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.
This show is a perfect mixture of drama,motivation and comedy.There is never a dull moment.It feels difficult to wait an entire
week for a new episode.
The opening is good, but the ending is just gold.Even in the sound department,nothing has been compromised.
Highly recommended for everyone, even if you hate running.
WARNING: SINCE THIS ANIME IS CURRENTLY AIRING, THIS IS NOT THE COMPLETED REVIEW, I WILL EDIT THIS REVIEW AS THE SHOW CONTINUES. MY OPINIONS MAY CHANGE OR NOT CHANGE IN THAT TIME.
I usually sleep on my left side of my bed, while ya'll sleep on this show. But... seriously guys, this is probably the most underrated anime from this season. A hidden gem if you must. Which is surprising, with sports anime usually gathering the biggest fandoms in the anime community, such as "Yuri!! On Ice!", "Free!!" and "Haikyuu!". Maybe it's because this anime doesn't have a exclamation mark in its name? I'm just joking.
But honestly though, if youre not watching this show I advise you to watch it, youre still not convinced allow me to give you my review on it.
S T O R Y 7/10
Out of all the other scores, this is the lowest. Not because the plot is bad. It just that it's generic to any other sports anime. But at the same time, just because something is unorginal, it doesn't make it boring. It just means that if youve watched lots of sports anime you might be a bit disappointed. To sum it up, it follows the trend of one character being passionate about a sport, he wants to get the team to win a championship, team is unmovtiated/underdogs, another team member is really good at the sport but is not longer enjoying it because of past experiences or another reason, but they all find love for the sport eventually, Yeet. You get the spin. But although the plot flops with its slight unoriginality, the show isnt boring at all, due to its characters and animation, which I will talk about soon.
A R T 9/10
So far, the animation and art style have been consistently good. With most shows, with animation starts to struggle after the 6th episode, but so far it hasn't even had one poorly animated scene. Not only is it consistent, is its good, like really good. Especially the characters facial expressions… god I love them. The happiness, anger, fatigue, sometimes the facial expressions are on the level of "A Silent Voice"; which is basically god standards for emotion. The colours are bright and the colour palette isnt ugly at all.
S O U N D 8/10
While the soundtrack isnt insanely amazing, it is pretty goddamn good and noticeable. Aka, it doesn't fade into the background it is used effectively. It being a mix of light electronic and your usually soundtrack stuff. The ED being very light electronic. Also the op is really good, not just the song but the visuals itself.
C H A R A C T E R S 10/10
This is the best bit about this show, easily. If the casts of characters wasn't this good, the scores wouldn't be so high. Period. It's hard to describe why, but you just fall in love with them! The show does have a slightly large cast, but they are all rememeberable and unique. Within the first episode they are all effectively introdouced perfectly and not only that, but we get a amazing taste of their personalities. They are all very fun to watch. Plus, their character designs are great, corresponding to their personalities, all looking different but not silly, like actual people. BUT! It isnt just the characters that are outstanding, its how they interact with each other. You can tell which characters get on with other characters, which characters don't talk to each other much, who looks up to who and who looks down on who, who has known each other the longest ect ect. Because of this, watching them walk to each other is extremely charming and enjoyable.
E N J O Y M E N T / O V E R A L L 9/10
I love this series so much currently. I hope that it continues being this good and heck, even get better. If you can't tell, I recommend everyone to watch this show. Even if youre not a avid sports anime fan. This show is for practically everyone and the fact that its one of the least popular things from this season amazes me.
Thank you for reading my review. please upvote it if you've gotten this far... it took me a while to write because I deleted about two paragraphs by accident while I was writing this lol. I will edit this review whenever I feel I need to.
Have a nice day! uwu
Story (7): The story is neither extremely unique nor really unoriginal, but it is pretty standard story for a sport anime.
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.
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,
so obviously it's gonna be amazing. With such inspiring, hype and beautiful OST every scene becomes better, making all replicas sounds significantly better. This is why I think a good soundtrack is really important, especially in sports animes like this which is more character-based than action-based.
