Ike breaking down in front of Yaichi after getting drunk the closeted teen finding acceptance and strength after talking with Mike hell ven Kana finding out what hugging was yeah the Japanese are genuinely that physically distant A Fairly Honourable Defeat even to their own kids Not that Yaichi is a bad father he s clearly a great dad who cares deeply about his kid but there s something undeniably cold about the lack of physical affection between Japanese parents and their children The West hasn t got it all figured out but it definitely has a thing or two it can teach Japan some traditions deserve to die Ultimately it s an uplifting and charming story of three likeable ordinary people who are profoundly troubled but work through their issues and find strength inach other It s sweet to see Kana and her dad though he d never admit it aloud learning about how benign and human homosexuality is and by xtension the uninformed reader Most beautiful of all was Yaichi s transformation through asking himself some tough uestions about his beliefs His growing friendship with Mike was very moving who manages to turn Yaichi into a warmer person with a closer relationship to his daughter as well as finding solace for his loss through his new family You can tell Tagame usually draws adult gay manga with certain panels centred so acutely on Yaichi and Mike s toned male physiues though of course given that this is an all ages book the angles are tastefully chosen And I learned something about Japanese society that I didn t before if you have tattoos on display you won t be allowed to work out in gyms because tattoos are uated with the yakuza Japanese gangsters A lot of people have tats are they all likely to be "In The Mafia But Then "the mafia But then s just another sign of Japan s general oversensitivity Certain plot points stay unresolved by the Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue end but that s because this is the first part of a series and I ll definitely be returning to see what happens next My Brother s Husband Volume 1 is remarkably powerful and masterful storytellingasily one of the best mangas I ve The Man Without a Face ever had the pleasure to read This was a heartwarming story about family prejudice cultural differences and acceptance As this was one of the first manga volumes I vever read I wasn t sure if I would be able to connect
With The Or The Characters But After Only 50 the story or the characters But after only 50 absolutely loved our three main characters The asing tension between Yaichi and Mike felt organic and not rushed and Kana is simply the cutestPacing art style story and motions A I immediately ordered the second volume from my library because I must see how all of this pans ou. Eted 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.
CHARACTERS 弟の夫 1Ble for those 13 plus I Gone (Gone, especially loved how inclusive and affirming this was Single dad Yaichi sstranged gay brother recently passed away In the wake of his death his burly friendly
husband Mike come to Japan to finally meet his brother in law and niece for the first time Mike s presence forces Yaichi to confront his own deeply buried prejudices about gay people as well as address his strangely Threads Of The Shroud emotionless and lonely life I love Japan the people and the culture but speaking from personalxperienceobservations I know many of its societal attitudes are ass backwards to say the least As well as having an insanely brutal work lifestyle that drives too many people to suicide All Seated on the Ground each year the Japanese in general arextremely racist xenophobic and sexually repressed though these aspects are hidden from the outside world so as to maintain the facade of being harmless amiable Untitled. eccentrics to keep the tourist income rolling in Sadly the absurd caricature of gay people as perverts remains fixed in Japanese society still and gay marriage is illegal over there Gay relationships is the subject that writerartist Gengoroh Tagamexplores in his superb all ages manga My Brother s Husband I loved Wiring everything about this book See my belligerent political rant above That s a shitty way to try to convince anyone of your point of view Instead Tagame adopts a far winning approachmphasising the similarities not the differences between gay and straight people in order to good naturedly and gently demystify outdated and offensive stereotypes But better he does this through primarily focusing on creating strong compelling characters and a uality story ie the reason why "anyone would pick up this book in the first place to be ntertained not to be lectured at Each of the "would pick up this book in the first place to be ntertained not to be lectured at Each of the main characters has a story that could be a fine book in themselves Mike s just lost the love of his life and is trying to keep his memory alive through meeting his family and going to places he s only heard stories about Yaichi is divorced but still has feelings for his Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage ex wife He s struggling with being a single dad as well as confronting the long suppressed ghosts of the past that Mike s appearance has resurrected Kana the young daughter is clearly damaged by her parents split and has abandonment issues the scenes where she turned from the door to confirm that her dad or Mike would be there when she got back from school were heartbreaking There are a lot ofmotionally charged scenes almost too many I literally had to put the book down halfway through and resume the following day because it got to be too much Es himself the widower of Yaichi's The DOS estranged gay twin Ryoji Mike is on a uest toxplore 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 clos. TW homophobiaMy reading xperience of this was "Greatly Enhanced By The Fact That Anderson "enhanced by the fact that Anderson blurbed this and I had an out of body yet special xperience knowing I was reading something that Anderson Cooper has also read But I also Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism enjoyed this book for what it was The storyline of challenging your own belief systems and culture in order to be accepting was touching and seeing how a young girl interacted so positively with her gay uncle in a community that otherwise shunned him wasspecially wholesome I definitely wanna pick up volume two to see where this goesThe biggest issue I had with this book is how sexualized the two male characters were Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils especially when blended with scenes with this young girl The author is well known for writing gayrotica stories which I don t shame at all but the hypersexualization of these two men just came off as really distasteful to me when the conversations they were having were so critically serious I don t think it s wrong for ither man to be depicted as large and muscular obviously some men are shaped that way and I also don t want to imply at all that gay men are all pedophiles but there are some panels in this book that come off as pretty gross because there will be the sexualization of grown men put right beside a picture of this young girl or interacting with her In particular there s a scene of the father thinking about his young daughter while in the shower which I get wasn t a sexual situation and it s natural to ponder things while in the shower but I think the author included a lot of bodily detail and angles that made it look really inappropriate and likecanadian husband mike
this arose than once in book surrounding the sexualization of the men versus the presence of the young girl Evenarose than once in the book surrounding the sexualization of the men versus the presence of the young girl Even I was cringing pretty often in this because I didn t like how sexual the drawing style was in proximity to such a young girl I still think its overall message of acceptance and challenging homophobia was sweet I m definitely reuesting volume two from the library just to see where it goes from here 35 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 First the illustrations are absolutely vivid and beautiful and it was a joy to flip these pages and follow along Mike a white Canadian visits Japan after his Japanese husband dies to visit his brother in law and niece All the characters are adorable as they try to grapple with their new relationships cultural differences and deal with their grief This is suita. 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 declar. ,