Hourou Musuko

Alt titles: Wandering Son

TV (11 eps)
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3.786 out of 5 from 2,264 votes
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Shuichi Nitori is about to start middle school with a terrible secret: he wishes he were a girl and likes wearing their clothes. With the right outfit and his cute, effeminate looks, he is often able to convince people that he is someone else - or even something else. Unfortunately, although his best friend and object of affection, Takatsuki, accepts him as he is, she does not return Shuichi’s feelings. Moreover, school is an unforgiving place and Shuichi walks a fine line between liberating his true self and being labelled a freak by all his peers...

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wanderingson's avatar by wanderingson on Jan 15, 2011
Score: 10/10

EFF TO ALL THE HATERS. Please, no ignorance will be tolerated. I LOVE IT!  This is one of the greatest anime of all time.  The manga is awesome as well for revealing the reality of all types of societal issues.  All you have to do is google "Hourou Musuko" or "Wandering Son anime" and you will find enlightened reviewers praising this anime better than I ever will.  For... read more

CaptainSlow's avatar by CaptainSlow on Aug 23, 2014
Score: 8.5/10

What I Liked: Characters are complex and interesting, practically single-handedly driving the plot. The fact that every character reacted differently to things instead of reacting the same as a collective (e.g. reactions to Fumiya's sudden outburst in Episode 5). The watercolour-like animation style adds to the gentle feel of the series. Dialogue and voice acting feels natural and flows excellently. The... read more

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