Yaichi is a single father who lives together with his daughter Kana, in Tokyo, Japan. One day a visitor named Mike Flanagan arrives from Canada. Mike is the widower husband of Yaichi’s twin brother, Ryoji, who past away recently. Yaichi and Ryoji didn’t communicate much after high school. Kana is excited to learn that her father has a twin brother, and a new unfamiliar Canadian uncle. Yaichi is in an awkward position, but asks Mike to stay with them while he explores Japan. Over time, Yaichi is forced to face the buried prejudices he held about gay people.
My Brother’s Husband is originally a Japanese comic. It was published in Japan in 2014, and adapted into a live-action television drama early this year. In the U.S., this story was released in two volumes, with the second volume being released this summer. Reading manga (Japanese comics) can be challenging because there are many differences; Japanese book are read from back to front, and from right to left. But those cultural differences are also why manga is so popular all over the world.