The short anime Road To You, a promotion for the Dunlop studless tires Winter Maxx 02, was uploaded on YouTube on 11 October at midnight. Voicing the main couple are Hiroshi Kamiya and Miyuki Sawashiro, known from Bakemonogatari. Answerstudio produced the anime, Shin Takahashi was in charge of the character design, Hiroshi Kawamata directed, and Kenichi Tsuchiya was chief animation director and in charge of character design. Keina Suda provided the theme song and music.
The story is set in Sapporo and Otaru in northern Japan and follows three different pairs of people and their stories.
Ryouta and Yuki are working hard to make time to meet each other between work. While Ryouta has to work hard and sometimes doesn’t have time for Yuki, she always pretends that she didn’t wait or was waiting for him with a friend. When they touch each other, he realizes how cold her hand is, and therefore that she had been waiting for him.
The second pair is a father-daughter pair. The mother is not at home anymore and while the daughter is working hard, her dad knows that she doesn’t have it easy and is worried about her. He encourages her to say what she wants to do, because he has realized that she wants to go to university and is working hard for it, but she didn’t say anything so as to not bother him.
Finally, there is a pair of co-workers. A celebrity has returned to town to take part in the lighting ceremony, but her manager says that the town is boring and cold. She quickly and angrily defends the town.
In the end, we can see all of them at an illumination event. The daughter wrote her father a text message, calling for help. He rushed there, only to find that she didn’t need anything and tricked him into spending time with her. She has just taken some time off of work. Ryouta thought he had missed Yuki and can’t find her in the crowd, so he starts to curse himself because he was late to their meeting. She finds him and they enjoy the illumination together. Even the co-worker overcomes his hatred for the cold and looks at the illumination with his business partner.
Sawashiro said about the recording, ‘Since there are not many opportunities to act as the heroine, I was really excited and happy when they told me that I would play a couple with Kamiya!’ Kamiya then said, ‘It was refreshing to be a couple for once rather than friends.’ He also added about the anime in general, ‘Father-daughter, lovers or business partners… All three relationships were shown in such a short time, each with their own story.’ Sawashiro added, ‘I could relate to all three couples.’