A worthy adaptation. . .Morikawa effectively conveys the human element. The emotions and when appropriate, the vulnerability of the subject is always unmistakable in the visual depictions. I imagine that every scene successfully projects the original author's intended sentiments. --Ain t It Cool News
Here we have a manga adaptation of the compelling memoir from the daughter of a Japanese mobster boss. Tendo's original drew words like 'powerful' and 'blunt' . . .and sold over 100,000 copies. --Library Journal
About the Author
Shoko Tendo's original heartbreaking prose memoir has struck chords around the world and has been translated into 14 languages. She has appeared in a handful of documentaries, at least one about her life, and several others featuring her life-affirming tattoo.