Hourou Musuko

Alt title: Wandering Son

TV (11 eps)
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3.834 of 5 from 2,657 votes
Rank #1,215

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

Larkawolfgirl's avatar by Larkawolfgirl on Jun 2, 2015
Score 9/10

Hourou Musuko is definitely a hidden gem that I wish I had discovered sooner. The story is heavy on gender identity and what it means to be comfortable as yourself. A majority of the characters are well-rounded with their own personal struggles. A few being that Nitori is a boy who has always wished that he were a girl, Takatsuki wishes that she were a boy, and Ariga wants to be cute like Nitori and suspects... read more

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Hourou Musuko Specials DVD Special 2011

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Wandering Son 2002 Original Manga

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