Review: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
“Don’t you think a Buddhist making the sign of the cross is bad form?”

Author
Written by Otsuka Eiji
Art by Yamazaki Housui

Status
8 Volumes – On Going

Plot Summary
It would appear as if being an average student at a university for budding Buddhists is not a good thing. All the good jobs for in-house monks are taken by people with better qualifications, and there’s not much demand for Buddhist clerks. (Do you want karma with that?) That’s how Kuro Karatsu ended up agreeing to join a prayer group out into the woods, for lack of anything to do. What he didn’t realize is that like himself, all of the other people in the group have their own special abilities. Makino is a master embalmer (something fairly unique to Japan, where cremation is still pretty hot). Numata’s dowsing powers are better at finding dead bodies than water. Yata can channel aliens (with attitude to boot) through his hand-puppet and Sasaki is a master hacker, as well as the self-styled leader of the pack. And Kuro? He can speak to the dead when their souls are still trapped inside the corpse, unable to move onto the next life. Thus, the five get drawn into the job of finding lost souls and helping them transcend to the next plane of existence… or something.

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