Okama, gay boys, blue boys, anime ‘boys’: transgenderism and homosexuality in Japan

Fire Emblem/ Nathan Seymour in his Hero suit

The past week (12-19 November) was Transgender Awareness Week, so I thought of bringing up some thoughts I had concerning how gender dysphoria and transgenderism seem to be often confused with homosexuality in Japan, especially in the media. Also, digging up internetic files can shed light to the aforementioned phenomenon, and I’m here to share the information with you.

Since Tiger & Bunny is a fresh ‘hit’ and its audience wasn’t primarily children, Fire Emblem can be used as a good example of what I’m going to make a point of.  Continue reading