Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date and enjoy happy days together, but Emi reveals her secret to him.
Makabe Yukiko is a detective in the First Investigative Division’s Emergency Investigation Response Team. They are a team of interrogation experts that goes by the name of Kintori. Surrounded by idiosyncratic veteran interrogators (Tanaka Tetsushi, Denden, Osugi Ren, Kohinata Fumiyo), she pursues the truth hidden behind cases as she plays mind and word games with tough criminals.
Makoto Masaki (Kazuya Kamenashi) and Haruko Kogetsu (Fumino Kimura) are both 29 years old and single. Since they were children, they have passed each other at various places like on the beach and shrines. Yet, the two are not aware of each other at all. One day, a man appears in front of Makoto Masaki and introduces himself as God. He tells Makoto Masaki about his destined soul mate and that she works next door. When he faces Haruko Kogetsu, he tells her "I'm your destiny."
Akira Inami (Shun Oguri) is a former Self-Defense Force member. He was emotionally scarred by a special mission and subsequently discharged from the Self-Defense Force. Now, Akira Inami works for a secret Special Investigation Team at the National Police Agency. Meanwhile, Saburo Tamaru (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is kind and stoic. He used to go on special missions, but due to an incident was ordered to join the Special Investigation Team. With Akira Inami, Saburo Tamaru and other members, the Special Investigation Team tackles important political matters and dirty jobs for the government.
When Shoutarou Tatewaki first meets Sakurako Kujou, he knows his life will never be the same. Initially believing her to be responsible for a disappearance in the neighborhood, he later learns of her true talent: analyzing bone specimens. Sakurako has quite the collection of reconstructed animal bones, but she wishes she had more of the human variety, much to the chagrin of those around her.
In the spring, when Yui Kashiwazaki (Erika Sawajiri) and her 3 years old son were coming back home from kindergarten, she let go of her son's hand for a moment and then he was gone. 9 years later, her son appears in front of her again.
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.
Jun Jonochi (Mirei Kiritani) works at a paper manufacturing company. She is earnest, but clueless about her own appearance. She doesn't have any interest in making herself look good. One day, she realizes that people don't view her as other women. She begins to read up on things like make-up and fashion trends with her two female colleagues.
Nori Kamitsuki (Shotaro Mamiya) is a high school student. He transferred to a school in Gunma Prefecture. There, he learns of various culture in Gunma from a student who loves his hometown. He is really surprised by the cultural difference. At school, Nori Kamitsuki falls in love with Kyo Shinooka. Unfortunately, she loves her hometown and says she will only date a guy from Gunma. Making things worse, Nori Kamitsuki gets involved at a fight against Tochigi Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture which are Gunma’s rivals.
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.