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Old 2013-05-11, 02:16   Link #24
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No, I read the manga. The plot is a slice-of-life, a character drama, but the driving force of the plot is that the two main characters are transgendered.

Don't get me wrong, I like Wandering Son. I think the author did a good job with pretty much everything except that the kids act a bit too genre savvy, rational and mature. The two leads don't really suffer realistically for their gender identity like actual trans people do--it's all treated very delicately and lightly.

Still, the point remains--Wandering Son is a special-interest story. It's "sold" on the premise that the two leads are transgendered. It is firmly in the "LGBT Media" category.

What I'm talking about--and what I actually write myself--is something rather different.
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