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.
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.
Life for Tetsuo Morita (Sosuke Ikematsu) is not going well and he blows off his anger on gambling, but he keeps losing. At the racetrack, he meets tycoon broker Ginji Hirai. His nickname is Gin-san (Silver) . Tetsuo Morita admires his bad side and his ability to attain huge amounts of money. Tetsuo wants to surpass Ginji and be called Kim-san (Gold). Tetsuo takes a step into the illegal world.
A series of grotesque murder cases takes place on rainy days. Detective Hisashi Sawamura (Shun Oguri) works to catch the murderer like he has done with past cases, but he soon realizes the murderer's next target is his wife and son. A man in a frog mask is a suspect.
Masaatsu Naito (Kuranosuke Sasaki) successfully completes Sankin-kotai (required ritual to visit the shogun). On his way home, he hears that an insurrection by peasants has taken place in his hometown of Yunagaya. Masaatsu Naito knows that it is a counterattack by Matsudaira. He returns to Yunagaya, but finds that his castle is gone.
Kanami (Mirai Shida) is an apprentice pierrot and dreams of making people laugh. She falls in love with Yosuke (Ryo Ryusei) who is a dialysis patient. He forgets to smile. To make Yosuke smile, Kanami decides to have a smile no matter what. Yosuke begins to have feelings to her and they decide to marry. On the day before their wedding Yosuke collapses.
Yoko Okouchi (Rena Tanaka) is a beautiful and bright surgeon. She is kind to her patients, but she also has a dark side. She lacks a sense of guilt and also pity for others. One day, aspiring writer Masato Nanba feels severe pain in his abdomen and goes to the hospital. There, Yoko Okouchi diagnoses Masato with appendicitis and treats him well. After his successful surgery, Masato stays at the hospital as a patient. He is happy that Yoko Okouchi is his doctor, but that will soon change.
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.