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.

I had no idea that a graphic novel and now an independent movie was made on serial killer – Jeffrey Dahmer’s teenage years. The graphic novel was written by John Backderf also known as Derf and Derf Backderf. The story goes along with Derf and his friendship with Dahmer from the ages of 12, all the way up to the day that Dahmer killed his first victim a couple weeks after high school graduation.

I was worried about reading this book because I know of the horrific things that Dahmer did to his victims. But luckily Derf has gone on to say ‘there is no violence or gore in his book; it just hints at the violence, which in a way makes it much more eerie and unsettling, forcing the reader to read between the panels.’ Also Derf makes it clear that Dahmer is not a sympathetic character. He is a monster. But apparently every monster has a beginning.

So maybe I will check this book out before the movie is released. Or at least when the movie is more widespread released. I will be cautious though, as there are certain genres I generally steer clear from seeing. Disney star Ross Lynch plays Dahmer and Alex Lynch plays Derf, There is no official release date for the movie, but it has been shown at the Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival on July 16. What do you guys think? Is this something any of you would be interested in reading/watching?