History YMMV / WanderingSon

17th Nov '17 1:38:46 AM rjd1922
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* FauxSymbolism: Almost all colored artworks show the boy uniforms as being pastel colors when they're traditionally black. The anime, and the shading used in the manga, imply that they are black. It could be symbolically referring to their personalities but it seems like it's just for artistic value (the artworks often are watercolored too, so it's a theme). Though considering how Shimura is with shading, they really ''could' be pastel.

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* FauxSymbolism: Almost all colored artworks show the boy uniforms as being pastel colors when they're traditionally black. The anime, and the shading used in the manga, imply that they are black. It could be symbolically referring to their personalities personalities, but it seems like it's just for artistic value (the artworks often are watercolored too, so it's a theme). Though considering how Shimura is with shading, they really ''could' ''could'' be pastel.
22nd Sep '17 12:05:40 PM Pichu-kun
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** Takatsuki/Chiba is quite popular and works as a ShipMate to Nitori/Anna.

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** Takatsuki/Chiba is quite popular and works as a ShipMate {{Ship Mate|s}} to Nitori/Anna.
22nd Sep '17 12:05:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* BadassDecay: You'll often hear complaints how in elementary Takatsuki was a confident badass who beat up boys and stood up for her friends but by the end of the story she's far less secure in herself. In-series it makes sense but that doesn't make fans less sour.

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* BadassDecay: You'll often hear complaints how in elementary Takatsuki was a confident badass who beat up boys and stood up for her friends but by the end of the story she's far less secure in herself. In-series it makes sense sense, but that doesn't make fans less sour.



* DieForOurShip: Poor, poor Fumiya got a lot of damage for [[spoiler:dating Chiba]]. To a lesser extent Anna gets criticism just for liking Nitori.
* FanPreferredCouple: Takatsuki/Nitori is the most popular pairing in the manga, though Takatsuki/Chiba is quite popular too. Doi/Nitori gained popular after the anime, though [[MisaimedFandom particularly with yaoi fans]].

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* DieForOurShip: DieForOurShip:
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Poor, poor Fumiya got a lot of damage for [[spoiler:dating Chiba]]. Chiba]].
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To a lesser extent Anna gets criticism just for liking Nitori.
* FanPreferredCouple: FanPreferredCouple:
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Takatsuki/Nitori is the most popular pairing in the manga, though especially prior to Anna and Nitori dating.
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Takatsuki/Chiba is quite popular too. and works as a ShipMate to Nitori/Anna.
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Doi/Nitori gained popular after the anime, though [[MisaimedFandom particularly with yaoi fans]].



** Many fans are calling DeathOfTheAuthor [[spoiler:about Takatsuki not considering themselves a boy by the end of the manga.]] Also to a lesser extent [[spoiler:because [[FanPreferredCouple Takatsuki/Nitori]] never occurred]].

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** Many fans are calling DeathOfTheAuthor [[spoiler:about Takatsuki not considering themselves a boy by the end of the manga.]] Also to a lesser extent [[spoiler:because [[FanPreferredCouple Takatsuki/Nitori]] Takatsuki/Nitori or Takatsuki/Saori]] never occurred]].



* LGBTFanbase: If you're in the trans sphere some of the series (and the main/character pages attempts to describe whats going on with the gender stuff) will make you cringe in sympathy.
* MainstreamObscurity: It's known as one of the best depictions of transsexuality in fiction, especially manga, but few people have read past elementary or even more than a dozen chapters.

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* LGBTFanbase: If you're in the trans sphere sphere, some of the series (and the main/character pages attempts to describe whats what's going on with the gender stuff) will make you cringe in sympathy.
* MainstreamObscurity: It's known as one of the best depictions of transsexuality in fiction, especially manga, but few people have read past elementary elementary, or even more than a dozen chapters.



** Takatsuki's storyline [[spoiler:could've delved into the topic of trans-people who personally don't want to transition, don't identify exactly as one gender, or have doubts about their gender. But nope, she was a cis girl all along.]] Some feel the story might've benefited from more trans boy characters in general.
*** [[spoiler:YMMV of course, as Takatsuki's AmbiguousGenderIdentity and bittersweet reactions to their feminine presentation and Nitori means that they could still identify as trans and are choosing not to come out, or that they are confused about their gender and unable to voice their feelings to anyone. It's still a wasted plot and DownerEnding at best though.]]

