Run with the Wind

Run with the Wind

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Former ace runner of Sendai Josei High School, Kakeru Kurahara is chased away from a convenience store for shoplifting. Shaking off his pursuer, he runs into Haiji Kiyose, another student from his university. Haiji is impressed by Kakeru's agility and persuades him to live in Chikusei-sou, the run-down apartment where Haiji resides along with eight other students. Having lost his entire apartment deposit at a mahjong parlor, Kakeru accepts the offer reluctantly. However, Haiji reveals a secret during Kakeru's welcoming party: the apartment is actually the dormitory of the Kansei University Track Club. He unveils his ultimate goal of participating in the Hakone Ekiden—one of the most prominent university marathon relay races in Japan. Unfortunately, all the residents apart from Haiji and Kakeru are complete running novices. Worse still, none of the inhabitants are even remotely interested in being involved with Haiji's ridiculous plan! With only months before the deadline, will the fourth-year student be able to convince them otherwise and realize his elusive dream of running in the Hakone Ekiden?

User Rating: 4.5 ( 2 votes)


English: Run with the Wind
Japanese: 風が強く吹いている
Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2018 to Mar 27, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:29 (JST)
Producers: Movic, Nippon Television Network, TOHO animation, Toy’s Factory, Cygames, Yomiuri Shimbun
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

Ain’t that Kageyama? Isn’t this just Running Haikyu?!

Okay fun fact: The 13th episode was a pain. It’s as if the studio suddenly went “parkour” and decided to add a ton of grain in some flashback scenes. The effect looked great and all but grain is not something we can have in mini-encodes. It bloats up file size. That one episode ended up four times the usual size thanks to barely four minutes of grain. I had to punch that grain out by filtering it scene by scene. Those few scenes don’t look great, honestly, but it normalized the file sizes at least.

Also, this is a USBD encode with USBD subs because there are no complete fansubs for this and the blu-ray subs are actually better than simulcast ones.




Fumi Morihiro – Producer
Kazuya Nomura – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hiromi Kikuta – Sound Director
Rokou Ogiwara – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: #1: “Catch up, latency” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN
OP2: #2: “Kaze Tsuyoku, Kimi Atsuku. (風強く、君熱く。)” by Q-MHz feat. Mitsuhiro Hidaka a.k.a SKY-HI (Q-MHz feat.日高光啓 a.k.a.SKY-HI)
ED1: #1: “Reset (リセット)” by Taichi Mukai (向井太一)
ED2: #2: “Michi (道)” by Taichi Mukai


Japan’s government: “How can we inspire NEET’s to start exercising and get their lives together?”
Production I.G: “Hold my water bottle”


Let’s be real: it’s all about the doggo.


HYPEST SHIT IVE SEEN since Haikyuu. Lots of heart is conveyed through the art and music like Haikyuu. If you love runnin this is a dream


Haiji is an absolute savage.


I absolutely love Running with the Bros.


Nico-chan pun convinced me this was gonna be good


2nd most slept on anime for the Fall season 2018



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!

    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece