Dark Horse Announces A New Omnibus Edition For ‘The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service’
I've mentioned before that I got burned out on manga in my early 20s, but one of the things I don't talk about nearly as much as I should is what brought me back. Books like Detroit Metal City and Yotsuba&! were what hooked me, but there was nothing that I looked forward to as much as Eiji Otsuka and Hosui Yamazaki's The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Violent, gory, frequently terrifying and incredibly well-constructed, it's one of the best spooky comics on the stands.
Today, with 11 volumes on the stands, Dark Horse announced that it's getting the prestige treatment with the release of the first Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Omnibus Edition, an oversized collection of over 640 pages.
The series follows the adventures of five university students who take advantage of one's supernatural ability to communicate with the dead -- and a terrifying number of dead bodies that just happen to fall into their laps -- to deliver corpses to wherever they want to go, with the promise that the dead will hand over some of their worldly goods in exchange. As you might expect, the Service frequently deals with murder victims and other horrifying haunts, and even crossed over with Yamazaki's IncredibleMail, the story of a man who shoots ghosts with a special ghost gun. It's really great.
The Kurosagi omnibus, featuring sentient puppets, manipulative hackers and plenty of ghosts, will be on sale this September for $19.99.