Otouto no Otto
My Brother's Husband
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Otouto no Otto

Alternative Titles

English: My Brother's Husband
Japanese: 弟の夫


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 25, 2014 to May 25, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Monthly Action
Authors: Tagame, Gengorou (Story & Art)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 30183,018 users)
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Ranked: #4202
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Popularity: #1579
Members: 8,997
Favorites: 179

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Otouto no Otto is a family drama that begins with the suspicious arrival of Mike, a Canadian who has come to pay respects to the family of his recently deceased Japanese husband Ryouji, whose only remaining immediate family member is Yaichi—his identical twin brother. As Mike gets accustomed to Japanese morals and the surprising idiosyncrasies of living with Yaichi and his daughter Kana, the sleepy Japanese suburb also learns the true meaning of family.

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Otouto no Otto won the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award in 2015.

The series has been published in English as My Brother's Husband by Pantheon Books since May 2, 2017.


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Nov 7, 2017
maazu (All reviews)
When Mike travels to Japan he does so to meet his deceased husband's family. We see his brother-in-law and niece reac to his presece and learn and grow from it. Mostly we see Yaichi go from being your typical homophobe to someone who is as a new person by the end of the 4th volume.

In My Brother's Husband we meet a special little family of 4. We have Yaichi, single stay-at-home-dad, landlord. Kana, Yaichi's daughter. Natsuki, Kana's mother. And Mike, Yaichi's brother-in-law.

We see each character (maybe with the exception of Natsuki) grow and learn about themselves and each other, in particular we see read more
Aug 23, 2021
AsianG (All reviews)
Story and Characters 10: Otouto no Otto is the perfect homophoic introspection story, there is no annoying sense of being overdramatic, it handles all of its subject matters carefully and it does it in a very concise manner. Firstly, this story's situation setting is goddamn a work of genius, it allows for a perfectly melancholic tone which the author makes sure to never drive too far from. It never becomes overly dramatic, overly happy, nothing because the whole manga is about acceptance and regret. The main MC that is the dad goes through honestly one of the most smooth, well paced character arcs of all read more
Apr 13, 2016
Fujimaru-kun (All reviews)
Sorry if there're any mistakes, I'm still learning English :)

At first, I wasn't very excited about reading this manga, because I don't read gay manga and that kind of stuff. However a friend of mine didn't stop telling me it was great, so I read it. And I really enjoyed it !

The summary is very short but it explain the big lines of the story : The twin brother of the hero is dead and his husband came to visit him and his daughter. It seems to be boring because it's mostly a slice of life but I found it very interesting ! The hero read more
Jul 15, 2018
popcornfantasy (All reviews)
The story revolves around Yaichi's deceased gay brother Ryouji. The story takes place in modern Japan, thus it deals with a lot of traditional Asian mannerism towards the queer community.
The story allows readers to see the world through Yaichi eyes, who tries to understand Mike and Ryouji relationship and lively hoods.

The manga illustrates how prejudice is taught and not ingrained, through the contrast of Yaichi and his daughter. While Yaichi needed time to better understand and accept Mike's position in their family. Kana's (Yaichi daughter) innocence allowed her to grasp and understand the situation quickly and respectively.

(minor spoiler)
Tagame portrays quiet discrimination read more

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