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Shimura Takako, Translator: Rachel Thorn

Wandering Son: Volume Eight

On sale date: June 7, 2015

In the latest volume of this realistic manga about transgender students, our protagonists experiment sartorially.

Curiosity and transphobia collide in the latest volume of Fantagraphics' critically acclaimed manga about a boy who wants to be a girl, and a girl who wants to be a boy. In Volume 8, Nitori-kun, a boy who wants to be a girl, explores kissing with girlfriend Anna-chan; and Yoshino-san, a girl who wants to be a boy, finds the courage to go to school wearing a boy's uniform. Meanwhile, one of their male classmates, Doi-kun, who has caused our protagonists misery in the past, becomes intrigued with their grown-up friend Yuki-san, a transwoman. But Nitori-kun finds himself strangely drawn to Doi-kun… Shimura Takaro's Wandering Son has been rightly hailed as one of the most progressive and enlightened treatments of gender identity in the history of comics. The eighth volume continues to explore the lives of its characters with insight and sensitivity.

Wandering Son: Volume Eight is part of the Wandering Son series.


"Gender bending has a long been a staple in manga, but it's rarely treated with the nuance and sensitivity of Shimura Takako's Wandering Son." — Matt White - Publishers Weekly

"It's always interesting to see which expectations this series plays into and which ones it subverts. ... Still highly recommended." — Sean Gaffney - A Case Suitable for Treatment


Black & white
6.9" × 9.6"