The love triangle between the three young people living in Kabukicho, Tokyo, unfolds in the upcoming Japanese movie ‘Wheels and Axle’.
‘Wheels and Axle’ is a full-length film with a 120-minute runtime and is under the direction of Jumpei Matsumoto, who also wrote its screenplay. The movie showcases the realistic point of view of young people in this modern generation. It features actors Masato Yano, Uri Suzuki, Atomu Mizuishi, Lily Franky, Mariko Tsutsui, and Eiji Okuda. In addition, the movie was screened last May at the 2023 Lighthouse International Film Festival.
In the trailer below, the lives of gay wealthy man Jun (Masato Yano), university student Manami (Uri Suzuki), and host guy Seiya (Atomu Mizuishi) intersect in the town of Kabukicho. Manami, who spits out her wealthy family’s “because it’s fake” and yearns for the real thing, is introduced to Jun by a friend and meets Seiya at a host club where they take her. One day, Manami, invited by Jun to watch a recitation play of Georges Bataille’s novel “Madame Edwarda,” is moved with blood by the image of Edwarda, the god who leads the main character to a sweet Eros. The future of two people who “shared” one host and eventually became thirsty for each other.