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Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin

Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin

Alternative Titles

English: The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Synonyms: Kurosagi Delivery Service of Corpse
Japanese: 黒鷺死体宅配便

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to Mar 4, 2016
Authors: Otsuka, Eiji (Story), Yamazaki, Housui (Art)
Serialization: Young Ace

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 1079 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
Ranked: #9452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1346
Members: 4,186
Favorites: 155

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Synopsis

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 Corpse Delivery Service: whether suicide, murder, accident, or illness, they'll carry your body wherever it needs to go to free your soul!

(Source: Dark Horse)

Background

Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin has been published in English as The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service by Dark Horse since August 23, 2006, and digitally since January 25, 2012. It has also been published in 3-in-1 omnibus format since August 19, 2015.

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More reviewsReviews

psygremlin
Mar 4, 2008
Black comedy is an incredibly hard genre to pull off. Lay it on too thick and it becomes a dirge, lay it on too thin and a farce results. Luckily, Otsuka gets it right more often than not in this strange series. Despite the supernatural theme of the stories, it essentially boils down to a detective series, as the team combines their powers, to solve the mystery behind the lost souls and help them reach final peace.

Although some of the set-ups are dazzlingly original (the actuary who can calculate not only how many will die, but also the who and when; the funeral home offering read more
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rava
Dec 17, 2010
This manga combines excellent characters and interesting one-shot stories with sharp social commentary and dark humor. The artwork is clean and professional, which I certainly appreciate.

Really I don't understand why it isn't more well-known. This is one of those manga that you see on the shelf at the comic book store labeled "Manga for those who don't like manga."

The individual horror stories are pretty cool as well. If you like dark and creepy, this is an excellent choice. However, if violence and some kind of weird nudity bother you, you might have trouble with it.
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