Already in its fourth printing less than two months after publication, gay manga master Gengoroh Tagame’s first foray into non-erotic young adult manga has been flying off shelves in Japan and we’ve finally imported it for American collectors. Serialized in the general audience magazine Monthly Action Comics, “My Brother’s Husband” is set in a typical Japanese suburb, where the everyday is suddenly turned on its head with the arrival of an unexpected in-law.
Yaichi’s twin brother Ryoji moved to Canada from Japan as a young adult, after coming out of the closet. He died tragically of causes yet unknown, leaving bereft family members both in his adopted Canada and native Japan, wondering what his life must have been like on the other side of the ocean. Ryoji’s Canadian husband, Mike travels to Japan to pay respects and meet the family he’d previously never known. Awkward introductions turn into a sentimental education of unfamiliar tropes: gay marriage, time-honored traditions of mourning the dead, Western traditions and even tempura sushi! Soon, Yaichi, Yaichi’s tween daughter Kana, and Mike form a unique and merry family.
My Brother’s Husband Vol. 1 is comprised of the first seven chapters of an ongoing series running in Monthly Action.
Page Count: 176 pages
Dimensons: 5" x 7.1"
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Mostly B&W printing with one color signature.
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