Wandering Son Vol 5

2013 DEBUT Wandering Son Vol 5
Book Author(s) Shimura Takakao; edited and translated by Matt Thorn
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Book List Price $24.99
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
Web site http://www.fantagraphics.com/wanderingson5


In this volume of the acclaimed series about transgendered kids exploring their unfolding identities, we’ve reached a big event; the junior high school entrance ceremony. The entrance ceremony, with its traditionally-gendered uniforms, vexes Nitori-kun and Takatsuki-san — especially when it’s another classmate who bucks tradition. Envy and jealousy are prominent themes in Volume 5:  And so our protagonists set off on the journey to adolescence….

ISBN: 978-1-60699-647-8

200 page black and white (with some color) hardcover, 7″ x 9.5″

“While most manga about cross-dressing involve lots of shrieking and embarrassment, Wandering Son takes a quieter, more introspective approach…. It’s a very sweet manga with realistic characters — no dead parents or crazy teachers, just ordinary, loving families and supportive friends. This manga is a beautifully produced, hardcover book, and… it’s worth every penny.” – Brigid Alverson, MTV Geek