My Brother's Husband Vol. 2 (ENGLISH)
The English edition is here at last! Bound in hardcover with a beautiful cover design by Chip Kidd and nuanced translation by MASSIVE's own Anne Ishii, Pantheon gives the publication of Gengoroh Tagame's groundbreaking hit family drama the respect it deserves. The first volume of Tagame's acclaimed all ages manga won the 2018 Eisner Award for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material, Asia."
Now, read the concluding volume in the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan—Yaichi's brother-in-law—changes their lives and their perceptions of acceptance of homosexuality in contemporary Japanese culture.
As Mike continues his journey of discovery concerning Ryoji's past, Yaichi gradually comes to understand that being gay is just another way of being human. And that, in many ways, remains a radical concept in Japan even today. In the meantime, the bond between Mike and young Kana grows ever stronger, and yet he is going to have to return to Canada soon—a fact that fills them both with impending heartbreak. But not before more than a few revelations come to light.
“Not only is My Brother’s Husband very touching; it’s also, for the non-Japanese reader, unexpectedly fascinating. Gay life remains largely closeted in Japan, and Tagame’s complex but deftly told story seeks to examine the effect such secrecy has, not only on those who must live it, but also on their wider family relationships.”
—The Guardian (London)