Art (8): The art and animation is fairly good, but nothing outstanding.
*Fun-fact: The Chief Animation Director is the same as that of Haikyuu and Ballroom e Youkoso, which is why the art style is so similar in these three animes.
Enjoyment (8): Although the story is pretty simplistic, the characters and sound easily outweigh this, making watching the anime a really enjoyable time.
Overall (8): I'd definitely recommend this anime to anyone who likes to watch sport animes, but also to everyone in general because the combination of unique and interesting characters and a solid soundtrack make watching the anime a delight.
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
rest would be the charisma and passion exhibited from the main character. 11 episodes in, the story in general is the main character is passionate and dedicated to join an event but since it requires 10 members, he cunningly recruits 10 students by giving them a place to stay while offering them luxurious food . Each episode is amazingly well paced and shows how each character develops. By the time each episode ends, I am already looking forward to see how the story progresses.
What i love about this anime is the fact that there is at least one character that anyone can relate to. Each character has their own quirky personality as well as their own personal issues to deal with. With each episode we get to know each character more personally, and empathize with their struggles in life. It teaches me that everyone is different in their own way and we should not judge a book by it's cover.
Sound : 10/10
This is the best part about the anime. Out of all the winter anime, this is one of the two OPS and EDS I cant skip apart from bunny girl senpai. The OP is played by one of my favourite bands, Unison Square Garden who has played other amazing songs like kekkai sensen ED and ballroom e youkoso OP. When the OP comes on, I immediately have a burst of motivation to run as much as possible till i am satisfied. On the other hand, the ED gives you a sense of nostalgia as you appreciate what youth is all about and makes me want to enjoy the most out of my youth. I can easily say that the ED is the best of 2018.
The artstyle reminds me so much of Haikyuu and it is not an over exaggeration when i say one of the characters is the literal copy of Tobio Kageyama. If you are a fan of Haikyuu, i would recommend watching this anime. The artstyle is highly realistic and makes me feel like I am a part of their world. The characters expressions and emotions are well shown and I can feel each character's motives and passion flowing out of the screen.
Enjoyment : 10/10
Each episode is equally enjoyable and not even a second have I feel bored with the anime. Each episode I go through a roller coaster of emotions ranging from laughter to sadness all the way to anger. Even though it has a simplistic storyline, due to the team having 10 different personalities, it makes it fun to watch how each of them interact with one another and helping each other out while dealing with their personal problems. It is so good that I had to write a review to make sure people are not deprived of such an amazing anime.
Overall : 9/10
I am only halfway through the show, but I can tell that this anime will be one for the history books as one of the best sports anime. Before that happens, watch the first 11 episodes and be amazed by how amazingly beautiful and motivational this show can get. It is not meant for a specific audience and anyone at any age can enjoy it equally. Don't let this masterpiece be left out as a hidden gem. Upvote this and spread the message.
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
you to think that the story is trash or anything like that. It's actually pretty good. The thing is that we're only getting started and taking things slowly, which is certainly not a bad decision since this show is gonna run (heh) for 24 episodes.
Moving on to the art and animation, I gotta say that this is one of the better looking shows of the season. The art style is very similar to another show adapted by Production I.G.: Haikyuu!!, but what really stands out to me is some of the shots and little scenes, like at the end of episode 1 and one of the scenes with Kurahara in episode 4.
The "sound" aspect is also pretty good, the OST fits nicely with the tone of the shows and the scenes and it's generally very pretty and calm. The OP by Unison Square Garden is one of the best (in my opinion of course) of the season, with some nice visuals too. The ED is also really good, with it's nice, catchy electronic/modern vibe.
And now, probably my favorite aspect of the show: the characters. Usually if you're not going to have a super flashy or original story, then I'm hoping you're going to show some good characters. It's hard to describe what exactly makes these characters so good, but one of my favorite things is how they interact with each other, especially Haiji with the rest of the members. Their personalities are also pretty distinct and good, matching some of their designs and shit. Plus, it's refreshing to see a sports story with characters that are on college and not on high-school.
