History Manga / WanderingSon

3rd Jul '16 6:58:36 PM Monolaf317
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** Up until she began high school Maho slept in a bunk bed with her younger sibling. In an aversion to NoPeriodsPeriod, an early chapter showed her waking up in the night with bloody pajamas and sheets.

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** Up until she began high school Maho slept in a bunk bed with her younger sibling. In an aversion to NoPeriodsPeriod, an early chapter Chapter 30 showed her waking up in the night with bloody pajamas and sheets.
8th Jun '16 4:19:08 PM Monolaf317
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* InformedFlaw: Mako can't pass apparently but she looks just as passable as Nitori does with short hair. Mako does have poor self-esteem and much of the criticism comes from herself though.



* InMediasRes: The anime begins at volume 5 of the manga, when the cast enters junior high.

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* InformedFlaw: Mako can't pass apparently but she looks just as passable as Nitori does with short hair. Mako does have poor self-esteem and much of the criticism comes from herself though. * InMediasRes: The anime begins at volume 5 of the manga, when the cast enters junior high.high.
* InopportuneVoiceCracking: PlayedForDrama. Trans girl Nitori doesn't recognize her voice is changing at first and thinks it's a cold.
5th Jun '16 10:29:25 AM Monolaf317
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* EmbarrassingDampSheets
** Up until she began high school Maho slept in a bunk bed with her younger sibling. In an aversion to NoPeriodsPeriod, an early chapter showed her waking up in the night with bloody pajamas and sheets.
** A flashback that shows [[{{transsexual}} trans woman]] Yuki had her first NocturnalEmission at a school field trip as a child. She was embarrassed and confused but her future boyfriend Shiina didn't mention it when he caught her washing her underwear in the bathroom.
29th Mar '16 2:57:44 PM Pichu-kun
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An ElevenEpisodeAnime for the series started in January 2011, and has since ended. Also, the {{manga}} has been licensed by Fantagraphics Books and has to be released in hardcover since June 2011.

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An ElevenEpisodeAnime for the series started in January 2011, and has since ended. Also, the 2011. The {{manga}} has been licensed by Fantagraphics Books and has to be released in hardcover since June 2011.



* ElevenEpisodeAnime: Started airing in Japan on January 14, 2011. Twelve episodes, with one being Blu-Ray only[[note]]The last two episodes were made into one episode when aired on television, but the Blu-Ray cuts them in half again[[/note]].

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* ElevenEpisodeAnime: Started airing in Japan on January 14, 2011. Twelve episodes, with one being Blu-Ray only[[note]]The last two episodes were made into one episode when aired on television, but the Blu-Ray cuts them in half again[[/note]]. It skipped the first several volumes and focused on the middle school portion, though ended before the characters hit high school.



* TechMarchesOn: The series is hit with this but it's barely noticeable and somewhat realistic. You can put off the reason why no one had cellphones for a while with them just being too young. The manga spans at least eight years. It's not absurd that in early middle school Takatsuki had a flip phone and in high school he had a touch screen. The anime subverts this by changing the scene where Nitori used a tape recorder with Mako to them using their cellphones.


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* TechMarchesOn: The series is hit with this but it's barely noticeable and somewhat realistic. You can put off the reason why no one had cellphones for a while with them just being too young. The manga spans at least eight years so it's not absurd that in early middle school Takatsuki had a flip phone and in high school he had a smart phone. The anime subverts this by changing the scene where Nitori and Mako used a tape recorder to them using their cellphones instead.
29th Mar '16 2:53:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Eye variation. In the manga, everyone has brown eyes. In the anime, characters have golden eyes, black eyes, blue eyes, or even red eyes and purple in Yuki's and Anna's cases.
** Cases of color changing within the manga happen often. Originally Takatsuki and several of the parents had brown hair however they later were {{retconned}} into having black hair. Shi had blond hair in his first colored artwork but was quickly given black. Everyone originally had BrownEyes but now they have eye colors that fit their hair shades.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: AdaptationDyeJob:
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Eye variation. In the manga, everyone has brown eyes. In the anime, characters have golden eyes, black eyes, blue eyes, or even red eyes and purple in Yuki's and Anna's cases.
** Cases of color changing within Possibly the school uniforms. The manga happen often. Originally Takatsuki and several of the parents had brown hair however they later were {{retconned}} into having black hair. Shi had blond hair in his first colored artwork but was quickly given black. Everyone originally had BrownEyes but now they have eye colors that fit their hair shades. the gakuran as pastel, though it could be artistic stylization and they're not ''really'' bright blue or green. The anime uses the standard black.



