History Manga / FamilyCompo

9th Nov '15 5:31:59 AM Diask
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[[{{Ordinary High School Student}} Ordinary college student]] Masahiko goes to live with his aunt and uncle, Yukari and Sora Wakanae. While excited about meeting his relatives for the first time, he is surprised to discover that his lovely aunt Yukari is actually male and his handsome uncle Sora is physically female. Their plucky daughter, Shion, is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be... [[TheUnreveal whichever gender she feels like]] (Though for the time being she's sticking with female).

However, given Masahiko's current fate: living alone in a fetid apartment that he can't afford and with [[ParentalAbandonment no family to return to]]: he decides to stay anyways. Eventually, Masahiko's desire for a real home coincide with with the Wakanaes' surprising generosity to anyone who is willing to accept their family at face value, and he quickly becomes HappilyAdopted into the household.

By the mangaka Tsukasa Hojo, ''Family Compo'' is a SliceOfLife manga that, perhaps, is a more realistic than average depiction of transsexuality, and at the same time has a remarkably positive tone with tremendous emotional poignancy.

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[[{{Ordinary High School Student}} By the mangaka Tsukasa Hojo, ''Family Compo'' is a SliceOfLife manga that, perhaps, is a more realistic than average depiction of transsexuality, and at the same time has a remarkably positive tone with

[[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent
Ordinary college student]] Masahiko goes to live with his aunt and uncle, Yukari and Sora Wakanae. While excited about meeting his relatives for the first time, he is surprised to discover that his lovely aunt Yukari is actually male and his handsome uncle Sora is physically female. Their plucky daughter, Shion, is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be... [[TheUnreveal whichever gender she feels like]] (Though for the time being she's sticking with female).

However, given Masahiko's current fate: living alone in a fetid apartment that he can't afford and with [[ParentalAbandonment no family to return to]]: he decides to stay anyways. Eventually, Masahiko's desire for a real home coincide with with the Wakanaes' surprising generosity to anyone who is willing to accept their family at face value, and he quickly becomes HappilyAdopted into the household.

By the mangaka Tsukasa Hojo, ''Family Compo'' is a SliceOfLife manga that, perhaps, is a more realistic than average depiction of transsexuality, and at the same time has a remarkably positive tone with
household.tremendous emotional poignancy.



** [[spoiler: HiddenDepths: Revealed on the 65th day, where, despite all of her manipulation, she genuinely cares about Tatsumi and the happiness of her child; she copes with this by "being the villain".]]

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** [[spoiler: HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:HiddenDepths: Revealed on the 65th day, where, despite all of her manipulation, she genuinely cares about Tatsumi and the happiness of her child; she copes with this by "being the villain".]]



* BuxomIsBetter: Shion,
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sora to his father, Kaoru to Tatsumi. [[spoiler: Neither are biologically men.]]

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* %%* BuxomIsBetter: Shion,
Shion.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sora to his father, Kaoru to Tatsumi. [[spoiler: Neither [[spoiler:Neither are biologically men.]]



* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full Of]] [[{{Crossdresser}} Crossdressers]]: ''Everyone'' wears outfits of both male and female at one point or another.

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* [[CastFullOfGay Cast {{Cast Full Of]] [[{{Crossdresser}} Crossdressers]]: of|Gay}} {{Crossdresser}}s: ''Everyone'' wears outfits of both male and female at one point or another.



* DontYouDarePityMe: In volume 5, when Sora has [[spoiler: appendicits]], he insists that his period isn't an excuse to finish his work late. Even when he collapses and is dragged to the hospital, he resists seeing a gynaecologist because he's a man.

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* DontYouDarePityMe: In volume 5, when Sora has [[spoiler: appendicits]], [[spoiler:appendicits]], he insists that his period isn't an excuse to finish his work late. Even when he collapses and is dragged to the hospital, he resists seeing a gynaecologist because he's a man.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Much like [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh another Yukari]], Yukari Wakanae. She hasn't been behind the wheel in several years

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Much like [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh another Yukari]], Yukari Wakanae. She hasn't been behind the wheel in several yearsyears.



* HappilyMarried: Sora and Yukari

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* HappilyMarried: Sora and YukariYukari.



