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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.
When nobleman and gypsy-born Serge Batouille arrived at Laconblade Academy, he had no idea his life would change forever. Upon arriving, he is roomed with the sexually-voracious and flirtatious Gilbert Cocteau, which ensures that life at the prestigious school will dole out more complications and confrontations than either boy has dealt with in the past. Together, these two young men brave love, growth, and the pain of youth, all while growing closer together than anyone would have thought...
Kaze to Ki no Uta and Shiroi Heya no Futari are commonly credited with being the first shounen-ai and shoujo-ai manga, respectively. Aside from the genders of their casts, they're pretty much identical: ritzy french boarding school, orphaned newcomer roomed with the notorious delinquint, sparkles and flowers everywhere, lots of angsty drama/tragedy. If you're into that sort of thing (and who wouldn't be?), check both out!
These two early shoujo-ai titles have essentially the exact same main characters: naive, rich blonde girl, and tall/dark/mysterious dark-haired girl. Due to their creation in the early 70s, their art styles are also extremely similar, as is the melodrama. If you liked one, you will definitely like the other.