Kaze no Matasaburou

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Synonyms: Matasaburo the Wind Boy
Japanese: 風の又三郎


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 20, 1988
Producers: Konami
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #109322
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A foreign transfer student from the city arrives one day in a Japanese country town. Enchanted by his air of mystery, his classmates nickname him "Matasaburou the Wind Imp" after a local legend. Eventually they become friends and spend many days playing in the countryside. One windy day, Matasaburou returns to the city, leaving his classmates to speculate that he really was Matasaburou the Wind Imp and that he flew away on the wind.

Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Masao
Director, Script, Screenplay
Miyazawa, Kenji
Original Creator
Kanemori, Yoshinori
Animation Director, Character Design


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Dec 30, 2021
A decent children's story appropriate for bedtime, featuring the voices of Mayumi Tanaka (Saburou) and C.W. Nicol (Narrator).

Based on a story by author Kenji Miyazawa, the plot basically follows the synopsis above: a mysterious red-haired boy, Saburou Takada, starts attending a rural school, and his appearance and actions pique the curiosity of his fellow students, one of whom insists that Saburou is actually a wind god from an old legend. After their initial reluctance to get to know him, the kids eventually befriend and play with Saburou, and then an incident occurs that reaffirms the main kid's belief that Saburou is indeed the wind ...

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