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Hourou Musuko: An Exploration of Identity

Hourou Musuko is an anime from early 2011. It was released by AIC and based off of a manga by Shimura Takako. Who I know from her work…

Anime Reviews

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24 Gender Bending Anime About Switching Gender

It must be a strange time to be a gender bending anime. It is a topic often portrayed with some levity in fiction, and has become a rather…

Recommend Me Anime

Even Though We're Adults Volume 4 (manga review)

A review of the manga "Even Though We're Adults" volume 4 by Takako Shimura published by Seven Seas.

Yuri Stargirl

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An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and…

Beneath the Tangles

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Highlighting the Best Anime of the 2010s

the 2010s was a tremendous decade for anime, here is part one of a highlight post of said decade.

Animated Observations

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Destiny’s Son (斬る, Kenji Misumi, 1962)

A wandering son finds himself in the middle of intrigue on learning the sad secrets of his birth in Kenji Misumi’s elliptical, elegiac tale of death and the…

Windows on Worlds

Josei Yuri Romance ‘Even Though We’re Adults’ Vol. 2 Released in English

On Tuesday, Seven Seas Entertainment released the second volume in Takako Shimura’s Josie Yuri manga Even Though We’re Adults (Otona ni Natte mo) in English digitally and in paperback.…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

Yuri and LGBTQ+ Manga, Anime, and Games to Enjoy this Pride Month

Manga and Comics I’m in Love with the Villainess Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

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In My View: The false distinction between live-action and animation

Way back when, in the year two-thoooousand (and seven), I watched a little 36 episode series called Honey and Clover. For those people who don’t know what that…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Ranking #AniTwitWatches shows until now

So the #anitwitwatches crew just finished up SSSS. Gridman this week. Since the only real controversy I see out in AniTwitter is whether Goku could beat up Superman,…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Wandering Son

Wandering Son is a 2011 Coming of age drama series from the longtime Japanese animation studio, Anime International Company (AIC) Classic. Though the studio hasn’t created anything other…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

New Lesbian Manga ‘Even Though We’re Adults’ from Acclaimed LGBTQ Creator Released in English

The first volume of Yuri manga series Even Though We’re Adults (Otona ni Natte mo) was released Tuesday in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. This is the latest…

The Holy Mother of Yuri

Favourite Anime I watched in 2020– They may have come out years ago

Once again it’s time for a favourite anime of the year post. I have a bit of a tradition with these posts! It’s a pretty straight up tradition,…

I drink and watch anime

Even More Lesbian Manga About Adults Before My Holiday Creative Energies Wither Away

12 Days of Aniblogging 2020, Day 12 It’s easily been Floating Catacombs’ most successful year, with far more posts that I’m proud of than previous times. With that, I’d…

Floating Catacombs

Feelings and Possibly Even Thoughts on Wandering Son

  Genre : Slice of Life, drama, coming of age, school Episodes 11 Studio: AIC   Shuuichi is approaching that difficult period in life. The dreaded puberty where…

I drink and watch anime

Review: Happy-Go-Lucky Days

What do you do, and how do you move forward, after you’ve experienced a bittersweet, youthful love? Happy-Go-Lucky Days, currently streaming at the Asian Pop-up Cinema Festival, examines…

Beneath the Tangles

Bloom Into June – Episode # 95 – Pride Month Special feat. Meta and RetroSofa

Note: This podcast was recorded before the murder of George Floyd and was delayed in the hopes that people would focus in on the incredibly important social movement…

Third Impact Anime

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Top 50 Anime of the Decade

A new decade starts and immediately everyone is stuck inside. I can’t really do much, so what better time to think about the past? The ’10s are well…

Please, no hate.

