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Seven Seas Grabs ‘A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic’ Manga

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A moving autobiographical manga about her father’s alcoholism that inspired a critically acclaimed live-action film.

Seven Seas Entertainment has a really neat new bit of news with the license acquisition of the manga A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic. The work comes from Mariko Kikuchi. The autobiography inspired a live-action film in Japan as well.

Seven Seas will publish the manga for the first time in North America in print and on digital platforms in a single large-trim edition. The book will be released in November 2021 for $14.99 USA / $18.99 CAN.

Plot Concept: Mariko Kikuchi tells the painful story of her father’s alcoholism, and her own journey through guilt and self-blame to understand her father’s illness. She rejects the common belief that family members can and should be forgiven for anything they do, no matter how much harm they cause. This powerful, self-contained autobiographical manga began as a web series that went viral, and went on to inspire a 2019 film in Japan. Now this groundbreaking work about the ripple effects of addiction will be released in English for the very first time.

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