When Is Dark Horse Releasing Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service?

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.)

Amazon search for Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service 12

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.

9 Comments

  1. Agreed- I really hope nothing’s gone wrong with that. I was a little worried when I saw they’d let go some people in the manga division earlier. I especially love the translation notes at the back- almost as enjoyable as the stories themselves.

  2. I sincerely hope that series won’t have the same fate as some other manga that suddenly get discontinued without notice; Dark Horse has the next volume of MPD Psycho supposedly set to resume by the end of 2011, and the last volume of that manga came out June of 2009.

  3. I’m really nervous about manga titles at dark horse. Everything seems to be being perpetually pushed back. The release of the new omnibus edition of Rayearth is a month away. I’d be excited, except it’s been a month away since October of last year, which was its original release date.

  4. I got the same e-mail and confirmed that I want to wait, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time. Your research has me a bit concerned now.

  5. I am not sure why DH has so much trouble putting some manga out, but they do come out eventually. I figure it’s a financial or workload issue. I more expect the tsumani in Japan is causing current delays. Whether it’s people on the Japanese side of things stressed out or putting Americans low on the priority scale of things. Manga from DH has a certain standard, whether it’s translation, cultural notes or print quality. It is hard to wait for each volume of their various series, but I gave up on holding DH to street dates over 10 years ago. When a DH manga arrives I savor it all the more. Kurosagi is a successful series for them, so it will arrive eventually. This just gives me more time to reread the first 11 volumes again.

  6. I’ve been distracted lately by DC’s Blackest Night/Brightest Day HBs and TPBs, that when I remembered Kurosagi the first thing I did was check around – and found nothing. This only confirms my suspicions… Hopefully it won’t take much longer. Top Cow’s been delaying Magdalena for ages and I can’t take much more of this.

  7. I’ve had it cancelled by amazon twice now :/ thought it might have just been them didn’t realise it was dark horse pushing it back, hope it gets released soon I’ve read the first 11 too many times >.<

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