New acquisition. This manga looks like Yotsuba&! with a gay uncle and I'm totally into it.
While Kabi's sexual orientation does play a pivotal role in her manga, its her battle with deep depression and extreme anxiety that saturates most of the narrative. She manages to visually convey so much of the inner torment that mental health brings, it made me tear up. Her explanation on self harm brought to words what I have always thought myself. It was beautiful and powerful and I want to share it with everyone!
When I first heard Gengoroh Tagame had made a sweet, slice-of-life story I was blown away. Its such a huge departure from his regular work! I'm sure you'll love the sweet nature of this book. It tackles great topics such as homosexuality, divorce and separation, being a single dad, and the prejudices in Japanese society.
This was a quick, cute lunchtime read. Not very complex, but fantastic to bring lesbian visibility to the standard princess glut out there. Please note the adorbs #endpapers. #queercomics #middlegrade