Characters: Wandering Son

Here's a list of characters and related tropes for the series Wandering Son.

Shuuichi Nitori

Voiced by: Kousuke Hatakeyama

Yoshino Takatsuki

Voiced by: Asami Seto

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Or actually, Story Progression Dye Job. Takatsuki's hair was dark brown in the first two volumes before becoming the black we know of today.
    • Played straight with his eyes. From black to gold.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He looks very pretty during his runway walk during the cultural festival with Shuuichi. The judges for the modeling audition thought so too, and praised his good posture.
  • Berserk Button: Bullying Shuuichi. Also, his period and, to a lesser extent, other physical or social aspects of femininity coming from his biologically being female. Teasing him about it made some boys in his elementary school seriously beaten. He's generally only tough in situations he feels pressured in.
  • D-Cup Distress: He hates it when his breasts begin to grow. He even goes to buy a binder to flatten his chest so that he does not have to wear a bra.
  • Even the Guys Want Him
  • Height Angst: He's tall for a girl but wishes he was taller
  • Hot for Teacher: He seems a bit confused about whether it was a crush or not. He felt pressured by everyone else to have a crush on somebody, but other people thought he fell for a teacher in middle school.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi".
  • Kick the Dog: Telling Saori that her beloved Nitori-kun now dates Anna, and thus completely crushing the girl? Not cool, Takatsuki. He regrets it almost immediately, though
  • No Periods, Period: Averted, and his Berserk Button.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Seems to be this with Shuuichi. Averted in the end. She's grown distant from Nitori and has a crush on her.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: If the colored art is to be believed Takatsuki has a thing for pastel colors. His hoodies are apparently pink. Could be his parents buying the clothes though.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: No, Shuuichi really isn't his girlfriend. And Chiba isn't his girlfriend either.
  • Transsexual: Of the male-transitioning-from-female type. Eventually subverted.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Shuuichi. The legion of Shippers On Deck doesn't help. And then the Foe Yay tension with Chiba.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: At his first day in the high school to a girl named Kayoko Masuda. To be fair he is a boy, but no one can know that yet.

Chiba Saori

Voiced by: Yuka Nanri

Makoto Ariga

Voiced by: Yuichi Iguchi

Anna Suehiro

Voiced by: Yui Horie

Maho Nitori

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki

Yuki Yoshida

Voiced by: Takako Honda

Shinpei Doi

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino

Riku Seya

Kanako Sasa

Voiced by: Yoshino Nanjo

Chizuru Sarashina

Voiced by: Saeko Chiba

Momoko Shirai

Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki

Fumiya Ninomiya

Voiced by: Kaoru Mizuhara

Oka Takanori

Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura

  • The Bully: He was this to Nitori since elementary but eventually became friends with Mako in late middle school
  • Oblivious to Love: Makoto likes him.


Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

Nitori Satomi

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

Taichirou Ebina

Saisho Manabu

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

Kaneda Kentaro

Voiced by: Takayuki Kondō

  • Hot Teacher: A large sum of the girls that go to the middle school are said to have a crush on him at one time another. Makoto, Chizuru, Maho, and possibly Takatsuki all have had a crushes on him.


Voiced by: Ai Takabe