Kumo no You ni Kaze no You ni

Like the Clouds, Like the Wind

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Alternative Titles

English: Like the Clouds, Like the Wind
Japanese: 雲のように風のように


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 21, 1990
Producers: Yomiko Advertising
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 18 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.801 (scored by 28342,834 users)
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Ranked: #45562
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Popularity: #6126
Members: 6,555
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Ginga, a small town girl sets out to become the Emperors Seihi, highest ranked wife, undaunted by the many other women who seek the same title. Her energetic and eccentric ways aid in her in meeting new people, training to be a Lady of the Emperor and dealing with the drama that ensues.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Sano, Ryouko

Empress Kin

Tani, Ikuko


Akimoto, Yousuke


Kyouda, Hisako


Mitsuya, Yuuji


Nakazawa, Midori


Kitamura, Kouichi


Kobayashi, Akiji


Inoue, You


Toriumi, Hisayuki
Mizumoto, Kan
Sound Director
Sano, Ryouko
Theme Song Performance
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Kumo no You ni Kaze no You ni (雲のように風のように; Like the Clouds, Like the Wind)" by Ryouko Sano

Jan 19, 2008
finishedwiththis (All reviews)
It's been a while since I watched this one so forgive me, I noticed thought that there were no reviews and decided to post one.
This isn't a bad OVA by far. But if you're looking for something extraordinary, look elsewhere.
It's run of the mill as far as OVAs and anime go. The characters aren't terribly memorable and the main character (Ginga) looks SO much older than the other girls that the ending kind of threw me for a loop. The character designer did do much of the design work for Ghibli so I suppose that's why.
The originality of the plot has to read more
Sep 6, 2010
Kathisofy (All reviews)
Ah, Like the clouds, like the wind.
I've always wanted to see this anime. I don't know why I didn't until now. Something about it held me back. I don’t know what it was. I started watching it a few years ago and quit before it started. Maybe I wasn’t ready for this movie back then.

Lets start off with the story. It goes very quickly. I know that this is an OVA and they have to manage their time. It has an interesting beginning. However I don't think a girl In ancient china would be that spunky read more
Jan 2, 2009
belldandy2009 (All reviews)
I wasn't sure at first as it looked a lot more Japanese based film then others I have seen, and i also thought it was going to be serious. But I was to be proven wrong gladly, as it turned out a wonderful film due to "Ginga" the main character, she reminded me of that great feeling I had after watching "Mei" & "Satsuki" in the masterpiece by Ghilbli My Neighbor Totoro. That bursting with energy that sence of fun, is what made the film.
Mar 21, 2020
lethargilistic (All reviews)
Interesting movie. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it, to be honest. Standing out most obviously is the heroine, Ginga, whose personality is the first tell that this is basically a knock-off Studio Ghibli flick. She's very independent minded and shunts decorum in favor of forging her own path, basically, and this puts her in light conflict with the other women vying to be the next empress. But, ultimately, the contest to become the next empress is not at all important to the story, which always has an emperor assassination plot on the backburner before transitioning into a war. I think this movie read more

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