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.
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."
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?!
A monster (Gou Ayano) was created from an incident that took place 100 years ago. He possesses super physical ability and can live forever. He yearns for humans and listens to the radio. He picks up things thrown away by other people. The monster dreams of living as a human. One day, he meets a young woman Tsugaru. He falls in love with her.
Drama series reveals why Setoka (Tao Tsuchiya) was rejected 12 times, her fateful meeting with Chiaki (Takuya Kusakawa), meeting her first love Takane (Yudai Chiba) and her school days with her classmates Kunimitsu (Yosuke Sugino) and Chiyuki (Ito Ono).
Natsumi Uemura (Erika Toda) is an English teacher at Meiryo High School. She has always dreamed of being a teacher. Until her middle school days Natsumi lived in the U.S. She is now a first grade home room teacher and advisor to the basketball team. She is bright and has a positive character, so she is popular with the students. Shuji Kashiwagi (Haruma Miura) is a biology teacher at the same high school. Shuji is a 2nd grade home room teacher. Shuji is faithful and considerate. He deals with students with his heart so not only students but also their parents support him completely.
A love between high school students Naoki (Kanta Sato) and Kotoko (Reina Visa). Naoki is handsome, good at sports and smart. Even though Kotoko is not very smart, she has a bright personality and strong will.
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.
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.
Set along the Shimanto River in Kochi Prefecture, Japan. "Osozaki no Himawari" depicts the lives of seven people who follow vague dreams, but live an ordinary life.
Jotaro Kodaira (Toma Ikuta) is about to turn 30-years-old. Jotaro has recently been laid off from work and around the same time his girlfriend of seven years dumps him. Jotaro then spots a website recruiting people for work in Koichi Prefecture in a regional revival cooperation.
Kahori Nikaido (Yoko Maki) is clinician sent to work in her hometown of Koichi Prefecture. On the way to there, Kahori meets Jotaro Kodaira.