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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished 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

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Score: 8.551 (scored by 29,472 users)
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Ranked: #862
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Popularity: #1173
Members: 83,071
Favorites: 1,360
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Synopsis

Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.

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Staff

Nomura, Kazuya
Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kiyasu, Kohei
Script, Series Composition
UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
Theme Song Performance


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#1: "Catch up, latency" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
#2: "Kaze Tsuyoku, Kimi Atsuku. (風強く、君熱く。)" by Q-MHz feat. Mitsuhiro Hidaka a.k.a SKY-HI (Q-MHz feat.日高光啓 a.k.a.SKY-HI)

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#1: "Reset (リセット)" by Taichi Mukai (向井太一)
#2: "Michi (道)" by Taichi Mukai



More reviewsReviews

Mar 26, 2019
wantme (All reviews)
Watching Welcome to the Ballroom throughout it’s 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 as the industry titan Production I.G. themselves, those who’ve defined high-quality TV animation with the sports shows Kuroko no Basket and especially Haikyuu!, as they aired a similarly structured sports anime that panned over still frames and used basically constructed CG character models for background athletes like you’d expect from any other garbage studio. No matter how attractive and sharp the male designs were and no matter how shapely and sexy the female designs read more
Mar 26, 2019
papsoshea (All reviews)
Production I.G is back with another excellent drama series that centers around the sport of running. It is highly character-driven and features one of the best group of characters for a sports shonen. Run with the Wind’s main duo each ran away from the sport in the past when their own passion for running was broken by the cruelty of their strict coaches. Running became a burden to them, and a signal of their own inadequacy—Haiji Kiyose through disappointing his father, and Kakeru Kurahara through lashing out at his coach, and thus ensuring his whole team suffered.

When your choices are victory or shame, it read more
Mar 26, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 26, 2019
ACasualViewer (All reviews)
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, read more

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