Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful, touching, and refreshingly free of service
    It's a pleasure to see queer subject matter being explored anywhere, much less in such a wonderfully well-executed fashion. The issue of gender was explored in the form of the relationships that the well-written characters built amongst each other, from supportive friendships to awkwardness arising from burgeoning romance. There were some genuinely moving moments amongst the mix. I really ...
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  • One of the Best Animes I Have Seen (Manga Still Better)
    This was really good anime about a boy who wants to be a girl, and a girl who wants to be a boy. Sadly, it's a lot easier to be a girl, since it's fine for girls to wear trousers, but if boy wears a dress, he's a sick pervert.

    Normally in anime, genderbending is just a source of humor. In WanSon, it's serious.

    I'm sad that this is not really popular in CR, there's lots of bad harem series ...
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  • The ending will leave you wanting more
    I liked this show so much I had to read the manga. It is very slow moving but that is because it is very focused on the characters and developing them. If you like anime that centers on characters this is one to watch. It also tackles the difficult issue of being transgendered in a very thoughtful and educational way without making it the only focus of the show.
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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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  • Independent movie in anime form. Mind changing!
    It's not very often that you watch a series and you get transported completely into the thoughts and hearts of the characters but this series did just that. I felt for the characters and felt genuine concern for them! It is a story of friendship, romance, growing up and growing different. I think everyone could learn a little bit from this series and it may change the way you treat people in the ...
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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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  • Simply wonderful tale
    This was an absolutely stunning anime, from the original art direction, to the impressive handling of a sensitive topic. I count not stop watching this, and just wanted more when I was done. It is a very charming tale, and deals with very complex emotions in fairly young main characters leading to conflict and interesting twists that lead to a wonderful conclusion. I highly recommend this to ...
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  • Dared to be different
    For a series that dared to write on a topic that is even held at an oddity in Japan (whose culture has a more androgynous nature than most. IE: Kabuki, Genderbender cafes [They really do happen in festivals.], higher likelihood for men to dress as women for events like Halloween than in other counties, etc.), they delve into the mindset of the people who do have those affinities. While I can't ...
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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Deeply compassionate but slow
    A note on pronouns: Japanese doesn't have gendered pronouns in the same way English does, the choice of pronouns (when used) in Japanese reflect more relative social status and intimacy. For a number of characters in this review I have chosen to avoid as much as possible using pronouns or where unavoidable have used the singular "they" rather then choose a pronoun that may not reflect their ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I Want To Smile For You, I Want To Cry For You
    As a fan of the manga the anime told the story rather well with such a limited number of episodes. The animation style is beautiful,although it took me a few minutes to get over the differences in appearance of certain characters particularly hair color. This anime is rich with depth and compassion plus the ending will put a tear in your eye.[Continue reading for an in depth summary of the ...
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