Non-Cis Character Database: Cowboy Bebop

[This post contains mild nudity in the form of ambiguously presenting nipples.] Cowboy Bebop -- if you somehow aren't familiar with one of the most classic anime out there -- is a space western about a ragtag group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters. The crew, gathered on a ship called the Bebop, is made up of … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Cowboy Bebop


Non-Cis Character Database: Carole and Tuesday

Carole and Tuesday is an anime about two young musicians trying to hit the big time, directed by the legendary Shinichiro Watanabe, creator of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Space Dandy, to name just his most notable productions. As his first new work in five years, it was met with a great deal of excitement … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Carole and Tuesday

Non-Cis Character Database: Innocent

Let's start with the obvious: yes, Innocent is extremely reminiscent of Rose of Versailles. They're both historical fiction set during the rule of Louis XV and the French Revolution, with a particular focus on Versailles, starring a combination of real historical figures and ones either invented wholecloth or embellished so much they'd might as well … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Innocent

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: 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

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: Gatchaman CROWDS

Gatchaman CROWDS -- and its second season, Gatchaman CROWDS Insight -- are a recent reboot of the 70's sentai anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (with which I'm not personally familiar -- from what I can see, it doesn't seem to have much relation to CROWDS aside from a few character names) with character designs by … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Gatchaman CROWDS