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”