My Brother's Husband Manga Volume 1 (Hardcover)

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SKU: 9781101871515

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About My Brother's Husband Manga Volume 1 (Hardcover)

My Brother's Husband manga volume 1 features story and art by Gengoroh Tagame.

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.

Details

  • Publisher: PANTHEON
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 5/2/2017
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

Ratings & Reviews

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Please buy it, you won't regret it

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A very good story about Yaichi getting to know his dead twin's husband, Mike, and gradually accepting his brother for being gay. It's very heartwarming, with some sad moments here and there. You're able to see little snippets of how some members of Japanese society see and treat gay people, and through Yaichi's daughter Kana you have hope that the younger generation will be more accepting when they get older.

The book itself is very nice! It's put together quite well, and it's a nice hardback book, so it's definitely worth the price.

Surprisingly nuanced

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This was recommended to me by a customer at the bookstore that I work at. I wondered how it could treat the issue of homosexuality in Japan and I was surprisingly pleased with how it approached it. Talking about it the way it does, approaches the reality and the nuances of it. I like how you watch his view change throughout the book. Little by little. It's a good read and I'll be keeping an eye out for vol. 2