Hourou Musuko Wandering Son

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4.6
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It makes you think...
    This anime beautifully touches a topic that is oftentimes avoided, out of sheer ignorance. Both, intentional and unintentional ignorance. I wish our society was over gender and gender identification already and would cherish and value everyone as an individual with equal rights and responsibilities.
    Watching this series reminded me that maybe, I should be a little more active in my ...
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  • Independent movie in anime form. Mind changing!
    It's not very often that you watch a series and you get transported completely into the thoughts and hearts of the characters but this series did just that. I felt for the characters and felt genuine concern for them! It is a story of friendship, romance, growing up and growing different. I think everyone could learn a little bit from this series and it may change the way you treat people in the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Beautifully Respectful Transgender Empathy
    There's no easy way to brooch the subject of transgender identity. I won't pretend I have any experience with the subject, but I feel this anime does a good job of coercing the viewer into being more open-minded about it. I certainly learned a lot and not once did I feel as though the show was trying to force a lesson upon me. The story is an amazingly organic means to convey the challenges of ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2 out of 2 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:
    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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  • 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:
    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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