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Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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  • 90 out of 91 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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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It makes you think...
    This anime beautifully touches a topic that is oftentimes avoided, out of sheer ignorance. Both, intentional and unintentional ignorance. I wish our society was over gender and gender identification already and would cherish and value everyone as an individual with equal rights and responsibilities.
    Watching this series reminded me that maybe, I should be a little more active in my ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Very Relateable Anime!
    Being a transgender female and a cross dresser myself I find this anime both inspiring and thoughtful to the community. I think it's very relatable to myself and I loved it very much. I watched all 11 episodes and I have to say it really changes things for myself after watching it! I'm so happy than an anime like this exists honestly and I think there should be more in the future. I think after ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    LGBTQ is a nice topic!
    The show starts out with the main character, Shuichi Nitori, moving to a new school with you not expecting anything. But if you read the summary for the show already, you know that he is a boy that wants to be a girl.

    This show focuses on a topic that a lot of people are scared of because they're so unfamiliar with it. Just a few years ago, I started to question my sexuality and gender so I am ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautifully Respectful Transgender Empathy
    There's no easy way to brooch the subject of transgender identity. I won't pretend I have any experience with the subject, but I feel this anime does a good job of coercing the viewer into being more open-minded about it. I certainly learned a lot and not once did I feel as though the show was trying to force a lesson upon me. The story is an amazingly organic means to convey the challenges of ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    One of the Best and Most Sensitive
    I admit, I read the manga before watching the anime, so I knew what I was in for, but even so this anime is one of the most quietly powerful I have ever seen. It's definitely more honest and forthright than any American counterpart I have ever seen, which amazes me. Especially because it hails from a country where being different is still often considered something to be ashamed of. I absolutely ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Some Reservations May Be Needed
    As a person who comes into contact with the field of sociology every now and then, and by extension discussions on gender and sexuality, the description of this show instantly drew my attention towards it. Sitting down to watch, and spurred on by other reviews, I was expecting to sit down to a deep and interesting series that put a spotlight on gender issues (helped by the title of the first ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Hourou Musuko - Find your own path!
    Being embarrassed by a cracking voice, getting your first bra, having your heart broken for the first time... growing up can be tough. Looking in the mirror and not being comfortable with what you see is an experience that we all are familiar with, but what if you looked in the mirror and saw yourself as the opposite gender? What if you woke up and felt that you had been born in the wrong body? ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This wont be long or drawn out!
    Wandering son was well written. If you don't have an understanding for what individuals in the LGBT community go through you should watch this. I wish a real realtionship would have developed but overall I loved it. I wish there were more animes like this or close to it. If you have any suggestions feel free to drop a note in my inbox.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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