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Lost in Translation
The April issue of Enterbrain's Monthly Comic Beam magazine is announcing on Thursday that an anime adaptation of Takako Shimura's Wandering Son (Hōrō Musuko) manga has been green-lit. Fantagraphics Books will be releasing the original manga in North America in December.
Shimura, the creator of the Aoi Hana manga and its Sweet Blue Flowers anime adaptation, has been running the Wandering Son manga in Monthly Comic Beam since 2002, and the 10th compiled book volume will ship in Japan on March 25.
The story of Wandering Son centers around a feminine 5th-grade boy named Shūichi Nitori. On the first day at his new school, he is mistaken for his 6th-grade sister. He happens to sit next to Yoshino Takatsuki, a girl who wishes she was a boy. Both of them have secrets they cannot tell anyone.
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