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.
Fukaya Sakurako is married to the owner of ‘Fukaya’, a long-established miso shop in Nagoya City. She lives comfortably with her husband Kazuhisa and their daughter Yuko, a university student. Sakurako is content with Kazuhisa, a family man whose redeeming feature is his kindness. Her worry is Yuko who pays no attention to school work because she has been chasing after Shugo, a popular singer-songwriter in Nagoya. One day, Sakurako sees Shugo’s post on social media and an exchange with a young man who is not even her own child begins over smartphone. This is in contrast to her ordinary daily routine and all very exciting for Sakurako. She naturally does not tell her daughter about it. Having aspired to become a songwriter when she was young, Sakurako starts to give Shugo advice on the lyrics for his new song. Then one day, Shugo proposes that they work together in Tokyo but… Is this love? Will Sakurako choose her family or him?