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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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  • Heart Touching show !
    This Show was awsome best Gender bender show i ever seen the last episode was very heart touching that how Shuichi Nitori Fight for his life and become free this is how life goes Awsome Awsome Awsome show !
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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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  • Beautiful look at young gender!
    This is one of the most beautiful touching anime I have ever watched. It deals with lgbt issues in a delicate manner that really captures the difficulties of being a young person dealing with gender and love, its sad, funny and complex. The music and the soft bright almost watercolour-like art made this a pleasure to watch.
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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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  • 3 out of 3 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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  • 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:
    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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