Ranked #1999

Fuujin Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Windy Tales
Japanese: 風人物語

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 11, 2004 to Feb 26, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 2,058 users)
Ranked: #19992
Popularity: #2903
Members: 7,688
Favorites: 46
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Synopsis

Nao, an 8th grader, is one of the only two members of a Digital Camera Club, where she also serves as the manager. It's a mystery that she shoots nothing else but the skies and clouds. One day, she finds a cat on a rooftop where she usually shoots her camera. It's a cat that knows how to manipulate the flow of a wind. Shocked to find a strange animal, Nao loses her footing and falls off from the rooftop!

Miki is the other member of the club, and also Nao's best friend. Mr. Taiki is the teacher who's taught the cat how to manipulate the flow of a wind. Ryoko is a girl who has a huge crush on Mr. Taiki. And there's Jun, who helps Nao and Miki look for a cat that can fly. Then, there's Yukio, who is the widow of Mr. Taiki's deceased brother.

On the outskirts of this big city, a town off the "Wind Handlers," has been formed—and a mysterious Wind Festival is about to begin...

(Source: Production I.G)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ueshima, Nao
Ueshima, Nao
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Nomura, Jun
Nomura, Jun
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Kataoka, Miki
Kataoka, Miki
Main
Hanamura, Satomi
Japanese
Hanamura, Satomi
The Wind Cat
The Wind Cat
Supporting
 

Staff

Nishimura, Junji
Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawai, Kenji
Kawai, Kenji
Music

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Wind Cat
Kaze Neko (風猫)
Sep 11, 2004
2 Festival of Winds
Kaze no Matsuri (風の祭り)
Sep 11, 2004
3 Running Girl
Running Girl (ランニングガール)
Oct 9, 2004
4 Donguri the Flying Squirrel
Donguri wa Musasabi (どんぐりはムササビ)
Oct 9, 2004
5 School Infirmary Story
Hokenshitsu Monogatari (保健室物語)
Nov 13, 2004

Opening Theme

"風の詩 (Kaze no Uta; Poem of the Wind) ~WINDY TALES~" by YuU

Ending Theme

"夕陽の色だけ (Yuuhi no Iro dake; Only the Color of the Setting Sun)" by Windy-S



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Kopanda
Apr 21, 2007
First off I will admit that I am softy for Slice of Life series. My top five anime series are all about teenage girls exploring day to day life and Windy Tales (Fuujin Monogatari) is one of them.

Immediately the unique animation style struck me. Why is a story about a high school girl who likes to take pictures of clouds drawn in such an obscure way? The animation at times accentuates certain features we would not normally notice and obscures other features making the characters look a part of their environment. Whenever I see pictures of Windy Tales I get overjoyed, they satisfy ever corner read more
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Tien
Nov 9, 2014
Fuujin Monogatari, or Windy Tales, was a real treat to watch.

It's essentially an episodic show about those everyday experiences one has when growing up. This isn't a new concept, of course, but what distinguishes this anime from other similar shows is the subtlety with which it depicts scenes and delivers its messages. Many of the scenes in Fuujin Monogatari are understated, but there is usually something going on beneath the surface — perhaps a theme that is trying to be expressed, or some sort of symbolic meaning behind an event or a characters' actions. Also, the show's pacing is deliberately calm and slow. It's a read more
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Sneha
Jul 28, 2009
Wow, if ever an anime can leave me speechless, this would be it. The reviewer before me has done such a good job that I really don't stand a chance now do I? lol I'm just going to add that this anime has the most beautiful score I have ever heard. No it's not everyone's cup of tea (I know the animation style can put many people off; though personally, I find it cute and very interesting), but honestly, I could watch it without visuals or words - the music is just that captivating. So go on, if you're in the mood to watch something read more
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ghosts-forever
Sep 5, 2015
Windy Tales is a slice of life anime. It doesn't try to be anything more or less than what it is, and that is what makes it shine.

As a slice-of-life, Windy Tales premise is relevant enough in each episode to create interest, but doesn't overshadow the stories themselves. Although the main characters learn about moving the wind to their advantage, we don't see them use it to fight evil or get what they want. Instead we see them go through their day to day lives WITH this power. The power to move wind isn't the main plot, the characters are. Personally, I found this to read more
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