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Post Reply Transsexuals not transvestites
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Posted 4/26/09
yeah, they make references to losing their "equipment" lol.


btw, if you like okama, check out the recent one piece manga lol
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i really don't see the point to it. .. is this humorous in japan? .. some kind of commentary on medical ethics of the future? .. i don't get it. .. in some of the kdramas, the characters talk a lot about plastic surgery, making it seem common, almost whimsical. maybe this is just an extrapolation from that . like, in the future, surgery will be so cheap, safe, and easy, people will just be having all kinds of operations whenever they want. .. or are they saying that in the future, gender won't be such a powerful issue? today, you're one kind, tomorrow, the other. .. i guess the answer is, "let's watch and find out" ^ ^


No, they were just too lazy to find a female voice actress. So instead they hire a male and call the character a male trying to be a female.
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Posted 4/27/09
I see it as an interesting facet of the plot, that is based on global trade, and disadvantages faced by developing countries (granted it, that was only the first episode), and focus on a rebellion, to have transsexuals/transvestites as lead characters who fit. LGBT has played prominent roles in social revolutions, which this series is about. For example just look up Bayard Rustin a prominent leader in the Civil Rights movement of the US. It just adds to the rebellious nature of this group by adding those who'd be outcasts of society.

And I guess that's why I like the series and want to see more,

I want to see where this revolution ends.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayard_Rustin
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The tranny's made this for me, they are such different characters than you would normally see. Plus Momoko's humor is fantastic ie; chasing the men that obviously know she is a tranny away. Fantastic series so far
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Anyway, I don't think that having transsexual characters in Shangri-La is anything but a way of diversifying the cast. And I wholeheartedly approve of my kickass transwomen.


my sentiment exactly!
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Posted 5/26/09
Rhmmm Hmmm TRANNY PRIDE!!! =]

Another Reason Why The Producers/Directors Would Put Trannies In This Series Is Because To Show That There's NOTHING WRONG With Us Trannies And We Would Spice Up The World And Make It Quite Better With Our Sense Of Humors& Our Hearts, Legitimately. And To Show That Nothings Wrong With Being Abnormal And Gay Yet Still Being Accepted By Our Loved And Cherished Ones. That's One MAJOR Reasons Why I FUCKIN LOVVEEE JAPAN!

I Hope There Will Be More Series With More Trannies, In Specific. ^^
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Lolll Yes Honey, {[Transexuals/ Transvestites]}. ;] Or Drag Queens ^^
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Posted 5/29/09
i don't relly get it what a transexual watever
i don't get it man
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Posted 5/29/09
The "Tranny's" are quite a big part of the story you know...
I guess there story is that they wanna get the tropical fish place open again.
and what so wrong about having a change of character in an anime?
Haha just enjoy the show!

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<3 Momoko! X3
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Posted 6/13/09
I knew it! momoko makes me laugh! trannys aren't that big of a deal anymore huh!
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Posted 6/23/09
I like the characters as the are.. not for their gender... therefore I have to say that I LOVE Momoko *hehe* ^^ she/he is just too funny... can't say anything against "it".. ^^ but mi-ko.. I don't like her/him... no matter what "it" is.. ^^
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mehh~ i dont really care.. i care about the plot, voice-over and the quality of the anime.
if they are good.. then weird characters doesnt matter...
let allow some (what u ppl call that?) transy/crossdresser or whatever. yeah
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Posted 6/29/09
I think it's part of a broader trend both within this anime and anime as a whole. that for whatever reason we are invited to meet a wide variety of what sociologists call 'devients' (in that they deviate from the norms of their society).

In Addition to the two transexuals, we also the three old otaku from akibara. The girl genius stock/carbon manipulater is probably only 'eccentric' (because she's rich) hiding in her basement. Sayoko demonstrated some odd turn ons in her confrontation with Momoko, Ryoko's man harem has at least one hardcore submissive. Ryoko is pretty twisted herself but that's probably just an anime villian thing (when they're not sympathetic villians, anime villains tend to be right WARPED), One could argue that Kuniko is somewhat deviated from the norms of her time in that she insists on wearing an out of date school uniform.

This theme isn't isolated to this particular anime. One of the things I've always enjoyed about anime is that it's casts tend to be formed of people who do not fit simple moulds. The heroes are often damaged, even broken. The villians often have moments that make you pity, or even briefly consider supporting them and the supporting casts are... colourful at the very least.

twenty some years ago, in the orginal Bubblegum Crisis, AD Police officer Leon McNichol's parter was openly gay. (in point of fact he was described by most fans as 'flaming homo'.) He would talk about his 'woman's intution' and/or make various passes at Leon, which Leon politely refused. The Gay sidekick was however also protrayed as a competent and dedicated public servant.

"Deviant" sympathetic characters are nothing new in anime. The homophobes in the crowd should just chill.

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Upon reflection, within the broader trend of greater acceptance of 'deviance' there is also within anime a constant if sometimes comic exploration of gender roles and gender issues.

In El Hazard, a group of japanese high schoolers (and one teacher) are transported to a techno-fantasy world where they end up taking sides in a war. The main character, while himself the most boring normal of the cast, unfortunately happens to be a dead ringer for a missing princess and is forced to cross dress for a lengthy portion of this six OVA series.( it's worth noting in reference to my ealier post that El Hazard has many 'colourful' characters: The actual princess is a predatory lesbian, The villian has a couple of creepily suggestive scenes with one of his agents. The Teacher is an alcoholic and a heavy smoker who thanks to the oddities of the transfer to this world gains super strength when he abstains. oh and the cross dressing hero falls in love with a weapon of mass destruction.)

In 'A Cheeky Angel' The main character has been ensorceled by a magic tome. (much to the disbelief of all around her in this story set in modern japan) She claims to have been a boy before she was bespelled into the form of the most beautiful and attractive girl in her school.

Just about EVERY character in Great Teacher Onazaki is warped or damaged in some way. We are invited before the show ends to forgive the loser vice principal for being a butt sniffing weirdo. We get to watch as GTO wins over most of his deeply messed up students and starts them on a path to healing in the process.

i could go on... I've been anime fan since... say When WAS the pelopensian war?... but hopefully the point is made.
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