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Fuujin Monogatari

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
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Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 1839 users)
Ranked: #18432
Popularity: #2690
Members: 6,667
Favorites: 34
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Popular Tags

slice of life

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)

Episodes

Episodes  13
Aired  Sep 11, 2004 to Feb 26, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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Characters & Voice Actors

Kataoka, Miki
Kataoka, Miki
Main
Hanamura, Satomi
Japanese
Hanamura, Satomi
Forest, Nayeli
French
Forest, Nayeli
...
Nomura, Jun
Nomura, Jun
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Moore, Candice
English
Moore, Candice
...
Ueshima, Nao
Ueshima, Nao
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Julien, Gwenäelle
French
Julien, Gwenäelle
...
Mr. Taiki
Mr. Taiki
Supporting
Sugiyama, Ooki
Japanese
Sugiyama, Ooki
Montalto, Jean-Marc
French
Montalto, Jean-Marc

Staff

Nishimura, Junji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Jinno, Hiroaki
Screenplay



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Nov 9, 2014
Tienjt
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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Apr 21, 2007
Kopanda
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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Sep 11, 2013
Stuart111
Introduction:
On September 11th, 2004, Production I.G. released the very first episode of Fuujin Monogatari (Windy Tales in English) in Japan. A couple months later it finished with its 13th episode on February 26th, 2005. Now before I get started I would like to state this up front: Fuujin Monogatari is a very interesting anime. It's premise sounds very different and it's art-style is bold and very unconventional in terms of the usual anime look. As such this is a hard review to tackle because some things can be very subjective. However, at the end of the day, this is my review so if you have read more
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Jul 28, 2009
Sneha
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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Recommendations

relaxing anime. windy tales is less so, bit more drama and action, but same atmospheres.
They both deal with school life and first love, but in their own manner. Not so descent and really unique plot follows few middle-schoolers through their every day boring life. But it also features their encounters with supernatural. Though supernatural here is also of a "slice of life" kind. No one makes a fuss about special abilities that posses main characters, no one asks them to save the Earth or change this world. Those supernatural powers showed as a very part of our everyday life. Thus main characters both in Kamichu and Windy Tales are still ordinary middle-schoolers, even though they possess some super powers.
reportRecommended by Iahel - Add to favorites
For the few that enjoyed the incredible atmosphere of Zettai Shounen, you may enjoy Windy Tales. It has a very similar atmosphere at times, though it is more evident in certain episodes. For those that enjoyed the atmosphere of Windy Tales, you may be able to appreciate Zettai Shounen. Both are beautiful series.
Although there a some big differenz between this both, for example one of them is a movie and the other one are more episodes. I think that both have somehow a touch of the feeling to adventure something new and find little things that can be interesting. They both develop with the time, learn much about all what they see and experience some wunderful situations. Also I've got those innocent child-life-feeling by both animes what I so appreciate. By the way, some magic is found in both and both have cats who takes a part in the story.

Anime is like Kaze no Matasaburou about encounter children with wind.
Different thematically, but they both share a similar aesthetic. Also some of the only anime where the people actually look asian

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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