Fuyu no Semi

Alt title: Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter

OVA (3 eps)
3.588 of 5 from 1,426 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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PurplePeopleEater Dec 5, 2016
Score 10/10

If you don't want a sad story, don't watch this. It's like a Japanese yaoi version of Romeo and Juliet.....only I don't remember the ending to Romeo and Juliet being that depressing!  Overall, this is a really good anime with a great story. It almost fits more in the shounen-ai genre than yaoi, but there is some sex. Like many animes set in the same time period, it's very informative and focuses on the... read more

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yuelio 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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