Futsutsukamono no Ani desu ga
My Brother the Shut-in
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Futsutsukamono no Ani desu ga

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Japanese: ふつつか者の兄ですが
English: My Brother the Shut-in
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 28
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 20, 2013 to Jun 22, 2017
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning Two
Authors: Higurashi, Kinoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.511 (scored by 10431,043 users)
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Ranked: #28452
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Popularity: #6856
Members: 2,885
Favorites: 30


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My Brother the Shut-In
Volume 1


Every family has its share of problems, be they big or small. Shino Tadakoro has the perfect high school life, full of romance and friendship. Her biggest problem is her shut-in brother Tamotsu. She stubbornly keeps his existence a secret, telling even her closest friends that she is an only child. Oblivious to Shino's concerns, Tamotsu suddenly declares that he is giving up the shut-in lifestyle. Is there still time? The curtain rises on a tale of family reconstruction!

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)


Futsutsukamono no Ani desu ga was published digitally in English as My Brother the Shut-in by Kodansha Comics USA from November 28, 2017 to June 26, 2018.



May 26, 2020
tl;dr: A manga about solid character growth that’s realistic to the point of being kind of dull. 

This story is one focused on normal people living their lives the best they can, dealing with various relationships and growing in the process. There aren't any extreme situations or larger than life events. There aren’t any extreme coincidences or exaggerated melodrama. Characters don’t have ridiculous back stories or crazy character quirks. And things come to a reasonably happy but not extremely so end. It’s all very believable and realistic. I don’t inherently think that that’s a good thing though, as just reading about normal people being normal isn’t ...
May 8, 2019
This is my very first review, I hope you´ll enjoy reading it. Although this manga is not really eye-catching, and wih a premise a little cliiche it´s really whorth reading it, with tons of reletable characters and an excelent and realistic story.

You grow up (mentally) alongside the characters and it´s very easy to feel identified with many of the situations as they are something that really could happen in real life and the characters acts just as real people would act, to the point where I didn´t just considered them as fictional but real people.

Other note worthy point is that feelings are really ...
Aug 10, 2018
Preliminary (28/28 eps)
I don't know how to describe this manga simply. I mean I can't find a simple word to describe how I feel about this manga. "Realistic" is the fittest word for it but I don't like to use that term due to it being misused by many and it could mean many things. So I'll just straight up to the strongest point of this manga.

From many manga I've read till now, I can't remember any manga where the characters act and feel like real people except in this manga and another one called Mustard Chocolate by Fuyukawa Tomoko. But I'll focus on this manga and ...

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