US licensed English version of Haru wo Daiteita 春をだいていた side story, Fuyu no Semi 冬の蝉 Winter Cicada DVD is available for pre-order. The 3 OVAs from the Japanese version DVDs will be on one English-subtitled DVD. The expected release date is 14 October 2008.

Currently available from Rightstuf
Price: US$29.90

Quick Summary (from Rightstuf)
A side story based on the long-running BL manga series by Nitta Youka 新田佑克.

In Japan, the Tokugawa Era represents a period of change in which the country must decide on how best to deal with its relationships with foreign countries. While many believe in isolationism, especially among the Choshu faction, Touma Kusaka’s (Miki Shinichirou) ideals are against his clan’s. He secretly attempts to learn English for the purpose of preparing for the future of an open Japan.

To this end, he gains an ally for his silent struggle in a man named Keiichiro Akizuki (Morikawa Toshiyuki), despite the fact that Akizuki is on the opposing side, the Tokugawa shogunate. During the course of their interaction, their bond deepens into something beyond commonality.

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