My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) Volume 1, 2015Manga by Gengoroh Tagame...





















My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) Volume 1, 2015
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)

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.

Language: Japanese
Page Count: 176 pages
Dimensons: 5" x 7.1"
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Publisher: Futabasha
Mostly B&W printing with one color signature.

Get it at MASSIVE!

My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) Volume 1, 2015Manga by Gengoroh Tagame...





















My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) Volume 1, 2015
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)

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.

Language: Japanese
Page Count: 176 pages
Dimensons: 5" x 7.1"
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Publisher: Futabasha
Mostly B&W printing with one color signature.

Get it at MASSIVE!

My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) news round-up!Loads of exciting...



















My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) news round-up!

Loads of exciting developments related to Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)’s gay-themed manga for general audiences: The first collected volume (chapters 1-7) of the series was released in book form at the end of May, and the sales have been gangbusters. The original printing sold out entirely within 3 days of release, and in less than two weeks a third printing has already been confirmed by the publisher. Before selling out, Tagame’s book had reached #32 on Amazon Japan’s manga rankings, a rare feat for a gay manga artist.

An interview with Tagame by ITMedia went viral, and was listed in the top ten most popular articles on Yahoo this week, further boosting awareness of this groundbreaking work. Tagame made an appearance at Animega Shinjuku at the Marui Annex, and signed books for over 100 guests in 2 hours. And the 8th chapter of My Brother’s Husband debuted in Monthly Action magazine, boasting brilliant cover art by Tagame-san!

The demand for an English-language translation of My Brother’s Husband has been incredibly high on social media, and I wish we had had some news to report about its publication. No one wants to see this manga in English more than me and Anne! Publishing is a slow, fickle beast but I trust that it will happen eventually, as this amazing manga has just become a full-blown phenomenon.