My Broken Mariko (Hardcover)
Tomoyo Shiino has stood by her friend Mariko through years of abuse, abandonment, and depression. However horrific her circumstances, their friendship has been the one reassuring constant in Mariko’s life-and Tomoyo’s too. That is, until Tomoyo is utterly blindsided by news of Mariko’s death. In life, Tomoyo felt powerless to help her best friend out of the darkness that ultimately drove her over the edge. Now, Tomoyo is determined to liberate Mariko’s ashes for one final journey together… to set free her dear, broken Mariko.
After winning the MF Comics Step-up Award, Waka Hirako made her professional debut with the one-shot story YISKA (Comic Bridge). She received the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival New Face Award for her first serialized comic, My Broken Mariko.
An emotional and intense josei manga about suicide, abuse and their effects.
Josei manga, which are known for their mature storytelling, unique artwork and appeal to older female readers, have an outspoken fanbase eager for more English language releases.
The deluxe hardcover treatment of My Broken Mariko is sure to appeal to the josei manga fanbase.
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