IS - Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei

IS - Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei (2011)

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IS follows the high school life of Hoshino Haru. Haru was born intersex meaning that he was born with physical characteristics of both sexes and cannot clearly be assigned as a binary gender based on these physical characteristics. Registered as female at birth but later raised as a boy (gender) since he always played with boys his age during the earlier years of school. Haru is forced to attend high school as read morea girl because of this.

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Sep 7, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This is what a DRAMA sould be like... not like love problems and bitchy relationships... Those are not real problems when you thing of the problems some other people have.

This drama is not easy to watch... it touches very a sensitive topic but it SO worth to watch.

I didn't know about the existense of IS so this struck me hard... keep an open mind and watch this and read more see how would you react if it was you...
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Sep 25, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
A brilliant drama. I enjoyed every moment and second of it. Watched it without any breaks, in a flash, I just couldn't move my eyes away. It got deep into my heart, and is not going anywhere soon.

I laughed and cried with the characters all along. I watched the drama in 2 days, but came to dearly love the characters.

Though it did not end as I was expecting read more it to end... not gonna spoil that for you...again...enjoyed every moment of it.

The parallels between the 2 families with the same problem was brilliant...I fell in love with Haru's family, and came to deeply understand the despair Miwako's mother was in, though there moments I just wanted to punch her in her face...but who knows, how I would be in that situation...

This is a very deep human drama I think. The IS term is being used to explain people that they have learn to accept themselves as they are, and only then try to change themselves, or show themselves to others... If you don't know who you are, who does? Your parents? Your friends? Who knows? You are the one who decides.
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    Shichi 25 days ago

    This drama was amazing!

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    foreverwitchy Sep 5, 2016 - edited

    great drama that brings to light something most people don't know much about

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    Kikka Jun 5, 2016

    beautiful! Loved it! xD

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    Kikka Jun 4, 2016

    Currently watching this drama and I love it! I am learning a lot, as I have never heard about IS......definitely worth a watch! There should be more productions of dramas like this, as I think stories like this, helps us be more open-minded and accept everyone as they are without judging if you are deciding whether to watch it or not.....go watch it now! :)

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    shai Jun 8, 2015

    Well this story really good but the end is very bad
    really wonderful story I wished was that the end is at half the level of story at least

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    Paige Jan 6, 2015

    This drama is good enough for me to return to it after years since I first saw it. Definitely worth trying out :)

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    DayDreamer Nov 7, 2014

    Is this any good? I mean I understand the plot but something about it truly confuses me, and I'm not sure what it is?? :/

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    fadetoblack May 23, 2014

    what a different type of plot... i have to watch it +_+

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    shinju Mar 28, 2014

    what's wrong with this drama !
    I didn't like it that much but finished it in one DAY !!!!! xDD

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    Viande Oct 24, 2013

    Loved this drama to bits. Cried my eyes red while watching the last ep.

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    oneterrorist Oct 3, 2013
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    oneterrorist Oct 3, 2013

    On the other side, Haru got his harem.

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    Sashoya Jun 18, 2013

    I read a manga thats very similar to this. Definitely gonna check it out.

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    Joanne03 Jun 11, 2013

    I'm gonna try this drama right now!Hope it is worth watching~

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    yuurei Mar 5, 2013

    I'm not sure how anyone could truly dislike this drama. I think everyone needs to see it, it really is inspirational and touches on subjects that most dramas wouldn't even get near.
    Major props to Fukuda Saki, for portraying such an amazing character as Haru so well.


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    Jul 18, 2011 to Sep 19, 2011
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    TV Tokyo
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 1,364 users)
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