*** Chiba's obsession with Shuuichi is a fringe example. While Shuuichi is a she, and Chiba enjoys seeing her dressed as such, it is likely she(Chiba) has a hard time seeing her(Shuuichi) as such, [[spoiler:leading to much of her personal angst]].
*** Some fans see Chiba as AmbiguouslyGay due to her fetish for androgynous boys, to the point where she gets happy when dressing up Takatsuki (who she sees as a {{tomboy}}). Also due to the amount of FoeYay, and later friendship, between the two.

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*** ** Chiba's obsession with Shuuichi is a fringe example. While Shuuichi is a she, and Chiba enjoys seeing her dressed as such, it is likely she(Chiba) has a hard time seeing her(Shuuichi) as such, [[spoiler:leading to much of her personal angst]].
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angst]]. Some fans see Chiba as AmbiguouslyGay due to her fetish for androgynous boys, to the point where she gets happy when dressing up Takatsuki (who she sees as a {{tomboy}}). Also due to the amount of FoeYay, and later friendship, between the two.



* ArtEvolution: Quite apparent from volume 1 to volume 2. Also quite noticeable if you compare the early volumes to the later volumes. {{Justified|Trope}} since time is passing, and the main cast is either in, or entering, puberty. Also noticeable is the coloring changes. Some hair colors darkened while others changed completely after a few volumes. Compare the [[http://mangabookshelf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/wandering-son-1.jpg first cover]] with the [[http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/nojay_photo/Odds%20and%20Sods/hourou-10.jpg tenth]].
** Shuuichi's hair is noticeably darker than before. Referenced to in the manga, when she states that her hair is getting darker due to puberty. The art style has become less cartoony and more detailed as well.
* AttractiveBentGender: Shuuichi is very popular with girls, such as Chiba and an elementary school friend she met again in high school. They think she looks good as a boy.

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* ArtEvolution: Quite apparent from volume 1 to volume 2. Also quite noticeable if you compare the early volumes to the later volumes.volumes, as the style became more detailed. {{Justified|Trope}} since time is passing, and the main cast is either in, or entering, puberty. Also noticeable is the coloring changes. Some hair colors darkened while others changed completely after a few volumes. Compare the [[http://mangabookshelf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/wandering-son-1.jpg first cover]] with the [[http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/nojay_photo/Odds%20and%20Sods/hourou-10.jpg tenth]].
* AttractiveBentGender:
** Shuuichi's hair is noticeably darker than before. Referenced to in the manga, when she states that her hair is getting darker due to puberty. The art style has become less cartoony and more detailed as well.
* AttractiveBentGender:
Shuuichi is very popular with girls, such as Chiba and an elementary school friend she met again in high school. They think she looks good as a boy.



* BlandNameProduct: The gang goes to "Wcdonalds" in the anime. {{Averted}} in most other cases though, where the names are correct. Maho even mentions Starbucks once.

