The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Volume 1
They’re called “kurosagi” because those are black storks that take away the dead as opposed to white storks that bring babies. That’s literally the only detail in the entire book that was worth reading. The rest of it - wow. It’s a masterclass in shite comics!
A Buddhist student needs money - so he joins a ...more
Horror is not my preferred reading genre, but this was pretty good. Some of the events might have been horrible, but our crew of young protagonists was charming. In brief, five unemployed students at a Buddhist university, all with talents -- some supernatural, some not, or not yet apparent -- band together to start a service finding and helping the lost, hidden, or mislaid corpses of souls unable to move on for one reason or another. ...more
If you're dead and need some tending above and beyond the usual after-death requirements, this service is for you. A gang of misfits will help you get what you need, be it vengeance on your murderer, or burial in the field of your dreams. I'm still not completely sure how they turn a profit, but they all seem to be decked out in the latest fashions, Jack Skellington barrettes ...more
The translator hasn't shown the sound effects on each page, they're in an appendix at the back, and this was slightly frustrating. However I do like very much that there are FX for: "PORO: parts coming off face," "DO: an organ hitting floor,"and "GEBOBOBO: vomiting blood."
Image is for Steelwhisper and Kyn only. NSFW!
This was just so weird...but I absolutely loved it? I'll be honest, I first picked this one up because the cover is really intriguing and well designed in my opinion and it also helped that it was on sale via comixology! I didn't really know what to expect going into it as I didn't really do any research on it before picking it up. I ended up absolutely loving it! It was strange and obscure which made it the perfect read for me! I can't wait to pick up the next volumes!
The problem being that their skills comprise of such esoteric talents such as corpse-dowsing, ESP, channeling the restless spirits of the dead....Resolving to help the dead with their unfinished business (for a fee naturally) ...more
Karatsu tells the group what their ...more
I started reading this due to finding the overall concept interesting, as well as for enjoying the cultural differences in funerary practices. Without any prior knowledge of the funerary ...more
This manga follows a group of college graduates around as they struggle to put their talents (such as they are) to good use by discovering what the dead want & trying to fulfill their wishes. The group is mixed with one guy who can actually speak to the dead (and sometimes animate them), a woman who is a top rate hacker, a guy who can use a pendulum to discover ...more
I enjoyed ...more
It's about 5 students who're facing the impending unemployment after they graduate from a Buddhist university, creating opportunity out of the talents that they have; one mastermind, one can talk to the corpse, one can detect them, one expert in embalming and another one can channel... alien. This is what 'if you cannot have the job, create one' mentality at it...more
I am glad I read this. It’s an interesting take on death, on Buddhism in everyday life, on young people in contemporary Japan trying to get by. As a bonus, one story revolves around a rogue insurance actuary in a way that is interesting and compelling. Making an actuary ...more
If u want gore and pretty ok but not the coolest characters on earth, this manga is for u. I appreciate the Notes written by the author and disclaimers ...more
The main story is quite self explanatory in this first volume: a group of bhuddist students play paranormal detective and look for the dead to give them their last wish, which is usually either a trip home or revenge.
No character building just yet, but with these kinds of stories you don't tend to get to know main characters on a deep level.
Art style was good, and I appreciated the attention to detail on the rather morbid scenes ...more
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Social anthropologist and novelist. Graduated from college with degree in anthropology, women's folklore, human sacrifice and post-war manga. In addition to his work with manga he is a critic, essayist, and author of several successful non-fiction books on Japanese popular and “otaku” sub-cultures. One of his first animation script works was Maho no Rouge Lipstick, an adult lolicon OVA. Otsuka ...more