Wandering Son: Volume Five
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Wandering Son: Volume Five

by Shimura Takako
     
 

In the latest volume of this gentle manga, new gender-reinforcing school uniforms cause drama at the junior high school entrance ceremony!
In the latest volume of the acclaimed series about transgendered kids exploring their unfolding identities, we’ve reached a big event; the junior high school entrance ceremony. The boys wear black uniforms with stand-up

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In the latest volume of this gentle manga, new gender-reinforcing school uniforms cause drama at the junior high school entrance ceremony!
In the latest volume of the acclaimed series about transgendered kids exploring their unfolding identities, we’ve reached a big event; the junior high school entrance ceremony. The boys wear black uniforms with stand-up collars based on mid-19th century European military uniforms and the girls wear navy blazers, tan skirts, and red ribbon neckties. Enter our heroes; Nitori-kun is forced to wear a boy’s uniform while Takatsuki-san has to wear a girl’s! Yet one girl—Sarashia Chizuru— draws stares, whispers, and pointed fingers, because this long-haired beauty is wearing a boy’s uniform. Both Nitori-kun and Takatsuki-san are awed by the girl’s courage, but Takatsuki-san is particularly vexed by their own faintheartedness. They envy more than a few other students who experience such liberty in wearing either uniform and ponder what it ultimately means about themselves. Envy and jealousy are prominent themes in Volume 5: Chiba-san is jealous of Takatsuki-san, for whom Nitori-kun still carries a tortch. Maho envies Anna-chan’s professionalism as a model. And Chii-chan’s loyal sidekick, Shiri Momoko, is intensely jealous of anyone in whom Chii-chan shows the slightest interest. And so our protagonists set off on the journey to adolescence….

Editorial Reviews

Kat Callahan - Jezebel - ROYGBIV
“...[B]eing a trans woman means I'm used to seeing awful depictions of my lived experiences. I do not see me, and that is when I see trans women or trans people in general depicted at all. Until [Wandering Son]... I had never seen my own narrative depicted. At least not closely or accurately.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606996478
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
11/02/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
541,561
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Shimura Takako lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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