Hourou Musuko (TV)

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Alternative title:
Wandering Son 
放浪息子 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama , romance 
Themes: crossdressing , school 
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary: Shuicihi Nitori appears to be a shy and quiet preteen boy, when he transfers to a new school he quickly makes friends with the tomboyish Yoshino Takatsuki who sits next to him. It soon becomes apparent that both Shucihi and Yoshino are more than simply a sensitive boy and masculine girl, they both are transgendered. Together they decide to take the first steps toward becoming the people they want to be. 
User Ratings: 548 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 64 votes (sub:61, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Excellent: 106 votes (sub:101, raw:2, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
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 Very good: 108 votes (sub:100, raw:3, dub:3, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 84 votes (sub:81, raw:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
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 Decent: 48 votes (sub:45, raw:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Korean subtitled
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 So-so: 34 votes (sub:32, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 Not really good: 30 votes (sub:29, dub:1)
 Weak: 25 votes (sub:23, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 Bad: 18 votes (sub:17, dub:1)
 Awful: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Worst ever: 16 votes (sub:14, dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 856 users, rank: #1194 (of 6085)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 6.843 (Good), std. dev.: 2.6063, rank: #2748 (of 6077)
Weighted mean: 6.919 (Good), rank: #2470 (of 6077) (seen all: 7.98 / seen some: 5.50 / won't finish: 3.42)
Bayesian estimate: 6.933 (Good), rank: #2201 (of 4582)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 11 
Episode titles: We have 11
Vintage: 2011-01-13 
Opening Theme:
"Itsudatte." (いつだって。) by Daisuke 
Ending Theme:
"For You" by Rie Fu 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ei Aoki 
Series Composition: Mari Okada 
Script:
Mari Okada  (eps 1-11) 
Storyboard:
Ei Aoki (OP, ED; 6 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 9-11
)
 
Hiroki Hayashi (ep 10) 
Keiichi Sasajima (ep 4) 
Kyōhei Ishiguro (ep 7) 
Makoto Bessho (eps 5, 8) 
Takafumi Hoshikawa (ep 3) 
Episode Director:
Chizuru Miyawaki (ep 4) 
Ei Aoki (eps 1, 11) 
Hiroki Hayashi (eps 6, 10) 
Koji Yoshikawa (ep 9) 
Kyōhei Ishiguro (ep 7) 
Makoto Bessho (eps 2, 5, 10) 
Masashi Abe (ep 3) 
Shōgo Arai (ep 8) 
Unit Director: Ei Aoki (OP, ED) 
Music:
Keiichi Okabe  (MoNACA) 
Satoru Kousaki  (MoNACA) 
Original Work: Takako Shimura 
Character Design: Ryuichi Makino 
Art Director: Akira Ito 
Chief Animation Director: Ryuichi Makino 
Animation Director:
Atsushi Aono (eps 3, 9) 
Eiji Ishimoto (ep 8) 
Keiichirou Honjou (ep 4) 
Koji Watanabe (ep 9) 
Masahiko Itojima (ep 3) 
Masako Matsumoto (eps 5-6, 10) 
Michio Satô (eps 2, 5-6, 10) 
Riwako Matsui (ep 8) 
Ryuichi Makino (ED; eps 1, 11) 
Tadashi Oppata (ep 4) 
Takuya Tani (eps 2, 10) 
Yukiko Aikei (ep 7) 
Yūya Shimoji (ep 2) 
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa 
Producer:
Jiyū Ōgi 
Makoto Kimura (Fuji TV) 
Shunsuke Saito 

