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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.

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 “read” link if you don’t want to download.
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!!Contains examples of:

* 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.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Yoriko
** [[spoiler: It works out for her, though. She gets together with Kenji.]]
* 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.]]
* AuthorAvatar: Not the author, but the character Sora Wakanae has Sora Harukaze, who's idolized by people like Yoko. [[RatedMForManly And Harukaze isn't secretly a woman.]]
* [[spoiler: [[BastardBastard Bast]][[HeroicBastard ard]]: Saki doesn't know who Kaoru's father really is, and, despite telling her this while she was young, in the end she tells Kaoru that Tatsumi really is her father, after Tatsumi pays Saki to do so.]]
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: All three in Shion.
* BettyAndVeronica: Asoko and Shion, respectively, with Masahiko as Archie
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Kaoru harbors deep {{Angst}} against her mother for conning Tatsumi for child support though he's not her real father, to the point of becoming a FemaleMisogynist and wanting to be a boy just to be less like her mother. However, when her mother tells, or really lies to her, that Tatsumi really is her father, Kaoru is infuriated and nearly attacks her.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Saki]]
** [[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".]]
* BlackComedyRape: The film club gets raped by the transvestites at a bath.
* 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.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: Sora to his father, Kaoru to Tatsumi. [[spoiler: Neither are biologically men.]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sora passes out after a single shot. Would make sense in the context of his sex, but it's probably just because he's Sora.
* [[CastFullOfGay Cast Full Of]] [[{{Crossdresser}} Crossdressers]]: ''Everyone'' wears outfits of both genders at one point or another.
* 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.
* 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.
* DoubleStandard: Sora seems to get a lot more attention than Yusaki. Sort of makes sense, because Yusaki’s more [[CaptainObvious feminine]] and quieter.
* DraggedIntoDrag: Masahiko, initially for the Film Club's movie... [[OnceAnEpisode then it becomes a theme]].
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Much like [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh another Yukari]], Yukari Wakanae. She hasn't been behind the wheel in several years
* FaceFault: They happen frequently.
* {{Flanderization}}: Tatsumi becomes a less and less serious character, despite attempting to rape and enslave "Masami".
* GratuitousFrench
* GuyOnGuyIsHot: Inverted with Asoaka, who is disgusted when she thinks she sees Masahiko and Tatsuya kissing.
* GoodParents: Despite how freaked out Masahiko is initially by his new parents, they turn out to be positive role models who do their best to treat himself and Shion with the love and respect they deserve.
* HappilyMarried: Sora and Yukari
* HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday: Masahiko primarily, but most of the characters invoke this trope at one point or another, which is odd considering the manga's focus on transsexuality and alternative gender expression. It's justified at least with Sora and Yukari, who are clearly monogamous and straight, but are far more comfortable with switched gender roles.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Played with. [[{{Yakuza}} Tatsumi]] falls in love with a [[DraggedIntoDrag forcibly crossdressing]] Masahiko and doesn't mind when he finds out that "[[AttractiveBentGender Masami]]" is biologically male, but gives up on his love after Masahiko explains that he isn't gay or {{Transgender}}. However, [[IncompatibleOrientation it's implied he might still have feelings for Masahiko]].
* InsistentTerminology: Sora is a man. Sora is Shion's father.
** However, Yukari recognizes that no matter what she does, she is still biologically male. Which is why she gets so emotional over having a child.
* InsufferableGenius:Shion is very smart (and hot, as a girl), but at times will create messes out of fun, especially for [[TheChewToy Masahiko]], and will say she doesn't feel responsible.
* IWantToBeARealMan: Kaoru.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kaoru and Shion have their moments.
* 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.]]]]
* [[KaraokeBox Karaoke Bar]]: At one is where Masahiko learns the family secret, since he forgot it due to being drunk.
* KissingCousins: Masahiko and Shion. However multiple times Masahiko has mentioned he wanted them to be LikeBrotherAndSister, he's constantly referred to as Shion's brother, and Shion's parents do act as his parents.. So it seems like adopted BrotherSisterIncest.
* LethalChef: Sora, and apparently evenmoreso Shion.
* LoveObstructingParents: Sora and Yukari play this role for Masahiko, at times
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: [[spoiler: Saki]].
* 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 don’t 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.]]
* MommasBoy: Masahiko. [[JustifiedTrope Definitely justified.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Shion seems to be abnormally strong for herself. Or maybe she's just that [[ActionGirl technically skilled and athletic]].
** Same goes for Yusaki, even if she is really a man.
* MomentKiller: Too many to count
* MostWritersAreWriters: Sora is a Manga Artist
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Masahiko, though technically it's college.
* OverlyLongGag: Shion's AmbiguousGender.
* PsychoLesbian: We get some of that from Shion in volume 8.
* RatedMForManly: Sora, in a more toned down version. There are several moments where either the author or Masahiko asks if Sora really is a woman.
* RebelliousSpirit: Shion, and evenmoreso [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kaoru]].
* 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.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: They're college age, but [[strike: Masahiko]] Masami picks up a fangirl in addition to all the drooling guys. Naturally, she thinks Masami crossdresses as a man.
* SequentialArtist: Sora Wakanae
* SmokingIsCool: Sora, Kaoru, Tatsumi [[SmokingIsGlamorous sort of Susumu]], and [[SmokingIsGlamorous Saki]].
* 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.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Normally caused by Masahiko or Yukari. And possibly Shion.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Totally averted/ inverted (The Body Is A Plaything Of The Mind). Shion's neck even becomes manlier just from dressing as a man.
* {{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).
* TriangRelations: Variant 3: See BettyAndVeronica above
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The manga just reeks of TheNineties Japan, the most obvious indicators being the clothing and the lack of [=DVDs=].
* UnwantedHarem: Masahiko just keeps collecting suitors. For his female persona, naturally.
* 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.
*** Four of those times [[CantHoldHisLiquor he was drunk.]]
* [[IJustWantToBeBadass Wannabe Gangster]]: Kaoru. She's "half-assed".
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Masahiko is a good guy in a dress.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Masahiko and Shion
* YamatoNadeshiko: Invoked by Yukari.
* {{Yakuza}}: Tatsumi
* 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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