©Takako Shimura 2013

17th Manga Division Jury Selections

Wandering Son

SHIMURA Takako [Japan]


A boy who wants to be a girl, Shuichi Nitori, and a girl who wants to be a boy, Yoshino Takatsuki, get to know each other and share a secret of going outside dressed as the opposite sex. As they grow up, there is no end to their worries about physical change, ways of thinking and their relationships with others. This 10-year long series gently and sensitively shows the boy and girl drifting through adolescence.