My Brother’s Husband Vol 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
Rating: 5/5 stars
#52Challenge: a book about travel
This is the continuing story of Yaichi, Kana, and Mike, on Mike’s trip to see Japan and meet his in-laws for the first time. I ended Volume 2 wishing for the sequel when Yaichi and Kana go to visit Mike in Canada, or even perhaps a Kana all-grown up story. This tale continues to warm my heart.
While Tagame’s mission continues to be about educating straight people on a path of acceptance and love for the queer people in their family, this volume was less 101, and we see characters evolve emotionally. Thus, I gave it five stars.
If you haven’t read the first volume, I highly suggest doing so before you continuing reading this review. Continue reading “My Brother’s Husband Vol 2 Manga Review”
My Brother’s Husband Vol 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
Rating: 4/5 stars
#52Challenge prompt: a book set in a country you want to visit
Sometimes, you need some sweetness. Sometimes, against the harshness of the world, a small story about love and family fits a particular thirst.
My Brother’s Husband is about a single father Yaichi and his young daughter Kana. When Yaichi’s twin brother Ryoji dies, Ryoji’s husband Mike comes to visit and meet his in-laws for the first time. Tagame plays with the dueling attitudes toward queer people from Yaichi and Kana to, in many ways, give a kind of “so you have a loved one whose gay” lesson. Kana is a child, who’s ecstatic to have an uncle and gets to innocently ask all the questions, and Yaichi harbors homophobic stereotypes — which he keeps quiet, but sometimes they slip in his behaviors — and guilt over being estranged from his brother. Continue reading “My Brother’s Husband Vol 1 Manga Review”