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My Broken Mariko Manga (Hardcover)

4.5 star rating out of 5
4 Reviews
SKU: 9781975318604

Retail Price: $17.99

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About My Broken Mariko Manga (Hardcover)

My Broken Mariko Manga features story and art by Waka Hirako.

Shiino is an ill-tempered office assistant, but when her friend Mariko dies unexpectedly, she becomes determined to get to the bottom of this mystery. Portraying the soulful connection between girls, this is a striking story of sisterhood and romance.


  • Publisher: YEN PRESS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 11/10/2020
  • Page Count: 194
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

5 star rating out of 5


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Please do yourself a favor and pick this up! I don't see enough people talk about it. The art style is so beautiful, you can really feel the desperation of the main character. Regardless of how you choose to interpret the characters relationship, their bond is beautiful and the loss portrayed feels soul crushing. There are depictions of physical abuse as well as self harm and mentions of suicide and sexual abuse. Scenes are not overly graphic though and the sexual abuse is never explicitly shown. Overall beautiful hardcover and for a great price!

3 star rating out of 5

Confusingly good?

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This manga did a good job representing despair in losing someone close to you and issues that a lot of people deal with in a more realistic way rather than most of the manga I've read.

Though the artstyle was nice the story is a little lacking in my opinion, it was really great, yes but near the end there is a part that doesn't make sense to me and I'm not sure what it contributed to the story. I wish there was a little bit more to explain some of the plot holes through the story but still really good.

4 star rating out of 5

A good quick read

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I liked the story, it's a quick read and I liked the end. Some people would say the story is about suicide, yes that is a plot point in the story but I don't think that's what its about. Its about the person left behind and dealing with the grief and asking "why" "why, did my best friend do this?". There is also a bonus short story at the end. The book it's self is a nice standard hardcover book with a dust jacket of the art pictured in the thumbnail.

5 star rating out of 5

Nearly Phenomenal

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My Broken Mariko is a poignant and emotional self-contained story about domestic violence, suicide, and those left behind asking "why" in the aftermath of losing a loved one.

Waka Hiroka does a fantastic job utilizing the manga/comic medium to create tension and emotional release; the variation in the detailing of the art from simple cartoonish characatures to lifelike, emotive individuals, as well as the nuanced panelling and writing, really lends itself to the raw and tragic subject matter. The storytelling feels deliberate and concise without being spoonfed.

At the very end of the book, there's also a short single-chapter story, which is as brilliantly written as the first. (In fact, despite its length, I almost preferred it more)

This is definitely a book I'll be reading again.