A love comedy where a guy and a girl are seemingly perfect for each other but are always just missing each other at every single opportunity despite somehow playing an always indirect but major role in each other's lives.
Their best friends have noticed the trend and vow to finally get them in the same room at the same time to kick off their relationship but fate always seems to get the better of them.
Get the girl to stay put? The guy gets dragged away to help with a crime investigation.
The guy and girl are literally a room apart? Bank robbers show up and the guy talks them down.
Girl almost gets hit by a truck? Guy was in the truck pulling on the wheel to avoid her.
Eventually more and more people coming into their lives catch on and join in the ever escalating matchmaking ploys snowballing to the point where the yakuza, the police and the homeless take part in the final grandly elaborate operation to get them to make the perfect meet cute for them.
The twist is that they're actually childhood friends who promised to marry as kids but the guy got amnesia and his mom remarried so the girl never thought he'd be the same boy she once played with and he didn't have a name to the girl in his dreams which drives the matchmakers further towards planning something perfect for them. Also, the operation fails but while the schemers are ruing their failure, the pair of them head to their original hometown separately on their own and reunite by the tree they used play together as kids all because the matchmakers kept bringing up old memories.
Think I came up with this because of the thread challenge. Something about constantly teasing the viewers but never getting to the payoff. Might have had otters on the mind at the time.