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Kurosagi Shitai Takuhaibin  
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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 ("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!


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Associated Names
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Kurosagi Delivery Service of Corpses
Kurosagi's Corpse Delivery Service
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by Comic Walker over 3 years ago
v.6 by Manga-Sketchbook over 10 years ago
v.5 by Manga-Sketchbook over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (152 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 28th 2018, 7:52am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Ace Tokunou (Kadokawa Shoten)
Comic Charge (Kadokawa Shoten)
Shounen Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)
Young Ace (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (14 Volumes)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #497 increased(+194)
Monthly Pos #1248 increased(+139)
3 Month Pos #1974 increased(+261)
6 Month Pos #2639 increased(+357)
Year Pos #3101 increased(+544)

List Stats
On 639 reading lists
On 654 wish lists
On 39 unfinished lists
On 221 custom lists

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Hi, any group is interested in this project? over 8 years ago

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Rather brilliant   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
February 4th, 2014, 7:20am
The notes say that the author wanted to create something truly horrifying. That it was odd how we took zombies for-granted. I found THAT odd, since this manga is often quite humorous, and forced to take its zombies for-granted since un-deading the dead is what the KCDS does.

Still, it is often quite horrifying. I will probably be haunted by the snail thing for years to come. The American bug scientist was amusingly stereotyped (from Ohio...ohayo? get it? haha). The scarred boy/spirit/Crime scene cleaner/possible villain/WHAT THE HECK IS HE?! is a fantastic mystery, and one I'd like solved.

In other words ... it would totally be awesome if this would get picked back up again. It's clever and funny and gory as all hell. And rather a bit brilliant.
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Wish someone would pick up   
Rating: N/A
by Pacific.Mint
January 27th, 2014, 4:27am
The English publisher dropped this series. It's been a long time since I read it but I remember I found it very entertaining. It was fun, refreshing, and scary enough. I hope I will be able to finish it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by simpleeyelid
August 15th, 2010, 2:04pm
for the criticizers, have you read most of the chapters.
And it is really difficult to maintain the flow with so many (so far) interesting stories, while the main line is gradually revealed.
it is not 10, but I do not hesistate to give a 10 to recover what you have done to pull down the rating.

... Last updated on August 15th, 2010, 2:05pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mono-sama
August 5th, 2009, 2:39am
different enough to be interesting, this series has captured me, still only in the first volume, but i hope it stays this good all the way through.
the art is crisp and simple, but conveys everything very well.
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big pile of meh   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by ngebe
December 14th, 2008, 5:23am
i thought that the long volume 2 story arc was the worst thing i read since mpd pscyho. retarded plot, idiotic motives and dialogue a 5 year old could match. the whole volume is laughable at best. luckily it goes back to short predictable story arcs where all the shortcomings of otsukas writing arent so blatantly exposed. it is getting rather repetitive lately though
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GREAT stuff here   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by raphiq
July 29th, 2008, 2:01am
This is a manga that's worth your time and money. Very interesting story and characters blended in with high creativity and humor. If you love anything about ghosts, ayakashi, or youkai in general, you'll love this (although I don't think there are actually any youkai per se in this series).

And as a response to the previous post here on, I have to say that the poster couldn't see past the surface of the sidestory. It's difficult to understand some parts of a Japanese supernatural manga if you don't know at least some Buddhism, so read a little about Buddhism if you get lost. Also, the author was trying to tie in some "Western" paranormal elements with the alien case, so that can't be overlooked lightly either. With that said, go read and enjoy this series~

... Last updated on July 29th, 2008, 2:01am
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Excellent but... a bit disappointing   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
June 11th, 2008, 3:04pm
The first few volumes were very good and the pacing, story, etc. were very tight. The stories were interesting and laced with a certain dosage of black humour, with supernatural intrigue. And the characters were rather varied and provided contrasting and vivid dialogues and insight into the various stories.

However after a while, the writing crumbles and descends into some cheesy sub-plot about aliens. Furthermore, the "cases" weren't as interesting anymore and the "extra" story just didn't do the main story any justice. It'd have made sense if it'd been some sort of costume play in a historical setting but as it was, the story was nothing better than a sub-par story that contributed nothing to the main story.

Perhaps it's me but the series lost its' momentum after a hiatus. Whether the series will regain its' stellar storytelling, remains to be seen.

... Last updated on June 11th, 2008, 3:05pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
December 9th, 2007, 12:52am
this one SO deserves a 10! for being so much out-of-the-ordinary alone, not to mention pure creativity. this manga just wants to be read.

supernatural is so nicely crafted in that at moments I take it for normal. like I see that everyday.. that kinda freaks me out actually. well written, original, dark humor, nice art.. that's all. ;D
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A great concept...   
Rating: N/A
by pearlesque
April 15th, 2007, 1:04am
A very unusual, interesting manga with a dash of dark humor. I love weirdly existential stuff like this. Plus -- dead bodies! I've always liked stories with a high body count, but this one's unusual because it doesn't contain the usual, frenzied pre-death violence. Even the violence in this manga has a strangely quiet feel to it -- I like it, it's different from the usual gory fare I indulge in.

If you're looking for something a little edgy and out of the mainstream, this manga will suit you just fine.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2007, 1:05am
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