HOUSTON, TX, October 30, 2018 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired the distribution rights to Run with the Wind for audiences in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and other select territories. Run with the Wind is based on the light novel, Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (or Feel the Wind in English) by award-winning author Shion Miura.
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.
Kazuya Nomura (Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie, Black Fox) directs the series. Takahiro Chiba (Kamichu!, Occult Academy) is in charge of character design with Yuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, My Hero Academia) over music.
The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
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