A young woman with chinlength hair in a dark bob, wearing a yellow polka-dotted long-sleeve tee, a blue pleated skirt, and orange shoes, stares dully ahead. Next to her, face pinched into a frown, is an older woman with short brown hair, wearing a mauve long-sleeved tee, a grey polka-dotted skirt, pink heeled shoes, and earrings.

I Wish I Could Say Thank You GN

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Yukari had long struggled in a chaotic love-hate relationship with her mother Chieko, so when her mother is diagnosed with advanced stage pancreatic cancer with just months to live, she is faced with a difficult situation.

Takinami honestly recounts the turmoil created by this announcement from her sister Nao without ever descending into pathos. At first she thinks of the practical - where should her mother be, who's going to look after her, how can I with my work and my child?

Then slowly she starts to face the fact of losing this energetic woman. After years marked by difficult communication, will they now manage to overcome their conflicts and say what's truly in their hearts before it's too late?