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Wandering Son: Volume 3: 06/21/18
Wandering Son: Volume 3 by Takako Shimura continues the story of Shuichi and Yoshino. I think I've waited too long between volumes to keep the characters organized in my head.
Perhaps it's the mangaka's intent — but I can only tell the characters apart when they are dressed to fit their gender, rather than the one assigned at birth. This volume though has both main characters forced back to being their assigned at birth genders at school to avoid teasing — or because of the teasing.
Meanwhile there's a whole weird plot about Shuichi and her sister being chosen for a modeling gig. That's just a set up for sibling melodrama with the sister being manipulative and mean, and the other models turning their anger on Shuichi. Whatever quiet hopefulness that was present in the first two volumes, just wasn't there.