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Run with the Wind Anime Reveals Visual, Theme Songs for 2nd Half

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Q-MHz feat. Mitsuhiro Hidaka a.k.a. SKY-HI, Taichi Mukai perform new songs

The official website for Run with the Wind, the television anime of Shion Miura's Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Feel the Wind) novel, revealed a new visual and theme songs for the series' second half on Thursday. Q-MHz feat. Mitsuhiro Hidaka a.k.a. SKY-HI will perform the new opening theme "Kaze Tsuyoku, Kimi Atsuku." (The Wind Is Strong, You're on Fire.), and Taichi Mukai will perform the new ending song "Michi" (The Road).

Mukai also performs the first ending song "Reset." Unison Square Garden performs the first opening theme song "Catch up, latency."

The anime premiered in Japan on October 2, and it will run for 23 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.

HIDIVE is also streaming the anime, and it describes the story:

Kakeru is a former elite runner in high school who finds himself down on his luck. After being chased for stealing food, he's saved by Haiji, a Kansei University student and a fellow runner. Having nowhere else to go, Kakeru is convinced by Haiji to move into a dormitory with eight other strangers. Before Kakeru is even settled in his new home, Haiji announces his ambitious plans to enter all ten of them into one of the most prominent university relay marathons in Japan, the Hakone Ekiden. There's just one small problem: with the exception of Haiji and Kakeru, none of the residents have ever run competitively before.

Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series and plans to release it on home video.

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.

Sources: Run with the Wind anime's website, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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