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Wandering Son. Vol. 04

By Takako Shimura, 1973-

In this manga, transgendered children cope with love complications as they enter high school.

Wandering Son has garnered extensive praise (from the LGBTQ community, from manga fans, and from comics fans in general) for its uniquely funny, warm, and sensitive treatment of the travails of two Japanese tweens who find themselves coping with the knotty issue of gender identification, as they slowly realize that maybe they aren’t who they were meant to be. In this latest volume, love is in the air. It’s in the trees and on the streets. It’s hanging on the walls and piled in great heaps on the floor. Or is it really love? These sixth and seventh graders don’t really know. But something is definitely amiss. They can’t sleep, and when they do sleep they have strange dreams. They get angry and cry, they blush and grin like idiots, for no reason. And it isn’t even spring. But the standard rules apply: If A is in love with B, B is certain to be in love with C, and C is likely to be in love with D, or possibly A. And now it seems a good third of the alphabet is in love with our shy protagonist, Nitori-kun. But the flip-side of love is jealousy, and hate. The simple friendships of childhood develop into the complex, tense relationships of adolescence. Friends become strangers, or worse. But while everyone seems to have caught the bug, Volume 4 revolves solidly around the triangle of Nitori-kun, Takatsukisan, and Chiba-san. Yet centrifugal force seems to push the three away from each other, and there is a certain grimness as they say goodbye to elementary school, and put on the (highly gendered) uniforms of junior high school…

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781606996058


Format: Book
Author: Shimura, Takako, 1973-
Summary: "With the success of their performances of the play 'The Rose of Versailles', the class decide to do a riff on 'Romeo and Juliet.' Nitori-kun and Chiba-san write the script together, but Chiba-san has an agenda: she wants to play Romeo, with Nitori-kun in the role of Juliet. But Nitori-kun wants the male-idnetified Takatsuki-san to play Romeo. With her usual prickliness, Chiba-san force Nitori-kun to confront a question he's been avoiding. Are his feelings for Takatsuki-san those of a boy for a girl, a girl for a girl, or a girl for a boy. Our protagonists also face unwanted changes to their growing bodies: Takatsuki-san discovers the wonders of 'breast binders,' and Nitori-kun explores the limits of his ability to 'pass'" -- p. [4] of cover.
Title: Wandering son. Vol. 04 / Shimura Takako ; [translation: Matt Thorn].
Publisher Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, [2013].
Subject: Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc. Middle school students -- Comic books, strips, etc. Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc. Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English. Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781606996058 (hbk.) 1606996053 (hbk.) 1606996053 9781606996058
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: GN MANGA Wandering
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Bib Id: 446348

Format: Book
Author: Shimura, Takako, 1973-
Summary: "With the success of their performances of the play 'The Rose of Versailles', the class decide to do a riff on 'Romeo and Juliet.' Nitori-kun and Chiba-san write the script together, but Chiba-san has an agenda: she wants to play Romeo, with Nitori-kun in the role of Juliet. But Nitori-kun wants the male-idnetified Takatsuki-san to play Romeo. With her usual prickliness, Chiba-san force Nitori-kun to confront a question he's been avoiding. Are his feelings for Takatsuki-san those of a boy for a girl, a girl for a girl, or a girl for a boy. Our protagonists also face unwanted changes to their growing bodies: Takatsuki-san discovers the wonders of 'breast binders,' and Nitori-kun explores the limits of his ability to 'pass'" -- p. [4] of cover.
Title: Wandering son. Vol. 04 / Shimura Takako ; [translation: Matt Thorn].
Publisher, Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, [2013].
Description: 219 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm.
Series: Wandering Son
Subjects: Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Middle school students -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Other Author: Thorn, Matt
Notes: Reads from right to left.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
ISBN: 9781606996058 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1606996053 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1606996053
ISBN: 9781606996058
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: GN MANGA Wandering