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Fifteen-year-old Marion is intelligent, handsome and loved by everyone at his French boarding school, but the boy holds nothing but disdain for both his classmates, and himself. For Marion is devoted to rationalism, believing that emotions such as anger and love are unnecessary – even sex is merely a means of ensuring a species' survival. But deep down, this attitude is simply a façade that was carefully constructed to protect Marion's naivety and fragile emotions, and when a chance encounter brings a seductive adult woman into his life, even he won't be able to retain his icy exterior…
After the death of her parents, the delicate and sheltered Resine de Poisson is sent to an all-girls' boarding school in Marseilles. Unfortunately, she is roomed with the beautiful but delinquent Simone d'Arc, who sneaks out at night, smokes cigarettes, and is always in a foul mood. Although Resine wants nothing to do with her curt roommate, Simone seems strangely fixated on the dainty orphan...
Melodramatic, 70s-era shoujo about forbidden love. Claudine...! is about transexuality, and Shiroi Heya no Futari is about schoolgirl lesbians, but both share a decadent, romanticized artstyle and French setting.
If you like flowers, sparkles, hair blowing in the wind, and tragic, byronic heroes, be sure to check both out.