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The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
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The Poem of the Wind and the Trees (Sanctus) (1987)
Original name: 風と木の詩 SANCTUS-聖なるかな-
Genre: Animation, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the manga classic by Keiko Takemiya.
Style: shoujo, yaoi, rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: death, sexuality, homosexuality, sadism, masochism, abuse, gay interest, boys' school, gay, lgbt, teenage love, strong sexual content, friendship, youth, romance, misfit, sexual abuse, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, student life, gays and lesbians, teenage life, young lovers, manipulation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france

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Gakuen Heaven (2006)
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Ocean Waves (1993)
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Country: Japan
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Duration: 24 min.
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