HIRAETH -The End of the Journey-, Volume 2

In shock after the death of her best friend, Mika resolves to die as well, but is saved from her suicide attempt by an immortal man named Hibino and a self-proclaimed god called Hani. Upon learning that the two are headed for Yomi, the mythological land of the dead, Mika decides to accompany them in the hopes of seeing her friend once more. After a brief acquaintance with an old woman in Hakone ends in tragedy, Mika is determined to learn to face death along their journey. But the group is suddenly waylaid by a folklore researcher who knows Hibino’s name and secret, and claims to be studying the secrets of immortality to save her sick friend. As Hibino dodges questions about his immortality, Mika struggles with her own discomfort at the researcher’s desperation… Warning: This volume contains depictions of suicide attempts and suicidal ideation. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, you are not alone, and there is help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org. For international help visit findahelpline.com.