To Zombie Land Saga's Lily Hoshikawa, The Best Trans Girl I've Seen In Anime

Dear Lily Hoshikawa,

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Idol anime shows have never really been my thing, but Zombie Land Saga After all, I'm a trans personder, and I have transidentder girl. Knowing that you're trans and living your afterlife to its fullest really struck a chord with me. I feel we have a lot in common.

I was sad to see that you died and are separated from him, but I 'I'm sorry to have a father happy was a sweet gesture, and you definitely stood out. It's wonderful to know that your dad is still there for you.


When you are born as a Masao Go and assigned male at birth. When you became a star, you changed your name and were more comfortable identifying as Lily the actress. As a zombie, you can remain yourself as you are as well as you lily and you even scold others who dare to use your deadname, the name you discarded I have so moved by your firmness in your gender identity. I certainly could've used someone like you as a role model when I was a kid.


I grew up as a closeted trans person and was also assigned male at birth, so I resonated almost immediately with your dysphoric struggle. When I hit puberty, I shared your encroaching despair with hair growing where it did not use to. I was deathly The change that I knew would not start happening with my body made me feel uneasy in my own skin.


That's why I'm so grateful to know that you're here. Here these men, I've been watching anime for as long as I can remember and as long as I can remember. I've always appreciate that. I've always appreciate that. I have always appreciate that.

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You may be the tiniest idol in I do not have that anime has been completely devoid of transgender representation, but I may go so far as to say that your story set a new standard for it. Franchouchou, but you stand tall as a proud trans girl that my younger, more closeted self would 've appreciated. You protect your identity, accept no substitutes, and your best to live happily ever after, albeit as a zombie.

If anyone working on an anime wants to include a tasteful story about trans people in the future, they should look no further than your wonderfully-inspiring tale as a guideline on what to do right.


Your Newest Fan

What did you think about about Lily's story? Did you feel alone by her transgender experience? Have you been keeping up with Zombie Land Saga? Let us know in the comments!

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Carlos is a freelance features writer for Crunchyroll. Their favorite genres range from magical girls to over-the-top robot action, yet their favorite characters are always the obscure ones. Check out some of their satirical work on The Hard Times.

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