The Manga series My Brother’s Husband, written by openly gay writer Gengoroh Tagame, and published by Futabasha in the magazine Monthly Action is getting the TV treatment. The Manga series is focused on Yaichi and Mike Flanagan. Yaichi is a single father, and Mike is the widowed husband to Yaichi’s recently deceased twin brother, Ryōji. Yaichi’s daughter is Kana, who has a much better and open mind to homosexual relationships than her closed minded father. However, as the series progresses, Yaichi starts to understand how his prejudices are misconceived.
This seems like it will be a great show that is not directly making a joke about same sex relationships. This show is directly confronting homophobia in a country that is moving more and more towards marriage equality. Hopefully it will be a hit.
The 3 episode mini series will be produced by Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation and air in March 2018. The show will star Ryuta Sato (Below Left) as Yaichi and Baruto Kaito (Below Right) as Mike. The Manga has been translated into English, so I am going to read all of these issues before and do a separate video on it before the TV series.