Wandering Son is a japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. The anime show is a revolutionary series because it deals with issues like transsexual problems, sexuality, gender issues and puberty among young teenagers and adults. The show features a boy named Nitori Shuichi who wants to become a girl since an early age, and his friend, Takatsuki Yoshino, who has always dreamed of becoming a boy. Both friends have dreamed of becoming the opposite gender through elementary to middle school, and their identical desires draws them in closer to one another as they both share and support one another's dream and desires. The dual's issues and search for their identity has created an emotional story that follows their journey as they seek solutions to their obstacles, particularly the disapproval from others, and attempt to come to terms with their desires and their dreams. The show features the two friends as they are in middle school.