Roundabout, the Shortest Distance Is Round 2019
Saitankyori wa mawari kudokute, (original title)
1h 10min | Drama | 5 July 2019 (Japan)
Haruto spends a lonely high school. The new teacher, Aoyama, cares about him and starts an exchange diary. Haruto gradually opens up, but one day, when he was resting because of a cold, he was kissed by Aoyama who came to visit him. Agitated by the sudden incident, Haruto violently refused and Aoyama was chased away from teaching. Three years later: Haruto, who graduated from high school and became a host, has debts and sells his body. But suddenly he meets Aoyama again.
Even though the plot of the film focuses on the dark side of society and features fairly explicit gay sex, director Daisuke Yamanouchi wanted this film to also be targeted to Rikuxe2x80x99s fanbase. He asked AV female directors on how to convey a female gaze in the love scenes between the two main characters, resulting in very delicate and intimate sequences. Yamanouchi also included another curious device from the Japanese anime world into The Shortest Distance: there are two different versions of the film, one with a lighter ending (Blanc) and another with a darker one (Noir). xe2x80x9cIt is a film you can enjoy twicexe2x80x9d, said the director during the film promotion tour. Both versions only differ from each other in the last 15 minutes.
Director: Daisuke Yamanouchi
Writer: Daisuke Yamanouchi
Stars: Ryohei Shioguchi, Yasushi Takemoto
Release Date: 5 July 2019 (Japan)
Also Known As: Roundabout, the Shortest Distance Is Round