Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
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Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: , 2000 to ?
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Otsuka, Eiji (Story), Yamazaki, Housui (Art)
Serialization: Young Ace


Score: 7.791 (scored by 18131,813 users)
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Ranked: #11782
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Popularity: #1267
Members: 10,617
Favorites: 239
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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)


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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Mar 4, 2008
psygremlin (All reviews)
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
Dec 17, 2010
rava (All reviews)
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.
May 2, 2020
ymasumac (All reviews)
Started reading this several years ago and only stopped when I lost access to new issues. In the first five or six volumes ("25" chapters is my best guess), most of the material was intriguing and original, with little repetition.

If you like darkness, delving into the human psyche, and disquieting imagery, some of which might sear itself into your brain for years, consider giving this series a gander.

Reading these stories and feeling the pain depicted made me want to behave in a morally upright way. Some of the conditions portrayed can be truly upsetting because, figuratively at least, more of them are possible--even read more

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