NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2020 – Yen Press, LLC announces an emotional new manga release about a close friendship between two young women and the devastating impact of suicide as one of them struggles to understand the sudden loss of her best friend.
My Broken Mariko will debut digitally and also in print as a deluxe, hardcover edition on October 20th.
The title exemplifies josei manga, which is characterized by mature storytelling, unique artwork and its appeal to older female readers.
My Broken Mariko
Story & Art by Waka Hirako
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.
About Yen Press, LLC
Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com.