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I’ve been meaning to summarise what is catching my eye in the coming season but spare time has been hard to find lately!! Luckily both Yuri no Boke and hashihime has both summarised what’s coming this season. I’ll simply highlight those that I will be checking out. I might not be entirely accurate on the plot summaries…just a warning…The following is broadly in the order of the most appealing first…

Hourou Musuko

Episode 1 on 13 January

Story: 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 (taken from ANN).

Reasons for watching: There are a number of reasons to watch this one!! Firstly, the mangaka is the one from Aoi Hana, Takako Shimura!! There’s no yuri but the anime focuses on some transgender issues!? Sounds interesting!! Plus if you go to the website and check out their trailer, the art is soft and endearing with a very classical music OST. I love the use of strings!!  How can you NOT watch it!?!? Seiyuu wise, it’s also quite attractive with Aki Toyosaki (Yui from K-ON!), Nana Mizuki (Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical), Saeko Chiba (Natsuki from Mai-Hime), Yoshino Nanjou (Maria from Canaan), Yui Horie (need I say more!?) but they seem to all just play supportive roles. The main two characters are played by new voice actors, I think?

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After a good couple of quiet chapters this one finally makes a blast!!!! Thanks to Lililicious again for the hard work!! I won’t give it away but this is a must read!! It’s ok if you haven’t been reading the previous chapters. You’ll catch on fine!!! *wink* I got quite a few giggles and squeals out of this one!!!! ^________^

Btw thanks to all those people that sent me emails and Meebo messages to tell me this chapter was out!!! THANK U!!

I admit that I have put Aoi Hana side since about 10 chapters ago…it started getting really slow and while I wanted the story to focus 90% on Ah-chan and Fumi, the mangaka goes off and ropes back in a number of other characters!! Correct me if I’m wrong as I haven’t been reading the chapters closely and I keep getting confused with the names of the characters. ANYWAY, while I had this mindset I noticed that Lililicious had released  chapter 34!! (Mertal also reminded me!! Thank you!!) What the heck!? Might as well read it! I mean, it’s YURI! Luckily I did not give this a miss!!! The last page also made me scream out loud!!! hahaha You HAVE to READ it if you’ve been following this pair!!!! Now I can’t wait to read the next chapter!!!!!

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