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Run with the Wind Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Unison Square Garden Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime's October 2 premiere date revealed

The official Twitter account for Run with the Wind, the television anime of Shion Miura's Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Feel the Wind) novel, began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Sunday. The video previews the opening theme song "Catch up, latency" by Unison Square Garden.

The official website for the anime also revealed the premiere dates for the anime. NTV will premiere the anime on October 2 at 25:29 (effectively October 3 morning). The show will then air on Shizuoka Daiichi TV on October 6, on YTV on October 8, and on BS-NTV on October 9. The anime will run for 23 episodes.

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 cast includes:

Takeo Ōtsuka as Kakeru Kurahara

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Haiji Kiyose

Kōki Uchiyama as Takashi Sugiyama

Miyu Irino as Akane Kashiwasaki

Junya Enoki as Jōta Kizuki

Yūto Uemura as Jōji Kizuki

Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yukihiko Iwakura

Hideaki Kabumoto as Musa Kamala

Riki Kitazawa as Yōhei Sakaguchi

Takanori Hoshino as Akihiro Hirata

Juri Kimura as Hanako Katsuta, the daughter of the neighborhood grocery shop's owner

Kengo Kawanishi as Kōsuke Sakaki, Kakeru's teammate during high school

Satoshi Hino as Kazuma Fujioka, Rokudō University's captain and ace

Koutarou Nakamura as Genichirō Tazaki, the landlord of the Chikusei-sō dormitory and manager

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.

Taichi Mukai will perform the ending theme song "Reset." Both songs were written specifically for the anime.

Shinchosha published the novel in September 2006. The novel inspired a live-action film adaptation that premiered in October 2009. The film is available on Netflix Japan, and the company describes the story:

A friendship between two sidelined athletes helps them return to their beloved sport and build a team for a competitive long-distance relay race.

A stage play adaptation also ran in January through February 2009. A six volume manga adaptation by Sorata Unno debuted in 2007 in Weekly Young Jump, then moved to Monthly Young Jump in 2008 and ran there until 2009.

Miura's The Great Passage (Fune wo Amu) novel inspired an award-winning live-action film directed by Yuya Ishii that opened in Japan in 2013. The film won the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year in 2013. The book also inspired a television anime series that premiered in October 2016.

Sources: Run with the Wind anime's Twitter account and website

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