Hourou Musuko

Alt titles: Wandering Son

TV (11 eps)
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3.798 out of 5 from 2,317 votes
Rank #1,152

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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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

haize78's avatar by haize78 on Dec 19, 2014
Score: 6/10

I've read a number of reviews for this anime, and it seems that either you love it or you are quite indifferent to it. I must say that I'm in the middle. I'm not overly enthusiastic about it, but on the other hand I wouldn't consider it a waste of time. If you are into the more thought-provoking, slow-paced and realistic anime.   It's a slice of life anime, with a slow pace and a school setting. What's... read more

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Wandering Son 2002 Original Manga

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