Thanks to the characters, the show is very enjoyable and actually doesn't have a lot of dull or boring moments. I had a good time watching them practicing or doing every day stuff. The animation and OST also help to make some of the scenes more enjoyable and interesting. I could see the lack of really important events turning off some people though.
Overall, Kaze ga is one of the better shows of the season so far, thanks to it's large cast of characters and good technical aspects. While there's not a lot of exciting running stuff happening, the story is building up and could end up being really good. If you haven't watched this show, please give it a chance because it's one of the most underrated shows in the season and deserves some attention.
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...
My favorite kinds of sports anime are those which are not sports anime, but more of a character drama. this show was one of those shows that i couldn't stop watching. i marathoned the first 8 episodes in one sitting. i then decided to go to sleep but the show invaded my thoughts to the point where i couldn't, and i needed to catch up fully and watch the other 2 released episodes at 4am :D
production I.G. always does such a good job with "sports" anime so it makes me upset that people are ignoring this show.
the character development in the first 10 episodes is
honestly a lot better that some character development in 40 episode long or ongoing anime. i genuinely enjoyed seeing Haiji soften everyone around the edges and making the 10 boys seem more like a family than a band of misfits like they seemed at first. Also, watching Kurahara gain confidence, take charge, and make friends was heartwarming to say the least. At the end of the currently aired 10 episodes i found myself wanting more and craving more as i did when catching up with other shows this season. even more so which surprised me because it doesn't seem to have the large critical backing that i would expect from a show of this quality. speaking of quality, the music is amazing and the only problem i have with the animation is the use of CG during the running sequences (but i have never been a fan of CG in any anime). Im excited to see what the rest of this show has to offer. I highly recommend this show to anybody who is looking to watch a show about college boys bonding and having fun.. oh, and also running... :)
A short personal story about how this anime inspired me. I am a person who always suck at running long distance. I always wanted to be as fit as my friends who go for running everyday. So, I then started to run once a week, then I gave up. Then, when this anime aired, after watching the first few episodes, i straight away started running again as I was inspired by this anime and that it teaches us to never give up (and to also run with friends cuz its more fun). I would definitely recommend this anime to people who'd want to change their
life by running cuz it will make you want to go for a run when ur lazy like me ;p
Running has been one of my favourite hobbys, since i know myself as a person. It's excelent to see an anime like this, with excelent opinions from people, even from those who don't like running, or any kind of sports...Btw, this is the first review that i do. Please don't judge me...
--- Story - 9/10 ---
Since i started my journey in this anime and manga world, i have to admit that this is my first running genre anime/manga that i see... It's curious, because an hobby or sport that millions of people like, doesn't have too much works on this industry. So, it's great to
see this type of innovation. I don't think that this anime has a 10/10 story yet, because some characters aren't developed enough (at least until epsiode 9.
--- Art - 10/10 ---
Even if you hate this anime, you have to admit that it's art is just outstanding, or perfect ! The Fall 2018 season has a severall of animes that have beautiful arts, but this, in my opinion, is on of the bests, or even the best in this topic, specialy when they are running ! They're movements are sweet, and we can see how much work the designers have putten in this animation, even if some moments they're design is super simple...
--- Sound - 9/10 ---
Well, i don't have much to say about this topic, so i won't take much long talking about it. The Ending it's just beautiful, with an simple song and animation, that combines to a super 1:30 min of pure enjoyment. The transition it's simple, and the Opening is beautiful aswell...
--- Character - 9/10 ---
The reason that i gave a 9 to the character topic is because, at least until Ep.9, some characters haven't yet been developed, as much as Akihiro, Kurahara or Haiji, that we already know their past problems, present issues and future projects. King, the twins and Yukihiro are characters that haven't been much developed, but we already know their present situation, aswell some problems. But, we haven't seen nothing from some characters, like Musa, Takashi or Akane, and that's a problem that i believe will be resolved, soon enough.
