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: 8.171 (scored by 35413,541 users)
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Ranked: #4302
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Popularity: #1539
Members: 10,418
Favorites: 215

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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.


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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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