Anime Review: Hourou Musuko

Title: Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son)

Studio: AIC

Directed by: Ei Aoki

Aired: Jan 14, 2011 – April 1, 2011

Genre: Drama, School, Gender Bender, Slice of life

Every once a while flower blossoms, the pedals begin to open for the whole world to view the beauty of sprouting and what lies underneath. Puberty is a transformation for growing up and leap into adulthood; Where boys and girls are at a stage of maturity and finding their gender identity. Hourou Musuko is a tale amongst young children going through “Coming of Age” where boys become men and girls become women. The Anime questions “What are little girls made off?” or “What are little boys made off?”. What distinguished the identity that keeps boys and girls different between each other, what gender qualities I must have to say I’m a boy or I’m a girl you may ask? Is it okay to have different qualities of the different sex that isn’t suspected for oneself to have? Continue reading