Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Finally, an anime that dares to be different.
    Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son) is in no way your typical anime. There's no mecha, not much fanservice (if at all), and no pop-cultural references. However, that fact is one of the series' strongest points. Simply put, it's brilliant. It's one that dares to be different. It's one that shows you can have a beautifully animated series that touches on a moderately important topic and it can be pulled ...
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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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  • Hey. This is my first review so away we go i guess
    Hi I'm SeaJelly a transgirl who started coming out in school a small midwest school which was kind of abrasive and this anime got so much right including coming out to a significant other and the want to be able to feel comfortable i think this show is very reaffirming and will def recommend to my trans friends
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  • Stunning with a beautiful animation style!
    This anime shows an often-avoided topic. It is truly inspirational and shows not only the how the main characters feel, but how other people feel about them. They included homophobic people, making the work both realistic and breathtaking. There are very few animes like this and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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  • A Masterpiece In Of Itself
    I'm a bit late, I realize, however I want to address how wonderful this anime is. It is such a fresh series after anime after anime about the boy meets girl, instantly falls in love. I'm a huge fan of the romance animes, and this was all the more a wonderful find for me. It incorporates the definition of people in a different way than other anime do. In most, the protagonist has no identity ...
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  • A cute, lighthearted look at a serious topic.
    The art for this anime is just so soft and beautiful, it's like watching a storybook.

    In only 11 episodes, there's not much space to properly cover the content of the manga, but Hourou Musuko functions as a sweet, lighthearted spin-off of the source material. I loved it, it was a very sweet series and there was some heavier emotional scenes in the middle. It's a different trans experience to ...
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  • The only show to touch me on such a deep level.
    As a transgender woman who experienced a similar youth. I didn't have anyone who was like me or that I could relate to; it was a difficult time for other reasons but me feeling like a girl inside and having other people see me as a boy on the outside hurt. I wish there were more media about these issues, so that I could have known that I am not alone and that other people feel the same way. ...
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  • From my perspective.
    Watched the first episode. As a transgender woman/genderqueer who relates painfully to the main character and has been taking hormones consistently for a bit now, I must say that no 22 minutes of any TV show or film made me cry real tears as much as that.

    I dunno if I can stomach much more. Perhaps if I am that much of a masochist, but that first episode was beautiful.
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  • Trans representation is important
    I am in love with this anime. It really shows great character development throughout the series as well as presenting the feelings of Shuichi - a transgender girl who struggles with her identity - very well. You really get close to the characters (however, there are a few I'm not overly fond of, of course!).
    I would say that the only (minor) issue I have with this anime is that the voice acting ...
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  • Pacing may be slow for some, but necessary
    Everything about the show seems a little understated and ethereal. The gentle watercolor-style animation, the relaxing opening theme with slow shots of the school, the seemingly glacial pacing. However this story is all about subtlety, feelings, expectations, and very complex relationships, not action or comedy. There are plenty of fast paced action packed slice of life / romantic comedy anime out ...
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