2nd Key Animation:
Aimi Sakai (ep 7) 
Akihiro Sueda (ep 11) 
Eigo Nomura 
Etsuko Minami (ep 4) 
Hidenobu Takahashi (ep 3) 
Hiroyuki Itai (ep 10) 
Isamu Suzuki (eps 8-10) 
Kanako Inoue (ep 11) 
Kanayo Nakanishi (ep 7) 
Kaoru Nagakawa (eps 10-11) 
Kazuhiro Nasu (ep 11) 
Kiminori Itō (ep 7) 
Maki Sugizono (ep 7) 
Masako Matsumoto (ep 3) 
Mihoko Ishihara (eps 10-11) 
Mitsuaki Tobisawa (ep 4) 
Naruki Iwasaki (ep 7) 
Noriko Itou (ep 11) 
Noriyoshi Sasaki (ep 11) 
Ryosuke Oshima (eps 9-10) 
Sachiyo Matsubayashi (ep 4) 
Sayoko Murai (ep 4) 
Shōko Maruyama (ep 11) 
Takumi Yokota (eps 3, 6, 8) 
Takuya Tani (eps 6, 8, 11) 
Tatsuki Kanazaki (ep 10) 
Tomomi Kosakai (ep 10) 
Yoshimi Satō (ep 11) 
Yuka Kuroda (ep 11) 
Yūki Fukuchi (ep 3) 
Yuki Morikawa (ep 11) 
Yūki Sumiya (eps 8-9, 11) 
Yukiko Kawamoto (ep 7) 
Yūya Shimoji (ep 6) 
Advertising: Hiroyuki Seta (Fuji TV) 
Animation: Ryuichi Makino (OP) 
Art Setting: Yohei Kodama 
Assistant Animation Director:
Eiji Ishimoto (ep 11) 
Masahito Onoda (eps 8, 11) 
Masako Matsumoto (eps 3, 11) 
Michio Satô (eps 3, 11) 
Riwako Matsui (ep 11) 
Ryuuji Iwata (ep 8) 
Takuya Tani (ep 6) 
CG Creative Director: Daisuke Suzuki 
CG Line Director: Garyo Tanaka 
CG Producer: Hiroaki Matsuura 
Chief Producer:
Hiroyuki Shimizu 
Kōji Yamamoto (Fuji TV) 
Color Check:
Akiko Tomono (eps 3, 8, 10) 
Aya Ouchi (eps 1, 11) 
Hironori Nochi (ep 7) 
Satoko Kimura (ep 4) 
Tomomi Hashimoto (eps 2, 5-6, 10) 
Yuichi Furuichi (ep 9) 
Color Coordination:
Akiko Tomono (eps 3, 8, 10) 
Aya Ouchi (eps 1, 11) 
Hironori Nochi (ep 7) 
Satoko Kimura (ep 4) 
Tomomi Hashimoto (eps 2, 5-6, 10) 
Yuichi Furuichi (ep 9) 
Color design: Aya Ouchi 
Compilation: Masato Seino (Fuji TV) 
Composite Chief: Motohiro Kunishige 
Composite Director: Tomonobu Kato 
Costume Design Assistant: Masako Matsumoto 
Editing: Syota Migiyama 
In-Between Check:
Naoya Hoshino (ep 9) 
Sachiyo Matsubayashi (ep 7) 
Shoichi Sunahara (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 5-6, 8, 10-11
)
 
Takahiro Nawa (ep 4) 
Key Animation:
Ai Okabayashi (ep 7) 
Akemi Kobayashi (ep 11) 
Aki Kumata (ep 9) 
Aki Nishizaki (ep 7) 
Aki Yamauchi (ep 9) 
Akiko Kumada (ep 7) 
Akiko Matsuo (ep 5) 
Asako Aoki (ep 4) 
Atsushi Saito (9 episodes
eps 1-6, 8, 10-11
)
 
Ayako Satou (ep 4) 
Chie Hashimoto (ep 9) 
Chizuko Kusakabe (ep 2) 
Dai Imaoka (ep 4) 
Dai Suzuki (ep 7) 
Daiki Miyagawa (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 10-11
)
 
Daisuke Saito (ep 8) 
Eiji Ishimoto (ep 8) 
Erina Oshima (Sakura Create; ep 3) 
Etsushi Mori (ep 10) 
Fumiaki Usui (ep 7) 
Fumiko Kon (ep 10) 
Gosei Oda (ep 2) 
Hatsue Koizumi (eps 5, 8) 
Hideaki Matsuoka (ep 3) 
Hidenobu Takahashi (ED; 6 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 10-11
)
 