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The gang goes to "Wcdonalds" in the anime. {{Averted}} in most other cases though, where the names are correct. Maho even mentions Starbucks once.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Chiba's personality and design were different for the first 3 volumes, before she changed to her more well-known self. Before she was more peppy, on par with the other children (albeit more socially awkward at times), and didn't look nearly as mature.
** Probably one of the few instances of this trope being [[JustifiedTrope justified]], given that this series revolves entirely around the often-dramatic changes children go through at the age the main cast are at.
* ClassTrip: Chapters 16 - 17, to Nikko; also Chapters 56 - 57, to a ski area.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: CharacterizationMarchesOn:
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Chiba's personality and design were different for the first 3 volumes, before she changed to her more well-known self. Before she was more peppy, on par with the other children (albeit more socially awkward at times), and didn't look nearly as mature. \n** Probably This is probably one of the few instances of this trope being [[JustifiedTrope justified]], given that this series revolves entirely around the often-dramatic changes children go through at the age the main cast are at.
** Kanako's personality wasn't defined in the first volume. She was originally a random classmate before being retconned into Takatsuki's friend. Thus she lacked several of her normal attributes such as being TheDitz.
* ClassTrip: Chapters 16 - 17, to Nikko; also Chapters 56 - 57, to a ski area. The anime didn't adapt the field trip.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chizuru, who has a rather... peculiar sense of humor.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Chizuru, who has a rather... peculiar sense of humor.



* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: The hair colors in the first three volumes were different for several characters. For example Takatsuki was a brunette instead of a raven and Shiina had blond hair instead of black hair.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Beginning at high school, Chiba stops wearing pigtails to school. She's worn pigtails ever since she began middle school, though only when she was ''in'' school. She began wearing pigtails when she was at her most angry and depressed, starting around the time her characterization changes permanently. She's later works on making herself more appealing and less aggressive in later chapters, and only wears her hair down.

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: ExpositoryHairstyleChange:
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Beginning at high school, Chiba stops wearing pigtails to school. She's worn pigtails ever since she began middle school, though only when she was ''in'' school. She began wearing pigtails when she was at her most angry and depressed, starting around the time her characterization changes permanently. She's later works on making herself more appealing and less aggressive in later chapters, and only wears her hair down.



* FashionModel: Several major characters are models. Nitori's older sister, Maho, is a huge fangirl of the popular tween model Maiko and decides to take up modeling. She only gets in at first though due to her gimmick that she and her "crossdressing brother" look [[StrongFamilyResemblance like twins]], however later Nitori stops modeling while Maho becomes respected. It's after becoming a model that Maho and Nitori meet Suehiro Anna, who later becomes [[OfficialCouple Nitori's girlfriend]] and Maho's best friend though at first Anna gets along poorly with them. Late into the manga Takatsuki gets recruited as a model due to her [[HugeSchoolGirl tall looks]] and eventually joins the same agency as Anna and the others. [[spoiler:Being praised and seen as a beautiful, androgynous model along with other issues is what causes Takatsuki to reconsider if she's a trans boy or not.]]

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* FashionModel: Several major characters are models. models:
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Nitori's older sister, Maho, is a huge fangirl of the popular tween model (and IdolSinger) Maiko and decides to take up modeling. She only gets in at first though due to her gimmick that she and her "crossdressing brother" look [[StrongFamilyResemblance like twins]], however later Nitori stops modeling while Maho becomes respected. It's after
** After
becoming a model that Maho and Nitori meet Suehiro Anna, who later becomes [[OfficialCouple Nitori's girlfriend]] and Maho's best friend friend, though at first Anna gets along poorly with them. them.
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Late into the manga Takatsuki gets recruited as a model due to her [[HugeSchoolGirl tall looks]] and eventually joins the same agency as Anna and the others. [[spoiler:Being praised and seen as a beautiful, androgynous model along with other issues is what causes Takatsuki to reconsider if she's a trans boy or not.]]



