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Do you think that CR might pick up Hourou Musuko? Do you want them to?
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Posted 11/26/10
Do you think that Crunchyroll will buy the license to broadcast Hourou Musuko when it airs in January? Would you watch it if they did?


Wandering Son (放浪息子, Hōrō Musuko) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. It began serialization in the December 2002 issue of the monthly seinen manga magazine Comic Beam. The first tankōbon volume was released by Enterbrain in July 2003 in Japan; as of March 2010, ten volumes have been released. The series is licensed in English by Fantagraphics Books, which is scheduled to release the first volume in North America in February 2011. An anime adaptation produced by AIC Classic and directed by Ei Aoki will begin airing in Japan in January 2011.

The story depicts a young boy named Shūichi Nitori who wants to be a girl, and his friend Yoshino Takatsuki, a girl who wants to be a boy. The series deals with issues such as transsexuality, gender identity, and the beginning of puberty. Shimura was originally going to write the story about a girl in high school who wants to be a boy, but she realized that a boy who wants to become a girl before entering into puberty would have a lot of worries related to growing up, and changed the story to fit this model. Wandering Son was selected as a recommended work by the awards jury of the tenth Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Son


PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG2JiRohtmQ

I know it's probably not for everyone but it's a truly excellent story, I feel.
Posted 11/26/10
I don't think they're going to pick it up. Even if they did, they have to talk to the company producing it, and get confirmation to do so. I'd like to watch it, but it doesn't really matter for me if CR picks it up or not. I usually get my Anime from other sources. But who knows, CR might take the difficulties and get permission to post it here.
Posted 11/26/10
That manga is really cool. I hope they do, but this belongs in the Polls Section
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AsuraCryin wrote:

I don't think they're going to pick it up. Even if they did, they have to talk to the company producing it, and get confirmation to do so. I'd like to watch it, but it doesn't really matter for me if CR picks it up or not. I usually get my Anime from other sources. But who knows, CR might take the difficulties and get permission to post it here.


What? You mean the way they normally do business? It shouldn't be any more difficult to license this show than any other - the only issues are how much they'd be charged, how many people would watch it and if it's the type of show that they want to have on CR. I think it would do well here... but I'm not really basing that on anything other than a vague impression.


otaku_125 wrote:

That manga is really cool. I hope they do, but this belongs in the Polls Section


Oh, really? I haven't posted in the forum in... Probably more than a year, so I'm a little out of touch. I seems counterintuitive to put a topic about an anime in a polls section just because it has a poll in it. Looking through the topics there it doesn't seem to be the type of topic that belongs there. But if that's the rule... which it doesn't seem to be but maybe I missed somehting.

Anyway: How about that animation, huh?
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Posted 1/7/11 , edited 1/7/11
Ha! I knew it all along!

http://www.crunchyroll.com/wandering-son

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