When I started reading The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, I liked it, and I was thrilled to find a horror manga I enjoyed. So after I read the latest book, volume 11 (one of my best manga of last year), I wanted to make sure I pre-ordered a copy of Book 12.
In February, I placed an order with Amazon. At that time, Book 12 was due out later that month. It didn’t arrive — instead, a new date of June 8 was set. That delay took some patience to wait through, but I was eagerly anticipating getting the book this week. However, Amazon just sent me an email that they’re still trying to get me the book, and if they can’t within the next month, they’ll cancel the order. They’ve updated the expected release date to July 12.
In an attempt to figure out what was going on, I went to the Dark Horse website. Their upcoming manga page makes no mention of the title, and searching for Kurosagi only lists the 11 existing volumes. (This is a change, since Amazon’s cache of that page still shows 12 on the Dark Horse site search page, see below.)
As you can also see from that search, the book listing still appears on Dark Horse’s bookstore and library specialty sites (still listed for June), but not their main website. I hope July is as long as I’ll have to wait, since I’m eager for more creepy adventures!
Update: Dark Horse has communicated that the new planned release date for The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Book 12 is March 28, 2012.