The manga follows the daily lives of Kou, a slightly quirky man, and his wife, Yukio, who is a cross-dressing man. Read as this married couple handles the trouble that comes with cross-dressing issues in modern Japanese society.
Plot Review: 7
In short, Otoko no Ko Tsuma, or, My Wife is a Man is the everyday life of a cisgender man and a crossdresser who is often called out as male by their own fianceé.
The manga itself is good, except that the whole concept is a big (possibly transphobic) joke. At the moment Yukio dresses as a female, acts like a female and does everything a female, there's simply NO reason for Kou shout to EVERYONE that they're male, we do not know if Yuki identifies as female, there's no way to say they're male in front of a crowd, it's disrespectful,
and you can clearly see that Yuki is uncomfortable with that. And if Kou says Yuki's his wife but keeps calling him 'he', he (Kou) should call Yuki his husband, but no homo, 100% straight here my man. Anyways, I'm excited to see how this will turn out, looks like Yuki is wanting to stop crossdressing, as they want to cut their hair and clearly do not like to wear female clothes and wear only because of Kou.
Art Review: 9
The art is simple and it is very cute, and it is what makes it beautiful
Character Review: 10
It is not every manga around there that plays with gender, and sexuality as well, in their characters, - even not being supportive to the LGBT community, you can say it is a queer thing based on Yuki possibly being a transfeminine person or just a crossdresser who identifies as female , and on Kou and Yuki's sexuality, that could be heteroflexible or homoflexible or just bisexual, there's nothing confirmed for sure.
It's really enjoyable to read it, but it's a little uncomfortable seeing a (possibly) female being called the 'male', I feel the same way when I watched Steins;Gate "He looks like a girl, acts like a girl, but he's a guy")
I still recommend it, even with the transphobic mentions on it, simply because it has a good story, art, and character development (that is still very promising based on all Yukio's quotes on using female bathing rooms and bathrooms due to uncomfortable events with Kou and even in chapter 6, where they mention that they want to cut their hair, maybe to look more masculine or, at least, androgynous).
Not really much of one. Mostly consists of the couple going out and getting into (mis)adventures based on gender confusion. It can be funny, if repetitive, though it careens into ecchi territory at times.
Very cute and smooth, polished, artwork.
The characters are sweet and it's a joy to watch the love between the main couple as well as a manga where little angst is had about their sexuality and gender expression.
This is like the cotton candy of LGBT manga. Short, sweet, and mostly empty. It makes you feel good, is light and airy, and doesn't try to delve too deep into more serious