Hiroaki Ikeda (ep 9) 
Hiroki Ikeshita (ep 10) 
Hiroyuki Yoshii (eps 7-8) 
Hisashi Samejima (eps 3, 10) 
Junichi Seki (ep 3) 
Kaori Ikeda (Studio Angle; ep 3) 
Kaoru Nagakawa (ep 9) 
Katsuyuki Yamazaki (ep 8) 
Kazuhiro Oki (ep 3) 
Kazuya Saito (ep 4) 
Kazuyuki Igai (ep 10) 
Kei Sakai (ep 10) 
Keiichi Sugiura (ep 9) 
Keiichirou Honjou (eps 4, 10) 
Keiko Fukumoto (ep 4) 
Keiko Ichihara (ep 7) 
Keita Hagio (ep 10) 
Ken Mukaigawara (eps 5-6) 
Kenji Kajiwara (ep 6) 
Kentaro Tokiwa (ep 9) 
Koichi Hayami (ep 9) 
Koji Maruoka (ep 9) 
Koji Miura (ep 3) 
Koji Watanabe (ep 1) 
Kouichi Arai (ep 1) 
Kumiko Abe (ep 7) 
Makiko Fujiwara (ep 7) 
Makito Uehara (ep 8) 
Makoto Bessho (eps 2, 10) 
Makoto Sawazaki (ep 5) 
Manabu Shioda (ep 8) 
Masahiro Yoshisaki (Studio Angle; ep 3) 
Masahito Onoda (ep 8) 
Masaki Suzuki (eps 1, 5) 
Masako Matsumoto (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 10-11
)
 
Mayumi Tomiie (eps 9, 11) 
Michio Satô (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 10-11
)
 
Mihoko Ishihara (ep 6) 
Mika Sawada (ep 11) 
Miki Okabana (ep 11) 
Mina Itou (ep 7) 
Misao Abe (ep 6) 
Mitsunori Yamaguchi (ep 4) 
Miyuki Honda (ep 9) 
Miyuki Matsumoto (ep 4) 
Momoko Kawai (eps 9-11) 
Motoko Watanabe (ep 11) 
Noboru Kawamori (Studio Angle; ep 3) 
Nobuhiro Arai (ep 9) 
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 11) 
Noriyasu Murata (ep 4) 
Rika Kato (ep 9) 
Riwako Matsui (ep 8) 
Ryoichi Murata (ep 11) 
Ryosuke Oshima (ep 6) 
Ryuuji Iwata (eps 8, 11) 
Sachiyo Matsubayashi (ep 7) 
Sakurako Mitsuhashi (ep 7) 
Satomi Tamura (ep 7) 
Satoshi Harayama (ep 8) 
Satoshi Kimura (ep 7) 
Sawako Shigematsu (ep 6) 
Shigeru Uchihara (ep 8) 
Shin Tanoue (ep 11) 
Shinichi Wada (ep 3) 
Shinji Takeuchi (ep 4) 
Shinya Nishizawa (ep 7) 
Shou Kawashima (ep 9) 
Shouji Endo (ep 6) 
Shuri Toida (ep 7) 
Shuuhei Yamamoto (ep 2) 
Suguru Iijima (ep 10) 
Takao Takegami (ep 10) 
Takashi Kojima (ep 11) 
Takehiro Nakayama (ep 3) 
Takumi Yokota (ED; eps 1, 11) 
Takuya Tani (eps 1-2, 5) 
Tatsuki Kanazaki (ep 9) 
Terutaka Echigo (eps 8, 11) 
Tomoko Tanaka (ep 8) 
Tomoko Tsuji (ep 10) 
Tomomi Ishikawa (ep 4) 
Tomomi Nakamura (ep 4) 
Tomotaka Shibayama (ep 2) 
Tomoyuki Kitamura (ep 8) 
Toshiharu Kudō (ep 8) 
Toshiki Yamazaki (ep 11) 
Toshiko Inada (ep 7) 
Toshimitsu Takechi (eps 10-11) 
Tsuyoshi Kakihara (eps 5-6) 
Yasutetsu Aoki (ep 10) 
Yoshiko Nakajima (ep 9) 
Yoshimi Satō (ep 9) 
Yoshio Tamura (eps 2, 10) 
Yoshitaka Kohno (eps 10-11) 
Youko Saitou (Sakura Create; ep 3) 
Youko Satou (ep 4) 
Yūki Fukuchi (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 10-11
)
 
Yuki Hijikata (Sakura Create; ep 3) 
Yūki Tsutsumi (ep 1) 
Yukihide Oku (ep 8) 
Yukiko Aikei (ep 7) 
Yukiko Miyamoto (ep 9) 
Yuuko Yamada (ep 8) 
Yūya Shimoji (ED; 6 episodes
eps 1-3, 5, 10-11
)
 