--- Enjoyment - 10/10 ---
In this topic, i will talk about my enjoyment, as a person who runs 4-5 times a week, and just loves this sports, even if i don't compet. As the story develops more and more, we get to know the athletes' issues, such as physical problems, or social problems. We can see aswell they're routine, specially in they're hardest moments, like Akane' issues with his new life, King's problem with getting or not getting a job, and the most recent one, Haiji's health, that looks weak. With all of this topics that the anime shows us, we can get into this new running world, and even enter ''their'' world, getting worried(at least me), with this new Haiji's health problem.
--- Overall - 9/10 ---
Well, with 3 9/10, and 2 10/10 evaluations, i guess it is fair to give a 9/10 in the overall, but that doesn't meen that is going to be 9/10 until the final episode. The anime can solve all the minor problems that i presented in this review, but can aswell ruin the anime with nonsense moments, or bad animation... I speak this because i haven't read the manga, thing that i will do when the anime end, so if you already have read it, please don't give spoilers for me, or for anyone else.
That's it guys, maybe this review it's not big thing, but, as i was writting this review, i was kinda developing even more knowledge about Kaze Ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru, and developing aswell my english vocabulary. This is my first review, i hope that i didn't messed up on it :)
This anime is definitely a worth-watching if you like being motivated. Sports animes like Haikyuu, Overdrive, and etc really get you in the mood. If you want to feel those emotions again, definitely watch this.
Story -- 8/10
Right, it's an alright story. There's nothing really that outstanding or special from it but I enjoyed it. However, I do like the fact that it builds up overtime, as in where people don't improve dramatically over just one episode. If you like the slow building of motivation, this story has definitely got you hooked.
Art -- 9/10
Pretty good art overall, the drawers really did one. This one is pretty
relevant to other animes, but really everything is consistent and there's never something bugging you.
Sound -- 10/10
The music during this anime was amazing, it was a really chill-laxed music that gave motivation to me. Especially during the build up parts, it really did its job.
Character -- 9/10
There's a few weak links in their "team" but overall you get the gist of the characters. They're not weakly developed, it's pretty solid overall.
Enjoyment -- 10/10
This may come to change as it's still ongoing, but I really enjoyed this ongoing anime. I laughed, felt motivated, and really got in the feels for this one.
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
seemingly boring premise and inject so much life into it.
art - 10/10
the art has been beautiful since the start of the show, and now at the halfway mark, it is still going strong. the color palette, the character designs, the backgrounds, all gorgeous and diverse.
sound - 10/10
i feel like the sound in this show just isn't being appreciated enough! the op and ed are great in their own right, but the OST is amazing. it blends perfectly with the show, while not slipping too far into the background. yuki hayashi never disappoints
character - 10/10
even though there are 10 characters that share a pretty large amount of screen time together, they all stand out as individuals (except for maybe the twins, lol). the camaraderie between characters usually plays a big factor into what gets me into a show, and that continues to be the case here. from episode one, the banter and blooming interpersonal relationships have had their hooks in me and have only gotten deeper since
enjoyment - 10/10
started a little slow at first, but since the first 3-4 episodes, i've been having a blast watching every single week
overall - 10/10
give this show the attention it deserves!!!
WARNING: As this anime currently is still airing, my opinion might change later on.
"A guy who has experienced some trauma suddenly saved by a group of friends."
Well, I don't think main plot is the strongest point of this series, anyway.
But I have to admit the college setting instead of the usual high school setting is refreshing. That, and the end-goal of the club members that isn't winning the competition (like usual sport anime), instead they just aim to be able to enter competition together, as a whole team. I think it's interesting to see if this series will focus more on
the slow developing of friendship or the improvements of the club members trainings.
This is probably one of very FEW anime that I love for its characterization instead of its plot story. As I've said, (in my opinion) the plot isn't the strongest point. But its characterization IS.
One of the two MCs, Haiji, isn't your usual optimistic naive lead character. Though outwardly appear quite optimistic, he still has his doubts, but doing his best to not dwelling on it in order to keep moving forward towards his goal. As you've expected, he's quite the persistent character. Not only in his training, but also in getting (and manipulating) every person that he needs in order to make his goal a reality.
