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Windy Tales (TV)

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Alternative title:
Fuujin Monogatari (Japanese)
風人物語 (Japanese)
Genres: slice of life
Themes: photography
Plot Summary: A collection of episodes in the lives of people with the power to control the wind. In a small village in the Japanese countryside lives a clan of kazetsukai (風使い), wind handlers, people with the power to control the wind. Nao Ueshima is a middle school student and president of the school’s two-member digital camera club. Taiki, one of the kazetsukai, leaves behind the village and his brother’s widow, Yukio, to become a mathematics teacher at Nao’s school. Nao learns of Taiki’s power after he uses it to save her life. Nao and her friends travel to the kazetsukai village to learn for themselves the secret of how to control the wind.
User Ratings: 189 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 26 votes (sub:24, dub:1, others:1
1 French
 Excellent: 45 votes (sub:41, dub:3, raw:1)
 Very good: 49 votes (sub:45, others:4
2 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Good: 40 votes (sub:34, dub:3, raw:1, others:2
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 14 votes (sub:13, dub:1)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 391 users, rank: #2485 (of 9409)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.773 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.8042, rank: #1062 (of 9517)
Weighted mean: 7.783 (Very good−), rank: #943 (of 9517) (seen all: 8.07 / seen some: 7.60 / won't finish: 3.82)
Bayesian estimate: 7.762 (Very good−), rank: #732 (of 7150)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2004-09-11 to 2005-02-26 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"風の詩 (Kaze no Uta; Poem of the Wind) ~WINDY TALES~" by YuU
Ending Theme:
"夕陽の色だけ (Yuuhi no Iro dake; Only the Color of the Setting Sun)" by Windy-S
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Windy Tales - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2015-07-28 (from $17.01)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Junji Nishimura
Hiroaki Jinno (eps 1-9, 11)
Junji Nishimura (eps 7, 13)
Mako Hyoudou (eps 12-13)
Masatsugu Arakawa (ep 10)
Screenplay: Hiroaki Jinno
Atsushi Wakabayashi (ep 9)
Itsuro Kawasaki (4 episodes
eps 3, 6, 10, 12

Junji Nishimura (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 7, 13

Masatsugu Arakawa (ep 11)
Yumi Kamatsura (eps 4, 8)
Episode Director:
Hisaya Takabayashi (eps 5, 9, 11)
Itsuro Kawasaki (4 episodes
eps 3, 6, 10, 13

Junji Nishimura (eps 1-2)
Makoto Moriwaki (ep 7)
Shinsuke Terasawa (ep 12)
Yumi Kamatsura (eps 4, 8)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original Concept: Minami Otori
Character Design: Masatsugu Arakawa
Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi
Animation Director:
Haruko Iizuka (ep 12)
Hiroyoshi Iida (eps 5, 7, 11)
Miyako Yatsu (ep 3)
Naoyoshi Shiotani (ep 9)
Nobutoshi Ogura (eps 1-2)
Shinsuke Terasawa (ep 12)
Yasutaka Kubota (6 episodes
eps 3-4, 6, 8, 10, 13

Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography: Jun Yanai
Color design: Izumi Hirose
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
In-Between Animation:
Chun Hua Fan (Shanghai Xuming Animation; eps 4, 6)
Kun Zhao (Shanghai Xuming Animation; eps 4, 6)
Key Animation:
Fumi Morita (ep 11)
Hiroyoshi Iida (eps 1, 5, 7)
Hiroyuki Imaishi (ep 1)
Miyako Yatsu (eps 2-3)
Shinya Ohira (OP; eps 10, 13)
Takeshi Honda (OP; ep 2)
Tetsuya Nishio (OP)
Yasunori Miyazawa (OP; 6 episodes
eps 1-2, 9-11, 13

Key Animation Supervisor: Nobutoshi Ogura
Music Performance: Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute)
Supervision: Mamoru Oshii
Theme Song Performance:
Windy-S (ed)
Yuu (op)
Visual Concept: Masatsugu Arakawa
Kaori Nazuka as Nao Ueshima

