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Otouto no Otto

Otouto no Otto

Alternative Titles

English: My Brother's Husband
Japanese: 弟の夫

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 862 users)
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Ranked: #7062
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Popularity: #2774
Members: 3,282
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Synopsis

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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Background

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.

Characters

Kana
Main
Natsuki
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

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
Apr 13, 2016
Fujimaru-kun (All reviews)
Preliminary
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
Jan 21, 2018
jmsjrdn (All reviews)
Preliminary
Here is my take after reading 3 volumes of the thought provoking manga Otouto no Otto by Gengorou Tagame.

My Husband's Brother is about Yachi and his daughter Kana being visited by his diseased twin brother's Canadian Husband, Mike.

The story revolves on how Yachi, a conservative and traditional Japanese, handles the openly gay Mike through a series of interaction together with his daughter and ex-wife.

I personally love how the story progress from total prejudice to acceptance. We all have the Yachi in all of us, and we wish to be just Kana not judging and unbiased.

The characters are wonderfully written and are on point on read more
Jul 15, 2018
popcornfantasy (All reviews)
Preliminary
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 story also 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)
The story itself read more

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