Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru

Run with the Wind

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Synonyms: Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuite Iru, Kazetsuyo
Japanese: 風が強く吹いている
English: Run with the Wind
German: Run with the Wind
Spanish: Run with the Wind
French: Run with the Wind
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2018 to Mar 27, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:29 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.391 (scored by 132829132,829 users)
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Ranked: #1792
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Popularity: #792
Members: 290,796
Favorites: 5,888

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Mar 26, 2019
Watching Welcome to the Ballroom throughout its six month long, two cour run was one of the most disheartening experiences I’ve yet to endure in all of my years. I watched with dreadful attention as the industry titan, Production IG themselves, those who’ve defined high-quality TV animation even after relegating their most legendary among an already packed house of unrivaled talent into the realm of exclusively theatrical productions, as they brought to air a shounen manga adaptation in much the same vein as their previous successes with the genre, Haikyuu and Kuroko no Basuke, only now with the same CG extras and panning over stills ...
Mar 26, 2019
Is it just me or does it seem like we don’t get enough literature anime adaptations these days? Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (also known as Run With the Wind) is an actual book adaptation and features competitive running as part of its plot. Like most competitive sports, the show delivers storytelling to feature the journey of characters to accomplish their goals. Thankfully, this show delivers a promise that won’t leave you disappointed.

To check off the bucket list, you should probably ask yourself if you enjoy a story driven by drama with sports elements. Because make no mistake, this anime contains a great deal of realism ...
Nov 7, 2018
Preliminary (6/23 eps)
This is surely the best anime of this season.

Looks like the anime industry has finally acknowledged the existence of a mythical place known as 'college'. From the very first second you are drawn in due to the unique storyline.

The art style is so fluid that it easily sets this anime apart from others.Absolutely no inconsistencies/drop in quality anywhere.

This is the USP of the show. We have 10 people,each studying in different majors and different years.Ample screentime is given to every character.Their interactions are highly realistic.
Mar 26, 2019
This show is underrated and a true gem.

Story: 9

Run with the Wind is a really special show, it’s been a long time since any story has quite impacted me this strongly. The story is actually quite simple, a bunch of college students decide to run a marathon, and their journey to reaching it. The execution is where the anime shines, there is never a wasted moment at all, every episode either focuses on the growth of a character, the growth of the team, or a major cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more. The anime outside of some unrealistic dramatic scenes, felt very relatable and refreshing, ...
Mar 26, 2019
There are various aspects which have to be considered and come into play if we are talking about how a good anime should generally be like. That said, values and priorities in regards to a story and technical features may differ dependent on whom you ask. Well thought out plot, compelling characters or perhaps a focus on visual storytelling-you name it, all of us have preferences whose omnipresence ultimatively dictates our viewing habits and the enjoyment we receive out of something. There's still one attribute I view as vital in order to appeal to the audience, namely heart and even more so when it ...
Jan 7, 2019
Preliminary (11/23 eps)
Are you exhausted of seeing sports anime set in a generic high school setting and want something different ? Are you a college student like me who wants a sports anime they can relate to ? If any of those describes you then I welcome you to the world of Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteru. As an athlete in college, this show has given me the motivation and strength to practice hard everyday and not slack off. Why is that you ask? Well here are the reasons why.

Story : 9/10

The story like most people would say is pretty standard but what differs it from the ...
Nov 6, 2018
Preliminary (6/23 eps)
Story (7): The story is neither extremely unique nor really unoriginal, but it is pretty standard story for a sport anime.

Character (10):
There are various unique, interesting and lovable characters in this anime, and we get a deep-dive in the personality and development of the most important characters, making it really easy to relate to and feel with the characters, as well as making them more likeable and real.

Sound (9):
OP: Pretty fitting for the show. The opening is chill and all good but nothing outstanding.
ED: The ending is pretty neat, the beat is really relaxing.
OST: (the god) Yuuki Hayashi composed the soundtrack, ...
Apr 2, 2020
We, humans, are always an interesting bunch of creatures. The difference between us humans from animals is that we have dreams. Dreams we set as our goals with. We chase down our dreams in the road of life, hoping to reach self-satisfaction and eternal happiness. Sadly, not everybody has a solid resolve to chase down their dreams, while some don’t have an end goal in their life, making the destination of life confusing and frustrating. But even with those odds, we still continue to move and keep on running in different directions. We still chase down the unknown answer we seek. This is what Kaze ...
Dec 11, 2018
Preliminary (10/23 eps)
First of all, unique in terms of other "outgoing MC" animes. If you slightly like sports or into it, this anime will make you wish that it never ends.

In my opinion, what makes an anime great is the ending and the desire to watch it one episode after another. BUT, i just realized that might not apply on all of them. Sometimes the process of waiting and building into a good story with a direct legit art, is all what it takes.

