Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    my review of this anime
    this anime is interesting to say the least. it really opens your eyes to see two genders male and female cross dressers. it really can show how one choice to show the world something they love to do can effect them even cause in bullying but i am someone who excepts people for who they really are so it makes me feel mad about how the other characters judge them. i think that this anime is well ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Some Reservations May Be Needed
    As a person who comes into contact with the field of sociology every now and then, and by extension discussions on gender and sexuality, the description of this show instantly drew my attention towards it. Sitting down to watch, and spurred on by other reviews, I was expecting to sit down to a deep and interesting series that put a spotlight on gender issues (helped by the title of the first ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Good sotry. But it left me wanting more.
    I'll keep it short and sweet. I needed more of an end. I wish we could have seen the kids grow up a little more and find out what happens to them. But the characters are good and I really like the story.
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  • What I thought about this anime.
    This anime was cute, simple, and to the point. I love this anime. I suggest this anime to anyone who wants a simple anime to watch. This anime had enough drama and romance to make me happy. I also love the characters' growth. Thats all.
    Enjoy
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    One of the Best and Most Sensitive
    I admit, I read the manga before watching the anime, so I knew what I was in for, but even so this anime is one of the most quietly powerful I have ever seen. It's definitely more honest and forthright than any American counterpart I have ever seen, which amazes me. Especially because it hails from a country where being different is still often considered something to be ashamed of. I absolutely ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Underrated masterpiece that contains a detailed slice of a gender-bending life
    This show is a slow starter. 2 episodes in I thought I had seen it all and it would be generic; showing more of the same boy/girl problems in a high school. But the show keeps its steady slow pace and throws in many great moments where the high-schoolers talk like grown-ups. THAT makes this show brilliant and keeps me interested 'till the end. When I watch the animation that goes with every line ...
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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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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Deeply compassionate but slow
    A note on pronouns: Japanese doesn't have gendered pronouns in the same way English does, the choice of pronouns (when used) in Japanese reflect more relative social status and intimacy. For a number of characters in this review I have chosen to avoid as much as possible using pronouns or where unavoidable have used the singular "they" rather then choose a pronoun that may not reflect their ...
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  • Dared to be different
    For a series that dared to write on a topic that is even held at an oddity in Japan (whose culture has a more androgynous nature than most. IE: Kabuki, Genderbender cafes [They really do happen in festivals.], higher likelihood for men to dress as women for events like Halloween than in other counties, etc.), they delve into the mindset of the people who do have those affinities. While I can't ...
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  • Simply wonderful tale
    This was an absolutely stunning anime, from the original art direction, to the impressive handling of a sensitive topic. I count not stop watching this, and just wanted more when I was done. It is a very charming tale, and deals with very complex emotions in fairly young main characters leading to conflict and interesting twists that lead to a wonderful conclusion. I highly recommend this to ...
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