At 30, I Realized I Had No Gender (2019)


At age 30, Shou Arai came to a realization; he had no gender. Now he was faced with a question he’d never really considered: how to age in a society where everything is so strongly segregated between two genders? This autobiographical manga explores Japanese culture surrounding gender, transgender issues, and the day to day obstacles faced by gender minorities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community with a lighthearted, comedic attitude.

From: TokyoPop

Notes on This Title

This title is a memoir. It follows up on the author’s previous work, the autobio series I Have No Gender! ~The Story of an Intersex Person~.

The author is intersex and uses he/him pronouns. A preface indicates that the author self-identifies using a term that can be translated as “intersex”, “non-binary”, “gender non-conforming”, “agender” or “androgynous”. He is in a relationship with a gay man.

In addition to the author’s experiences, this title depicts the lives of trans men and women in contemporary Japan.







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