With a planned twenty-three episode run, we’re at the halfway mark for the fall 2018 anime series Run with the Wind and we got a new key visual for the second half earlier this week. Now, the official site has updated again with the third promotional video for the series but the first focusing more on what’s to come in the back half of the run. Check it out below!
The adaptation had Kazuya Nomura directing it with Kohei Kiyasu producing the scripts for it. Takahiro Chiba worked on the character designs and Production I.G. Shinchosha handled with the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Takeo Ōtsuka as Kakeru Kurahara, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Haiji Kiyose, Kouki Uchiyama as Takashi Sugiyama, Miyu Irino as Akane Kashiwasaki, Junya Enoki as Jōta Kizuki, Yūto Uemura as Jōji Kizuki, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Yukihiko Iwakura, Hideaki Kabumoto as Musa Kamala, Riki Kitazawa as Yōhei Sakaguchi, Takanori Hoshino as Akihiro Hirata, Juri Kimura as Hanako Katsuta, Kengo Kawanishi as Kōsuke Sakaki, Satoshi Hino as Kazuma Fujioka, and Koutarou Nakamura as Genichirō Tazaki.
The novel was previously adapted into a live-action film in 2009 and a six-volume manga series was produced by Sorata Unno from 2007 to 2009.
Plot Concept: Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race or “Hakone Ekiden,” one of the biggest university marathon relay races in Japan. The race is held every year on January 2-3 and goes between Tokyo and Hakone and back, for a total run of of nearly 217.9 km.