* HairTriggerTemper - '''''Maho'''''.
* HimeCut: Shuuichi wants one of these, though she did temporarily try and sport a pixie cut because she thought it would be cute and couldn't justify growing her hair out longer to her parents. Saori plays it more straight.
* HopelessSuitor: Saori to Shuuichi, Fumiya to Saori [[spoiler:(well, not so much in high school chapters)]], Mako to, well, pretty much anyone whom seems to like.
* IdolSinger: Maho & Anna. Well, they actually are models and are never shown singing. Peculiar is that Shuuichi actually passed the screening together with her sister despite the agency knowing she is biologically male.
** Primarily because Maho told them "both of us or none of us." Also, Maiko-chan is enough of an idol that adoration of her is what brought Maho into modeling in the first place.
** Apparently Maiko does sing..
** [[spoiler:Takatsuki]] becomes a model in high school. Nitori was a model for a bit in elementary.
* IfItsYouItsOk: Saori, she just cares for Shuuichi irrespective of gender presentation, although she thinks of her as a boy and would prefer she lived as one.
** Anna is the same way.
* IHaveNoSon: Yuki's parents come pretty close to this. (Well, also, they have no ''son'' now, but... you get the idea.)
** There's a side-story in a collection of one-shots by the manga-ka called ''He Said "I'm A Girl"'' that shows a bit about Yuki's past. She was scolded by her father for being on a TV show about transsexuality, but not disowned. Her brother and brother's fiancee are taking it in stride though.
*** Only the brother and the brother's wife are okay with Yuki's identity. Her mother chooses not to talk to (and possibly see) her, which in a sense, is worse than the father who is upfront about his disapproval.

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* HairTriggerTemper - HairTriggerTemper: '''''Maho'''''.
* HimeCut: Shuuichi wants one of these, though she did temporarily try and sport a pixie cut because she thought it would be cute and couldn't justify growing her hair out longer to her parents. HopelessSuitor: Saori plays it more straight.to Shuuichi, Fumiya to Saori [[spoiler:(well, not so much in high school chapters)]], Mako to, well, pretty much anyone whom seems to like.
* HopelessSuitor: Saori to Shuuichi, Fumiya to Saori [[spoiler:(well, not so much in high school chapters)]], Mako to, well, pretty much anyone whom seems to like.
* IdolSinger: Maho & Anna. Well, they actually are models and are never shown singing. Peculiar is that Shuuichi actually passed the screening together with her sister despite the agency knowing she is biologically male.
IfItsYouItsOk:
** Primarily because Maho told them "both of us or none of us." Also, Maiko-chan is enough of an idol that adoration of her is what brought Maho into modeling in the first place.
** Apparently Maiko does sing..
** [[spoiler:Takatsuki]] becomes a model in high school. Nitori was a model for a bit in elementary.
* IfItsYouItsOk:
Saori, she just cares for Shuuichi irrespective of gender presentation, although she thinks of her as a boy and would prefer she lived as one.
** Anna is the same way.
a similar way. She doesn't really mind what Nitori's gender is.
* IHaveNoSon: Yuki's parents come pretty close to this. (Well, also, they have no ''son'' now, but... you get the idea.)
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) There's a side-story in a collection of one-shots by the manga-ka called ''He Said "I'm A Girl"'' that shows a bit about Yuki's past. She was scolded by her father for being on a TV show about transsexuality, but not disowned. Her Only her brother and brother's fiancee are taking it in stride though.
*** Only the brother and the
her brother's wife are okay with Yuki's identity. Her mother chooses not to talk to (and possibly see) her, which in a sense, is worse than the father who is upfront about his disapproval.



* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:Shuuichi cuts her hair short]] in Chapter 85.

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* ImportantHaircut: ImportantHaircut:
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[[spoiler:Shuuichi cuts her hair short]] in Chapter 85.



*** It's also important to note their [[ImportantHaircut Important Letting it Grow]] since they do have some impact. For example, Shuuichi's starting by chapter 74, and Takatsuki's in chapter 58, both by other's recommendation.

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*** ** It's also important to note their [[ImportantHaircut Important Letting it Grow]] since they do have some impact. For example, Shuuichi's starting by chapter 74, and Takatsuki's in chapter 58, both by other's recommendation.



