Posted by: Raws | March 28, 2011

Manga Monday: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is my favorite horror manga. The manga centers around five main characters that have formed their own company bringing corpses to where they want to go.  How do they do this? They ask them.

Here’s an excerpt from Dark Horse’s site to describe it better:

Five young students at a Buddhist university, three guys and two girls, find little call for their job skills in today’s Tokyo . . . among the living, that is! But all that stuff in college they were told would never pay off-you know, channeling, dowsing, ESP-gives them a direct line to the dead . . . the dead who are still trapped in their corpses and can’t move on to the next reincarnation.

The art is realistic and its panels are classically laid out.  The covers of each volume are brilliantly creative. They’re what drew me into reading it in the first place.  Gotta love the dismembered bodies!

I love all the characters. They all have their own personalities and are a bit quirky. I can’t even decide on a favorite. Maybe Karatsu, the “Psychic”, because he has the coolest ability and gets the most screen time.

It’s also edited by Carl Horn one of the recurring guests at Fanime Con of which I’m on the staff.  He’s a pretty cool guy and I enjoy reading the Disjecta Membra section at the end of each volume that he writes.

Overall Kurosagi is a must read for fans of paranormal thrillers and modern Japanese culture. It’s also for a more mature audience.  And definitely support the official release!!

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