Beside when it comes to sport anime, you need to have faith in Production I.G, hope to see more of their works...
Mar 26, 2019
"Haiji... this isn’t just your dream anymore... it’s our dream.
It’s a nice dream. So nice, I never want to wake up."
I too would never like to wake up from the dream that has been Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru, or Run with the wind. This is an anime that has touched my heart more than any other work of art I have ever experienced in my twenty years of life. I'm writing this review immediately after viewing the final episode, and I am truly grateful for this series.
The underlying theme of this series concerns youth. In college, we are pulled in so many directions, and ...
Nov 12, 2019

Time to review another one of the MAL top 100! At least at the time of this review it's in the top 100. Run with the Wind is being hailed as one of the greatest sports anime of all time. While I feel it got a little overhyped and overrated, it's certainly a good anime and well worth checking out!

Wind is the 2nd novel from author Shion Miura to be adapted into an anime. The first was The Great Passage back in 2016. Remember that one? It was about a 30 year old guy with autism that struggled with interpersonal skills, but found an ...
Mar 26, 2019
I never really enjoyed any sports anime ever before watching this anime. The reason I never liked any sports show was simple, you see all any sports anime ever did was just putting so much effort on the sports itself that they forget to develop the characters who are the essential part of the anime(looking at Haikyuu, yuri on ice and free).

I was really shocked to see a anime about running that does not show any character running until ep 5 or 6, I mean how sports anime do that these days. Rather then making us show the characters running from the start it takes ...
Nov 11, 2018
Preliminary (6/23 eps)
Fall 2018 has been a pretty good season, some might even say it's great. Among all of the shows I've seen so far, Kaze ga has got to be one of my favorites. And I'm surprised at how underrated this show is right now, considering how enjoyable and good it is. I haven't watched a lot of sports shows AND I'm only writing this after watching 6 eps (I'll probably update this when I have more things to say), so of course take my opinion with a grain of salt.

First, probably the weakest aspect of the show so far: the story. Now, I don't want ...
Mar 26, 2019
*Insert Stupid Quote" Reviews nowadays are either filled with people having unpopular opinions and people liking them a lot, or some guy who writes an entire essay on why the show is a "masterpiece." Personally, I try and watch for enjoyment instead of picking apart every little thing within an anime. Anime, in my opinion should be watched with enjoyment rather than be slammed down by little tiny flaws that lowers the overall "score."

Now I am going to tell you why I enjoyed this anime, instead of breaking down every detail.

I must admit, the synopsis is bad. However, if the synopsis is holding you ...
Jun 1, 2019
I don't like running,
never thought i would watch an anime about running or anything running related, well gave it a shot, its not half bad.
in fact it is really damn good.

the running theme can be actually translated to any other activity, or even job or a dream. or anything.

the characters are amazing, the story is cool.
there is not a single bad thing that can be said about the series.

so overall the series are 9/10
Mar 26, 2019
I'm not gonna lie to you guys okay? The ending was a bit rushed. Like, they could've pumped it to 25 episodes instead of 23. But maybe I'm only saying that because THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ANIME I'VE EVER SEEN, AND I WANT MORE OF IT.

Okay, where do I start? The soundtrack is absolutely amazing. Not just the openings and endings, but the background tracks are so, immensely good at setting the mood for this anime. The art is GORGEOUS. It's hard to explain what exactly I love about this art style, but I'm hoping to find something similar to it in the ...
Mar 29, 2019
Truly a masterpiece!

Story : 10/10
Art : 9/10
Sound : 10/10
Character : 10/10

This anime is one of the best sports and positive anime.
100% recommended for sports animes.

Aug 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I've heard some positive murmurs about this anime and, after re-watching 'Haikyuu!!' for the tenth time, I decided to check out another Production I.G. anime. Maybe it wasn't such a great idea to watch a new sports anime right after watching one of my all time favorites, but my opinion would probably remain the same regardless: it was underwhelming.

The premise is promising and its characters are strong but its execution of plot elements and overall execution is underwhelming. It relies too heavily on the viewer's innate suspension of disbelief to progress the story where it wants to go. It was a bit of a ...
Dec 21, 2018
Preliminary (11/23 eps)
kaze ga is the anime i didn't know i was missing. i've dabbled in some sports anime here and there, but only few capture my attention enough to keep me hooked for the whole series

story - 8/10
the story itself is nothing mind blowing, pretty standard for the sports genre. something that sets this series apart is that the characters are experiencing college/apartment life, something i feel we don't get to see enough in anime. outside of that, the story follows the passionate team captain trying, and struggling, to motivate the rest of his team. i do give props to any show that can take a ...
Apr 29, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/23 eps)
This review only applies for the first 6 episodes of the series, it does not constitute for the overall experience of the anime itself and it will be comprised of what has caused me to drop the show and what could cause other people to do the same, as well as which people would find the show a positive experience and attempt to help you choose whether or not to attempt watching this series.

There are a bunch of of reasons as to why I dropped Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fujiteiru, and all of them relate to the execution of the series due to its highly idealistic ...
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