Alphabetical Index of Dark Horse Manga Reviews

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 7

Volume 8 is a better starting point, if you’re picking up The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service in the middle, but I thought this installment had some interesting things to say about fame and the movies. The first story in volume 7 is a one-shot, about a robot powered by a zombie with a video game for a brain chip. It’s full of fan humor, making fun of gamers and other obsessive types. I found myself wishing writer Eiji Otsuka had […]

Read more

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 8

If you’re curious about The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service series, which I recommend, but you can’t find the early volumes in the series, try starting here. Volume 8 begins with that manga classic, the school club recruitment drive. Rei is a new student at the Buddhist College all the Service members attend, and she winds up at the group’s open call for new members. They’re billing themselves as an entrepreneurial “money-makin’ club” to get some kids interested. However, seeing each […]

Read more

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volumes 1-5

When I first heard of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, it was well-recommended, but I wasn’t sure it was for me, given that it was classified as horror and the premise involved lovingly depicted dead bodies. I’m glad I went ahead and tried it, because I very much enjoyed it. It reminded me of Pushing Daisies, if that show was more laconic and Japanese. The series stories are by Eiji Otsuka with art by Housui Yamazaki. Five students at a […]

Read more

Harlequin Violet: Response

Response is a faithful adaptation of a Harlequin romance novel by Penny Jordan. It was one of the first releases in the Ginger Blossom line published by Dark Horse. Purple means that it’s aimed older, with “more sophisticated” content. The pink books were geared younger (no sex), and both were printed in ink colors that matched their name. (The purple’s not bad to read, if a tad unusual, but I found the hot pink headache-inducing.) Both imprints released three titles […]

Read more
1 2