Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Everyone should see this !
    An anime that treats a very sensitive subject -LGBT- perfectly ! It shows everyone point of view from the one who doesn't understand to a transgender adult ! This serie should resonate with everyone, whatever point of view you have ; it's a very unique and heartful serie !
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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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    As a Manga Reader...
    I am a big fan of this series and the big step forward this series is in tackling series social issues which plague the world and Japan in particular.

    Storyline: I have read the manga up to its most current chapter, and the anime downplays the transgenderism of the manga in a serious way. For example, there is no sense of "growing out" of the gender dysphoria for Nitori Shuichi in the ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    I see, it is fun to watch
    I see, Nitori is more like girl and Takatsuki and Sarashina are more like boy. It can happen when wall of genders are still vague but not clear like this anime. Since I'm and I was straight when I was that age, it is difficult to understand what they feel but I want to see what will happen next. This anime looks like Evangelion, His and Her circumstances. I think this is interesting theme.

    I ...
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  • Thought provoking and uncomfortable
    This show did make me uncomfortable when I started watching it, but after a few episodes I was rooting for Shu. He struggles to overcome the social norm he doesn't fit in to. My own experiences at that age, though of a different subject, were similar: puberty, growing up, dating, etc; I was able to relate to Shu and the people around him.

    Why is it important Shu cross dresses? In my opinion, ...
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  • If this hasn't won an award, the game is rigged
    I read the manga first and was so excited to see that Crunchyroll had this in their video library. Wandering Son is a beautiful, heartfelt anime that hits home for anyone, I think, who has ever felt like they didn't belong and were a bit weird. You don't have to be trans or gender dysphoric to understand what Shuichi is going through and why it's tough. The portrayal of his sister and friends are ...
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