Hourou Musuko

Alt titles: Wandering Son

TV (11 eps)
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3.815 of 5 from 2,523 votes
Rank #1,204

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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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

haize78's avatar by haize78 on Dec 19, 2014
Score: 5/10

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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Hourou Musuko Specials DVD Special 2011

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Wandering Son 2002 Original Manga

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