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Hana (ハナ)A homeless transwoman. She never knew her actual parents, and thus feels the most sympathy for "Kiyoko", the baby she finds and names. Because of her upbringing, she is the kindest out of the three main characters, but is also the sickliest, which she hides from the others.
When you think of gay anime characters, you probably think of yaoi and yuri, but great LGBT anime characters can be found in other genres. Learn about the history of sexuality and gender in Japan, how their attitudes differ from the US, and which LGBT characters challenge stereotypes.
Crossdressing in anime is mainly played for laughs and giggles, but you might be surprised at the depth some anime crossdresser characters exhibit, each with their own reason for dressing the way they do. Let's explore this complex theme with the help of some of our favorite gender benders!