As Hokusai progressed in age, he could no longer move the paintbrush as he wished but Oei continued to draw his paintings as her father’s “shadow”. She was content to be the shadow while he dazzled. And she kept on painting, obsessed with color and shadow. Time eventually passes and by the time Oei has developed her own unique style.
When Ritsu was little, he was abandoned by his mother Reiko. He happens to help Rinka. One day, Ritsu gets involved in a case and gets severely injured in the head. He can die at anytime. He attempts to find his mother and be good to her before his death, and finally finds his mother, but learns that she is leading a happy life with her son Satoru. Ritsu decides to take revenge on his mother, then meets Rinka again, who is Satoru’s childhood friend…
Tanuma Kazuo kills his lover. Kazuo’s wife Yuriko wants to protect their peaceful family life and covers up her husband’s crime.
Satoko had thought that this happiness would last, but one day she receives a phone call from a woman identifying herself as the boy’s mother, Katakura Hikari.
Four people’s paths cross one winter by chance: two women and two men in their 30s, all whose dreams have gone sadly unfulfilled. Instead of swelling toward the peak of their lives, their lives all seem headed gently downhill. Despite being total strangers, they decide to share a house together in the wooded resort area of a Karuizawa. But “chance” also hides some pretty big secrets in this brand new adult-sized drama that will have you laughing at odd chemistry, biting your nails at unexpected turns, and even alarmed by some stark truths of the human condition.
A suspenseful family drama revolves around a mother and daughter who have an excessively close relationship. They have overcome many challenges together based on mutual trust; however, the tight-knit relationship was shaken by an encounter with a man. As the daughter becomes intimate with him, she begins to keep a distance from her mother. Being deeply disturbed by her behavior, the mother makes a radical move to have her daughter nearby.
Chuushingura no Koi is set in the Edo period, the drama is about Kiyo, a woman who tries to overcome status differences of those days. When she pledges to live for love, a knife attack occurs at Edo castle. As a 48th loyal retainer, her fate changes after a raid on Kira: she is determined to serve at the inner palace of Edo Castle called “Ooku”.
While the case of the Doizaki couple who murdered their 15-year-old daughter and hid her body under their home for 16 years is being reported, a housewife visits Maehata Shigeko, a writer working for an editorial production company. This lady says her 10-year-old son may possess the special ability to see the memories of other people…
Takada Yuu is an employee of Takada Real Estate Co, an estate development firm. His father Takayuki is the company president and a perfectionist who has favored his high-achieving elder son Ryuichi and been indifferent to Yuu since young. So Yuu craves for his father’s love and wants his recognition somehow. Then one day, Yuu encounters Yahagi Azusa who also works for Takada Real Estate Co. Although it was the worst possible meeting, he gradually starts to have romantic feelings for her through work and an unexpected development. But ironically enough, Azusa turns out to be Ryuichi’s girlfriend… Yuu begins to realize what he truly treasures and matures as a person as he struggles with this complicated romance and with his older brother and father.
Etsuko Kono is a 28-year-old woman who loves fashion. Aspiring to become a fashion editor, she joins a publishing company, but she is sent to work in copy editing section. There, her job is to correct errors and inadequate parts of documents and copies.