Takuto Hirabayashi (Arata Horii) lives with his two friends Kyohei Hano (Yuki Yamada) and Hajime Okayama (Ryo Mitsuya) at a share house. They have been friends since high school. Takuto Hirabayashi now works at a company, Kyohei Hano works at a trading company and Hajime works for an apparel brand.
Kasumi (Erina Mano) gets a job as a teacher at an elementary school. This fulfills a lifelong dream for her, but Kasumi is too passionate with her job. She overworks herself and gets burned out from her job. Kasumi quits her teaching job. She is still only 28 years old. Kasumi needs to find work and begins to take short-term jobs. She meets mysterious employee Masakado (Atsuko Asano) of Hello Work.
Sumire Iwaya (Noriko Iriyama) works as an editor for a well known newspaper. She is attractive and graduated from a prestigious university.
She goes through a difficult period after being dumped by her boyfriend and getting demoted at work. One day, she picks up a beautiful young man, Takeshi Goda (Jun Shison), out of a box. Takeshi looks like her former pet Momo and Sumire offers to let Takeshi live in her home as her pet.