Legendary anime creator Mari Okada (anohana, Maquia) makes her manga debut with a moving, funny, so-true-it's-sometimes-embarrassing story of high school girls coming of age together. Perfect for those looking for a manga reminiscent of Noelle Stevenson or Jillian Tamaki.
Perhaps Japan's most acclaimed female screenwriter, Mari Okada has
been writing for anime and live action for twenty years and made
her directorial debut in 2018 with Maquia- When the Promised Flower
Blooms, an animated feature that released in the United States to a
100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Her work for television
includes anohana, Mobile Suit Gundam- Iron-Blooded
Orphans, and Lupin the Third- The Woman Called Fujiko
Mine. O Maidens in Your Savage Season is her first manga
A longtime manga artist and illustrator, Nao Emoto's first manga series was Forget Me Not, co-created with Taiwanese writer Mag Hsu and published in English by Kodansha Comics. O Maidens in Your Savage Season, her collaboration with Mari Okada, is her second manga series.
"A coming-of-age story...centered on believably nerdy and hormonal
teens. I love all these dorks... Painfully relatable and pulls no
punches, both hilarious and incredibly upsetting." -Anime News
Network Praise for Mari Okada's Maquia
"Stirring, sentimental, stunning... exquisite in every way... the film's passing pleasures are so rich that we don't even notice how deep Okada has driven her storytelling dagger until she pulls it out in the end, and the tears come." -Variety "Okada is clearly a talent to watch." -Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times "Maquia showcases [Okada's] ability to depict complex relationships and project delicate character arcs... Sweeping fantasy meets heart-wrenching intimacy." -Hollywood Reporter