Wandering Son 1
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The first thing that strikes you about Shimura Takako's tale of a pair of transgendered kids who find solace with one another is its quiet, assured tone; Takako presents their stories with admirable sensitivity and restraint. But if that description leads you to suspect that Wandering Son will be a blandly well-intentioned plea for tolerance, you'd be very wrong.
Happily, Takako is first and foremost a storyteller, who locates the humanity in her two leads (Yoshino, a girl who