North America tour (New York/Philadelphia/Toronto), May 6-14

English translated edition of ‘My Brother’s Husband’ volume 1 was released on May 2nd. On this occasion, I’ll go to New York, Philadelphia and Toronto to join several events.

New York

MAY 6: “Transcendent Obscenity” panel at the PEN World Voices Festival, from 2-3:30pm at Dixon Place, NYC

MAY 7: Drink n’ Draw (tw: hot nudes!) at Anyone Comics in Crown Heights Brooklyn from 5-8pm

MAY 9: Signing at Kinokuniya on 6th Ave. at 40th St. from 6-8pm


MAY 10: Reading/Signing/Q&A at Giovanni’s Room/Philly AIDS Thrift Store from 6-8pm


MAY 13 & 14 (Sat&Sun): Toronto Comics Arts Festival:
Saturday 2pm signing at Reference Library
Saturday 4pm at the Marriott Bloor: “LGBTQ Comics Abroad”
Saturday 7pm at Glad Day Bookshop: The TCAF Queer Mixer (with preview of “Queer Japan” by Graham Kolbeins)
Sunday 11:00am signing at Reference Library
Sunday 2:45pm at the Marriott Bloor: “Canada 150!”

MAY 9-30: My Brother’s Husband – Exhibition by Gengoroh Tagame at Reference Library
(You can see the rare artworks from ‘My Brother’s Husband’, layouts, penciled pages, original inked drawings and final artworks.)

E-book edition of Comic album ‘Do You Remember the South Island’s P.O.W. Camp?’ (JPN) now on sale

E-book edition of my comic album ‘Kimi-yo Shiru-ya Minami-no Goku (Do You Remember the South Island’s P.O.W. Camp? a.k.a. Goku)’ in Japanese what was first published in 2007 is now on sale.
It was serialized on G-men magazine from 2003 to 2006, total 700 pages comics.

E-book edition is released by separated two volumes version as same as paper book, and there is all-in-one version too.

Volume One

Volume Two

All-In-One version

My illustrated Tenugui will be released from Mandarake

My illustrated Tenugui (traditional Japanese towel) will be released from Mandarake. Original new ‘Hung’ drawing is featured. Good for everyday using or displaying on the wall.

It will be sold on several events, shops and online.
Online pre-order is now available. They have english guidance page. Check the page below!

I’ll be on Queers & Comics in San Francisco on this weekend

I’ll participate in Queers & Comics 2017 Conference at California College of the Arts in San Francisco as a keynote speaker/panelist on this weekend.

Queers & Comics 2017 Conference
April 14 (Fri.) – 15 (Sat.), 2017
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, U.S.A.

My participating panel:
Queer Manga – History and Cultural Context
April 14 (Fri.) 2:30 PM
April 15 (Sat.) 7:30 PM

More detail, check the official site below.
Queers & Comics 2017 Conference

E-book edition of Comic album ‘Kindan (Forbidden)’ now on sale

E-book edition of my comic album ‘Kindan (Forbidden)’ what was first published in 2007 is now on sale.

E-book editions are released as ten different versions.

1) Complete version: Include all contents of paper book edition.

2-10) Separated sold version: each stories only


Melon Thief


The Soldier’s Brave Blood

The Yakuza’s Brave Blood



Tumble Doll MP

The Legend of Koromogawa