On the other hand, Kakeru, as the guy with traumatic past here, is quite stubborn and not easily swayed by sweet words from caring friends. BUT what I love most about this character is that he doesn't try to run (no pun intended) from his problems, but instead acknowledge it as a bitter experience. He still can't forgive his past and he's made it known, but despite everything he's still doing what he loves because he simply loves it, and doesn't try to hide that fact.
The other club members has their own interesting personalities. From the manga-obsessed, physically-weak Ouji, that somehow got roped into running, to the nicotine addict, seemingly unmotivated guy, Nico-chan, this series gave its side characters a time to shine on their own and a chance for the viewers to understand the side characters' point of views. And that, in my opinion, is the most AWESOME part of this series.
Nothing great, nothing bad either. The art-style isn't exactly what I preferred, but if you like realistic-looking anime then you'll like this one.
The voice of each character fits their personality. The soundtracks suit the moods. The opening theme's good, the ending's lovely. Yep. I've got no complaint about the sound.
Overall Enjoyment: 8/10
I'm going to give it 8 for now. It's an enjoyable ride up until now. And as I've said at the beginning, my opinion might change as time goes.
The story started out rough because it was taking a while to set up the main plot points. The first 4 episodes are fairly repetitive as the plot is just running, but after episode 4 they start to actually race versus others. The main plot is to get a team of random college kids to be able to qualify for the Hakone Ekiden race. None of them were runners but 3. It's fairly interesting.
Very good and consistant art. It works well with the running aspect. The styles are very simple, but work well.
The sound is fine, but nothing really special that sets
it apart from other animes.
They use basic tropes for characters, but actually managed to seperate their characters. The main character is really relatable because of how they portray him. He usually isn't the one doing the talking and sits in the back, but is the fastest runner of their group. You can tell he always has something he wants to say, but doesn't want to hurt others.
I'm bias towards sports animes, and I went into this thinking it'd be "decent", but it's one of my favorite animes I've seen in years.
My overall rating in this review and rating for the show on my list differ, that is due to MAL not having unified rating. 10/10 on the site is described as "masterpiece" while 10/10 in reviews is described as "outstanding", while the show is indeed outstanding I don't like to throw word "masterpiece" around.
Episode 11 has aired as of writing this review. Art, sound and enjoyment aspects of my rating are not going to change but story and character might depending on how the story develops and on how it concludes (since the source is completed & it's a two course
show I do expect that what we are getting is completed story i.e. no s2).
I will talk about story & characters last since they are the variables and are arguably the most important parts;
While I do admittedly have fetish for most of I.G.'s art styles the art/animation fit the show very well. There is no part of the animation that would seem out of place and there are some seriously gorgeous scenes. The reason it's not a ten is the fact that there are anime series/movies that set the bar extremely high. So again and in conclusion, the art fits and does what it needs to while making the show look nice.
Sound&soundtrack fit the show and there is not a piece of the sound design within the show that I could point out and call bad or/and out of place. Both OP and ED are memorable. The soundtrack is enjoyable even out of context i.e. on it's own.
I sat through 11 episodes without a stop and didn't even notice it which is very rare thing for me.
Story 8/10 & Characters 9/10 (spoiler free)
The character cast is on the outside very nice and fairly diverse. I've noticed that the show has 2 characters marked as "main" and rest as "supporting" which I'd have to disagree with, while the show does have two distinctive MCs the entire group of characters should be taken as a main cast. All of the characters have seemingly distinctive personalities, ways and interests which actually do make them feel human what's more, they (their personalities and actions) do react to what's happening around them all of that together makes it very easy for you to actually sympathize with them & what they go through during the show.There are some weird "blunders" when it comes to it but it's all within reason. As it is, I am torn between 8 and 9, I can't give the cast a 10 because while atm. it's all coming nicely together it heavily depends on how they move&change with and throughout the rest of the story since there will be very little time to "give" to the individual cast members (that said, it might end up being a 10 ^-^).
