studio : AIC Classic
director : Ei Aoki
serial run : January 14, 2011 - ongoing
total episode : 11
hime's priority rank : 03
zange's priority rank : 02
HIDEYOSHI ? HE'S SO YESTERDAY. NITORIN IS THE NOW
as mentioned in the final line of the paragraph above, the major portion of the story plays around the transsexualism, as well as the ensuing social stigma issues [ often associated with the former ], where two of its primary characters were youths in their prime, trying to deal themselves both psychologically and socially with their growing interest and desire to live as the opposite gender. both were depicted at the start of the [ anime ] series as to have taken some level of initiative, with nitorin's being the first to have been shown caught and shown some disinterest with, notably by one of his own family member. the rest of the series rooted its way into the casual slice-of-life route, not any different than those of tamayura or honey and clover, among others.
aside from the seemingly intriguing plot and excellent, captivating storytelling, hourou musuko were as well best regarded by fans around the fandom for its lush, splendid visual production value and ear pleasing musical scores; both points of which helps in delivering the story in the most elegant yet casual way possible. the foreground / background art - for the entirety of the series - were exquisitely rendered in soft, breezy watercolor touch; even more so than most known watercolor-based series such as kimikiss -pure rouge-, for example. this splendid choice of visual / art direction greatly helps in amplifying the mood and the emotional intensity of the characters aside from strengthening its artistic value to those who've held quite a large concern over the latter.