Fuyu no Semi
Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter
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English: Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter
Synonyms: Winter Cicada
Japanese: 冬の蝉


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 23, 2007 to Apr 27, 2007
Producers: On-Lead
Studios: Venet
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance, SamuraiSamurai, YaoiYaoi
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.581 (scored by 84748,474 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #3634
Members: 16,912
Favorites: 153
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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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Abe, Nobuyuki
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Morikawa, Toshiyuki
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"Kahyakkei" by NΛT ALLstars

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"Fuyu no Semi" by Morikawa Toshiyuki

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Mar 2, 2008
Lyrae (All reviews)
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...
Aug 2, 2007
Altomare (All reviews)
All right, it was a few days ago that I stumbled upon this title and I figured “Oh cool, another Yaoi. More smut for me!” And I decided to put it on my “Plan to watch” list for a later day. I didn’t think much of it but yesterday I got bored so I decided to start watching it and oh my god, this is not what I had expected. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill smut story with no plot. This is a very short but absolutely epic story. The romance was very believable and the characters weren’t clichéd with all the normal clichés of your read more
Jun 14, 2008
Enge (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 8, 2015
x_at_home (All reviews)
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 read more

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