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Live-Action My Broken Mariko Film Reveals Visual, Ending Song, September 30 Opening

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Film to have world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Fest on July 14

The official website for the live-action film adaptation Waka Hirako's My Broken Mariko manga unveiled the film's new visual, ending theme song, and September 30 opening date on Monday. The film will use rock band The Pees' 2003 song "Ikinobashi" as the ending theme song.

The film will first have its world premiere at the opening night of Montreal's 26th Fantasia International Film Festival on July 14. The film will screen at the event again on July 16.

Mei Nagano (top left in image above) stars as protagonist Shiino. Yuki Tanada is directing the film after penning the script with Kōsuke Mukai.

The other cast members include:

  • Nao (top center in image above) as Mariko Ikagawa, Shiino's close friend
  • Masataka Kubota (bottom left) as Makio, a young man Shiino meets on her journey
  • Toshinori Omi (bottom center) as Mariko's father
  • Yō Yoshida (bottom right) as Kyōko Tamura, the second wife of Mariko's father

Yen Press released the manga as a deluxe hardcover book in November 2020. The company describes the manga:

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.

Kadokawa published the josei manga's one compiled volume in Japan in January 2020. The 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards awarded the manga with its New Face Award in 2021.

Sources: My Broken Mariko live-action film's website, Comic Natalie

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