My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 by Gengoroh Tagame

My Brother's Husband, Volume 2

The concluding volume in the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan--Yaichi's brother-in-law--changes their lives and perceptions of acceptance of homosexuality in their contemporary Japanese culture.As Mike continues his journey of discovery concerning Ryoji's past, Yaichi gradually comes to understand that being gay is just another way of being human. And that, in many ways, remains a radical concept in Japan ev...


Details My Brother's Husband, Volume 2

TitleMy Brother's Husband, Volume 2
ISBN9781101871539
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherPantheon Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, LGBT, Comics, Fiction, GLBT, Queer
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Reviews My Brother's Husband, Volume 2

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2019-06-17
    Love starting my morning off with a good cry this is fine I'm fine 😭😭😭😭😭😭
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    2018-10-17
    SO GOOD IM CRYING. Gonna buy this for my collection and I rarely buy graphic novels because they’re just so damn expensive but omg it’s amazing.
  • David Schaafsma
    2018-10-16
    The second of two volumes essentially about a family in grief. Yaichi loses his identical brother, Ryoji, and he also becomes divorced, in a relatively short period. The death and grieving are complicated by the fact that he and his brother were estranged, for reasons that begin to be clear in the first volume: Yaichi has never fully understood or accepted anything about his brother being gay. Yaichi also has a little daughter, Kana. One day his ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2019-04-19
    1.) My Brother's Husband Volume 1 ★★★★★2.) My Brother's Husband Volume 2 ★★★★★-----------------------------------------------I AM CRYING IN THE CLUB RIGHT NOW
  • Krista Regester
    2018-10-12
    Wish 👏 there 👏 was 👏 another 👏 one.
  • Greta
    2019-05-19
    The second volume of this Manga was much more restrained than the first installment that felt too didactic, yet delved deeper into the difficulties and discomfort with which homosexuals are being faced and the awkward self-consciousness they feel due to the constant social and moral shunning by their straight fellow man. A book with a heart and a voice.
  • Sam Quixote
    2019-05-07
    It took a while for me to get into the second and final volume of Gengoroh Tagame’s superb series, My Brother’s Husband, because not a whole lot initially happens (the whole onsen episode). And, really, not much happens afterwards either - in that regard, this feels like a superfluous book. Yaichi has accepted his dead brother Ryoji’s homosexuality and he and his daughter Kana have become friends with his brother-in-law, burly Canadian bear...
  • Richard Derus
    2019-01-07
    Rating: 4* of fiveThe Publisher Says: The concluding volume in the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan--Yaichi's brother-in-law--changes their lives and perceptions of acceptance of homosexuality in their contemporary Japanese culture.As Mike continues his journey of discovery concerning Ryoji's past, Yaichi gradually comes to understand that being gay is just another way of being human. And that, in many ways,...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2018-12-01
    I WANT MORE but I’m happy with the way this wrapped up. I love this little series!
  • Kayla Dawn
    2019-07-18
    Even cuter than the first one
  • Miriam
    2018-12-14
    Don't wait on that rapprochement with your family member. If you delay it may be too late.(This isn't the main point, but it is a point, possibly the one with the widest scope of application.)
  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
    2019-05-08
    just heart eyes for this series cuz it's the most precious thing on the planet
  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie
    2019-06-22
    This one gets really serious compared to the first volume.Really loved it.The more subtle tone of the illustrations really did well for the sequel.Kana's mother gets introduced here and I totally loved her character even though much was not explained about the divorce. But well, it depicts well how both feels how it is affecting their kid.Everything works. Especially the way people telling their kids to stay away from someone who has a gay relati...
  • Eloise
    2018-03-31
    Excuse me while I go cry in the corner because this volume was utter perfection.
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    2019-05-17
    Vol. 1 ★★★★★Vol. 2 ★★★★★Do you have any idea how painful it is to go through a 352-page manga trying not to cry? 😭I adored this manga series so, so much, and I'm totally heartbroken that it's over already. I wanted so much more time with Yaichi and Kana and Mike, and I loved every single interaction between them all. They're the most wonderful, precious little family, and watching Yaichi grow so much over this three-week sp...
