Otouto no Otto
My Brother's Husband
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Otouto no Otto

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 弟の夫
English: My Brother's Husband
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 25, 2014 to May 25, 2017
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Monthly Action
Authors: Tagame, Gengorou (Story & Art)


Score: 8.161 (scored by 42964,296 users)
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Ranked: #4672
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Popularity: #1552
Members: 12,406
Favorites: 260


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Chapters: /28


Yaichi Origuchi's uneventful day is interrupted by a big, burly foreigner who shows up at his front door and begins to hug him. The man introduces himself as Mike Flanagan, and Yaichi quickly discovers that Mike is the widower of Ryouji, his younger twin brother. Since Ryouji left for Canada a decade ago, Yaichi heard nothing about him other than he married a foreigner and passed away the month before.

While Yaichi is apprehensive about the whole situation, his young daughter Kana is absolutely thrilled at the idea of having a gay Canadian uncle. Kana's lack of understanding of Japanese societal views on homosexuality cause Yaichi to reflect on his own preconceived notions. And as Mike continues to stay with the family, Yaichi gradually learns more about his brother-in-law, and he recalls his own past with Ryouji.

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Otouto no Otto won the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award in 2015. The French edition of the manga was nominated for Best Comic at the 44th Annual Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2016. In 2018, the series received the Excellence Award at the 47th Japan Cartoonists Association Award. The first volume won the Eisner Award for Best U.S Edition of International Material in the Asia category at the 30th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

The series was published in English as My Brother's Husband by Pantheon Books from May 2, 2017 to September 18, 2018.

The manga was adapted into a Japanese live-action television drama that aired on NHK BS Premium from March 4, 2018 to March 18, 2018.



Nov 7, 2017
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 ...
Aug 23, 2021
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 ...
Apr 1, 2023
Sweet, endearing, and a wonderful read that I fully recommend.

Lovely story overall.
The main character is an accurate representation of "i'm not homophobic but"s, initially being at least uncomfortable to have his brother's husband in his home and near his daughter. It's truly so heartwarming to see him gradually change his views as the manga goes on, and to become a kinder and more accepting person.
Of course, his little daughter is this way right off the bat! She simply had no reason to be wary of her exciting new uncle! Her behaviour is very eye-opening both to her father and to the reader.
And finally, the brother's ...

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