Reasons to read… My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 (Otouto no Otto) by Gengoroh Tagame & Anne Ishii (Translator)

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in.

What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it.

How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Graphic Novel / Manga

Reasons to read:

  • Beautiful artwork and sensitive storytelling
  • Kana, she’s my favourite character
  • Beginning of what promises to be a good series – looking forward to seeing how this continues….

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