Non-Cis Character Database: Rio Hasegawa (Zombie Cherry)

(Thanks to Veth 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 and otherwise keeping the site afloat.) Zombie Cherry is a shoujo manga about a girl named Miu … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Rio Hasegawa (Zombie Cherry)

Non-Cis Character Database: Hikaru (Mascara Blues: “A Long Dream – To Be Myself”)

Mascara Blues is a collection of three unrelated shoujo manga one-shots by Io Sakisaka -- creator of the popular Blue Spring Ride -- focusing on the love lives of three different high school girls. The first two, the titular "Mascara Blues" and "Draft of Romance," are fairly unremarkable, at least for the purposes of this … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Hikaru (Mascara Blues: “A Long Dream – To Be Myself”)

Non-Cis Character Database: Nagi “Alice” Arisuin (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)

There's a certain genre/subgenre of light novel that follows a certain specific pattern. Magic exists in the world of these stories, and there are high schools that focus on teaching this magic. The protagonist possesses some kind of incredible magical ability that is nonetheless unrecognized by the evaluation systems of these schools, leading him to … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Nagi “Alice” Arisuin (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)

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: Jeanne Hishida (Genkaku Picasso)

Genkaku Picasso is an odd little manga about a high school boy named Hikari Haruma, called "Picasso" because he's constantly drawing. He's killed in a freak accident, only to be brought back to life with the power to see into people's hearts through his drawings and the requirement that he use this power to help … Continue reading Non-Cis Character Database: Jeanne Hishida (Genkaku Picasso)

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: 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