** Subtle, but Takatsuki starts growing his hair out in high school. It's not a Bob, but not nearly as short as before. [[spoiler:He eventually grew it past his shoulders, the longest we've seen on him]]
** [[spoiler:Doi]] got a haircut in high school due to upper classmen forcing him to.

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** Subtle, but Takatsuki starts started growing his hair out in high school. It's not a Bob, bob haircut, but not nearly as short as before. [[spoiler:He eventually grew it past his shoulders, the longest we've seen on him]]
him, possibly due to being a model or questioning their gender]].
** [[spoiler:Doi]] got a haircut in high school due to upper classmen forcing him to. It occurs right when he stops being a bully towards Nitori.



* JapaneseChristian: Saori Chiba, who converts out of guilt for her light treatment of Shuuichi's "crossdressing". Her attendance winds up being pretty poor, though.

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* JapaneseChristian: JapaneseChristian:
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Saori Chiba, who converts out of guilt for her light treatment of Shuuichi's "crossdressing". Her attendance winds up being pretty poor, though.



* {{Jerkass}}: Chiba.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Chiba.



* LongHairIsFeminine: Nitori almost always imagines herself with long hair and wants long hair in a HimeCut but doesn't feel she can grow it out due to DoubleStandards involving boys and hair length. Saori, Yuki, and Maiko all have long hair and are feminine. Averted with Chizuru (who isn't terribly feminine), Momoko (who has a medium length cut), Maho (with a bob cut) and Satomi (a pixie style). Maiko eventually averts it when she cuts her hair into a pixie cut. [[spoiler:That change gives Nitori the idea to cut her hair into the same style but it ends up looking less feminine on her since she's begun hitting puberty]].

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* LongHairIsFeminine: LongHairIsFeminine:
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Nitori almost always imagines herself with long hair and wants long hair in a HimeCut but doesn't feel she can grow it out due to DoubleStandards involving boys and hair length. Saori, Yuki, and Maiko all have long hair and are feminine. Averted with Chizuru (who isn't terribly feminine), Momoko (who has a medium length cut), Maho (with a bob cut) and Satomi (a pixie style). Maiko eventually averts it when she cuts her hair into a pixie cut. [[spoiler:That change gives Nitori the idea to cut her hair into the same style but it ends up looking less feminine on her since she's begun hitting puberty]].



* TechMarchesOn: The series is hit with this but it's barely noticeable and somewhat realistic. You can put off the reason why no one had cellphones for a while with them just being too young.
** Possibly inverted. The manga spans at least eight years. It's not absurd that in early middle school Takatsuki had a flip phone and in high school he had a touch screen. The anime subverts this by changing the scene where Nitori used a tape recorder with Mako to them using their cellphones.

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* TechMarchesOn: The series is hit with this but it's barely noticeable and somewhat realistic. You can put off the reason why no one had cellphones for a while with them just being too young. \n** Possibly inverted. The manga spans at least eight years. It's not absurd that in early middle school Takatsuki had a flip phone and in high school he had a touch screen. The anime subverts this by changing the scene where Nitori used a tape recorder with Mako to them using their cellphones.



*** The triangle between Takatsuki, Chiba, and Shuuichi seems to have resolved itself, with Anna taking Chiba's place now.
* MistakenForCheating: This happens in chapter 12 when Yuki's boyfriend walks in when she's alone with Takatsuki, touching his face. This is despite the fact that Takatsuki is only around 10 or 11, so it makes her seem like she's a {{Shotacon}}. Though considering how Yuki's acted toward him in future chapters...
** This who situation is rather complicated. [[spoiler:Yuki is a trans-woman who is attracted to the body and features of young girls, as they are things she always wanted for herself as a child but couldn't have. Takatsuki is a trans-boy, and is thus biologically female. Yuki did not know this at first but mistook him for simply being a regular boy but was attracted to his skin, which she mentions is smooth like a little girls. At the time the mistake scene occurred, whether she was about to do something or not is arguable. But given her behavior in a later chapter, after knowing Takatsuki's physical gender, not arguments seems a little weak.]]

