Waka Hirako Archives

My Broken Mariko: A Funny, Sad, Mad Howl of Grief
My Broken Mariko by Waka Hirako is special not just for being that rarity but also in its unique story and tone It's an explosive wail of grief and pain with madcap humour and raw emotion. Editor's Note: Adding a trigger warning to this review as we talk about the aftermath of physical and sexual abuse[...]
My Broken Mariko: Yen Press to Publish Josei Manga
The publisher is justly proud of this particular title. "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[...]
Yen Press Announces More Titles for October 2020
Heterogenia Linguistico is part of a rising trend in manga with unconventional twists on fantasy storytelling such as Delicious in Dungeon and A Witch's Printing Office. My Broken Mariko cover art from Yen Press My Broken Mariko Story and Art by Waka Hirako Shiino is an ill-tempered office assistant, but when her friend Mariko dies unexpectedly, she becomes determined[...]