Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Boy Who Saw the Wind a.k.a. Kaze wo Mita Shounen (2000)


Genre : Angst, Coming of Age, Dystopia, Fantasy, Military, Novel, Shounen, Super Power, Tragedy, Violence

* Based on the novel by the Welsh-born cult author C. W. Nicol.
Amon is a boy who can control the wind. Branich, the ruler of the world, wants Amon's power to complete the ultimate weapon and sends his troops to capture the boy. Amon, using his talents, manages to give Branich the slip and runs away with Maria, one of the People of the Sea. Maria agrees to help Amon find his own tribe. Source: AnimeNfo
Note: According to Nicol the novel is "a plea for good people to stand up and say 'no' to fascism and dictatorship". His writings are also said to have inspired Hayao Miyazaki to set Laputa - Castle in the Sky in a Welsh mining village.


Kaze wo Mita Shounen (DVD 876x480 x26410P AC3 5.1)

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