Like the Clouds, Like the Wind

Alt title: Kumo no You ni, Kaze no You ni

Movie (1 ep x 80 min)
3.523 out of 5 from 616 votes
Rank #3,138

As the 17th emperor of Sokan draws his last breath, his son prepares to inherit the throne. However, the empress has other plans for the line of ascension, and political turmoil sweeps across the palace. To secure his throne, the 18th emperor will have to find himself a bride, and the call goes out across the land to bring in any girls ready for royal matrimony. Will Ginga, a simple young farm girl, be able to win the emperor's favor over many other women from around the realm?

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mamorukun Feb 25, 2016
Score 8/10

In short: A surprisingly heartwarming adventure of a fantastic asian kingdom where the clouds of conspiracy gather and the winds of rebelion unexpectedly blow. Funny and dramatic, hilarious and emotional, the plot walks through innocence and ambition. Unfortunately too many meanings for too little time and some plot holes prevent the anime from being top rated but its still enjoyable. Bad animation... read more

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roriconfan Jul 21, 2012
Score 5/10

This is a tv-special which tries to show too much, in too little time. It also has some really heavy themes but otherwise it’s supposed to be family material. So it ain’t hard to figure out how it was not successful at what it set out to do.

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