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*** ** The triangle between Takatsuki, Chiba, and Shuuichi seems to have eventually resolved itself, with Anna taking Chiba's place now.
* MistakenForCheating: This happens in chapter 12 when Yuki's boyfriend walks in when she's alone with Takatsuki, touching his face. This is despite the fact that Takatsuki is only around 10 or 11, so it makes her seem like she's a {{Shotacon}}. Though considering how Yuki's acted toward him in future chapters... \n** This who whole situation is rather complicated. [[spoiler:Yuki is a trans-woman who is attracted to the body and features of young girls, as they are things she always wanted for herself as a child but couldn't have. Takatsuki is a trans-boy, and is thus biologically female. Yuki did not know this at first but mistook him for simply being a regular boy but was attracted to his skin, which she mentions is smooth like a little girls. At the time the mistake scene occurred, whether she was about to do something or not is arguable. But given her behavior in a later chapter, after knowing Takatsuki's physical gender, not arguments seems a little weak.]]



* MistakenForRomance: Takatsuki and Saori from are mistaken for being boyfriend and girlfriend by their respective Stalkers with a Crush. This assumption goes away when they learn Takatsuki's sex.

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* MistakenForRomance: MistakenForRomance:
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Takatsuki and Saori from are mistaken for being boyfriend and girlfriend by their respective Stalkers with a Crush. This assumption goes away when they learn Takatsuki's sex.



* MythologyGag: One of the teachers is from a previous manga by Shimura, ''Inhabitants of the Threshold''. Also if you look closely at the last episode you'll see a green haired guy and a girl standing in one scene - they're the protagonists of said manga. The girl waves at Kaneda and she's noticeably older than she was in her series.
** Inverted but Nitori appeared an episode of ''Manga/AoiHana''.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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One of the teachers is from a previous manga by Shimura, ''Inhabitants of the Threshold''. Also if If you look closely at the last episode you'll see a green haired guy and a girl standing in one scene - they're the protagonists of said manga. The girl waves at Kaneda and she's noticeably older than she was in her series.
** Inverted but in the ''Manga/AoiHana'' anime, as Nitori appeared an episode of ''Manga/AoiHana''.in a cameo.



* NocturnalEmission: Shuuichi has had them, though for non-sexual reasons. At the end of the first episode she wakes up from a dream and has to wash her underwear, which she does other times in the manga.

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* NocturnalEmission: NocturnalEmission:
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Shuuichi has had them, though for non-sexual reasons. At the end of the first episode she wakes up from a dream and has to wash her underwear, which she does other times in the manga.



* PrecociousCrush: Makoto had feelings for one of her teachers. Apparently Takatsuki might have had one too though it's a bit vague besides all the blushing, but he blushes all the time.
** Kaneda is apparently popular with students. Maho mentioned him in an early chapter, before he was revealed, and background girls like him.

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* PrecociousCrush: Makoto had feelings for one of her teachers. Apparently Takatsuki might have had one too though it's a bit vague besides all the blushing, but he blushes all the time.
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Kaneda is apparently popular with students. Maho mentioned him in an early chapter, before he was revealed, and background girls like him. Makoto and [[spoiler:Takatsuki]] crush on him as well.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. A omake reveals the Nitori siblings dad is named "Hiroyuki", which is also Yuki's birth name.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted.Subverted. A omake reveals the Nitori siblings dad is named "Hiroyuki", which is also Yuki's birth name.



* ShipperOnDeck: Quite a few characters, including Mako and Yuki, ship Takatsuki and Shuuichi.

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* ShipperOnDeck: SettingUpdate: The anime was made in 2011 while the manga version of those chapters happened in the mid 2000s. Thus some technological upgrades were done to the anime.
* ShipperOnDeck:
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Quite a few characters, including Mako and Yuki, ship Takatsuki and Shuuichi.



