Love Me For Who I Am English Manga CoverEarlier today, the first volume of Kata Konayama’s Love Me For Who I Am made its way to digital storefronts across North America courtesy of Seven Seas. The ongoing series is a touching human drama, that explores Japan’s LGBTQIA+ community through the eyes of Mogumo, a non-binary high school student. Through their experiences in everyday life and their job at an LGBTQIA+ maid cafe, the series offers a nuanced look at the struggles queer individuals face, and the supports they hold in found families.

For folks who want the paperback, have no fear: Seven Seas will ship the first volume in paperback on June 30.

Anime Herald is proud to partner with Seven Seas to help spread the word about this outstanding series. The folks at Seven Seas will send three lucky winners a free copy of the first volume of Love Me For Who I Am. All you need to do is enter below by June 29, for a chance to win!

Win a Copy of Love Me For Who I Am Volume 1

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About Love Me For Who I am

Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at his family’s café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn’t identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there. This touching manga explores gender, gender presentation, and sexuality from many different angles, including the ways people are pushed to conform in a world that doesn’t understand them…until the world begins to learn, one person at a time.