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** Takatsuki's storyline [[spoiler:could've delved into the topic of trans-people who personally don't want to transition, don't identify exactly as one gender, or have doubts about their gender. But nope, she was a cis girl all along.]] Some feel the story might've benefited from more trans boy characters in general.
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general. [[spoiler:YMMV of course, as Takatsuki's AmbiguousGenderIdentity and bittersweet reactions to their feminine presentation and Nitori means that they could still identify as trans and are choosing not to come out, or that they are confused about their gender and unable to voice their feelings to anyone. It's still a wasted plot and DownerEnding at best though.]]



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The series is actually {{Seinen}}. It however has been referred to as being aimed at kids, and is occasionally mistaken for ''{{Shoujo}}''. In America it's actually marketed at young adults and teenagers which probably adds to the confusion.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The series is actually {{Seinen}}. It however has been referred to as being aimed at kids, and is occasionally mistaken for ''{{Shoujo}}''.''{{Shoujo|Demographic}}''. In America it's actually marketed at young adults and teenagers which probably adds to the confusion.
24th Apr '17 7:10:10 PM Cosette
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*** [[spoiler:YMMV of course, as Takatsuki's AmbiguousGenderIdentity and ambivalent and at times pained reactions to their feminine presentation and Nitori at the end of the manga also allows for the reading that they are still trans and choosing not to come out or confused about their gender and unable to voice their worries to anyone. It's still a wasted plot and DownerEnding at best though.]]

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*** [[spoiler:YMMV of course, as Takatsuki's AmbiguousGenderIdentity and ambivalent and at times pained bittersweet reactions to their feminine presentation and Nitori at the end of the manga also allows for the reading means that they are could still identify as trans and are choosing not to come out out, or that they are confused about their gender and unable to voice their worries feelings to anyone. It's still a wasted plot and DownerEnding at best though.]]
24th Apr '17 7:06:46 PM Cosette
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*** [[spoiler:YMMV of course, as Takatsuki's AmbiguousGenderIdentity and ambivalent and at times pained reactions to their feminine presentation and Nitori at the end of the manga also allows for the reading that they are still trans and choosing not to come out or confused about their gender and unable to voice their worries to anyone. It's still a wasted plot and DownerEnding at best though.]]
9th Aug '16 11:42:04 PM Anddrix
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* TheScrappy: Fumiya and Momoko. Chiba has her fair share of haters but she's more-so a BaseBreaker than anything.

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* TheScrappy: Fumiya and Momoko. Chiba has her fair share of haters but she's more-so a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter than anything.
29th Mar '16 2:59:04 PM Pichu-kun
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** Takatsuki's storyline [[spoiler:could've delved into the topic of trans-people who personally don't want to transition, don't identify exactly as one gender, or have doubts about their gender. But nope, she was a cis girl all along.]]
*** Some feel the story might've benefited from more transmen characters in general.

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** Takatsuki's storyline [[spoiler:could've delved into the topic of trans-people who personally don't want to transition, don't identify exactly as one gender, or have doubts about their gender. But nope, she was a cis girl all along.]]
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]] Some feel the story might've benefited from more transmen trans boy characters in general.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The series is actually {{Seinen}}. It however has been referred to as being aimed at kids, and is occasionally mistaken for ''{{Shoujo}}''.
** In America it's actually marketed at young adults and teenagers which probably adds to the confusion.
* [[{{Woobie/Anime}} The Woobie]] - Both Shuuichi and Yoshino. But Shuu more because she's hit harder by DoubleStandard.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The series is actually {{Seinen}}. It however has been referred to as being aimed at kids, and is occasionally mistaken for ''{{Shoujo}}''. \n** In America it's actually marketed at young adults and teenagers which probably adds to the confusion.
* [[{{Woobie/Anime}} The Woobie]] - TheWoobie: Both Shuuichi and Yoshino. But Shuu more because she's hit harder by DoubleStandard.
26th Feb '16 6:42:01 PM MiracleChange
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** In America it's actually marketed at young adults and teenagers which probably adds to the confusion.
25th Jan '16 12:01:56 PM Willbyr
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: It's a realistic story about transsexuality and puberty, that includes other parts of the [=LGBT=]. So many people are used to the slapstick OtokonokoGenre type series that ''WanderingSon'' comes off as this, especially to people clueless and ignorant about transgender issues.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: It's a realistic story about transsexuality and puberty, that includes other parts of the [=LGBT=]. So many people are used to the slapstick OtokonokoGenre type series that ''WanderingSon'' ''Wandering Son'' comes off as this, especially to people clueless and ignorant about transgender issues.
8th Jan '16 5:46:02 PM MiracleChange
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*** Some feel the story might've benefited from more transmen characters in general.
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