Nao is the president of her junior high school's digital photography club, which only has one other member: her best friend, Miki. She likes to take pictures of the clouds above the school from the roof top, although she claims she is trying to capture the wind.

One day she sees a strange cat, which appears to be able to fly in the sky. When she tries to take its picture she discovers a whole swarm of such cats, seemingly floating on air streams. The surprise makes her fall down from the roof, but before she can meet her demise she gets saved by the wind manipulation powers of her math teacher, Taiki-sensei. This is the beginning of a quest for the secret of the wind manipulation techniques, in which Nao and Miki are joined by Miki's boyfriend Jun and a girl called Ryoko, who also appears to master some wind manipulation herself.

''Windy Tales'' (Japanese: ''Fuujin Monogatari'',) produced by Creator/ProductionIG and released in 2005 as a 13-episode {{anime}}, has a very easy-going pace and the wind manipulation powers of Nao, Miki, Ryoko and Taiki-sensei are used as a device to string along various stories about the significance of wind in people's personal lives. Of special note is the artwork, which is quite different from the {{Moe}}-influenced design of most other anime with its emphasis on slender girls and big eyes. The character designs in this show have an almost sketch-like and permanent {{super deformed}} quality to them, but with some of the most expressive facial features ever.

For lovers of heartwarming {{slice of life}} shows, ''Windy Tales'' is highly recommended, especially with the top-notch Japanese voice acting in this series.


* AllJustADream: Nao dreams that she and the other two girls [[spoiler:manage to fly by combining their powers]].
* BlowYouAway
* CatsAreMagic: ''Every'' cat in the show seems to have wind manipulating powers.
* CherryBlossoms: Which make for a great combination with wind manipulation powers.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: All of the girls have one. Subverted in that they aren't really played for fanservice, and are more part of the show's art style.
* CuteKitten: Dozens of them. And they ''fly''.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Nao, Miki and Ryoko, even though their powers are comparatively limited.
* FirstKiss: Miki makes a big deal out of Jun being kissed by a girl [[spoiler:when he was just a baby]].
* FuroScene: Nao has few, but they're not particularly fanservice-y.
* HartmanHips: Every female in the show, but especially noticeable on the adults.
* IdolSinger: Nao's whole class applies for an idol audition. [[spoiler:Nao makes it to trial photo shoots, but gets rejected after all. Her professional classmate Karin doesn't even make it that far, though]].
* {{Iyashikei}}
* KissingDiscretionShot: During [[spoiler:Miki and Jun's]] kiss.
* MagicSkirt: Despite all the wind manipulation the girls pull off.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: When Miki is telling Nao about her vision.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: The girls have strange dreams, which turn out to be about [[spoiler:the approaching snow]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The cats. And they fly.
* SittingOnTheRoof: The school's roof plays an important part in the series.
* SliceOfLife
* SweetDreamsFuel: A few kids learn how to control the wind, and have fun playing with it together. Cats can fly. Girls can float. The bond between friends is nigh-unbreakable. Soft, relaxing music. A gorgeous, highly experimental art style. All wrapped up in one Thirteen Episode Anime that shows both the bitter and sweet sides of growing upóbut likes to lean toward the sweet.
* TimeSkip: Nao and Miki are shortly shown first as high school students and then in college, living in dorms.
* {{Tsundere}}: Miki, to some degree.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Averted, since the school staff is not only realistically sized, but also plays an important part in the story.
* WeirdMoon
* WeirdnessCensor: You'd think that the hordes of flying cats would get some more attention -- not to mention the girls who simply hop off the school's roof.