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August 12th, 2009
01:07 pm


Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) by Takako Shimura
Someone posted about one of Shimura's other series, Hourou Musuko (Transient Son or Wandering Son), a few months ago. Sweet Blue Flowers starts off with an older crowd. On the surface, it may look like just another "childhood friends are reunited" story, but it's so much more. It's about sexuality and friendship and crushes and growing up. It has subtlety and realism.

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March 22nd, 2009
08:55 pm


Transient Son by Shimura Takako
I started reading this on a whim and it turned out to be the best darn thing I've read for months, maybe even years.
Transient Son (Houro Musuko)(or Wandering Son) by Japanese cartoonist Shimura Takako is the story about Shuichi Nitori, a gradeschool boy coming to terms with transexuality, gender identity and puberty.

No fetishization, no gimmickry. Just...

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A whole lot of heartwrenching. )

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