Otona ni Nattemo, Volume 1 (おとなになっても)

Shimura Takako’s work with gender and sexual minorities has been very influential and popular among western manga readers, and series like Sweet Blue Flowers and Wandering Son end…

Okazu

Wandering Son: Finding Your True Self

This week, another #AniTwitWatches season came to an end. You can guess from the title that we watched and have discussed the anime version of Wandering Son. It’s…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

#AniTwitWatches Round 5: Wandering Son 6 – 7

Previous eps. Episodes 1 – 2 Episode 3 Episodes 4 – 5 Impressions Episode 6 I’m trying out my new computer for all the things I normally do…

The Animanga Spellbook

#AniTwitWatches Round 5: Wandering Son 4 – 5

Previous eps. Eps 1 – 2 Ep 3 Impressions Episode 4 It is my belief that people always want what they can’t have. That includes things out of…

The Animanga Spellbook

#AniTwitWatches Round 5: Wandering Son 3

There’s some sensitive stuff going on under the cut (especially at the end of the post!) – just be warned… Previous Eps 1 – 2 Impressions “She did…

The Animanga Spellbook

#AniTwitWatches Round 5: Wandering Son 1 – 2

Hello again, friendos – it’s time for more #AniTwitWatches. If you don’t know what that is since you’ve never had enough time until our buddy COVID-19 set in…

The Animanga Spellbook

[Links] 15-21 January 2020: Wandering Son Retrospective, Gabe Kunda Interview, and PreCure Producer Interview

AniFem Round-Up A Destructive God Sits Next to Me – Episode 1 Chuuni comedy that feels somewhat meanspirited. In/Spectre – Episode 1 Paranormal action series with a charming…

Anime Feminist

A Decade of Anime – 2011

Yesterday we looked at the year that was 2010 and a great anime from each season of the year. Today our attention moves forward to 2011. Expect some…

100 Word Anime

Favorite anime of the decade 2010-2019: Honorable Mentions

The fact that I’ve been blogging about anime for a decade makes me feel old, but also weirdly accomplished. Despite monthly gaps, I’ve been plugging away at this…

atelier emily

4. "They only laughed at me."

Between the two transgender leads in Wandering Son, Nitorin is the one that has it the hardest.

Perpetual Morning

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Adults In LGBT+ Manga Are So God Damn Important12 Days of Aniblogging, Day 12someday, together, we’ll shineIt’s been a really good year for That Official Gay Shit. My…

Floating Catacombs

12: I keep watching yuri anime and I still don’t know why. (Kase-san and Morning Glories)

Sweet Blue Flowers. Whispered Words. Yuri Kuma Arashi. Wandering Son (arguably). Now it’s come to this.  Actually, I forgot to mention stuff like Hibike! Euphonium and Amanchu! because…

Perpetual Morning

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Finding Role Models in Anime

In my New Year’s resolution, I stumbled on an important idea. “Anime isn’t afraid of emotional intimacy – it celebrates it. Rather than aiming for mass appeal, anime…

Unweaving Anime

Claudine (with translator Jocelyne Allen)

Covers Claudine by Riyoko Ikeda (it’s only one volume long!) Though Riyoko Ikeda’s classic manga featuring a transgender protagonist originally came out in 1978, it was officially released for…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Wandering Son and Vinland Saga

We’re back from Otakon! Sorry for the delay, but we are finally here with our third episode. First up is Takako Shimura’s Wandering Son published by Fantagraphics and…

Taiiku Podcast

Wandering Son Vol 1 Review

Given the recent wave of news and attention I figured that people should probably know about this manga. The property got kind of famous among, I guess you…

Daily Anime Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #521) Hourou Musuko

  Shownotes :: (show 521) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hourou Musuko, recorded live May 31st, 2015. This we talked about…

otakugeneration's Podcast

Challenging Gender Roles: Review and Discussion of Wandering Son

It was still the story of boy and a girl. But this time, we had the boy who wanted to be a girl and a girl who wanted…

Canne's anime review blog

More manga as a Fantagraphics kickstarter stretch goal

by dm00 The Fantagraphics Kickstarter to jump-start their spring catalog has added a new stretch goal: if they reach $250,000 (by Thursday 5 December 2013), they’ll “increase our…

Drastic My Anime Blog

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Episode 30: Rewatching Wandering Son

Oh wow, this episode sounds dramatically better than all the other episodes. Although there is crickets just chirping without any fucks in the background…. so that is a…

Daily Anime Podcast