Hourou Musuko

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Hourou Musuko

Postby mirkosp » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:18 pm

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AniDB wrote:The story of Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son) centers around a feminine 5th-grade boy named Nitori Shuuichi. On the first day at his new school, he is mistaken for his 6th-grade sister. He happens to sit next to Takatsuki Yoshino, a girl who wishes she was a boy. Both of them have secrets they cannot tell anyone.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby guy07 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:59 pm

Ohhh this could be interesting.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby post-it » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:52 pm

. Transient Sons are not new; the manga's been out for years on how to be submissive.
The subject is well known the Chicago area's of the U.S. Its an Anime of two transgendered students;
and "that's enough said" on that subject.
. Shows like this try to justify anything pompous and turn it into a self righteous attitude brought on by
others. Make-up your fricken minds on how you want to handle things and then stand by that design.

. if your a sucker for bleading-hearts, then you'll find this subject revolting.

. if your set in your ways, then you'll find this show repulsive.

. if your just curious about being curious, you'll love this series.

. as for myself; may I never run into another subject like this EVER AGAIN! :nono:
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby EkaCoralian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:37 pm

I liked it, but I think everything went by too fast: I got really confused at a lot of moments. =s
Also, I really wish I could connect to the main male character. You feel so bad for him, yet you feel so distant if you've never experienced something like this, y'know?

I dunno. I read up on HM a bit on TVTropes and the manga's opening sounds a lot better. I'll watch and read it, probably.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby ZephyrStar » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:02 am

I found it mildly interesting, but I was also confused for much of the ep. It was very pretty, clearly Shinkai influenced, which I thought it relied on a bit too much >_> Will be interested in seeing how it progresses as this is quite an unusual subject.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby guy07 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:41 am

I was a bit confused, I'll admit that. There were no real character introductions so you just fort of have to guess who's who. I liked the animation style and the personalities were well done (boy acts like a girl, girl acts like a boy on top of them both cross-dressing). Could make for some funny moments but i don't see there being a lot of comedy in this one. Either way I'll follow it.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby Corran » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:31 pm

Watched the first two eps twice and am aware of which characters are which now. I find gender identity issues intriguing so I'm hooked for now. <3 Japan for making shows that wouldn't generally make it in the US.

Can't say I agree with post-it. Three episodes in and the series isn't coming across as pushing some kind of agenda... Perhaps acceptance of others or acceptance of yourself, if anything. To early to tell.

ZephyrStar wrote:It was very pretty, clearly Shinkai influenced, which I thought it relied on a bit too much >_>

I can sort of see the connection, but the first thing I think of is Aoi Hana... probably since Takako Shimura did that as well. >_>
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby hasteroth » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:27 pm

This is probably my favourite anime now. I was really worried about how they'd handle this issue, especially since I hold it very close to my heart. But they handled it perfectly. Looking it Nitori... I feel like I'm watching an anime based on my own life.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby hasteroth » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:35 pm

Oh and if anybody is wondering if this is an accurate representation of how a transgender feels. I will say, it's certainly accurate to myself.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby guy07 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:41 am

Still loving the artwork. The romeo and juliet thing was sorta cliche tho. How many episodes are we gonna get?
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby Corran » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:58 am

guy07 wrote:Still loving the artwork. The romeo and juliet thing was sorta cliche tho. How many episodes are we gonna get?

According to ANN this series is 11 episodes.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby guy07 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:53 am

hm ... that should be good. a full season might feel like it's dragging on a bit. Would be super cool if they did a After story type deal where they were getting the sex changes.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby hasteroth » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:53 pm

guy07 wrote:hm ... that should be good. a full season might feel like it's dragging on a bit. Would be super cool if they did a After story type deal where they were getting the sex changes.


And the planets have aligned. I agree with guy07. Seeing the results of the sex changes would be really great.
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby Corran » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:41 am

I hope this show doesn't go in that direction. Gender Identity is one thing. Physical modification goes way beyond being able to accept yourself for who you are...
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Re: Hourou Musuko

Postby hasteroth » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:44 pm

Corran wrote:I hope this show doesn't go in that direction. Gender Identity is one thing. Physical modification goes way beyond being able to accept yourself for who you are...

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Gender Identity Disorder is essentially wanting to be the other gender. So the logical thing to do is to become that other gender. Speaking from my experience, I have learned to accept myself the way I am. I still don't like it and I want to change.
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