Koi Kaze (TV)

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[ adapted from Koikaze (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Love Wind 
Love's Zephyr 
恋風 (Japanese) 
연풍 (Korean) 
Genres: drama , romance 
Themes: incest 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: Saeki Koushirou works as a wedding planner, but his own love life is a shambles. His background makes it difficult for him to commit himself wholeheartedly to love. The child of a divorced couple, he lives with his father. He has a mother and a sister, but he has not seen them in years. After being dumped by his girlfriend, a chance encounter with a female high school student shakes Koushirou's calm and awakens new feelings in him - but he learns that the girl is in fact his sister, who will now be staying with his father and him. Yet, the feelings in Koushirou's heart... 
User Ratings: 1021 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 163 votes (sub:127, dub:28, ?:2, others:6
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 234 votes (sub:186, dub:39, ?:1, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Very good: 268 votes (sub:207, dub:50, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Good: 188 votes (sub:164, dub:16, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Decent: 70 votes (sub:57, dub:11, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 41 votes (sub:32, dub:8, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:11, dub:2)
 Weak: 17 votes (sub:16, dub:1)
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:9, raw:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Awful: 8 votes (sub:6, dub:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1648 users, rank: #647 (of 6010)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.792 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.8736, rank: #769 (of 6003)
Weighted mean: 7.745 (Very good−), rank: #715 (of 6003) (seen all: 7.90 / seen some: 6.05 / won't finish: 3.88)
Bayesian estimate: 7.742 (Very good−), rank: #529 (of 4569)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 13 
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2004-04-01 to 2004-06-17 
Release dates: We have 5
Opening Theme:
"Koikaze" by éf 
Ending Theme:
"Futari Dakara" by Masumi Ito 
Official website:
KoiKaze Website (Japanese) 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
Reviews:
Koi Kaze DVD 3 (Aug 14, 2005)
Koi Kaze DVD 2 (Jul 16, 2005)
Koi Kaze DVD 1 (Mar 4, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Koi Kaze - Box Set (DVD) 2006-07-18
    Koi Kaze - The Reunion (DVD 1) 2005-03-08 (from $5.88)
    Koi Kaze - The Reunion + Artbox (DVD 1) 2005-03-08 (from $24.79)
    Koi Kaze - Budding Attraction (DVD 2) 2005-05-31
    Koi Kaze - The Decision (DVD 3) 2005-07-26 (from $23.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takahiro Omori 
Series Composition: Noboru Takagi 
Scenario: Noboru Takagi 
Storyboard:
Atsushi Wakabayashi (ep 9) 
Hiroshi Kawashima (ep 8) 
Hiroyuki Morita (ep 11) 
Koji Masunari (ep 10) 
Kooji Kobayashi (eps 5, 12) 
Matsuo Asami (eps 2, 6) 
Rokuro Niga (ep 3) 
Takahiro Omori (OP, ED; eps 1, 13) 
Takashi Watanabe (ep 7) 
Takashi Yamazaki (ep 4) 
Episode Director:
Daisuke Chiba (ep 1) 
Hiroshi Kimura (eps 6, 10) 
Kooji Kobayashi (eps 5, 8, 12) 
Masahiro Sonoda (ep 9) 
Matsuo Asami (ep 2) 
Takahiro Omori (ep 13) 
Takashi Watanabe (ep 7) 
Tomoaki Ohta (ep 4) 
Tomoki Kobayashi (eps 3, 11) 
Unit Director: Takahiro Omori (OP, ED) 
Original creator: Motoi Yoshida 
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida 
Art Director: Tsutomu Nishikura 
Animation Director:
Fumio Matsumoto (OP; 6 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7-13 odd
)
 
Hiroaki Imaki (ep 8) 
Hiroaki Karasu (ep 12) 
Kazuo Noguchi (ep 10) 
Kazuyuki Igai (eps 8, 12) 
Kensuke Ishikawa (ep 4) 
Naomi Miyata (eps 1, 3, 7, 9) 
Saburo Masutani (eps 2, 6) 
Yuuji Shigekuni (eps 5, 8, 12) 
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami 
Director of Photography: Naoyuki Ohba 
Executive producer: Akemi Okamura (GENEON ENTERTAINMENT) 
Producer: Shojiro Abe 