The story while being surprisingly good is at the moment the weakest part of the show. The setting is extremely fresh which is weird considering it takes place at a college but it does seem to be a rare specimen ^-^. The story itself feels believable which is without a doubt partially thanks to the cast but it's overall very realistic It's hard to put into words because while the show is more or less "sports anime" it's not exactly about the sport itself, rather than that it's about people living their lives with the sport being a part (bigger and bigger part as the story goes on) of it. As mentioned before, the characters have different interests and while all being college students they are at different points in their lives, the show manages to highlight their differences and how they deal with them, their problems and each other extremely well, there are moments of both happiness and sadness but it all comes as heartwarming. The show also manages to shift between comedy and drama smoothly which makes the "process" feel natural. The story has a rating of 8 mainly because there are some dull moments and the story does focus on some "uninteresting" things from time to time which becomes an issue when you have fairly limited amount of episodes while having wide repertoire of themes and moments you could be showing the viewer. The story might end on a 9 but it could also be a 7 or a 6 depending on how it continues and ends, the final arc of the show and it's conclusion will be vital for both the story and the character cast.
To add little something to the "sports anime" thingy I abruptly ended, the anime isn't about people coming out of nowhere trying to be the best and whatnot, rather it's about people who have their own lives to live and the sport itself is becoming a part of that.
To conclude, I would suggest the show to pretty much anyone. It's hard to pinpoint how much time you should give the show before deciding to either drop or watch it all (since it's a 2 course and thus a fairly large time investment) so watch an episode or two and if you find yourself enjoying it stick with it. While the show needs few episodes to show you what it really has to offer if you find out that you are forcing yourself half-way through the second episode it's not very likely that the show is for you.
the anime is great and very fun to watch. if you are a runner you will really love it like me.
it will actually make you feel happy as the character grow both mentally physically and in the main protaganists case socially too. the ending is the best ending in any anime i have watched please listen to it no matter what ok. please watch 5 eps because it keeps getting better and i think i really love this sports anime than any other.
i like this anime as i am a sprintter and it really gives meaning to running it really makes me want to keep
What is the most important part of a story? Would it be worldbuilding? The overall plot? I believe that it's the characters and how they interact with not only themselves but the world itself. Kaze ga Tsuyoko Fuiteiru is the prime example, the shining image, of true character development.
Overall impression: 8.4
I feel like the focus of the show is on the character and character growth more than it is about pushing the narrative of the story. I’d recommend it but I’ve found that several people have problems with certain aspects that I’ll go into detail later.
At face value the
story is probably a 5, it gives what its supposed to for a narrative, nothing more nothing less. However, in practice with all the great characters the story feels “better” but still not AMAZING. The story follows a group of University students who, for some reason or another, was suddenly part of a track team. They then train for a really important race that’s coming up and… that’s actually it. The story isn’t complex in the slightest but since all that characters are so different and interactive the story feels like a really long training montage that takes up the entire runtime of the show. Not bad, but people might not like it
As I said in my other reviews, I’m not an artist, I have almost NO experience with art except for a couple high school and college classes. That being said even though I can’t tell you exactly how hard it is to produce such a masterpiece I can tell you… that well… I think it’s a masterpiece.
Every movement: seamless, every character: expressive. Even Prince changed facial expressions more than some of the best anime I’ve seen. Every scene feels a notch above the rest in terms of animation, even in some scenes where an ordinary studio might just animate the mouth and nothing else Production I.D. said: “well screw that! let’s just animate EVERY SINGLE PART of the character!”.
Sound: Hmm… 7
Top notch intro, but that’s really all that stood out to me unlike Made In Abyss with 100 different sounds, each deserving of some type of award. I had originally planned on giving the sound a 6 since it really didn’t stand out BUT it didn’t ruin the experience, however, it didn’t seem to fair to give it that low of a score.
Outstanding, REALLY outstanding. There are few characters out there in anime with the amount of character depth EVERY single character in this show has. While at the time of writing this review I’ve only seen 11 episodes and only a couple of characters have had the pleasure of getting an arc I already feel like I know them. Not a lot of shows, both animated and real, can say that kind of thing. Even though this is by far the greatest part of the show, I can’t really say enough that’ll do it justice.
