Fuyu no Semi

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

OVA (3 eps)
3.374 out of 5 from 941 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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Pemi84's avatar by Pemi84 on Sep 17, 2010
Score: 7/10

Alright,to be honest, I cried. I cried a lot while watching Fuyu no Semi.StoryThe plot itself was really beatiful to begin with.Of course,there are probably thousands of kinda similiar stories,but still, I think this one is unique in it's own way. It's about love between two men who are just not able to be together. They try,try as hard as they can. But there are things we can't change.They couldn't change it... read more

yuelio's avatar by yuelio on Mar 30, 2011
Score: 8/10

So you see, what happens when you bring the story of Romeo & Juliet to the era of samurais and ronins? Well picture a bit that but with men. Its an excellent drama if you like shounen-ai. A very sad story of a prohibited yet, kind love. The story has as protagonists two warriors from different clans and social status, that have a dream to finish the war and bringing a new open and peaceful era for Japan... read more

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