Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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  • 7 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    It was amazing but gender bender...
    After watching this, I was speechless...in a unexplainable way. For the first time in my life I am actually confused at myself if I should like it or not.
    But as you can see...Gender Bender.
    That is a problem for me since I have never liked any Gender Bender(Not saying I hate it) and this is a total new experience for me.
    Even though it seems that I am going to disapprove of this Anime. I ...
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  • 72 out of 73 people found this review helpful:
    Early candidate for best series for 2011 and one of the best ever
    When people ask me, a PhD candidate in Literature who has spent a lifetime reading Shakespeare, Melville, Woolf, Wilde, Austen, and many other "great" authors, why I watch anime, a show like Wandering Son is usually the answer. I am not saying that this is some how on par with literary greatness; in order to be that, it takes time and staying power (401 years after his last new play, they ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    a review............
    After watching three episode I conclude:

    The anime Hourou Musuko is a very well thought out slice of life show and the plot is original and interesting. It is not one for those looking for a light comedy or an action shounen but for the more mature audience who wants a story of morals and exploring the depths of different relationships. It has everything you would need to fill middle ...
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  • 4 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Hourou Musuko - Find your own path!
    Being embarrassed by a cracking voice, getting your first bra, having your heart broken for the first time... growing up can be tough. Looking in the mirror and not being comfortable with what you see is an experience that we all are familiar with, but what if you looked in the mirror and saw yourself as the opposite gender? What if you woke up and felt that you had been born in the wrong body? ...
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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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    This is why I still watch anime
    Storyline
    The decision of where to start this series is part of what hurts some of its grade. For anyone who isn't clear, this begins several volumes into the original manga series and quite some time after all the characters have met. But if you quit this series after the first episode because you were confused about who was who, please give it a second look. You'll learn who everyone is and how ...
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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 4 people found this review helpful:
    Official Lakewatch Review *no spoilers included*
    Wandering Son is an unusual anime. It’s everything you would expect from a slice of life, but it does break a couple molds.

    To talk of anything before Wandering Son’s artwork is kinda foolish however. So lets begin by discussing the art. The shape of the characters is normal, however, it seems like someone has lowered the saturation on the films color. That, or the entire anime takes place in ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    You'll not see anything better than this for a while at least
    Out of everything that was simulcast last season, this was the one that stood out the most. Because it was a lot different to everything else simulcasting on crunchy. First noitaminA slot, and taking a hugely serious topic in crossdressing and making it into an anime.

    If you're looking for huge epic battles, look somewhere else, as this will have nothing of the sort in it. However, while saying ...
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