Fuyu no Semi

Alt titles: Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter, Winter Cicada

OVA (3 eps)
3.394 of 5 from 1,043 votes
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On the eve of Imperial rule in Japan in the mid-19th century, supporters of the Tokugawa shogunate and supporters of the imperial court clash over the country’s leadership and its place in world affairs. Despite being members of clans with opposing political and social views, Touma Kusaka and Keiichirou Akizuki find that they share an interest in foreign cultures and a vision of a more open and progressive Japan. What starts as a meeting of minds eventually blossoms into a romance, but bound by their clan ties and social positions, Kusaka and Akizuki struggle to find happiness as time, distance, political upheaval and the Boshin war conspire to keep them apart.

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charliedarlie23's avatar by charliedarlie23 on Dec 24, 2014
Score: 6/10

I felt as if this anime was barely a yaoi and it was just a history lesson. I don't care to learn about Japan's history, I want to see guy on guy. I was very confused throughtout the entire thing, and I got bored pretty fast. It was good, and I liked the romantic levels but it was more focused on what happened with Japan and England and all that in a whole than the couple.  read more

zombieinthemoonlight's avatar by zombieinthemoonlight on Jun 18, 2011
Score: 9/10

This anime is a typical love story between two characters who can't be together. It is however different to the others that I have seen like this. Partly because it is yaoi and two men which doesn't seem to be explored in this sort of way, and I thought it had a generally more beautiful feel to it.   STORY: I watched all three episodes in one go, and they all flowed so well together. It was a bit like a... read more

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