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Hourou Musuko(Wandering Son)
By: Shimura Takako
Genre: Drama, gender bender, slice-of-life
Description: Fifth grade. The threshold of puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Nitori Shuichi and his new friend Takatsuki Yoshino enjoy happy homes and loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy...
Written and illustrated by Shimura Takako, acclaimed for her sensitive take on LGBT topics, Wandering Son portrays Shuichi and Yoshino's very private journey with affection, sensitivity and gentle humor.
Chapter 101 is out. Not much to talk about though. Same old cross dressing drama. Actually, that plot point is getting kind of old. They are in high school now and their problems should escalate accordingly IMO. Not that Nitorin's gender identity issues aren't important, it's just that that issue has already peaked in drama from when he was being persecuted for it. Now he is almost getting used to it and so is the reader IMO.