Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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  • 77 out of 78 people found this review helpful:
    Early candidate for best series for 2011 and one of the best ever
    When people ask me, a PhD candidate in Literature who has spent a lifetime reading Shakespeare, Melville, Woolf, Wilde, Austen, and many other "great" authors, why I watch anime, a show like Wandering Son is usually the answer. I am not saying that this is some how on par with literary greatness; in order to be that, it takes time and staying power (401 years after his last new play, they ...
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  • One of my favorite series in a long time.
    I knew barely anything about this series going into the first episode, but I have to say that it sets itself apart from most any other anime in the romance or slice of life genres. It's also one of the best representations of LGBT adolescents I've seen in any form of media, not just anime. The only complaint I could give to it is that it was too short, but the ending itself was still great.
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  • A really cute and informative show
    This anime teaches us that it is alright to want to be the opposite gender. People may pick on you, but as some people in the show display it, they don't care. Nitori Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl. He gets mistaken for girl because of his adorable face but worries what will happen when puberty strikes. Takatsuki Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. All the girls that go to her school ...
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  • A nice slice of life anime
    I have to say that I wasn't expecting to like this show very much but I did!
    It was very interesting and I liked the characters. The love triangle in this anime made it more interesting..
    I thought it was cute in its own way.
    I liked how I was able to relate to the characters and understand them. Its nice to have a anime focus on the lgbt community.
    Probably the first slice of life anime I ...
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  • This show has so much potential...
    So you think that I'll give it a terrible mark because I say it has untouched potential. Well, then you've got it all wrong. What it means, is the premise of the show (along with its characters) is so clever and well thought out, that a few extra episodes detailing their lives as children and a few episodes post-puberty would have not have been icing on the cake; rather, it would have slapped ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    If you enjoyed Aoi Hana...
    ...then watch this anime.

    I really love Takako Shimura's love stories. They aren't necessarily the happiest, but they feel so much more realistic, so much more human than anything else out there. She's the master of the 'perfectly unfinished' ending. Fulfilling yet open-ended.

    The topic of transgenderism has already been handled by other reviewers, I'm sure. So I'll just say that she manages ...
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  • A must-see for people interested in emotional slice of life
    This anime is actually based on a manga by Shimura Takako, a mangaka that specializes in realistic slice of life about LGBT individuals. She is also known as the author of Aoi Hana, about lesbian teenagers in Japan.

    This anime series is very faithful to her work, including the artwork with muted colors and backgrounds that seem to be watercolor paintings. The pace and reflective approach to the ...
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  • Heart Touching show !
    This Show was awsome best Gender bender show i ever seen the last episode was very heart touching that how Shuichi Nitori Fight for his life and become free this is how life goes Awsome Awsome Awsome show !
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This show is deep!!!
    I really enjoyed this show. My favorite thing about it is that the writer made some very relate-able characters. I loved how they portrayed the young love triangles from hell. I think it portrayed very real feelings with in the trans community quite tastefully by showing the good times and the bad times. Why isn't it a 5/5 though? Well I feel like the last episode did not tie up what happens after ...
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  • Beautiful look at young gender!
    This is one of the most beautiful touching anime I have ever watched. It deals with lgbt issues in a delicate manner that really captures the difficulties of being a young person dealing with gender and love, its sad, funny and complex. The music and the soft bright almost watercolour-like art made this a pleasure to watch.
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