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Release List: May 2009

Five months after I say these release lists will be monthly occurences and suddenly ‘poof’, nothing. Sorry to those who’ve been coming back and looking for them. Your e-mails have not fallen on blind eyes and Kuriousity’s monthly release lists are back! Collecting the release titles in a month can be time-consuming but it’s still something I hope to keep up with that I’ve got myself a much easier system, aka, no author names which saves an amazing amount of time on typing and formatting.

So that said, mark May 2009 as an awesome start to a manga-filled summer and check out of the titles you can look forward to seeing on your bookstore shelves in the next month :)

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Review: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Vol. 8)


Author: Eiji Otsuka
Manga-ka: Housui Yamazaki
Publisher: Dark Horse
Rating: Mature (18+)
Released: January 2009

Synopsis: “Shigo kekkon – marrying the dead! It’s a quaint old country custom in Japan that’s becoming the next big fad in Tokyo… and that makes it the business of the Corpse Delivery Service! And meanwhile, back on campus, since they’re technically a college club, the kids from Kurosagi host a membership drive during the school festival! But you’ve got to like corpses, you know.”

What I continue to find most enthralling about Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is its subtleties, the kind of moments that can often be overlooked, but when noticed, add their own kind of impact to a scene. Whether its a certain kind of smile on Karatsu’s face or the independent Sasaki’s neck wrapping after an incident, instead of being hit over the head with these characters, we instead learn more about them gradually over time. Through all their actions, both big and small, readers come to know these characters are people and it makes it all the more engrossing to read.

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Good Reads for Halloween (Part Two)

Good Halloween Reads (Part Two)

Less than a week until Halloween! Everyone have their pumpkins carved, costumes ready and candy purchased? :) As promised last week, here’s part two of my Halloween recommendations! There’s certainly no shortage of good reads this time of year. You can read part one here.

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Review: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Vol. 07)

Reviewer: Lissa Pattillo

Author: Eiji Otsuka
Manga-ka: Housui Yamazaki
Publisher: Dark Horse
Rating: Mature (18+)
Released: September 2008

Synopsis: “Collecting can take over a fan’s life: what if it takes over their death as well? Zombie robot otaku and plastic surgery disasters are only the latest faces of horror as Kurosagi continues their struggle to turn corpses into cash! But when Karatsu falls into a bizarre trap set for him by the Shirosagi pair, can the rest of the gang save him… or even themselves?”

When a gravestone moving job turns out to be too much to handle, the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service seeks some assistance from some enthusiastic scientists. Too bad their newly created mech-suit runs best on something a little harder to come by than batteries. Working to survive through a case of anime geekdom and a robot on a rampage, the team then must face an epidemic of pointed ears, undead facial tumours and a twisted source of plastic surgery.

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Review: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Vol. 06)


Author: Eiji Otsuka
Manga-ka: Housui Yamazaki
Publisher: Dark Horse
Rating: Mature (18+)
Released: Febuary 2008

Synopsis: “There’s rivalry all around when Kurosagi finds its rather loose business model challenged by a postman who guarantees the next world on time! But it’s not only the clean-cut trying to compete – the oddball duo calling itself the Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service aren’t just out to eat Kurosagi’s wormy lunch, they’re going to start revealing trade secrets – namely, the hideous history of the ghost which haunts Karatsu!”

In volume six of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, the crew remains in financial trouble as corpse delivery rarely proves are profitable as they’d like. Just when they think they have the perfect idea to bring in the business, a postman and his assistance beat them to the goal. On top of that, another corpse service appears on the scene calling themselves the Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service. But for Karatsu and his corpse finding friends, this new group may prove to be more than a little competition.

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Review: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Vol. 05)


Author: Eiji Otsuka
Manga-ka: Housui Yamazaki
Publisher: Dark Horse
Rating: Mature (18+)
Released: November 2007

Synopsis: “The corpses that are Kurosagi’s client base usually died not too long ago, for reasons that gruesomely obvious. But when the ominous Mr. Nire returns with a modern-day mummification series, what they’re gonna do is go back… way back, as the kids kick Egyptian Old Kingdom school! Then, travel from the past into the future of death, as they uncover the cold business behind some cryonic frozen heads!”

In this fifth volume of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, the team continues to find corpses in some of the most unlikely places. First, a deceased elderly man leads the group to a desolated town that fell victim to a serial-murderer years ago, and after that they have to deal with a new find discovered in a sarcophagus.

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Review: Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Vol. 04)


Author: Eiji Otsuka
Manga-ka: Housui Yamazaki
Publisher: Dark Horse
Rating: Mature (18+)
Released: September 2007

Synopsis: “A country town’s got more than crop circles to claim UFOs… they say they’ve got the extraterresrtial’s body! It’s going to be a different kind of alien autopsy when the Kurosagi crew investigates their oddest client yet. And there’s more strange visitors from afar when an American entomologist drops in – not to mention a crossever appearance by Reiji Akiba, the gun-toting exorcist of Mail!”

The fourth volume of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service offers up a healthy dose of the creepy and bizarre. From an alien corpse discovered in a small town, to missing Japanese tourists ending up in museum exhibits, there are lots of things to keep readers turning the pages. But perhaps most interesting of all is the continuing reappearances of a mystery spirit haunting Karatsu.

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