This really makes my day worth it to be honest. Not much to say but this is one of the most enjoyable series I’ve seen in a while.
Now here comes the hard part: In my review, it seemed like I’d give this show a 10/10 and I really do believe that it comes close, however in order for a show to get full points I believe it needs a 10/10 in all 5 categories and I don’t believe there is a show like that in existence (apart from Hunter X Hunter of course).
I hope you enjoy the show as much as I am right now, The End
ok so when I first saw clips of this anime I thought it looked bleak and boring.
I watched it after finding out Production IG animated it and soooo happy for it!!!!
here are my *spoiler free* thoughts...
Kurahara is a precarious college freshmen battered from extensive criticism on his previous track team. He is talented but troubled and one day meets the injured yet earnest Haiji. The two make up a team of 10 quirky/lovable individuals who in a twist of fate decide to band together in an attempt to qualify for a relay marathon.
is sharp and clean from the
house of Production IG (Haikyu!!)
early on I was especially drawn to its soundtrack. Yuki Hayashi of My Hero Academia scored it. i want to get my hands on it! also for voice actors, they are all great. Haku's VA from spirited away voices!!
honestly never felt so bonded to a group so quick, just watch you'll see. akane, the manga fanboi, will steal your heart!!
lets just say I caught up on all 10 episodes in lighting time so I could start watching the simulcasts. thoroughly enjoying my time with this anime!!
I would perhaps offer up a 10 but Kaze ga is only half way through its season and 10s are not to be taken lightly.
Side note: Kaze ga is adapted from the novel "Feel the Wind" by acclaimed Japanese female author Shion Miura. She also wrote "The Great Passage" and a collection of essays about how Yaoi Manga is not just a hobby.
When you think "sports anime" words like 'teamwork', 'friendship', 'hard work', and 'excitement' probably come to mind. A good sports anime has an exciting plot, lovable characters, twists and turns, and heartwarming themes of "friendship" (Jk Jk I'm sorry) Run with the wind has all of these and more.
Most sports anime I have seen take place in high school, thus, giving Run With The Wind (which takes place in college) an added edge. It takes sports into the real world, where jobs, money and cost of living, are obstacles as much as the opposing teams are. Another difference is the variety of characters. Unlike most
sports animes, Run with the wind has characters of varying ages, appearances, and attributes. With the added bonus of an excellent ending theme, an amazing main character (whom I adore), and decent animation, it certainly meets my personal expectations for a good anime.
Now, Im not saying this makes Run with the wind the best sports anime ever, but it certainly brings something new and exciting to the genre. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what this anime has in store for us.
I am loving this anime right now and I can't wait to see the next episodes!
This is the first sports anime I've ever watched and I'm seriously loving it and bear in mind....I don't do sports so its quite educating as well.
I think its rather fascinating on how this anime is about track and field. I don't know if there are other anime's like this since I'm fairly new to sports anime.
The anime hasn't finished yet so cannot guarantee that this will be the final score but so far so good.
I love love love the characters. They're all unique but they work with
each other so good so I'm just loving it especially Prince, I can't wait for the following episodes for his development ;)
I love the art style. Very crisp and neat but I'm still lacking something, a bit of pazazz hahaha. Nevertheless it is very well done.
I'm not much of a 'sound' person but all I can say it is quite decent. Not breathtaking but well thought of.
I seriously love it and have binged watched it so my levels of enjoyment are off the roof and the lingering suspense for the next episode is just woah.
As of yet I'm quite pleased and my scoring may vary when the time comes for the anime to end.....which I never want it to be haha
I would qualify this show as a sports anime with underlying slide of life/drama tones. If you like either of the two, go for it. Do not be let astray by the summary!
I actually decided not to watch after reading the summary, until I was bored saw the rating and gave it a go. Happy that I did, it is one of my favourite shows this season. For reference, I am watching a record 20 shows atm and this one is in my top 5.
If you like running or want to start running, be inspired, but take it one step at a time :)
preliminary. I usually only rate upon completion.