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Wandering Son: The Ballad of Chi and Sasa

One of the things that bothered me about Wandering Son was my inability to comprehend Nitori and Takataski’s desire to physically convert to the other gender. I understand that there is at least one confirmed gender reassigned character I didn’t quite understand their desire or insistence that their gender identity be manifested physically. It was […]

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Wandering Son Ep 2 – A Butterfly and a Hurricane

Wandering Son has a very interesting sort of pace. It spends most of its time in the “present” of the narrative, but so much of that present relies on the past that it can’t help but hint at it. So even as we move closer toward the future (that is to say, the ending) we […]

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Carry on My Wandering Son

Not everyone will like Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko). It’s a certain combination of melodrama, slice-of-life, and Special Issues, which all come together in a very sincere, if “fluffy” package. This is a character study – not a parade of moe-moe indulgences, nor a slap-stick laugh-fest. It is slow, and it is gentle, with “tinkly” piano […]

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