It's almost that time of year... time to warm our hearts and souls with a sweet tale of snow tires.
Dunlop Tires' ROAD TO YOU animated short/commercial last year centered on a winter illumination. Three stories — a couple falling in love, a father and daughter supporting each other, and a celebrity returning to her hometown — converged on the event, with the slogan "Drive to the one you love."
Check it out here:
This year's short is titled ROAD TO YOU ~Promise on Falling Star Hill~, and will feature character designs by Studio Ghibli animator Yabomi. Rozen Maiden director Kou Matsuo will be heading up the short, which will feature Suda Keina's new song "Lethologica."
Like last year's short, this one will promote Dunlop's WINTER MAXX 02 tires. It will feature a new, unconnected story set in Hokkaido. College student Yui makes her annual birthday trip to an observatory with her mother, as the two remember Yui's late father and their love of astronomy.
ROAD TO YOU ~Promise on Falling Star Hill~ debuts on YouTube October 3.
Source: Anime! Anime!
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest work can be seen in the charity anthology The Hybrid, which is currently available for preorder.