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Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru

Alternative Titles

English: Run with the Wind
Synonyms: Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuite Iru
Japanese: 風が強く吹いている


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2018 to Mar 27, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:29 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.891 (scored by 10,997 users)
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Ranked: #7202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1534
Members: 56,534
Favorites: 273


There is a high chance that if you liked Haikyuu you will like Kaze ga Tsuyoku as well. I'm already loving both! You can feel the similar vibes coming through. The art styles are very similar so characters like Kageyama from Haikyuu and the main character Kakeru from Kaze look very similar. Also there is something going on with the importance of being "number 10". So definitely check out one if you have seen the other since they are both Sports genre and by same studio! 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Same studio, same sound director. Obviously all it takes is a quick look at the staff to know that it isn't the same general director or writer, but considering the fact that it looks like the same style of fluid athletic skinny-body animation I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same animation director. Basically, if you want to watch one, you're gonna want to watch the other. Sort of like Durarara!! and Baccano! 
report Recommended by Fatherdom02
Both shows have a similar energy. and while Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (KTF) is a sports anime and Boku no Hero Academia (BHA) is a superpower anime, they both are strong shounen anime. Characters that aren't where they want to be build themselves up. The enjoyment level, the mindset of the characters, and the drive to succeed are common themes while both anime's do it completely separate ways. If you enjoyed the type of character development in KTF, you'll certainly enjoy the adventure and characters in BHA. 
report Recommended by ninjabia0
Both of the main characters are really good at their sport but because of their troubled past they are reluctant to join a new team but eventually learn how to make friends and enjoy the sport again. 
report Recommended by LittleKitty24
If you enjoy the comedy of this show and how they display friendship and comradery in a college setting. Grand blue is definitely for you!  
report Recommended by Uber_Bacon
Both shows involve the protagonist creating a sports team out of ordinary people, and slowly showing them the passion of the sport despite the obvious lack of ability  
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Both anime revolve around the sports of running :) 
report Recommended by legendarykuroo
Both anime has MC that stopped doing the thing they loved because of some bitter past, but eventually met someone who help them to get over that problem. 
report Recommended by Aicchi
Nana and Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Kaze) are similar in their character development and their drama. The characters are given vivid, realistic backstories. And while Nana is about getting to the top of music/showbiz, Kaze is about being in the top 10 to win the biggest running competition in Japan. Nana is a Josei (for women) and Kaze is more is more for boys. But it's refreshing how the characters are older. In Nana, they're out of school and Kaze is college. The drama is very heavy in both and the scenes are pretty realistic as well as the actions and motivations of the characters.  read more 
report Recommended by ninjabia0
Okay.. I know they're quite different in some ways.. but Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru reminds me of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo a lot. Both of the shows transpire the life of students inside a single dormitory. Also, Mashiro Shiina and Kakeru Kurahara are both prodigy of a certain field, also they both have social issues. I think these shows portrait the importance of team work and the significance of unity between members of a certain group. 
report Recommended by GreenSparks
Yoichi Hiruma and Haiji Kiyose are the de facto leaders of their teams, determined to achieve their lofty goals of winning the Christmas Bowl and running the Hakone Ekiden Marathon, respectively. And they'll do whatever it takes to coerce their teammates to join them to their cause through (largely comical) psychological manipulation or plain old blackmail. Both teams are made up of a ragtag group with a strong sense of camaraderie, whom no one would expect to make it past the first tournament.  
report Recommended by xxxATiON
Both are showcasing high school boys who do a specific sport (running and Japanese archery) and their struggles to form bonds with their teammates. They both have young coaches and teammates who have injured themselves previously. Some of the characters are similar too. Both animes are warm-hearted and slower paced than your usual sports anime, with no "extra special techniques" with fancy names and colorful moves. 
report Recommended by lopika
Both series are based on novels written by the same woman and feature very detailed character work and incredibly realistic atmosphere, despite having wildly different settings. 
report Recommended by AudioTsunami
Both are about sports and friendship. They have different stories behind the main characters and most of the character have high-spirited about sports. And how they are going to face the challenges too. A lot of emotional parts too...Hope you love it. 
report Recommended by lucky321
Both are a bit slow paced and about the struggles of making friends, figuring out yourself, and the forming bonds between teammates in sport. Both have young boys as protagonists and side characters and there is a focus on emotions. 
report Recommended by lopika
BOTH have cool guys and full of friendship and a little bit of comedy (fun). They have different stories behind the main characters and most of the character have high-spirited about sports. And how they faced the challenges too. A lot of emotional parts too...you will love it by having goosebumps . After watching this, you might have the feeling of wanted to play or try the sport (if you know me ;)  
report Recommended by lucky321
They have a great balance of believable characterization and enthralling sports scenes. Themes in both of these shows include finding one's passion, being on a team, overcoming obstacles and following one's dreams.  
report Recommended by mjb