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Hourou Musuko

Hourou Musuko

Alternative Titles

English: Wandering Son
Synonyms: The Transient Son
Japanese: 放浪息子


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Genres: Drama, School
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7982
Popularity: #923
Members: 33,491
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The story depicts a young male, Shuuichi Nitori, who wants to be a girl, and his friend Yoshino Takatsuki, a female who wants to be a boy. The series deals with issues such as transsexualism, gender identity, and the beginning of puberty.

Please note that this series was 11 episodes when aired on TV but 12 episodes when it was released on BD & DVD. See more info for further details.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Hourou Musuko
Other: Hourou Musuko Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Chiba, Saori
Chiba, Saori
Nanri, Yuuka
Nanri, Yuuka
Nitori, Shuuichi
Nitori, Shuuichi
Hatakeyama, Kousuke
Hatakeyama, Kousuke
Takatsuki, Yoshino
Takatsuki, Yoshino
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji


Kimura, Makoto
Aoki, Ei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director

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Feb 19, 2012
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that a poorly researched work on a touchy subject can frustrate people off. The anime medium is infamous for blatantly using offensive stereotypes; One Piece is one of the weirdest examples out there for attacking racism and then, using racial stereotypes.

Then, there’s the animes that deal with the LGBT community.

Stereotyped as flamboyant creatures, the LGBT community suffers through insulting stereotypes and invectives. One of the least prominent group of the LGBT body is transgender community; there is so little focus on them. As far as most ignorant people are concerned, they are crossdressers. Nothing more.

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May 2, 2013
It's strange to think about the roles that we fall into based on our inborn qualities and the societies in which we live. The very existence of the term “cross-dressing” seems to rely on the assumption that there's a “right” way to anoint ourselves with clothes to wear based on our sex, and to do otherwise is to risk social exile. But what if a boy doesn't want to look like or act like a boy, and what if a girl doesn't want to develop into a woman? Do we have any freedom in this regard, or are we slaves to birth and societal convention? read more
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Slow pacing, bittersweet emotions and light, pleasant animation. If you liked one, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the other as well.
Both are anime about childhood friends in the same school. They have similar art too.
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Opening Theme

"Itsudatte" by Daisuke (eps 1-10)

Ending Theme

#1: "For You" by Rie Fu
#2: "Itsudatte" by Daisuke (ep 11)

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