We finally got hold of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service #10 from a local seller. Manga volumes are not readily available in the local market, but am just really glad they still import this particular series.
We discovered this series a couple of years ago by accident. Not only was their cover design intriguing, the premise at the back coupled with ‘corpse’ and ‘delivery’ was too, so we had to go buy it and check it out. And was it a good choice! We followed the series ever since.
Your body is their business! 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 five form the Kurosagi (“Black Heron” – their ominous bird logo) Corpse Delivery Service: whether suicide, murder, accident, or illness, they’ll carry your body wherever it needs to go to free your soul! The kids from Kurosagi can smell a customer a mile away – it’s a good thing one of the girls majored in embalming!
This latest volume covers dead that are suddenly rising up, lessons of letting sleeping dogs lie and why Numata (one of the main characters who always wear his sunglasses) suddenly takes them off for some one! Without spoiling anything this is another good volume of packed mysteries and I highly recommend anyone who loves a good story that is not necessarily scary. I just wished there was more info on Karatsu’s mysterious spirit that is always with him. Well, I guess that will let me hope for some more on the next volume yes?
For more info about the series, you can go read more via the Wikipedia page. Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin ((the series’s original Japanese title)), was written by Eiji Otsuka, writer of the MPD Psycho manga series.
Rating: 5 of 5 stars [?]