My Brother's Husband, Volume 1

My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 Review

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.

(Please note: This book is a traditional work of manga, and reads back to front and right to left.)

Title:My Brother's Husband, Volume 1
Edition Language:English

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    My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 Reviews

  • Zo

    This was a heartwarming story about family, prejudice, cultural differences, and acceptance. As this was one of the first manga volumes I've ever read, I wasn't sure if I would be able to connect with...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was so perfect. SO PERFECT. If you haven't read this yet and you like queer things, READ THIS RIGHT NOW YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT...

  • JV (semi-hiatus)

    Uplifting, illuminating, and endearing, My Brother's Husband is an LGBTQ+ manga that deserves to be read due to its timely content, impressive illustration, and inspirational message. The story ebbs a...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    The art in this manga was BEAUTIFUL and the story was super touching (I nearly cried just from reading the first few pages haha). I also loved how this demonstrated the huge cultural differences betwe...

  • Sam Quixote

    Single dad Yaichi’s estranged gay brother recently passed away. In the wake of his death, his burly, friendly Canadian husband, Mike, has come to Japan to finally meet his brother-in-law and niece f...

  • Lola

    This manga charmed me from the very first page. I was under its spell for the entire reading duration. Actually, it was so well-paced and heartfelt that I read it in one single sitting, and it does co...

  • Jaidee

    3.5 "funny, affirming, sweet" stars !! I read this to celebrate Pride Month and since I am a very wild person (NOT) I always try something new for this special time. I am a No longer a Manga virgin !!...

  • Martin

    I definitely need to re-review this amazing, amazing graphic novel about living as a gay person in Japan...Ryoji came out to his twin Yiachi at age 15 and due to the Japanese way of dealing with homos...

  • Greta

    Heartwarming and fairly innocent, inoffensive manga about Kana, a little girl who’s raised by her single father Jaichi, whose identical and gay twin brother Ryoji dies. Ryoji lived in Canada and was...

  • Whitney Atkinson

    TW: homophobiaMy reading experience of this was greatly enhanced by the fact that Anderson Cooper blurbed this, and I had an out of body yet special experience knowing I was reading something that And...