Wandering Son Volume 8 by Shimura Takako – Video/Photoset Preview

Wandering Son Vol. 8
by Shimura Takako

200-page black & white 7″ x 9.25″ hardcover
$24.99 | 978-1-60699-831-1

Ships in: May 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

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 Takako’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.

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Advance copies of Wandering Son Volume 8 hit our desks today, fresh from the printer. Another beautifully packaged volume of Shimura Takako‘s series of grade schoolers exploring their evolving gender identities, this book sees our intrepid protagonists entering the eighth grade, with new teachers, new friends, and new experiences and obstacles to navigate.

Wandering Son Vol. 8 is due to hit bookstores in May. Pick yours up then, or save yourself the hassle of remembering release dates and pre-order it now! More previews forthcoming.

Wandering Son Volume 8 by Shimura Takako – Excerpt

Shimura Takako‘s beloved manga series, Wandering Son (放浪息子), continues to be ably translated by Matt Thorn for American publication. Volume eight will be released this May, and we have included a 16-page downloadable (2.2 MB) excerpt for you to read, in anticipation of its release.

It’s the start of a new school year, with new homeroom assignments that scatter our friends to all corners of the school. Nitori-kun continues to battle his desires internally, with help from his older sister Maho. And will Takatsuki-kun work up the courage to wear a boy’s uniform to school?

Read the excerpt, then head over to the pre-order page to lock your copy in!

Wandering Son Volume 8 by Shimura Takako