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 128478128,478 users)
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Ranked: #1862
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Popularity: #778
Members: 280,917
Favorites: 5,737

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Nomura, Kazuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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)

Ending Theme

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

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
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 ...
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 ...

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