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Kaze to Ki no Uta

Kaze to Ki no Uta

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 139
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 29, 1976 to Jun 1984
Authors: Takemiya, Keiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi

Statistics

Score: 8.281 (scored by 558 users)
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Ranked: #3552
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Popularity: #2756
Members: 2,415
Favorites: 111
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Volumes: /17
Chapters: /139

Synopsis

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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Cocteau, Gilbert
Cocteau, Gilbert
Main
Battour, Serge
Battour, Serge
Main
Beau, Auguste
Beau, Auguste
Supporting
Rosemariné, Arion
Rosemariné, Arion
Supporting
de Ferrier, Jules
de Ferrier, Jules
Supporting
Battour, Pavia
Battour, Pavia
Supporting
Battour, Aslan
Battour, Aslan
Supporting


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IceAndCream
Nov 24, 2010
I have rather mixed feelings about this series. I can understand why so many people give it a high rating. It's certainly well-written, and well-crafted. But I find it very disturbing. Apparently, it was the first full-blown shounen-ai series. And it isn't shy in that respect.

It's set in France circa 1900, at a posh boys' school. Serge, a mixed-race boy, manages to attend, but is looked down on because of his ancestry. Also at this school is Gilbert, a beautiful, free-spirited boy who trades sexual favors with the older students for things like homework. It turns out that Serge is assigned to be Gilbert's read more
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JadeOlivia
Jul 14, 2014
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
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