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The Poem of Wind and Trees (1987)

Kaze to ki no uta (Sanctus) (original title)
Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya, Kaze to Ki no Uta, Sanctus, (transliterated in English as "The Poem of the Wind and the Trees") is a ground-breaking movie for many different ... See full summary »

Director:

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Writer:

Keiko Takemiya (manga)
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Credited cast:
Noriko Ohara ... Serge Batouille (voice)
Yûko Sasaki Yûko Sasaki ... Gilbert Cocteau (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Auguste Beau (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Rosemarine (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Jack Dren (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Professor Watts / Blough (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura Tsutomu Kashiwakura ... Carl (voice)
Hiroshi Takemura Hiroshi Takemura ... Pascal Biket (voice)
Asami Mukaidono Asami Mukaidono ... Kurt (voice)
Akari Hibino Akari Hibino ... Sebastian (voice) (as Yôko Ogai)
Rin Mizuhara Rin Mizuhara ... Necroix - Nekaa (voice)
Kôichi Chiba Kôichi Chiba ... Professor Louie Renet (voice)
Yoshimi Nemoto Yoshimi Nemoto ... Professor Luche (voice)
Toku Nishio Toku Nishio ... The Headmaster (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiko Akiyama Yoshiko Akiyama ... (undefined role) (voice)
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Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya, Kaze to Ki no Uta, Sanctus, (transliterated in English as "The Poem of the Wind and the Trees") is a ground-breaking movie for many different reasons. The manga was one of the first and most successful series of manga in the then-budding genre of what is known as "Shonen-ai" which is anime or manga that deals with love between young men, especially of the bishonen (a Japanese term literally meaning "beautiful youth) variety. Bishonen is an art-form geared for and directed toward young girls in Japan and is known for providing a non-traditional outlet for gender relations, as well as breaking down stereotypes surrounding effeminate male characters. It is the story of two young men, Serge Batouille and Gilbert Cocteau, which takes place in the late 19th Century at Laconblade Academy in Provence, France. The whole movie is a series of Serge's recollections of his life at the Academy, and those specifically centering on his stormy relationship... Written by Mr. Frost

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Animation | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 November 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Il poema del vento e degli alberi See more »

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Based on the first three books of the Seventeen-Volume Manga series "Kaze to Ki no Uta" by Keiko Takemiya See more »

Quotes

Serge: Gilbert Cocteau, you were the greatest flower to ever bloom in my life.
Serge: In the faraway dreams of youth, you were a bright red flame, blazing so fiercely...
Serge: You were the wind that stirred my branches.
Serge: Can you hear the Poem of the Wind and Trees? Can you hear the tumult of our youth?
Serge: Oh there must be others who so remember their own days of youth...
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Wonderful

This is a really sweet yet sad movie. I'd definitely recommend watching it.

Animation - Though the art isn't as clean newer anime, there are still some beautiful images in this movie. The character designs are interesting, and the movement of characters and objects are surprisingly fluid.

Story - There isn't a lot of story, seeing as how this is mainly a romance, but its still engaging and sweet. The events are interesting. Character interactions are well-written and in many instances pretty sad.

Characters - The two leads have good chemistry, and all the other characters are consistent and believable.

Sound - The sound design is pretty good. The voice acting is as well.


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