* LoveObstructingParents: Sora and Yukari play this role for Masahiko, at times

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* LoveObstructingParents: Sora and Yukari play this role for Masahiko, at timestimes.



* MomentKiller: Too many to count
* MostWritersAreWriters: Sora is a Manga Artist

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* MomentKiller: Too many to count
count.
* MostWritersAreWriters: Sora is a Manga ArtistArtist.



* SequentialArtist: Sora Wakanae

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* SequentialArtist: Sora WakanaeWakanae.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The manga just reeks of TheNineties Japan, the most obvious indicators being the clothing and the lack of [=DVDs=].



** It happens to Sora far more frequently than Yukari: Twice in front of Masahiko and almost a third time at Christmas, in front of Yoko, to the husband of a stranger, to a [[spoiler: gynaecologist]], and to Saki.

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** It happens to Sora far more frequently than Yukari: Twice in front of Masahiko and almost a third time at Christmas, in front of Yoko, to the husband of a stranger, to a [[spoiler: gynaecologist]], [[spoiler:gynaecologist]], and to Saki.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Kaoru is strangely tall [[spoiler: for a girl]], taller than both Shion and Masahiko, but is the youngest one of the group, having just turned 17 at the time of introduction.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Kaoru is strangely tall [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for a girl]], taller than both Shion and Masahiko, but is the youngest one of the group, having just turned 17 at the time of introduction.
25th Sep '15 3:10:47 PM SmartGirl333
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* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full Of]] [[{{Crossdresser}} Crossdressers]]: ''Everyone'' wears outfits of both genders at one point or another.

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* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full Of]] [[{{Crossdresser}} Crossdressers]]: ''Everyone'' wears outfits of both genders male and female at one point or another.
13th Sep '15 8:23:41 PM Pichu-kun
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Available to read [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/ here]].

The entire manga, albeit in Chinese, is available [[http://www.manmee.com/book/download/1075/ here]]. Click on the chapter you want and use Google Translate to find the ďreadĒ link if you donít want to download.



* AmbiguouslyGay: [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/003/017/ A bunch of young hooligans question the sexuality]] [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/003/018/ of one of their members when he says he wants to have sex with Kaoru.]]

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* AmbiguouslyGay: [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/003/017/ A bunch of young hooligans question the sexuality]] [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/003/018/ sexuality of one of their members when he says he wants to have sex with Kaoru.]]



* AttractiveBentGender: Sora and Yukari Wakanae, Shion, Masahiko, arguably [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kaoru]]
** Ironically, Sora and Yukari (well, definitely Sora) look terrible and like transvestites when they dress as their [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/004/010/ birth sex.]]

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* AttractiveBentGender: Sora and Yukari Wakanae, Shion, Masahiko, arguably [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kaoru]]
** Ironically, Sora and Yukari (well, definitely Sora) look terrible and like transvestites when they dress as their [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/004/010/ birth sex.]]
Masahiko.



* BerserkButton: Don't screw up Sora's work. And [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment imply that he's a]] [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/004/011/ woman.]] And, in turn, talk about [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/004/004/007/ the beach.]]

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* BerserkButton: Don't screw up Sora's work. And [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment imply that he's a]] [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/004/011/ woman.]] woman. And, in turn, talk about [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/004/004/007/ the beach.]]



* BoobsOfSteel: Sora, a muscular guy who gets into fist-fights and [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/002/016/ knows Kendo]], hasn't had his substantial breasts surgically removed. As a result, he cannot go to the beach, much to his chagrin.
* BuxomIsBetter: Shion, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/005/013/ who has breasts too big to be a transvestite]][[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/005/014/ , that is, if they are natural.]]

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* BoobsOfSteel: Sora, a muscular guy who gets into fist-fights and [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/002/016/ knows Kendo]], kendo hasn't had his substantial breasts surgically removed. As a result, he cannot go to the beach, much to his chagrin.
* BuxomIsBetter: Shion, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/005/013/ who has breasts too big to be a transvestite]][[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/005/014/ , that is, if they are natural.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kaoru only acts tough a lot of the time. See how she reacts to [[spoiler: finding out her Tatsumi really is [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/002/018/ her father.]]]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kaoru only acts tough a lot of the time. See how she reacts to [[spoiler: finding out her Tatsumi really is [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/002/018/ her father.]]]]]]



