Sentai Filmworks Licenses Run with the Wind Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Run with the Wind, the television anime of Shion Miura's Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Feel the Wind) novel, in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and other select territories. The company plans to stream the series and release it on home video.
The anime premiered in Japan on October 2, and it will run for 23 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.
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).
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.
Source: Press Release