* ShooOutTheClowns: Sasa doesn't appear as much as she used to, or have as big a role, ever since the protagonists hit puberty.

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Sasa doesn't stops to appear as much as she used to, or have as big a role, ever since the to starting when protagonists hit puberty.



* ShownTheirWork: The manga has a realistic view on different LGBT topics. Simple cross-dressing, being {{transgender}}, being trans as a kid, questioning one's gender identity as a kid but growing out of it, being gay, sexuality in relation to being trans, trying to pretend to be one's biological sex to confirm they are actually trans etc.
** The series is a LighterAndSofter portrayal of much of what a transgender person would go through in Japan, but it does not sugarcoat the matter.

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* ShownTheirWork: The manga has a realistic view on different LGBT topics. Simple cross-dressing, being {{transgender}}, being trans as a kid, questioning one's gender identity as a kid but growing out of it, being gay, sexuality in relation to being trans, trying to pretend to be one's biological sex to confirm they are actually trans etc.
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etc. The series is a LighterAndSofter portrayal of much of what a transgender person would go through in Japan, but it does not sugarcoat the matter.



* SkinshipGrope: Chizuru does this twice to Takatsuki. Neither occasion ends well. A random girl in the locker room of chapter 107 grabs Takatsuki's waist.
** One of the former examples doubled as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, in which Chizuru grabbed Takasuki's chest from behind after he had began binding his breasts. Chizuru's LargeHam reaction of surprise is quite priceless.

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* SkinshipGrope: Chizuru does this twice to Takatsuki. Neither occasion ends well. A random girl in the locker room of chapter 107 grabs Takatsuki's waist.
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waist. One of the former examples doubled as a CrowningMomentOfFunny, in which Chizuru grabbed Takasuki's chest from behind after he had began binding his breasts. Chizuru's LargeHam reaction of surprise is quite priceless.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The passage being read aloud in English class in episode 9 is part of the story Try to Be the Only One, which really is in the New Horizon textbook used by Japanese middle school students. It's even from the correct (year 2) book!
** The ending theme of the anime also begins with a bit of English that is pronounced properly.
*** It helps that the singer of the ending, Rie Fu is bilingual in both Japanese and English.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: SurprisinglyGoodEnglish:
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The passage being read aloud in English class in episode 9 is part of the story Try to Be the Only One, which really is in the New Horizon textbook used by Japanese middle school students. It's even from the correct (year 2) book!
** The ending theme of the anime also begins with a bit of English that is pronounced properly. \n*** It helps that the singer of the ending, Rie Fu is bilingual in both Japanese and English.



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Shuuichi and Maho, especially when the former grew their hair into a bob like her sister. Oka's little brother looks exactly like him, right down to the haircut.
** Funnily enough, while they don't resemble any of their parents too much, they look almost exactly like their ''aunt'' looked about their years. And said aunt, then Miss Kimishima, just happened to be the first crush of a boy... who became Shuuichi's homeroom teacher in the middle school and therefore couldn't really keep his calm in the girl's presence. ''[[HilarityEnsues Ouch]]''.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Shuuichi and Maho, especially when the former grew their hair into a bob like her sister. Oka's little brother looks exactly like him, right down to the haircut. \n** Funnily enough, while they don't resemble any of their parents too much, they look almost exactly like their ''aunt'' looked about their years. And said aunt, then Miss Kimishima, just happened to be the first crush of a boy... who became Shuuichi's homeroom teacher in the middle school and therefore couldn't really keep his calm in the girl's presence. ''[[HilarityEnsues Ouch]]''.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Shuuichi and Anna for quite a number of chapters. Ever since [[spoiler:they broke up]] there's been tense moments. Shuuichi makes it clear that she loves Anna, and Anna seems to feel the same way, but nothing ever happened except for a lot of blushing and ShipTease.
** [[spoiler:The tension eventually ended, because they get back together.]]
*** [[spoiler:The tension later begun again with Anna thinking to herself that she has dirty thoughts about Shuuichi, and wanting to to touch her. They don't have sex by the last chapter but Nitori is also sexually frustrated.]]