Color Coordination: Rumiko Suzushiro 
Color Key: Rumiko Suzushiro 
Editing: Yasuaki Takeuchi 
Key Animation:
Fumiaki Kouta (eps 1, 7, 13) 
Norio Matsumoto (OP; eps 11, 13) 
Promotion: Takashi Iida (GENEON ENTERTAINMENT) 
Sound Adjustment: Ryoji Kameda 
Sound Effects: Masaru Urahata 
Sound Managing Producer: Michiko Kayasaki 
Sound Producer: Toru Nakano 
Theme Song Arrangement: Masumi Itou (ED) 
Theme Song Composition:
Masumi Itou (ED) 
Yukari Hashimoto (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Aki Hata (ED) 
Ritsuko Okazaki (OP) 
Theme Song Performance: Masumi Itou (ED) 
Kenta Miyake as Koushirou Saeki 
Yuuki Nakamura as Nanoka Kohinata 

Akemi Okamura as Kaname Chidori 
Kousuke Okano as Kei Odagiri 
Ryoka Yuzuki as Yoiko Akimoto 
Ryouichi Tanaka as Zensou Saeki 

Kazuko Isizaki as Middle Aged Woman(ep 9) 
Kazuya Kobayashi as Male Worker(ep 11) 
Kunihiro Kawamoto as Teacher(ep 5) 
Miharu Iijima as
Female customer 
Female high school student 
Riichi Nishimoto as Teacher(ep 11) 
Risa Shimizu as
Ouko Tamaki 
Youko Kan 
Satomi Akesaka as Futaba Anzai 
Shizuka Itou as Wakaba Anzai(ep 10) 
Takafumi Kawakami as Mr. Yamazaki(ep 9) 
Tetsuya Kakihara as Friend B(ep 7) 
Yuko Kato as Makie Kohinata(Koushirou and Nanoka's mother) 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: A.C.G.T 
Broadcaster:
KIDS STATION 
TV Asahi 
Music Production: Lantis 
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO 
English staff
English cast
Translation: Saeka Kusu 
ADR Script: Liam O'Brien 
Executive producer:
Hideki 'Henry' Goto 
Nobu Yamamoto 
Assistant producer: Sawako Furuya 
Audio Layback Engineer: Gregg Hall 
DVD Subtitling: Yohei Shikano 
Online Editor: Chris LadeGaard 
Recording engineer: Julian Beeston 
Sound Mixing: Julian Beeston 
Supervising Producer: Hiroe Tsukamoto 
Voice Direction: Liam O'Brien 
Patrick Seitz as Koshiro Saeki 
Tiffany Hsieh as Nanoka 

Doug Stone as Zenzo Saeki 
Kirsty Pape as Shoko 
Liam O'Brien as Kei 
Michelle Ruff as Kaname 
Tara Hudson as Futaba 

Aimee Zannoni as
Girl(ep 11) 
Middle-Aged Lady B(ep 13) 
Amy Kincaid as Woman(ep 11) 
Barbara Goodson as Woman 
Darrel Guilbeau as Asano(ep 7) 
Erika Weinstein as Wakaba Anzai(ep 10) 
Heather Klinke as Ouko 
Kevin Hatcher as Kazuya Miyauchi(eps 6-7) 
Maureen Stevenson as Middle Aged Woman(ep 8) 
Mike McFarland as Teashop Owner(ep 13) 
Sam Regal as Mr. Yamazaki 
Wendee Lee as Makie Kohinata 
English companies
Audio Layback: Soundscape, Inc. 
DVD Authoring: DIVITEK 
DVD Menu Design: DIVITEK 
Production: New Generation Pictures 
Recording Studio: Central Command Studios 
Video Editing Facilities: The Post Office, LLC 
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