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IS - The Sex that is Neither Male Nor Female

IS - The Sex that is Neither Male Nor Female
Original title: IS ~男でも女でもない性~
Alternative Titles: Ai-Esu
I.S. - Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei
Demographics: Josei
Chapters at MH: 0
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Ongoing
Writer(s): ROKUHANA Chiyo
Artist(s): ROKUHANA Chiyo
Serialized in: Kiss
Published by: Kodansha
Year: 2003
Official Site: http://tinyurl.com/ybnoj3y
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I.S. (Pronounced Aiesu in Japanese) is not your everyday manga. This manga strictly deals with cases of intersexuality. I.S. stands for Inter Sexuality. This manga deals with very serious issues concerning intersexual people. The pain they go through, the troubles they confront, and ultimately their inability to reproduce and even find a partner who will accept them as they are - It's all there in a form of manga. The series is consisted of cases, each dealing with different people - although some cases are much longer and more dramatic than others.

-- from Manga-Updates

ISとはインターセクシュアル (intersexual) の略である。遺伝子、染色体、性腺、内性器、外性器などの一部または全てが非典型的であり、身体的な性別を男性や女性として単純には分類できない状態。詳細は半陰陽の項参照。その人たちを主人公にし、主人公の心の動きや、とりまく環境を描いた作品である。

-- from Wikipedia

Note #1 - This series is not hentai and does not involve depictions of sex.

Note #2 - Volumes 1-8 are available in English from JanimeS, who dropped the project out of concerns that the plot had stagnated and that the plot didn't deal with truly serious issues. It has recently been resumed by - http://dokukinokoscans.blogspot.com/

Note #3 - MangaFox reports that the series has been removed from their archives due to licensing. This has not been confirmed by another source.

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Drama, Gender Bender, Josei

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