Gengoroh Tagame Ends My Brother's Husband Manga in May

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Pantheon Books to debut manga in English in June

The June issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine is revealing on Tuesday that Gengoroh Tagame is ending his My Brother’s Husband (Otōto no Otto) manga in the magazine's next issue on May 25. The chapter will have a color opening page.

Pantheon Books is releasing the manga in two-in-one omnibus volumes, and it describes the story:

My Brother’s Husband is a family drama that begins with the auspicious arrival of Mike, a Canadian who has come to pay respects to the family of his recently deceased Japanese husband Ryoji, whose only remaining immediate family member is Yaichi—an identical twin brother. As Mike gets accustomed to Japanese morays and the surprising idiosyncrasies of living with Yaichi and his daughter Kana, the sleepy Japanese suburb also learns the true meaning of family.

Tagame began serializing the manga in Monthly Action in November 2014. Futabasha published the manga's third compiled volume in October. Pantheon Books will ship the first two-in-one English omnibus volume in June. The manga was nominated for Best Comic at this year's 44th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival. The manga also won an Excellence Award at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2015.

Anne Ishii is translating My Brother’s Husband and Chip Kidd is designing the release. Both have worked on other English releases of other manga by Tagame, including the short story collection The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, the first English release of Tagame's manga.

Tagame is best known for his gay erotic manga. German publisher Bruno Gmünder Verlag has published Tagame's Gunji, Fisherman’s Lodge, Endless Game, and The Contracts of the Fall manga in English, and Fantagraphics' Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It anthology featured work by Tagame.

Tagame recently attended the Queers & Comics Conference in San Francisco earlier this month as a keynote speaker.

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