Fuyu no Semi

Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter

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Synonyms: Winter Cicada
Japanese: 冬の蝉
English: Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter
French: Samouraï Dans La Tourmente: Cicada in Winter
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 23, 2007 to Apr 27, 2007
Producers: On-Lead
Studios: Venet
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, EroticaErotica
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 32 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.461 (scored by 1018310,183 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #4470
Members: 20,847
Favorites: 146

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If time did not allow ordinary things to be ordinary. How would you have lived?

It is the Bakumatsu and early Meiji Period. Akizuki Keiichirou and Kusaka Touma stand of opposite sides of the political scale of the time but still, something as fragile as the shell of a cicada binds these two men together in a tragic and cruel fate. A story of friendship, love and seperation as well as reunion and sacrifice.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Kahyakkei" by NΛT ALLstars

Ending Theme

"Fuyu no Semi" by Morikawa Toshiyuki

Mar 2, 2008
Fuyu no Semi is presented as yaoi. It is not so simple.
Fuyu no Semi is somehow like Romeo and Juliet in Japan, just before and at the beginning of Meiji period. It is a love story that succeeded to make me cry, no matter the time, no matter the people, no matter the sex.

Forget yaoi. Fuyu no Semi talks about male feelings, honor, convictions, modernity... and love.

Moreover, Fuyu no Semi is very interesting for his historical aspects. But history courses never succeeded in making me cry...
Jun 14, 2008
Fuyu no Semi is a wonderful, bittersweet love story. What I liked the most about the show was, without a doubt, the characters! Cliche'd characters like Shuuichi and Eiri from Gravitation have their appeals as well, but Fuyu no Semi was the first yaoi show that I have ever watched where I thought to myself, "Wow, these people are 'real'.". I could really empathize with Akizuki and Kusaka through both the highs and lows of their relationship and their experiences together led me to reflect about aspects of life and love that I otherwise wouldn't have given much thought to in my ...
Feb 8, 2015
Fuyu no Semi is about two people of opposite factions falling in love for each other. A love that is never meant to be because of the circumstances they find themselves in. Sounds familiar? Well. It basically sounds like a classic tragic love story and in its essence, it is. What’s fascinating for the western viewer is its setting around the Boshin war which led to the Meiji period and their implications to the story. The historic facts were embedded pretty well in the story, both being referenced by the characters and having huge impact on their lives. The at the beginning seemingly shallow characters ...

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