2.655 out of 5 from 14 votes
With the wind and rain pummelling down upon him during a long journey, a man finds his coat has crumbled and his hat torn. Then, in the depths of self-pity he is reminded of a master of mad verse who once travelled the same lands. Now inspired, he writes of horses shaking the dew of their manes, harvesting rice fields in the fading light, and willow trees dropping their leaves.
Since Winter Days (a.k.a. Fuyu no Hi) anime movie is made by many talented Japanese and foreign animators, it has a very interesting and unique mix of different types of animation. Thus, the whole movie is made up of many different short animated scenes which some of them have the similar feeling to The Sensualist art (the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e style). Also, the story of Fuyu no Hi is an adapted haikai (haiku) collection by Basho, while The Sensualist is an adaptation of Edo period novel. Both animes have on some level similar poetical atmosphere and comic relief that you may be looking for :)
(I originally wrote this recommendation in MyAnimeList.net under the name of Hellsing_Lover)