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Sora and Yukari invert this trope, but for practical reasons since Yukari is the guy but far better at being a domestic than Sora on her best day, and Sora is rather adept at being a bread winner and father figure despite being a woman.
* MisterSeahorse: Sora sees himself as a man, but is technically Shion's mother. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/007/010/ He initially refused, because men donít give birth (and also a thing about his job)]], but agreed when he saw how saddened Yukari was by her inability to conceive. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/007/004/ His pride is greatly damaged when he's reminded of this.]]

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Sora and Yukari invert this trope, but for practical reasons since Yukari is the guy but far better at being a domestic than Sora on her best day, and Sora is rather adept at being a bread winner and father figure despite being a woman.
* MisterSeahorse: Sora sees himself as a man, but is technically Shion's mother. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/007/010/ He initially refused, because men donít give birth (and also a thing about his job)]], job), but agreed when he saw how saddened Yukari was by her inability to conceive. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/007/004/ His pride is greatly damaged when he's reminded of this.]]



** Same goes for Yusaki, even if she is really a man.

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** Same goes for Yusaki, even if she is really a man.Yusaki.



* RecursiveCrossdressing: Masahiko asks Sora and Yukari to come to his college entrance ceremony dressed as "what they really are". He swiftly regrets this, as they look so awkward that everyone assumes they're crossdressers.



* SpitTake: [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/003/006/012/ Sora]] and [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/004/002/015/ his father]] do spit takes.

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* SpitTake: [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/003/006/012/ Sora]] Sora and [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/004/002/015/ his father]] father do spit takes.



* {{Transsexual}}: Sora and Yukari Wakanae, Kaoru "half-assedly", and Sora's assistants: Susumu (no "lance and balls"), Hiromi ([[spoiler: Shion's first love]] no operation, has long blond hair), Kazuko (Judo champion), and Mako (wears glasses).

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* {{Transsexual}}: Sora and Yukari Wakanae, Kaoru "half-assedly", Kaoru, and Sora's assistants: Susumu (no "lance and balls"), Susumu, Hiromi ([[spoiler: Shion's first love]] no operation, love]], has long blond hair), Kazuko (Judo champion), and Mako (wears glasses).



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Sora and Yukari, and the assistants. And [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/007/006/003/ Kaoru]].
** And sort of toward Mori, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/004/019/ who realizes that she thinks of Sora as a man after he sleeps in the same room as her.]] After the event, she insists that she still sees him as a woman, but starts working him harsher.
** It happens to Sora far more frequently than Yukari: Twice in front of Masahiko and almost a third time at Christmas, in front of Yoko, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/002/007/026/ to the husband of a stranger]], to a [[spoiler: gynaecologist]], and to Saki.

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Sora and Yukari, and the assistants. And [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/007/006/003/ Kaoru]].
Kaoru].
** And sort of toward Mori, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/004/019/ who realizes that she thinks of Sora as a man after he sleeps in the same room as her.]] her. After the event, she insists that she still sees him as a woman, but starts working him harsher.
** It happens to Sora far more frequently than Yukari: Twice in front of Masahiko and almost a third time at Christmas, in front of Yoko, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/002/007/026/ to the husband of a stranger]], stranger, to a [[spoiler: gynaecologist]], and to Saki.



* [[IJustWantToBeBadass Wannabe Gangster]]: Kaoru. She's "half-assed".

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* [[IJustWantToBeBadass Wannabe Gangster]]: Kaoru. She's He's "half-assed".
9th Sep '15 2:37:14 AM FrenchSaga
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* TheCameo: In the first volume, Shion tells Masahiko that she is going to live with the first stranger she meets. Said first stranger happens to be [[Manga/CityHunter Ryo Saeba]], who, being [[LovableSexManiac Ryo]] is happy with that idea. However, Masahiko takes her away before they can get through with it.
18th Aug '15 5:57:56 AM Adept
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By the mangaka Tsukasa Hojo, ''{{Family Compo}}'' is a SliceOfLife manga that, perhaps, is a more realistic than average depiction of transsexuality, and at the same time has a remarkably positive tone with tremendous emotional poignancy.

