Kaze to Ki no Uta
|Name:||Kaze to Ki no Uta, The Poem of the Wind and the Trees|
|Date(s):||1976-1984 (manga), 1987 (OVA)|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Kaze to Ki no Uta is a shoujo manga considered one of the progenitors of the shounen ai/yaoi genre. Serge Battour, a new student at Lacombrade Academy facing racial prejudice due to his half-Roma heritage, meets a mysterious new roommate named Gilbert Cocteau, who behaves seductively but resists Serge's attempts at kindness. As the story unfolds, Serge learns that both Gilbert and the school itself are hiding painful secrets. It deals with rape and abuse in a boarding school setting.