  • Rod Brown
    2019-01-13
    I got choked up a couple times reading this gentle book about recognizing and confronting homophobia in yourself and others. Highly recommended.
  • Martin
    2018-11-22
    The conclusion of Yiachi and Kana's story.What can I say?I definitely know how this story continues in my head...5 stars!!!
  • Amber
    2019-05-05
    Heartwarming and filled with fluff. I wish this series would continue on, but it seems to have come to a bittersweet end.
  • Caroline
    2018-10-10
    I didn't enjoy this volume as much as the first one because I don't think it had a hard-hitting moment which shaped the story. I still really liked it though, the family dynamic is excellent and the message is so beautiful. The characters and art are wonderful. It was a lovely ending to the series. Very wholesome!
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2019-02-16
    Volume 2 continues the story directly from Volume 1, still during Mike's three week visit to Japan. The themes are overcoming stereotypes and building family, and it was a pleasure to read. I was sent this by the publisher last year.
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    2019-01-15
    So deep and heartfelt.
  • Lauren
    2019-04-16
    One of my favourite manga series EVER!! This is such a heartwarming, poignant and very sweet story. Everyone should read this!RTC
  • Stewart Tame
    2018-12-30
    Lovely! Now I'm all teary eyed, but in a good way. My Brother's Husband is the story of Yaichi, a single father raising his young daughter Kana. His brother Ryoji died recently. Yaichi and his brother hadn't spoken in a long time. He knows that Ryoji came out as gay and moved to Canada years ago, and that he’d gotten married to another man. And then Mike Flanagan shows up on his doorstep, intending to meet his husband's family and see where he ...
  • Marta
    2019-04-24
    Lovely conclusion to the two-part series and Yaichi’s transformation. He comes to accept Mike, different relationships, and makes peace with his dead brother’s memory. Kana, Mike and Yaichi become a family unit who stand up for each other. There are many important conversations,but my favorite parts were all the wonderful food, everyday pleasures, and the joy of spending time together as a family. Lovely art and character designs.
  • Ryan
    2019-01-09
    I love this manga so much. Volume 2 picks off where volume 1 ends and completes this wonderful story of love, acceptance, and family. After his husband Ryoji dies, Mike travels from Canada to Japan to meet his husband’s identical twin brother, Yaichi. Though estranged from his brother, Yaichi let’s Mike live with him and his daughter, Kana, over the next three weeks. This story explores Yaichi’s grief over his brother’s death and the sham...
  • Joshua
    2019-01-20
    This little book broke my sweet gay heart. I can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed this book.While a stormy narrative filled with conflict, Tagame is able to tell a beautiful story about a man recognizing that he has been possessed and driven by the homophobia of his culture. When his brother's husband, a burly Canadian named Mike, appears wanting to know him better he begins to recognize that he was not emotional support for his brother. Th...
  • Nore
    2018-12-04
    While I still found it very obvious that this is a series drawn by a man who usually draws nothing but bara manga (leading to some slightly awkward scenes), you really can't hold that against the story. A bittersweet but heartwarming conclusion, with some fantastic character growth and a gentleness to the introspection that really invites the reader to think about what beliefs they may hold without even realizing it. I really hope this ends up po...
  • Chessa
    2018-09-05
    *cries cries cries* I didn’t have any expectations about what this second volume would be like - the first was so perfect. There is a lot more growth for Yaichi in this - and it was amazing to see. Kana continues to be so earnest and adorable. And Mike! I love Mike. I’m so sad that there is no more of this story arc (but maybe we can cross our fingers for a story about Yaichi and Kana’s first trip to Canada?)
  • Robert Kirwan
    2019-05-03
    This broke my little heart!!! I LOVE this series! It’s so earnest and smile-inducing!! The artwork is beautiful and the characters are so based in reality they seem like real people.There’s one moment we’ve all been looking for in the books and we got that moment and many more!! I really don’t have anything else to say!! LOVE LOVE LOVE
  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    2018-12-26
    Trigger warnings: HomophobiaFAVORITE DUOLOGY EVER