Ai Iwamura as Ryoko Yoshino
Ai Orikasa as Kaito (ep 6)
Akio Nakamura as Makino-sensei (ep 5)
Miyu Irino as Jun
Motoko Kumai as Satozumi (ep 6)
Ooki Sugiyama as Taiki
Satomi Hanamura as Miki
Yuriko Fuchizaki as Tsubasa (ep 6)

Arisa Ogasawara as Atsuko (ep 3)
Atsuko Mine as Old lady (ep 4)
Atsushi Kakehashi as Judge (ep 11)
Aya Yamato as Hinao (ep 5)
AZU as Shuugo-sensei (eps 1, 5)
Daisuke Hirakawa as Boy in Movie (ep 10)
Eiji Maruyama as Jijii (ep 2)
Emiko Fuku as Girl 1 (ep 11)
Eri Sendai as Girl 4 (ep 11)
Eriko Kikawa as Teacher C (ep 13)
Fumie Mizusawa as Girl 3 (ep 11)
Fumiko Matsuzaki as TV Announcer (ep 7)
Hiroshi Shirokuma as Person B (ep 9)
Kazuki Matsuoka as Schoolkid 2 (ep 4)
Kei Hayami as Ferret lady (ep 4)
Keiko Tsukamoto as Yukie-obasan (ep 3)
Kenichi Mochizuki as
Person A (ep 9)
Teacher B (ep 5)
Kouji Hiwatari as Person C (ep 9)
Koujirou Takahashi as Veterinarian (ep 4)
Mamiko Noto as Karin (ep 11)
Masako Sakakibara as Teacher C (ep 5)
Masanori Takeda as
Megumi Yamato as Day Duty Student (ep 5)
Michiko Neya as Yuriko (ep 8)
Minoru Yada as Principal (ep 10)
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Nao's Father
Reina Ishikawa as Child (ep 4)
Risa Mizuno as
Ryouko Kuramochi as Amura-obasan (ep 4)
Sachi Kokuryu as
Boy (ep 11)
PA Announcer (ep 7)
Sayaka Ohara as Girl in Movie (ep 10)
Sayori Ishizuka as Miasa (ep 11)
Shigenori Sōya as Teacher A
Shigeru Wakita as
Aida-sensei (ep 3)
Gouda-sensei (ep 5)
Shō Saitō as Old Lady (ep 12)
Takeshi Maruyama as Teacher A (eps 5, 13)
Tomo Shigematsu as
Girl 2 (ep 11)
Male Student (ep 13)
Tomohisa Asou as Manager (ep 12)
Tomoko Naka as Jun's Mother
Yoshiko Okamoto as Nao's Mother
Yuuko Sakakibara as Teacher C (ep 5)
Yuuma Tanaka as Schoolkid 1 (ep 4)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Mari Morimoto
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford
DVD Authoring: Joel McCray
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production manager: Luke Patterson
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Dubbing: Animax Asia
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled)
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Sentai Filmworks
Korean cast
Korean staff
So-Ra Park as Nao Ueshima

Hwan-Jin Kim as Taiki
Nam-Suk Mun as Miki
Sin-Hui Park as Ryoko Yoshino

Gi Gyeongok as Yukio
Hwan-Jin Kim as Jijii
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Claudine Grémy

Adaptation: Frédéric Roques
Gwenäelle Julien as Nao Ueshima

Isabelle Théobald as Ryoko Yoshino
Nayeli Forest as Miki

Claudine Grémy as
Mère de Jun
Mère de Nao
Cyrille Monge as Père de Nao
Fabrice Nemo as Kozaburo
Florence Dumortier as
French companies
ADR Production: Les studios de Saint Maur
Gong (from 24 September 2011)
Nolife (from 30 November 2009)
Distributor: We Anim
Internet Streaming: Gong
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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