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Tagame, Gengoroh - My Brother's Husband Vol. 1

Tagame, Gengoroh - My Brother's Husband Vol. 1

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In a heartwarming and thought-provoking tale of family and acceptance, "My Brother's Husband" follows the story of Yaichi, a Japanese office worker who receives an unexpected visit from his estranged twin brother, Ryoji's husband, Mike Flanagan, a Canadian man. Mike informs Yaichi of Ryoji's recent passing and reveals that Ryoji had been living with him in Canada as a married couple. Despite his initial shock and confusion, Yaichi begrudgingly welcomes Mike into his home, and the two men embark on a journey of understanding and acceptance as they navigate the complexities of their newfound relationship.


Yaichi's life takes an unexpected turn when Mike Flanagan, the husband of his estranged twin brother, Ryoji, arrives at his doorstep following Ryoji's sudden passing. Despite his initial reservations, Yaichi welcomes Mike into his home, and the two men begin to form an unlikely bond as they confront their grief and learn to accept each other. Amidst the backdrop of Japanese family traditions and societal norms, "My Brother's Husband" explores themes of love, loss, and the enduring power of human connection.

LGBT Themes:

  • LGBTQ+ family
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Acceptance
  • Grief and loss
  • Cultural differences

Relevant Tags:

  • Manga, LGBTQ+, Slice of Life, Drama, Family, Acceptance, Grief, Loss, Culture

Awards & Recognition:

  • Eisner Award nominee for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia (2018)
  • GLAAD Media Award nominee for Outstanding Graphic Novel—English (2018)
  • Harvey Award nominee for Best Adapted Material (2018)
  • My Brother's Husband, Volume 1
  • Gengoroh Tagame
  • Pantheon Graphic Library
  • LGBTQ+ Manga
  • Slice of Life Manga
  • Drama Manga
  • Family Manga
  • Acceptance Manga
  • Grief Manga
  • Loss Manga
  • Culture Manga

Additional Notes:

  • My Brother's Husband has been adapted into a stage play and a live-action film.
  • The manga series has been translated into multiple languages.

Title: My Brother's Husband, Volume 1

Author: Gengoroh Tagame

Genre: Manga, LGBTQ+, Slice of Life, Drama

Pages: 224 pages

Publisher: Pantheon Graphic Library

Release Date: October 10, 2017

Dimensions: 6 inches x 0.7 inches x 9.3 inches

Weight: 485 grams

Size: 152 x 236 x 22 mm

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