In my country, Japan, same-sex marriage is not currently legalized and many people still suffer from prejudice and discrimination. I myself am part of the LGBTQ+ community (as a lesbian), and I find this situation very frustrating.
I feel this in my daily life, and seeing all the activists in Japan who are making daily efforts to change this situation has made me feel that it is my duty as an LGBTQ+ member to help make change as well. This made me wonder if there is anything I can do as a comic writer and as a citizen of this country. And so I decided to draw this manga "Ring on my finger” When I announced my work on Twitter, I received many many comments from Japanese people who sympathized with me and who were moved to tears. I was filled with gratitude.
We decided to have this translated into English so that people living outside of Japan can understand this situation. If you read this manga and connect with us even just a little, there will be no greater happiness than this for me as an artist and as a human being. I will continue to do my very best to write my manga, and I hope you will support me in this endeavor. Thank you for reading my comments to the end. Alt Hanakage This book is free for you to read to expand the messages and by the request of Alt Hanakage sensei, although any of the support from you for her will be much appreciated.
Thank so much