The series is beautifully crafted and follows the lives of Shūichi, who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino, who wants to be a boy. The Anime does a wonderful job of portraying transsexuals, their gender dysphoria, and the struggle to be oneself in a world fairly hostile to who you are. How both deal with their gender dysphoria and their growing up is nicely done and is a highly respectful piece about transgender issues. Considering how rare it is to find any show really to explore gender identity in such a respectful manner, this show is high on my list of one of the best Anime I've seen in a long while.
It's definitely worth the watch, for not only do you see what a transperson's life is like growing up and dealing with their dysphoria, but it also has sweet romantic subplots and nice friendship subplots that add depth to the storyline. All the characters have great depth and are fairly well developed throughout the Anime, and the show itself is sweet - often bittersweet since neither Shūichi nor Yoshino have the opportunity to transition - and very cute. I highly, highly recommend.
When i first watched this anime, i was kinda confused as to what was going on..
I thought Takatsuki WAS a boy!! But tbh i didn't really think Nitori was a girl.. O.o
I think its a really sweet romance / slice of life story and i highly recommend it! <3
I would say that the children's / teenager's views on life were a bit far fetched (as in, they r too young to think about some of these things) AND I WOULD KNOW FROM FIRST HAND COS I AM A TEENAGER LOL. So ye, its totally amazing, but i wouldn't exactly call it a slice of life.. more like TOTALLY ADULT TEENAGERS lol.