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By the mangaka Tsukasa Hojo, ''{{Family Compo}}'' ''Family Compo'' is a SliceOfLife manga that, perhaps, is a more realistic than average depiction of transsexuality, and at the same time has a remarkably positive tone with tremendous emotional poignancy.
13th Nov '14 8:32:26 PM Pichu-kun
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[[{{Ordinary High School Student}} Ordinary college student]] Masahiko goes to live with his aunt and uncle, Yukari and Sora Wakanae. While excited about meeting his relatives for the first time, he is surprised to discover that his lovely aunt Yukari is actually a man, and his handsome uncle Sora is really a woman. Their plucky daughter, Shion, is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be... [[TheUnreveal whichever gender she feels like]] (Though for the time being she's sticking with female).

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[[{{Ordinary High School Student}} Ordinary college student]] Masahiko goes to live with his aunt and uncle, Yukari and Sora Wakanae. While excited about meeting his relatives for the first time, he is surprised to discover that his lovely aunt Yukari is actually a man, male and his handsome uncle Sora is really a woman.physically female. Their plucky daughter, Shion, is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be... [[TheUnreveal whichever gender she feels like]] (Though for the time being she's sticking with female).



* {{Bifauxnen}}: [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Kaoru]]



** However, Yukari recognizes that no matter what she does, she is still biologically a man. Which is why she gets so emotional over having a child.

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** However, Yukari recognizes that no matter what she does, she is still biologically a man.male. Which is why she gets so emotional over having a child.
20th Aug '14 10:42:27 PM theAdeptRogue
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* CryingWolf: Both Tatsumi and Saki feigned illness to get Kaoru spend New Year with them. Shortly after their hoax was exposed, they fall ill for real, and Kaoru refused to come over to take care of them because s/he assumed it was just another trick.
20th Aug '14 4:05:24 PM theAdeptRogue
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** It's a mystery how he managed to grow so tall and muscular, and his feet so big, without the aid of hormones. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/003/007/020/ He was manly even in high school.]]
** Also true for Yukari, who isn't a strong as Sora, but stronger than she looks, because she's a man.



** Must get it from her, er, ''[[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/002/006/023/ father]]'', heh.



** And Shion, if she's a he.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Kaoru [[spoiler: attempts to rape Shion, but Shion breaks out of Kaoru's hold and starts molesting her.]] [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/001/026/ And, yeah.]]
** Kaoru was getting into it too. [[spoiler: She could have broken out earlier, she only chose to when somebody came in. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/003/023/ Especially when you consider how strong she can punch.]]]]
*** [[spoiler: Then again, [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/001/005/027/ Shion's got a strong throwing arm]][[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/009/003/015/ and hitting arm (for a girl....), so she's probably technically more skilled,]] [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/001/009/ and generally smarter.]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Also she might be a guy.]]]]



* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Averted by Asoaka, who is disgusted when she thinks she sees Masahiko and Tatsuya kissing.

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* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Averted by Inverted with Asoaka, who is disgusted when she thinks she sees Masahiko and Tatsuya kissing.



** Not really. [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/010/007/018/ In Volume 10, Yukari refers to her as a "she", just after she's born.]] I doubt that they of all people would force a baby boy to be assigned to a different gender, I guess it's possible since they're a reverse couple.
*** It may just be a [[TranslationConvention translation convention.]] It's possible in Japanese to speak about someone in the third person without ever revealing their gender. The scanlaters may have just found it too awkward in English and just defaulted it to her chosen gender.
**** The raw clearly does not refer to gender. For example, "kono" is used before face, and means "this" not "her".



** [[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/005/003/007/ Susumu's jealous that Sora has periods and she doesn't]][[http://www.anymanga.com/family-compo/008/005/009/ , but looks so manly that she passes better, er, "crossdressing".]]
20th Aug '14 4:01:58 PM theAdeptRogue
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** Almost Sora, [[{{Hunk}} but he doesn't exactly come off as a Bishonen]].
** [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Shion too]], [[DudeLooksLikeALady assuming she really ISN'T a boy]].
** Except Kaoru, and Tatsumi, and Saki for that matter.
20th Aug '14 4:01:58 PM theAdeptRogue
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