For the record, the title of this post refers to the combination of an American song and a Japanese comic… not that I’m not also messing with you, as you’ll see when you start reading. Now, with that out of the way, on with the post…
First, a little something I’ve been meaning to post for a couple of months and I keep forgetting about: Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa
One of the myriad fetishes which can be found in adult comics in Japan is what I will call “full-function hermaphrodites” (people who appear to be women, but have both sets of genitals. This differs from the medical term “hermaphrodite” because it’s genetically impossible for a single mutation to produce two fully-functional reproductive systems in a single body)
Anyway, I suppose you can kind of understand how that would appeal to some people. The reason that this manga is sheer genius is that, instead of being some cheap excuse for naughty pics, the author managed to come up with a “why didn’t I think of that!?” plot concept… What would a female main character do if her (supposedly male) cousin was invited over to co-habitate, and the cousin turned out to not only be a fully-functioning hermaphrodite (and a real bombshell), but (instead of being a sex machine) is naive to the point of never even having had rudimentary sex education?
The answer: One of the funniest legal-for-teen-buyers comedies that I’ve ever seen as an average Japanese girl ends up having to provide a two-gender sex education for her cousin who has ZERO sex education. (doesn’t even know what words like “masturbation” mean “virgin”, or where babies come from)
Add to that, the fact that the characters don’t fall into the same tired old stereotypes you see throughout manga, and it makes for one of my newest all-time favorites. If you’d like to give it a try, the manga’s name once again is Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa (Translation: My Two Wings) and you can get scanlations from DummyScan. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.
Now, you may be wondering, “How the heck is he going to connect a Japanese sitcom comic about a hermaphrodite to something from the U.S.?” Very easily…
Music by Stephen Lynch
If you’ve never seen this guy, you don’t know what you’re missing. For a first on my blog, I’ll embed a copy of the video to his song “Hermaphrodite”
(which, for the record, is the song that reminded me to make this post)
Interestingly, this is actually the third song I’ve heard by this guy. The first was If I Could Be A Superhero which I saw in a clip from AMV Hell 3 and the second was Lullaby, sometimes called “Why Mommy Left Us”.
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