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Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru

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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: 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: Comedy, Sports, Drama
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.491 (scored by 46,921 users)
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Ranked: #992
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Popularity: #983
Members: 113,549
Favorites: 2,143
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Former ace runner of Sendai Josei High School, Kakeru Kurahara is chased away from a convenience store for shoplifting. Shaking off his pursuer, he runs into Haiji Kiyose, another student from his university. Haiji is impressed by Kakeru's agility and persuades him to live in Chikusei-sou, the run-down apartment where Haiji resides along with eight other students. Having lost his entire apartment deposit at a mahjong parlor, Kakeru accepts the offer reluctantly.

However, Haiji reveals a secret during Kakeru's welcoming party: the apartment is actually the dormitory of the Kansei University Track Club. He unveils his ultimate goal of participating in the Hakone Ekiden—one of the most prominent university marathon relay races in Japan. Unfortunately, all the residents apart from Haiji and Kakeru are complete running novices. Worse still, none of the inhabitants are even remotely interested in being involved with Haiji's ridiculous plan! With only months before the deadline, will the fourth-year student be able to convince them otherwise and realize his elusive dream of running in the Hakone Ekiden?

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Nomura, Kazuya
Director, Key Animation
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Takata, Masahiro
Episode Director
Ogiwara, Rokou
Episode Director

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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

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Mar 26, 2019
SingleH (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
Karhu (All reviews)
Anyone who has ever run knows that it sucks. Why waterboarding is a thing when treadmills exist is a complete mystery to me. I guess even the KGB had its limit on how fucked up their torture methods were. Anyhoo, Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru -- Run with the Wind -- is a story about people who are literally the epitome of masochism and, as weird as it may sound, actually enjoy running. I was expecting a psychological series going in depth with this pain = pleasure thing, but turns out our series relies on fujobaiting instead.

It should be warned already on the title page read more


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