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!

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



弟の夫 (My Brother’s Husband) Volume 1
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)
Release Date: May 25th, 2015

Gengoroh Tagame’s first general audience manga, My Brother’s Husband, will be released in book form on May 25th! Eschewing his familiar hardcore sex and BDSM themes, Tagame uses slice of life realism and gentle humor to address issues of societal and familial acceptance of homosexuaity in My Brother’s Husband. The ongoing manga series tells the story of single dad Yaichi whose twin brother passes away, prompting his brother’s Canadian husband, Mike, to visit Yaichi and and his plucky daughter Natsuna in Japan. Collecting the first seven chapters of Tagame’s subtly rendered series for Monthly Action (月刊アクション) magazine, the book hits stands the same day as Monthly Action’s latest issue, which contains the manga’s partially-in-color eighth installment. 

Get the book and the magazine signed by Tagame at the Marui Annex department store’s Animega shop in Shinjuku on May 31st! More event info in Japanese.

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



弟の夫 (My Brother’s Husband) Volume 1
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)
Release Date: May 25th, 2015

Gengoroh Tagame’s first general audience manga, My Brother’s Husband, will be released in book form on May 25th! Eschewing his familiar hardcore sex and BDSM themes, Tagame uses slice of life realism and gentle humor to address issues of societal and familial acceptance of homosexuaity in My Brother’s Husband. The ongoing manga series tells the story of single dad Yaichi whose twin brother passes away, prompting his brother’s Canadian husband, Mike, to visit Yaichi and and his plucky daughter Natsuna in Japan. Collecting the first seven chapters of Tagame’s subtly rendered series for Monthly Action (月刊アクション) magazine, the book hits stands the same day as Monthly Action’s latest issue, which contains the manga’s partially-in-color eighth installment. 

Get the book and the magazine signed by Tagame at the Marui Annex department store’s Animega shop in Shinjuku on May 31st! More event info in Japanese.