Main Animator: Michio Satô 
Original Work Assistance:
Katsuhiko Okumura (Monthly Comic Beam Editorial Dept.) 
Osamu Fujii (Monthly Comic Beam Editorial Dept.) 
Production Advancement:
Kazunari Kikuchi (ep 8) 
Kika Tsukamoto (ep 4) 
Kōichirō Hayashi (ep 9) 
Masao Yamazaki (ep 8) 
Nao Umakawa (ep 11) 
Shinichirou Ueda (eps 3, 6) 
Shūhei Morino (ep 10) 
Shunichi Tsuji (ep 10) 
Sugaho Kojima (eps 1-2, 5) 
Yuki Ikemoto (ep 7) 
Production Desk: Kyoko Oda 
Prop Design: Masako Matsumoto 
Publicity: Wataru Onoki 
Publicity Assistance:
Hiromi Hasegawa 
Noriko Kitane 
Recording Adjustment: Nobuhiro Negishi 
Recording Assistant: Junpei Fujiwara 
Setting Production: Nao Umakawa 
Sound Effects: Katsuhiro Nakano 
Sound Production Manager: Rie Tanaka 
Special Effects: Hironobu Watanabe 
Theme Song Performance:
Daisuke (OP) 
Rie Fu (ED) 
Video Editing:
Maro Takagi 
Tatsuhiko Kojima 
Asami Seto as Yoshino Takatsuki 
Kosuke Hatakeyama as Shuichi Nitori 

Aki Toyosaki as Momoko Shirai 
Kaoru Mizuhara as Fumiya Ninomiya 
Kazuya Nakai as Saisho Sensei 
Keiji Fujiwara as Shii-chan 
Nana Mizuki as Maho Nitori 
Saeko Chiba as Chizuru Sarashina 
Takako Honda as Yuki 
Yoshino Nanjou as Kanako Sasa 
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Riku Seya 
Yui Horie as Anna Suehiro 
Yūichi Iguchi as Makoto Ariga 
Yuuka Nanri as Saori Chiba 

Ai Takabe as Maiko 
Ayane Sakura as
Female Student A 
Isawa 
Nagasawa 
Binbin Takaoka as principal(ep 1) 
Chinatsu Akasaki as Tsuchiya 
Genki Muro as
male student C(ep 12) 
Taniguchi 
Yamashita 
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Shinpei Doi 
Kaoru Katakai as Shuichi and Maho's grandmother 
Kaoru Mizuhara as
female student B(11) 
Kanako's Mother 
Kazuyoshi Shiibashi as
boy B(ep 4) 
Hori 
Kazuyuki Okitsu as
male student A(11) 
Yuki's brother(ep 11) 
Kyosuke Suzuki as
boy A(ep 4) 
Hasegawa 
Maaya Uchida as Miyake 
Mikako Komatsu as female student A(11) 
Minako Kotobuki as
female student B(ep 8) 
Kobayashi 
Mutsumi Tamura as
Takanori Oka 
Yamanaka 
Rina Dendō as
Katakura 
Makoto's Mother 
school nurse 
Sayaka Ohara as Shuichi's Mother 
Shunzou Miyasaka as
Aoyama 
Shuichi's Father 
Takayuki Kondou as
Kentarou Kaneda 
male student C(11) 
Takuya Kuriyama as Yabe 
Yuka Keichō as Yoshino's Mother 
Yuko Gibu as Tamaki Satō 
Yurie Kobori as
female teacher 
girl B(11) 
Saori's Mother 
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
acca effe (eps 3, 8, 11) 
Asahi Production (ep 11) 
asread (ep 11) 
AZETA PICTURES (ep 11) 
Ginga-ya (ep 11) 
GoHands (eps 3, 8) 
Nakamura Production (ep 8) 
Satelight (eps 10-11) 
Studio Victory (ep 10) 
Tokyo Animation Center (eps 3, 11) 
3D Graphics: SANZIGEN Animation Studio 
Animation Production: AIC (AIC Classic) 
Backgrounds: Studio Easter 
Broadcaster:
BS Fuji (2011-02-26) 
Fuji TV (Noitamina) 
Kansai Telecasting Corporation (2011-01-18) 
Noitamina 
Tokai TV (2011-01-20) 
Composite Assistance: Studio Easter 
Key Animation:
FAI (ep 7) 
Sakura Create (ep 3) 
Studio Angle (ep 3) 
Music Production: Aniplex 
Production Cooperation:
Sunrise (eps 4, 7)  (ep 9) 
Recording Studio: Prosen Studio 
Sound Production: Magic Capsule 
Video Editing: Sony PCL 
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll 
English cast
(none)
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