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Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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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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  • A goog "Mind-Opening" show
    Honestly this show sucks you in after the first episode. It gives really good insight into the lives of young preteens and teens struggling with their identity and gender identity. It's not only a cute show, but it's very heartwarming and thoughtful. I guarantee you will sit back and think about the characters a few times during your day. Or maybe you will look at someone you (think you) know well ...
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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.

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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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  • 3 out of 3 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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  • 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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  • 2 out of 2 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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  • 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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