Sports have often come into conflict with the idea that if you don't win, were you even successful? Sports anime often follows the "win a championship" story, so what happens when that isn't the main goal? Run with the Wind is trying to flip the script on the genre, but does it do that? Hit the jump to find out!
Though it's natural to see running as a solitary activity, Run with the Wind earnestly believes that even when it comes to running, we are stronger together. Through the course of its winding narrative, it has built up a team of runners who utterly trust each other, and whose mutual faith has actually brought them to a greater understanding of themselves. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the core thesis of Run with the Wind!
Ever since the beginning of the fall season, Run with the Wind has been steadily impressing me with its wonderfully realized characters, warm sense of atmosphere, and ability to make both the tactical and emotional drama of relay running utterly clear. Today on Why It Works, let's explore just a few of the highlights of this terrific show!
The moment of truth is almost here, as Haiji and his team is finally getting ready for the Hakone Ekiden, previewing the prestigious racecourse in the latest episode of Run with the Wind. So in this edition of Anime vs. Real Life, take a look at the show’s real-world locations, learn all about the relay race’s diverse stages, and hear Wilhelm’s thoughts on who should be running in which section of the Hakone Ekiden. All of that, after the jump!
The beginning of a new year can be a stressful time even before we get to the matter of a new year's resolution, and many of our ultimate resolutions only last a few weeks. Today I'd like to celebrate a few shows that acknowledge that, and that encourage self-improvement while accepting that personal growth is a very difficult road. Let's count down some anime to truly inspire your new year's resolutions!
The secound cour of Run with the Wind (known in Japan as Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru) begins broadcasting in Japan in January of 2019, and a new preview video has been released to kick off the next leg of the journey of a group of young athletes training for the Hakone Ekiden relay footrace. Hit the jump to check it out.
The season, and year, are coming to an end so we're giving one final shout out to our favorite anime from Fall 2018! Hit the jump to disover our editors top 3 picks for the season!
Ready for a new season of Run with the Wind? The sports anime has released a new key visual for its second cour, along with info on its OP and ED themes. Get the scoop after the jump!
Cute bentos are literal works of art that take time and dedication to accomplish. It's clear to see that Haiji really cares about his team purely by the effort he goes through to make them tasty food. If you want to learn how to make equally cute food, or just see what goes into such a process, click through to see it all!