Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 9Posted: June 23, 2009
I reviewed this volume for the weekly Manga Minis column at Manga Recon, so you can check it out over there.
In short: buy it. Don’t make me come over there. It’s genuinely quirky, but in kind of a disturbing way I could see turning some people off. I mean, the jokes have to come at the expense of things like dead bodies, how bodies are found, dead people’s hobbies, or… you know, the characters themselves, who range from spirit-talker to embalmer to body finder.
There was no really long story in this volume like you’d normally find (when I say “really long,” I mean the format where there’s usually only two or so stories per volume), but I enjoyed the short stories immensely. I touch on them all in that review, but I’ll say it here too: the chapter at the end between Yata and Makino is strange, inappropriate, and oddly touching, three things that don’t really go together in any series aside from this one.