I’m back with a new post.
Today I would like to review an anime that I recently watched and wish I had watched a long time ago. Run with the Wind/ Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru is the pinnacle of emotions. Let’s dive in.
This series is written by Shion Miura and the Anime adaptation done by Production I.G. It iterates the story of Haiji Kiyose, a final year literature student studying at Kansei University who wishes to run the Hakone Ekiden, a prestigious marathon. 10 teams consisting of 10 members each qualify for the marathon out of 50 teams.
Premise of the show:
In the first episode, we can see, Haiji on a bike chasing Kurehara Kakeru who is running in perfect form and that amazes Haiji and plans to recruit him. He finally attains the 10th man and hence forms his team.
The main cast contains 10 players.
You might think at first that that might be a problem but every character is given importance. Every character’s backstory is given importance. How each action affects them and how they overcome it through running is the central prospect of this show. Finding your true self through running, this is the main premise of the show.
The final 10 players are:
Kurehara Kakeru, Haiji Kiyose, Shindo, Prince, Jot, and Joji the twins, Yuki, Musa an exchange student from Tanzania, King, Nico- Senpai.
I have mentioned the nicknames of most of the players because it’s much more relatable that way. Every character in this series has a different personality and different views on how to go by their lives. The story begins when Haiji Kiyose announces to all the members living in the dorm, that they are a part of the track team. Everyone’s face is bewildered by this news.
Everyone is hesitant about running in the beginning. Once they started running they start to realize about themselves, lets go of all the worries, Certain answers to questions such as what purpose is there to running or why is everyone so passionate about it come towards them through running.
The sweetest part about why this series touched me was because of its male camaraderie. Of course, this is seen in most anime but in this one, it is shown in depth. There is ample action in this anime but what it has more is the true heart. The way the writer has conveyed each teammate’s feelings and understanding towards each other will make you feel good inside. The character development goes to show you how good this show really is. The music composed by Yuki Hayashi has an amazing impact on the scenes. It is very apt for the series and brings out the emotion fro the characters as well as us.
The meaning of true friendship, reasons to fight for them, passions attached to live for them, what it means to support and uplift each other are all concepts that are mentioned well in this anime. More than the sports elements, the characters bring you joy and will want to make you run. This anime is one that really touched my heart and I will definitely suggest each one of you to watch it. You won’t be disappointed at all.
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