Non-Cis Character Database: Kaoru Hanase (Tamako Market)

(Thanks to Adyn for sponsoring this entry! If you'd like me to write about a character of your choice, consider donating to the blog -- all donations go towards obtaining legal copies of media I discuss on here.) Kaoru Hanase is kind of an interesting case. She’s a fairly minor character from Tamako Market, an … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Kaoru Hanase (Tamako Market)

Non-Cis Character Database: Frolbericheri Frol (They Were 11!)

They Were 11! (I'll be omitting the ! from the title from now on, because it's a bitch to punctuate) is a short sci-fi manga from shoujo manga legend Moto Hagio about a team of ten applicants to a prestigious space academy. As the final part of their entrance exam, they're sent to a derelict … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Frolbericheri Frol (They Were 11!)

Non-Cis Character Database: Symphogear

I sure did watch all five seasons of Symphogear for one line stating that a character is trans. I'd probably be more peeved if I didn't absolutely love every second of Symphogear, a completely bonkers pseudo-magical girl show about lesbians who sing during battle to power up their gear, in which the moon is an … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Symphogear

Non-Cis Character Database: Lily Hoshikawa (Zombie Land Saga)

Here she is, folks, the internet's own "best trans character ever," finally gracing the pages of this blog. Give it up for Zombie Land Saga's Lily Hoshimiya! You see, Lily was one of the first characters I thought of when I decided to do this project. I would have written about her sooner, but the … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Lily Hoshikawa (Zombie Land Saga)

Non-Cis Character Database: Tokyo Ghoul

[NOTE: This post has some images containing gore. Also, it seems as though there are a few different common romanizations of the names in Tokyo Ghoul; I'll be going with the names as they're spelled in the official Shonen Jump app translation, since it's what I read and what I'm using for screencaps.] I'll be … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Tokyo Ghoul

Non-Cis Character Database: Yuureitou

[WARNING: There's a mildly NSFW image in this one, because that's the kind of manga this is. Just nudity.] ...okay, I'm fully cheating with this one. There are only two criteria for this database: that there's strong textual evidence that the character or characters in question aren't cisgender, and that the media isn't specifically about … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Yuureitou

Genderqueer Character Database: Mariandale (Ixion Saga DT)

Ixion Saga DT is absolutely not the kind of show out of which I'd expect anything resembling decent trans rep. It's essentially an isekai parody -- the protagonist, Kon, is dropped into a fantasy world from in front of his computer in Tokyo, and winds up tagging along with a young princess traveling to an … Continue reading Genderqueer Character Database: Mariandale (Ixion Saga DT)

Non-Cis Character Database: Hunter x Hunter

[NOTE: Two of the characters I'll be discussing appear fairly late in Hunter x Hunter and are almost impossible to discuss without major spoilers. If that's something you're concerned about, I'd advise giving this one a miss until you're caught up to where the anime ends. I also think HxH is an absolute masterpiece, and … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Hunter x Hunter

Non-Cis Character Database: Togata (Fire Punch)

If you keep up with Shonen Jump -- or with the contemporary manga scene in general really, especially in the action-horror genre -- you've probably heard of Chainsaw Man. What you might not know (I didn't) is that Chainsaw Man isn't the first series Tatsuki Fujimoto had published in Jump. It was preceded by Fire … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Togata (Fire Punch)

Non-Cis Character Database: Hibari Oozora (Stop! Hibari-kun)

It can be hard to assess whether or not media of a certain vintage is “good rep,” since the context it was created in is so different than that in which it’s being assessed. Nevertheless, I have a job to do here, and so: Hibari Oozora. Stop! Hibari-kun is a gag/ecchi manga from 1981-1983 about … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Hibari Oozora (Stop! Hibari-kun)