My Brother's Husband

My Brother's Husband

Volume 2

Book - 2018
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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. Concluding volume.
Publisher: New York :, Pantheon Books,, [2018]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781101871539
1101871539
Characteristics: 351 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Ishii, Anne - Translator
Alternative Title (Original Script): 弟の夫

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KHCPL_Doug Feb 08, 2019

I really liked volume 1. I thought it was insightful and fun. It also was a good glimplse into the views of another culture when it comes to homosexuality. But this volume, which picks up where volume 1 leaves off, was very lackluster. There wasn't as much of a plot, and in general very little conflict. Instead, it felt like the author didn't want to let go (and I don't blame him) but in the end, really had nothing more to say on this story. It's mostly worth reading, just don't expect anything to really happen.

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EddyQubit
Nov 27, 2018

Emotional and heartbreaking, but with a hopeful domestic vibe.

VaughanPLAlison Nov 06, 2018

A simple yet compelling story of worlds colliding and old world prejudices meeting the modern age and of family dynamics and culture shocks. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more.

Beautiful and powerful in conveying the subject of same-sex relationships in Japanese culture. Can't wait for volume two!

OatmealThunder Oct 01, 2018

I've never read a manga before and so glad I started with this one! Sweet and touching, and the personal growth of the main character - as well as his struggle over the loss of his estranged brother - was beautifully done.

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midori_hon
Jul 02, 2018

this graphic novel was the basis for a mini series on Japanese TV. it is a straightforward and well-done portrayal of otherness in a homogenous society as seen through the eyes of a child.

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PoeticallyA
Jan 27, 2018

This is a page turner! "My Brother's Husband" is a light-hearted slice-of-life story with a delicate mix of tragedy that examines the state of social acceptance and equality in modern Japan. The artwork is beautiful and moving.

Cheryl_JHL Jan 24, 2018

Great story - very touching. I loved the main character's reflection on his biases and his struggles to understand, as well as his daughter's uninhibited acceptance and excitement to find her uncle had a husband.

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Citizen92116
Dec 28, 2017

The best graphic novel I've read in 2017.
The art style is nicely utilized to lighten up or instill a sense of gravitas to a scene.
What the title lacks in a solid story arch makes up in the subtle moments experienced between characters.
Touches on queer, Japanese culture, cultural differences, and loss of a loved one issues.

Cynthia_N Dec 20, 2017

Wonderful!! Just wonderful!

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