Live-Action My Brother's Husband Series Casts Tōru Nomaguchi, Kouji Ohkura

posted on 2018-01-25 06:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: Tagame draws new chapter set after ending, starts new manga in February

NHK revealed additional cast members for the live-action mini-series adaptation of Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother's Husband manga on Thursday. The additional cast includes:

Tōru Nomaguchi as Kato-yan, Ryoji's close friend

Kouji Ohkura as Yokoyama-sensei, Kana's homeroom teacher

In addition, the March issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine revealed on Thursday that Tagame will draw a new special chapter for the manga in the magazine's next issue on February 25 to commemorate the live-action mini-series, and it will take place after the manga's ending. Tagame will also launch a new manga in the same issue.

The previously announced cast includes:

Ryuta Sato as Yaichi

Former sumo wrestler Baruto Kaito as Mike

Yuri Nakamura as Natsuki, Yaichi's ex-wife

Maharu Nemoto as Kana, Yaichi's daughter

The mini-series will have three episodes, and will premiere on BS Premium on March 4 at 10:00 p.m. Teruyuki Yoshida and Yukihiro Toda are directing the mini-series, with Toda also penning scripts.

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 launched the manga in Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in November 2014 and ended it last May. Futabasha published the manga's fourth compiled volume last July. Pantheon Books shipped the first two-in-one English omnibus volume last May. The manga was nominated for Best Comic at last 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. Amazon named the book as one of 20 books in the "Comics & Graphic Novels" category of its Best Books of 2017 list.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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