Kaze to Ki no Uta
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Kaze to Ki no Uta

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Synonyms: The Song of Wind and Trees, KazeKi, The Poem of the Wind and the Trees, The Song of the Wind and the Trees
Japanese: 風と木の詩
Spanish: La balada del viento y los árboles
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 139
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 29, 1976 to Jun 1984
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Takemiya, Keiko (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 12051,205 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5242
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Popularity: #2328
Members: 6,914
Favorites: 253

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Serge Battour is the son of a French viscount and a Romani prostitute, and despite his kind nature and academic talent, is shunned by his family and his peers due to the color of his skin. He begins to attend Lacombrade Academy, his father's alma mater, in the hopes that there he will find a place to belong.

Gilbert Cocteau is, like Serge, the orphaned son of a wealthy family, and is infamous at Lacombrade for his beautiful and delicate appearance, lack of dedication to schoolwork, and habit of prostituting himself to other students. He has no intention to connect with any of his classmates, instead devoting himself to his uncle Auguste.

Due to a shortage of living space, Serge and Gilbert become roommates even though Gilbert's antisocial nature has in the past made it impossible for him to room with anybody. Serge, being sociable and idealistic, is determined to be friends with Gilbert; Gilbert is only interested in either being able to manipulate Serge or push him away entirely. To the surprise of both of the boys, however, the two eventually form a deep, albeit generally dismal, bond that leads to a romantic connection.

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Jul 14, 2014
JadeOlivia (All reviews)
Kaze to Ki no Uta is a mature manga, not because of the sexual themes, but because of how emotional the characters and the feelings they posses. This manga is beautiful, the complexity of the characters, the drawings, and the overall theme...is breathtaking. I realize that many people aren't into BoyLove (BL), but I highly recommend this manga. It demonstrates the emotional struggles of young men, suppressing their desires, as well as the battles that 14 year old Gilbert possess of a new found sexuality. This contains all the bad stuff and wraps it in a neat little bow. It doesn't glorify rape, murder, homosexuality, read more
Apr 2, 2020
Nid_Vicious (All reviews)
[contains minor spoilers]

Before I get into my thoughts on this manga, I would like to address the concerns people have about the nature of some of the themes here. I very much agree with Oscar Wilde when he said that there are no moral or immoral books - they are either well written or they aren’t. That being said, I have no problems with the things I encounter in fiction at all. Especially in this Manga, which is loaded with things that I wouldn’t tolerate for a second should I happen to encounter them in real life.

That being said: I fell in love with this read more
Mar 6, 2022
lebannen_ (All reviews)
I thought i was well past the point of getting emotional to the point of crying, over a manga/anime, and feeling a sense of profound emptiness after finishing a series after decades of being a weeb, but then i discovered THIS.

This series is an epic romantic tragedy, not entirely in chronological order.
As usual, the hallmark of a good series to me is one that makes you feel a very broad spectrum of strong lasting emotions, and i did. Envy, rage, hate, hopelessness, sadness, regret, frustration, stress and a few moments of bittersweet bliss.

Set in the late 1800s at a posh boys school outside of a read more
Jan 27, 2022
llorando (All reviews)
What initially brought me to read KazeKi, besides my general interest in the Year 24 group, was Chiho Saito's, member of the Be-Papas, remark about Revolutionary Girl Utena being "based" on this series. They're indeed alike on the surface: a beautiful and mysterious student that is treated like a heartless doll meets a white knight that sets out to save them but soon finds out that things aren't always what they seem. The main setting is also an isolated boarding school with similar architecture, like Oniisama e... and Heart of Thomas, there's a green house shaped like a cage where Gilbert and Anthy do their read more

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