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Eisner Winner Gengoroh Tagame Contributes to Touken Ranbu Manga Anthology

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2018 Eisner winner and My Brother's Husband manga creator Gengoroh Tagame contributed to this week's newly released Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Anthology: Senjō ni Sakaseru Hana manga based on the hugely popular browser game.

The manga was released on Thursday and includes stories and artwork from 10 different creators. Tagame contributed illustrations of Tonbokiri, the character that embodies one of three great spears of Japan. The spear was crafted by Fujiwara Masazane and wielded by the daimyo Honda Tadakatsu.

The anthology also includes works by Ichiha Akizuki (Holmes of Kyoto manga), Sayaka Mogi (Pupa), Shamu Itō (Renaissance Eve), Tayoru Ooki, Tōko Okita (Kindan Love Teacher), Kenji Kuriyama (Shokuryō Kyōshitsu), Hinako Seta (Re-Kan!), Kakashi Tano, Yuri Narushima (Planet Ladder), Fuku, and Sawako Yamana (Shōnen Shōjo Rare Card).

Nonoyanayori drew both the cover illustration and additional art in the book.

Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother's Husband manga won this year's Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. The story takes place after Yaichi's twin brother Ryōji has passed away. Ryōji was gay and lived with his husband in Canada. After his death, Ryōji's husband Mike travels to Japan to pay respects and meet the family he'd previously never known. Awkward introductions turn into a sentimental education of unfamiliar tropes: gay marriage, time-honored traditions of mourning the dead, Western traditions and even tempura sushi. Soon, Yaichi, Yaichi's tween daughter Kana, and Mike form a unique and merry family.

Tagame launched Bokura no Shikisai (Our Color) manga in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in March. That story follows a gay artist who makes his way to a seaside cafe.

Source: Comic Natalie


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