Run With The Wind Series Review

They'll take your emotions for a run. For those who followed my episodic reviews you will already know it took me awhile to get into this series. The opening episodes, while there were some really pretty animations, didn't really grab me as we set up a fairly standard team sport anime. We had Haiji, the … Continue reading Run With The Wind Series Review

The Final Wind

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Run With The Wind Episode 23 - The end has come and while it is sad to see this anime leave my watch list it is one of the rare few anime that seemed to realise exactly how many episodes it had to tell its story and it used them well. Not outstaying its welcome, this one has finished where it needs to.

May The Wind Be At Their Backs

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Run With The Wind Episode 18 - So much happened this episode and yet somehow it didn't feel rushed over. It felt like everything happened exactly as it needed to in order to bring us to the starting line. Though of course, they can't let us finish without a little bit more drama.

Should They Follow The Course Before Them?

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Run With The Wind Episode 17 - The twins have hit a bit of a road block as they start to question the time they've put into running. And while there are no easy answers, each member of the team is making the decision for themselves as to what this race will mean to them or whether it means anything.

The Moment Of Truth From All That Training

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Run With The Wind Episode 16: This is it, the qualifier. The team will either make it to the next level or their dream will end right here. There's plenty of drama to be had in an episode that shows off many of this anime's excellent qualities.

Facing Forward Is Easier When You Know Someone Has Your Back

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Run With The Wind Episode 14 Review: The training camp comes to a sparkling finish and then we see whether the final characters can get their official times before the qualifier. Still, given the narrative there isn't that much in the way of surprises here.

Clearing the Air With The Help of Friends

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Run With The Wind Episode 13 finally reveals what drove Kakeru to withdraw from running and well... I hate to say it but he seems to have some other issues outside of running that the anime probably isn't going to address.

The Change of Seasons Welcome a Changing Wind

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Summer has arrived and while many in the team are in high spirits, Kakeru still hasn't really faced his demons. As the team goes on training camp will Kakeru find what he needs to move forward.

Why Run With the Wind is An Outstanding Example of How To Use Sound

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Run With The Wind Episode 11: The real heart of the team gets the focus turned on Sakaki this week and we see just what this quiet achiever can do. However, the real star of the episode is the sound; once again poor Sakaki is getting overshadowed despite his best efforts.

You Have To Step Back To See What’s Really There

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Run With The Wind Episode 9 Review: Haiji's attempts to teach Kakeru about teamwork and the fun of running even while we get some new drama injected into our sports drama story.