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My Broken Mariko

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yiska
Japanese: マイ・ブロークン・マリコ
English: My Broken Mariko
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 16, 2019 to Dec 17, 2019
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Comic Bridge
Authors: Hirako, Waka (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.731 (scored by 1537915,379 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16582
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #565
Members: 31,542
Favorites: 881

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Synopsis

Dealing with abuse and depression since she was young, Mariko Ikagawa sought solace in Tomoyo Shiino—the start of a friendship that continued until adulthood. Now a 26-year-old office worker, Shiino is baffled when she hears a newscaster report that Mariko has killed herself. Though Shiino doubts the news at first, she accepts the truth after being unable to contact Mariko and begins to wonder the reason behind her suicide.

Looking to free her from her despicable father, Shiino impulsively steals Mariko's remains from him. Reunited with her dear friend, Shiino travels to a certain location Mariko wanted to visit, all while remembering their happy memories together.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shot: Yiska

Background

My Broken Mariko was awarded the Bros. Comic Award by TV Bros. magazine in 2020. The manga ranked fourth in the 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the Female Readers division.

The series was published in English by Yen Press on November 10, 2020. It was also released in Italian by J-POP on January 13, 2021; in French by Éditions Ki-oon on January 28, 2021; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora JBC on March 5, 2022.

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Reviews

Jan 25, 2024
It deals with the aftermath of a friends suicide and what has caused it to happen, or at least what her best friends believes has caused this to happen, as this is from her perspective.

Generally, i'd recommend you give it a chance.
the main character is shouting a lot of the time, but that's her expression of her feelings throughout the story.
The "side" characters get some form of expansion on their characters, apart from 1 which feels odd considering what the character represents..?

the art is beautiful though, story boarded really well.
the story is straight forward too with its goal being easy ...
Jan 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
My Broken Mariko is about a woman who reminisces about the times she spent with her best friend after she learns that her best friend committed suicide. But it's too short for a work that deals with topics such as suicide, abuse, longing, and sometimes regret and anger. There is no story in particular, and for the reason I just mentioned about it being way too short, there isn't enough time to connect with or empathize with the characters. While the feelings of a woman who lost her best friend and her anger towards life in general are beautifully presented at times, I think the ...
Sep 18, 2021
Nothing happens, no one grows or changes. Ending isn't satisfying. Artwork is cool and intentionally grotesque, (fits the story really well.) I think this may just be too short to handle all of the subjects that it throws at us, or follow the main character's journey and grieving process.

By far the worst part is the non ending. Why not just actually show the whole thing? It wasn't very well built up to, so there wasn't suspense leading up to it; it felt like something that should happen midway through the story, and it didn't even register as a final panel at first. I don't ...

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