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Shuuichi Nitori and Anna for quite a number of chapters. Ever since [[spoiler:they broke During the time they [[spoiler:were broken up]] there's been there were several tense moments. Shuuichi makes moments between them. Nitori made it clear that she loves Anna, and Anna seems to feel felt the same way, but nothing ever happened except for a they had difficulties making the jump to romance. A lot of blushing and ShipTease.
** [[spoiler:The
occured though. Eventually that tension eventually ended, because they get ended when [[spoiler:they got back together.]]
*** [[spoiler:The tension later begun again
together again]] however it was replaced with Anna thinking to herself that she has dirty thoughts about Shuuichi, and wanting to to touch her. an even worse tension. They don't have sex by the last chapter but Nitori is also both become sexually frustrated.]]frustrated in their high school years but never do anything about it.
16th Mar '16 9:46:31 AM Monolaf317
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* SobriquetSexSwitch:
** {{Transsexual}} CoolBigSis Yuki's birth name is "Hiroyuki".
** Makoto requests for Nitori to refer to her as "Mako-chan" not soon after they begin being friends.
** Nitori herself ''may'' avert this. Her given name is "Shuuichi" and in middle school she wanted to swap names with Takatsuki, who is "Yoshino", but that never happened. When she [[spoiler:begins working at a gay bar]] the owner gives her the name "Lilly" but we don't know if this is her chosen name or not. Mako refers to Nitori by the feminine nickname "Nitorin".
8th Mar '16 12:50:41 PM hamza678
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* AmbiguousGenderIdentity
** [[spoiler:Takatsuki]]. [[spoiler: Most of the manga presents her as a counterpart to trans girl Nitori and depicts her as a transgender boy.]] In high school the line starts to blur and ultimately [[spoiler:she]] comes to the conclusion [[spoiler:she would rather live as a girl]], though [[spoiler:she's]] still depicted as confused over [[spoiler:her]] gender. Considering the situations surrounding the revelation and the bittersweet way it's presented, fans are stumped. WordOfGod is that it's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation up to the reader]] on whether they see them as trans or not.
** Makoto was this for the longest time. Introduced as a foil to Nitori but never got the same amount of transgender-related focus as Nitori, most fans thought Mako was a CampGay WholesomeCrossdresser. In high school it's shown otherwise [[spoiler:and she even comes out to her mom]]. The anime didn't seem to think she was female either as she's dressed as a boy in an ImagineSpot, while the manga parallel has her in a girls uniform.
2nd Feb '16 4:25:56 PM jormis29
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** The characters have been seen playing video game consoles, but they have no logos on them. Doi has a UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, both Oka and Takatsuki have a UsefulNotes/Playstation2, and both Maho and Anna have a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.

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** The characters have been seen playing video game consoles, but they have no logos on them. Doi has a UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, both Oka and Takatsuki have a UsefulNotes/Playstation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, and both Maho and Anna have a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
2nd Feb '16 4:25:34 PM jormis29
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** The characters have been seen playing video game consoles, but they have no logos on them. Doi has a UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, both Oka and Takatsuki have a UsefulNotes/PlaystationTwo, and both Maho and Anna have a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.

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** The characters have been seen playing video game consoles, but they have no logos on them. Doi has a UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, both Oka and Takatsuki have a UsefulNotes/PlaystationTwo, UsefulNotes/Playstation2, and both Maho and Anna have a UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
24th Jan '16 11:14:03 AM aye_amber
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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In chapter 78 Nitori gives this to Mako. After confining into Nitori about how she doesn't see herself as cute, Nitori told her that she was. This incident made Mako consider whether she may have feelings for Nitori.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In chapter Chapter 78 Nitori gives this to Mako. After confining into Nitori about how she doesn't see herself as cute, Nitori told her that she was. This incident made Mako consider whether she may have feelings for Nitori.
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