Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Today marks my first manga pick of the week. It's the latest volume of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, the series from the writer of MPD Psycho and the artist/writer of Mail (both fantastic manga in their own right). Each volume is self-contained, and most volumes have multiple self-contained tales within. At the same time, there is an ever growing meta-story behind the scenes, one into which this volume gives the deepest glimpse yet. This is a delicate balance to maintain between ongoing and self-contained, but Kurosagi has always pulled it off with aplomb. Tale after tale, the sheer number and sheer inventiveness of the mysteries our heroes face is quite impressive. If you're looking for a quality absurd, darkly humorous, horror-ish mystery/adventure tale, or just an excuse to try your first manga, then Kurosagi is the book for you.