Midnight is the story of a taxi driver named Shinya Mito
(whose name is literally Japanese for “mid” and “night”)
and his various passengers, each of whom he helps in various ways.
Shinya drives a taxi as a way to earn money for the treatment of a young woman named Mari,
whose brain was injured sometime earlier as the result of an accident Shinya was responsible for causing. The taxi Shinya drives is equipped with a fifth wheel which makes the car more maneuverable under any kind of road conditions.