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While gender-fluid characters populate the plotlines of manga and anime series, there’s still a lack of representation in mainstream Japanese media. One Yomiuri TV drama hopes to bring a little more color to what has been a largely binary palette.”

Based on “My Androgynous Boyfriend,” a manga series by the artist Tamekou, “Colorful Love: My Androgynous Boyfriend” centers on rookie manga editor Wako (Ai Yoshikawa) and her relationship with Meguru, whom she rescued from bullies while at high school together. Often mistaken for a woman, Meguru enjoys wearing makeup and dressing in a genderless style.

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