IS - Aiesu

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Sachiko Azuma felt that her first child, Hikaru, was born to her with the morning light; however, the joy she expected from being a mother was short-lived. Her child exhibited unusual behavior, not wanting to be held, seeming to not hear people when they spoke to him. Being confused as to what was wrong, she sought help from doctors who misdiagnosed the problem. Eventually learning that her son had autism, Sachiko became motivated to learn more about the disorder with the goal that her son could become a working, independent adult. Now, Sachiko continues to face the struggles of raising a child with special needs, while attempting to help seemingly-uninterested people understand more about autism.

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Both mangas focus on awareness, with each developing a character who faces challenges, due to physical and psychological differences, most people do not have to deal with. With IS, it's intersexuality, and autism in With the Light. Both focus on a young child (except for the first volume of IS), and the mangas follow them as they grow up.

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