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IS: Otoko demo Onna demo nai Sei (Manga)

IS: Otoko demo Onna demo nai Sei

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Synonyms: I.S., IS, Intersexuality, Inter Sexuality, Aiesu, ai-esu
Japanese: I S ~男でも女でもない性~


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 79
Status: Finished
Published: 2003 to 2009
Authors: Rokuhana, Chiyo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Kiss


Score: 8.261 (scored by 734 users)
Ranked: #4342
Popularity: #1679
Members: 2,555
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This is not your everyday manga. It strictly deals with cases of intersexuality. I.S. stands for Inter Sexuality.

This manga deals with very serious issues with intersexuality 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 with cases, each deals with different people though some cases are much longer and more dramatic than others.

(Source: JanimeS)


Hoshino, Haru
Hoshino, Taro
Hoshino, Youko
Ibuki, Kenji
Ihara, Miwako
Usami, Hajime

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Jun 6, 2008
Don't be discriminatory towards the strange title of this manga. Don't worry, this is not yaoi, nor yuri, nor ecchi or hentai. In fact, this is one of the most touching and most mature shoujo/josei manga I have read. Of course, the main characters are intersexuals.

Story: the first bolume is composed of short storis while the rest is Haru's story. Although you will not encounter very deep plot (remember, this is a shoujo manga), the different chain of events that are changing the characters' life and personalities are very original and refreshing. The narration is very interesting as it swtiches POV back and forth read more
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Aug 25, 2011
Warning: This review is a bit long and a bit long winded at times.

I.S. initially drew me in because hey-- how many manga are out there that are about intersexed individuals? I'm a fan of Hourou Musuko among a few other manga that deal with gender identity and sexual orientation so upon seeing this, I got excited and immediately went on a hunt for it.
If this were a review of the first story, Case 1, I would score it like this:

Story: 9
It's short, but very sweet. I easily was able to feel for the protagonist Hiromi and though the translations were rough, I was nearly read more
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