Run with the Wind Marathon Racing Anime Listed With 23 Episodes
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
NTV is listing the television anime of Shion Miura's Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Feel the Wind) novel with the title Run with the Wind. The broadcaster also lists the anime's 23-episode length, as well as a detailed synopsis.
The novel centers on the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race or "Hakone Ekiden," one of the biggest university marathon relay races in Japan. The race is held every year on January 2-3 and goes between Tokyo and Hakone and back, for a total run of 217.9 km (about 135.4 miles).
The anime will premiere on NTV and BS-NTV in October.
Kazuya Nomura (Robotics;Notes, Joker Game, Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie) is directing the series at Production I.G. Shinchosha is credited with planning cooperation. Voice actor and The Kirishima Thing film scriptwriter Kohei Kiyasu is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Takahiro Chiba (Occult Academy character designer, Haikyu!! chief animation director) is designing the characters. HIdeki Takahashi (Haikyu!!, Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Takashi Mukouda (Gurren Lagann, Space Dandy) are key animators. Hiromi Kikuta (Haikyu!!, Mr. Osomatsu) is sound director, and Yuki Hayashi (DIVE!!, My Hero Academia) is composing the music.
Shinchosha published the novel in September 2006. The novel inspired a live-action film adaptation that premiered in October 2009.
Thanks to - DatRandomDude - for the news tip.
Source: NTV official website