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Run With The Wind – A Perfect Blend of Seinen, Slice of Life

Sports animes aren’t a forte of mine. I do not get into a sports animation series unless they are really simplistic and able to send the vibes and impression that can be felt vicariously. One such anime is Haikyuu!! and earlier, It was Inazuma Eleven. However, Slice of life, Seinen doesn’t come as less than amazement every time I sit to watch a series. The genre is full of some fantabulous and quality anime series and I view ‘Run with the Wind’ as same from my glasses.
Run with the Wind is a quality slice of life animation exploring the real-life situation of ten individual probably residing in any part of the world. The plot is of the anime is natural and quite relatable at that. The plot doesn’t pierce falsely in the reality continuum just to elucidate the story rather it pushes the boundary and make the story easily connectable by keeping the series as simple as possible despite few contemporary illustrations. The plot may seem off a bit due to the same reason since It opens some plot point happening in the life of the individual but doesn’t bother to seal or closed on a soft manner sustaining the one thick plotline.

Run With The Wind - Kakeru and Haiji

The Series focuses on Kakeru Kurahara; the former ace runner of Sendai Josei High School. Kakeru is being chased by the owner of the convenience store for shoplifting. While he shakes off his pursuer, Kakeru runs into Haiji, another student from his university. Impressed by his agility Haiji persuades him to live in Chikusei-sou, the run-down apartment where Haiji resides along with eight other students.
However, Haiji discloses his goal of participating in the Hakone Ekiden, a relay marathon race. Unfortunately, all the residents apart from Haiji and Kakeru are complete novices at the track.
The overall execution of the plot seemed splendid and worth a watch

CharactersVoice Artist
Haiji KiyoseToshiyuki Toyonaga
Kakeru KuraharaTakeo Ootsuka
Akane KashiwazakiMiyu Irino
Yukihiko IwakuraKazuyuki Okitsu
Akihiro HirataTakanori Hoshino
Takashi SugiyamaKouki Uchiyama
Musa KamaraHideaki Kabumoto
Youhei SakaguchiRiki Kitazawa
Tarou JouJunya Enoki
Jirou JouYuuto Uemura
Notable Characters

Animation

The animation of the series is quite detailed with precision, however, not flashy. The series consists of quality amount frames and keep your eye engaged in the scenes. The sceneries implemented are delightful and scintillating boasting the production cost of the series. The art animation style is normal yet catchy. Moreover, the magical boy transformation; at least seemed like, is just amazing and beautiful but hilarious.
The character designs are also amazing and possess a slight resemblance of the Haikyuu!! though, as an anime fan, you can always find a slight resemblance of characters in several of the series.
The Sound animation of the series is also optimal and extravagant and consist of very potent sound animation.

Our Ratings For The Anime

Run With The Wind

Run With The Wind
8 10 0 1
8/10
Total Score
8/10
Plot
7/10
Animation
7/10
Sound Work

The Good

  1. Definitely liked the ending
  2. Definitely liked the animation
  3. Definitely liked the relatable overall plot

The Bad

  1. Simplistic animation style

Where Can I Watch Run With The Wind?

Run With the Wind aka Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru is available for a watch in Japanese at Netflix and Crunchyroll with relevant subtitles. Moreover, an English dub version of the series is being telecasted weekly as of now.

Run With The Wind Season 2?

Run with the wind is adapted by the manga of the same name. The manga consists of 6 volumes in 50 chapters and had been finished on Nov 17, 2009. The anime has adapted all the volumes in 23 episodes and state the answers of the question that protagonist seek leaving no room for a next season in the series.

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