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Kaze to Ki no Uta Sanctus: Sei Naru Kana


Alternative Titles

English: The Poem of Wind and Trees
Synonyms: The Song of the Wind and the Trees, Kaze To Ki No Uta: Sei Ni Naru Ka Na, KazeKi
Japanese: 風と木の詩 SANCTUS-聖なるかな-

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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 6, 1987
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 7.061 (scored by 3,217 users)
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Ranked: #31682
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Popularity: #3675
Members: 6,091
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Synopsis

1887, at a remote, elite boarding school in France: Serge Battour returns after his graduation, and remembers the days of his youth...

1880, at the same school: Son of a viscount and a Roma prostitute (both deceased), Serge is intelligent, sweet, talented, and alienated by his family due to his heritage. Upon being sent to his new school, he rooms with Gilbert Cocteau, a gorgeous loner of a boy who sells his body for reasons unknown. Serge's attempts to reach out to Gilbert fail spectacularly, and yet there is something in both of them that attracts them to each other.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Cocteau, Gilbert
Cocteau, Gilbert
Main
Sasaki, Yuko
Japanese
Sasaki, Yuko
Battour, Serge
Battour, Serge
Main
Ohara, Noriko
Japanese
Ohara, Noriko
Beau, Auguste
Beau, Auguste
Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Rosemariné, Arion
Rosemariné, Arion
Supporting
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko

Staff

Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Storyboard
Takemiya, Keiko
Takemiya, Keiko
Original Creator
Ishikawa, Yamako
Ishikawa, Yamako
Art Director


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Ryosei_Hime
Apr 1, 2008
I thought this to be a beautiful yaoi in my own personal opinion. I was completely engrossed with the character Gilbert and I would love to read the manga if I could find it. The story was very interesting - hence my wanting to read the manga - and I love the time period it's set in. I've read plenty of novels set during the same time though usually in other parts of the world. Certain aspects remind me of a few of those novels in particular. It is a bit melodramatic but if you can watch a soap opera without screaming in agony you read more
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Anomalous
Nov 3, 2009
Anime like Kaze to Ki no Uta are hard to quantify. Like so many short OVAs and series, the KazeKi anime is a compressed version of a small part of a much longer manga series. That said, as someone who has seen this OVA both with no knowledge of the manga and after having "read" (in the sense of looking at the pictures, anyway) all of it, I find it a wonderful work to be a wonderful work no matter how familiar you are with it.

Kaze to Ki no Uta is an epic boys' love tragedy oftentimes labeled as the first boy's love manga -- read more
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noretus
Dec 19, 2014
It's an old old anime, "classic", and the feeling is like that as well. The reason I was hesitant about bothering with it was because the characters are more than a little bit androgynic and I usually don't like that, plus it came off as this really glittery and over-beautiful, romantic anime-cliché story ( save the fact it was about a boy and a boy, rather than a boy and a girl ). Well, the funny thing is that it kinda was all of those things I said but it was wonderful. Reminded me that anime doesn't always need to be comedic to entertain me. read more
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Solemnmind
Jul 25, 2012
Let's just cut to the chase; the answer is yes, this anime does depict romantic relationships between people of the same sex. I'd choose to describe the more sensual scenes as highly palatable and sometimes even intensely beautiful, but if you're unable to handle a story of such nature, then read no further.

Basically, this anime uses a prestigious French school as its setting where our protagonist, the virtuous and talented Serge, meets his new room-mate and polar opposite in the manipulative Gilbert who uses his body to gain various favors from other men. Unlike some other anime of the same genre I know of, the read more
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