An unassuming country girl crosses paths with an extravagant drag queen, sparking the beginning of a life-changing Cinderella Story!
Sachi is a plain woman living in the quiet countryside with her conservative father. Though she enjoys designing and making clothes, she’s convinced she doesn’t have the skills to make a career out of it.
All of this changes when Sachi meets the ostentatious Coolmint, decked out to the nines in both fashion and makeup. A famous drag queen who runs a club in Tokyo, Coolmint claims to have seen some of Sachi’s clothes online and has come to find new outfits for her show.
“Your outfits are dull, but the clothes you make are so glitzy. Why don’t you wear any of them?”
Inspired by her chance meeting with Coolmint, Sachi heads to Tokyo to become a designer. Little does she know her life is about to change forever...
“Fate was the smell of isodine, it stung my wounds and brought tears to my eyes."
Satomin is a temporary high school teacher.
He has been single since he broke up with his girlfriend at a high school.
He has not been able to find a partner because of his non-regular job.
He has lost confidence in his ability to find love.
He met Serika at a brothel for a change of pace.
He felt a sense of "fateful encounter" that has nothing to do with money or titles.
Starting out as a customer and a sex worker, the two quickly get to know each other. ......
A bitter love story that is 100% sympathetic, painful, and piercing.
Akane Torikai's shocking work, which cuts to the heart of love and the essence of life, has now been made into a live-action drama!
Mitsu enters the college, but still hung up on an ex-boyfriend from middle school.
This year’s all about new love... is what she thought until she finds her ex-boyfriend, Kaede, lives next door!
Five years later, he’s still a ladies’ man, and his kind smile hasn’t changed.
-Oh, no. I’m falling for him again.-
He knows everything bad about me, but I’m so curious about who he’s dated since then.
But if I am nice to him, he’ll just misunderstand me. Ex-boyfriends are so annoying!
That’s what she says, but they officially end up back together.
Reunited as a couple, they’re curious about each other’s past.
Perhaps that’s why Kaede dotes on Mitsu.
She thought she’d enjoy her college days with her doting boyfriend, but...
There’s his best friend (the earnest type), an exchange student (the pushy type), and an associate professor (the serious type) ...
Her dramatic college days begin, surrounded by plenty of incredibly romantic guys.
Misao Narita (Ai Mikami), an employee of a trading company, despises her high performer colleague from the same department, Kazuya Ichikawa (Taiki Sato), for his brutally blunt nature. However, a turn of events leads to Misao developing feelings for Ichikawa. Meanwhile, Ichikawa also falls for Misao who happens to be a quick learner and good at her job, and straightforward about her feelings. The two eventually engage in a physical relationship.
However, Ichikawa starts dating another woman, Yuko Tadokoro (Umika Kawashima), on the premise of marriage.
Misao, all confused while thinking, “how on earth can he be with someone and hold me?” continues her “forbidden love” with Ichikawa, despite knowing he is cheating on his girlfriend.
Misao and Ichikawa gradually grow apart. What will be the fate of these two, who are involved physically but have no emotional connection whatsoever…?
Half-concealed words, and slick tricks…All men and women are moody!
This story is a love story with a new sense that unfolds from both a male and female perspective.
Aki Terada (24) is a freelance writer who is frustrated by her efforts to find work. When her boyfriend jilts her, she goes to live at a friend’s share house. There, she reunites with her former classmate and first boyfriend, Tomoya Hongyo, to whom she lost her virginity. He tells her he hasn’t been able to “get it up” for two years, but then, he accidently touches Aki, and lo and behold, he responds! He swears he won’t do anything perverted, but asks Aki to help him…?!
Risa Shiragi (Haruka Fukuhara) is a college student who is popular with the boys. People around her treat her like she’s out of their league but in reality she has zero experience in love.
“If I’m going to fall in love, I want it to be a love so sweet it'll melt my heart." Risa dreamt of that day.
One day, as she was being harassed by a guy trying to pick her up, she is rescued by Hiroto Fukami (Dori Sakurada), a sophisticated man who looks great in a suit. Fukami coolly steps in and saves her. Risa wants to thank him so they end up going to dinner…which leads to their first kiss and then their first…
The ultimate love story of a doting love that's slightly bitter yet super sweet.
A popular comic book is being made into a live-action drama!
Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48/NGT48) and Kentaro Ito pair up as the main stars to tackle the “ultimate story in the inequalities of love.”
Kashiwagi will play Tae Komada (age 32), a baby-faced, large-breasted woman who has a soothing effect on others, yet she is actually a pro ‘shogi’ [Japanese chess] player. And on the other hand, Ito will play Taiga Hinata (age 24), a virgin businessman who lacks communication skills and has no experience in love. Yuki Kashiwagi with her droopy eyes, fair-complexion and her soothing aura is perfect for this role, while Kentaro Ito is the new star in the making, appearing in many popular shows. These two will pair up to tackle the “ultimate story in the inequalities of love.” Set in a professional ‘shogi’ world, the story will portray the inequalities of love between a nerdy virgin businessman and the older ‘shogi’ pro that borders on “sin.” Make sure you tune into “Is this Love Checkmate?” starting in December!
Kanoko Tsukishiro (Aoi Morikawa) is a 26-year-old publishing company employee who has never experienced love.
After snaring her dream job as an editor in the literature department, Kanoko is assigned to oversee the works of the wildly popular mystery writer Saku Kagaya (Yu Shirota).
Kagaya holds a special place in Kanoko's heart, as the one who taught her about "first love" through his books.
Kanako tries her best to work in tandem with Kagaya to produce another hit, but the author remains noncommittal and keeps pushing miscellaneous errands on her.
Just when she thinks he's becoming approachable, Kagaya turns aloof, and keeps leading Kanoko on.
Slowly, Kanoko who has never known love becomes attracted to him.