Sentai Filmworks Acquires ‘Windy Tales’ Anime

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Sentai Filmworks has just announced their acquisition of the home video distribution rights for the anime series Windy Tales.

Windy Tales (Fuujin Monogatari) is an original 13-episode anime series created by Minami Otori and produced by Production I.G. It features music by famous composer Kenji Kawai and is directed by Junji Nishimura, who may be known by some anime fans as the director of many episodes of Ranma 1/2. The series originally aired in Japan from September 2004 to February 2005, and was dubbed into English by Animax Asia for their broadcast of the series. Sentai Filmworks has not yet stated if their release will contain this dub, if they will produce a brand-new dub for it or if they will be producing a subtitled-only release.

Sentai Filmworks describes the series as follows:

It has been said that air becomes wind when it is agitated.  As luck would have it, a small unassuming village in the Japanese countryside, known as the Village of the Wind, harbors a group of mysterious wind handlers who tempt fate.  In this town, young Nao is an 8th grader who discovers a cat high above where she normally shoots her digital camera.  Nao is one of only two members of her school’s Digital Camera Club, and she already sees the world through a different lens than most.  The other member of the club is Miki, Nao’s friend and photography aid, although she doesn’t seem too interested in the hobby herself. Now, the two friends, along with Jun who seems to follow them everywhere they go, find themselves searching outside of the Village of the Wind for the secret of how it all works. Will these children be the ones to discover the truth and understand the mystery of this powerful force?  With the wind at their back, they are determined to grasp its meaning in WINDY TALES.

The series will be available on home video in the near future.

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