History Manga / TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService

6th Mar '17 3:52:28 AM Willbyr
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* DemonicPossession: A ghostly one, to be specific, and also fairly benign. [[spoiler:Karatsu is haunted by a scar-faced spirit called Yaichi, who gives him his powers to bring the dead back to life and seems to be devoted towards protecting him. The little girl from Shirosagi is also possessed by a similar ghost, and it is implied in volume 13 that Sasaki may be as well.]]
** [[Keerellis is implied to be an alien who's possessing Yata through the felt sock puppet on his hand. Either that, or Yata is suffering from some kind of mental disorder and is ''really'' good at ventriloquism.]]

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* DemonicPossession: DemonicPossession:
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A ghostly one, to be specific, and also fairly benign. [[spoiler:Karatsu is haunted by a scar-faced spirit called Yaichi, who gives him his powers to bring the dead back to life and seems to be devoted towards protecting him. The little girl from Shirosagi is also possessed by a similar ghost, and it is implied in volume 13 that Sasaki may be as well.]]
** [[Keerellis Keerellis is implied to be an alien who's possessing Yata through the felt sock puppet on his hand. Either that, or Yata is suffering from some kind of mental disorder and is ''really'' good at ventriloquism.]]



** Yata loves science-fiction and ''Franchise/StarWars'', and has lots of related merchandise. But [[InsistentTerminology he prefers to be called "nerd" since they're smarter]].

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** Yata loves science-fiction and ''Franchise/StarWars'', and has lots of related merchandise. But However, [[InsistentTerminology he prefers to be called "nerd" since they're smarter]].



* TheGlassesComeOff: Numata -- who is normally [[SunglassesAtNight never seen without his shades]] -- [[spoiler:takes them off once to identify himself to his old master]].
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler:Vol. 14 involved WetwareCPU - a politician was trying to create an efficient political system by [[OffWithHisHead taking the heads of people]] with some of the brightest minds, storing them in canisters and hooked up to electronics, and programming them to only serve Japan]].
* GrayRainOfDepression: [[spoiler:In Vol. 10, when Numata finally finds the burial site of his murdered parents and older brother, he starts crying due to being unable to retrieve their bodies and the fact that his old dowsing master (who knew all along) had lied to him for years. At the same time, it starts raining in a downpour]].

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* TheGlassesComeOff: Numata -- who is normally [[SunglassesAtNight never seen without his shades]] -- [[spoiler:takes shades]], but he takes them off once to [[spoiler:to identify himself to his old master]].
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler:Vol. 14 involved WetwareCPU - a politician was trying to create an efficient political system by [[OffWithHisHead taking the heads of people]] with some of the brightest minds, storing them in canisters and hooked up to electronics, and programming them to only serve Japan]].
Japan.]]
* GrayRainOfDepression: [[spoiler:In In Vol. 10, when Numata [[spoiler:Numata finally finds the burial site of his murdered parents and older brother, he starts crying due to being unable to retrieve their bodies and the fact that his old dowsing master (who knew all along) had lied to him for years. years]]. At the same time, it starts raining in a downpour]].downpour.



** [[spoiler:Makino watched her mother commit suicide by train and had her mother's blood splattered all over her as the train ran her over. The train workers gave Makino a bag containing her mother's head so carrying the body will be easier]].
** [[spoiler:Sasaki discovered the mutilated corpses of her parents and one of her sisters when she was eight, and was so traumatized that she's still taking therapy and antidepressant medicine even as an adult]].
** [[spoiler:Yata was the SoleSurvivor of his parents' MurderSuicide, due to having his window slightly open while his family's car was running and spouting toxic exhaust fumes. Because he didn't know what a corpse was at the time, he thought his parents and sister were sleeping and [[PleaseWakeUp tried waking them up]]]].
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Vol. 13 featured a young girl who fought against sexual predators [[spoiler:because she was killed by one. After she was revived by the Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service, she went back to her killer (who was a brilliant inventor) and used his prototype mind-control device to kidnap and take control of men who targeted vulnerable young girls. Yata and Numata end up as her victims for investigating her and nearly killed but Karatsu managed to save them. The girl later dies at the hands of the men she "punished" thanks to Karatsu's powers]].
* HauntedTechnology: [[spoiler:One case involved a "helper robot" built by a trio of engineers who stole a corpse of a fanatic video-gamer and used it as their base, while the "brain" was supplanted using a game console and cartridge. The robot, controlled by the spirit of the body inhabiting it, went on a rampage in an anime convention. Karatsu had to expel the spirit so it can gain closure]].

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** [[spoiler:Makino watched her mother commit suicide by train and had her mother's blood splattered all over her as the train ran her over. The train workers gave Makino a bag containing her mother's head so carrying the body will be easier]].
easier.]]
** [[spoiler:Sasaki discovered the mutilated corpses of her parents and one of her sisters when she was eight, and was so traumatized that she's still taking therapy and antidepressant medicine even as an adult]].
adult.]]
** [[spoiler:Yata was the SoleSurvivor of his parents' MurderSuicide, due to having his window slightly open while his family's car was running and spouting toxic exhaust fumes. Because he didn't know what a corpse was at the time, he thought his parents and sister were sleeping and [[PleaseWakeUp tried waking them up]]]].
up]].]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Vol. 13 featured a young girl who fought against sexual predators [[spoiler:because she was killed by one. After she was revived by the Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service, she went back to her killer (who was a brilliant inventor) and used his prototype mind-control device to kidnap and take control of men who targeted vulnerable young girls. Yata and Numata end up as her victims for investigating her and nearly killed but Karatsu managed to save them. The girl later dies at the hands of the men she "punished" thanks to Karatsu's powers]].
powers.]]
* HauntedTechnology: [[spoiler:One case involved a "helper robot" built by a trio of engineers who stole a corpse of a fanatic video-gamer and used it as their base, while the "brain" was supplanted using a game console and cartridge. The robot, controlled by the spirit of the body inhabiting it, went on a rampage in an anime convention. Karatsu had to expel the spirit so it can gain closure]].closure.]]



* KarmicDeath: Practically almost all the culprits that die are killed either by their own victims, or by the motive or method they themselves used to kill their victims.

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* KarmicDeath: Practically almost Almost all the culprits that die are killed either by their own victims, or by the motive or method they themselves used to kill their victims.



* LamePunReaction: During a case involving a [[BrownNote suicidal song]], the Kurosagi gang find an ear in an erotic magazine. Makino questions if they should play the case ''[[{{Pun}} by ear]]''. Sasaki's reaction is to tell her "NeverSayThatAgain".

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* LamePunReaction: During a case involving a [[BrownNote suicidal song]], the Kurosagi gang find an ear in an erotic magazine. Makino questions if they should play the case ''[[{{Pun}} ''[[IncrediblyLamePun by ear]]''. Sasaki's reaction is to tell her "NeverSayThatAgain".



** Shinuhue may be an aversion as he's revealed to be a man covered in severe burns who really knows a lot of Eygptian rituals, though he also might play it straight.

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** Shinuhue may be an aversion as he's revealed to be a man covered in severe burns who really knows a lot of Eygptian Egyptian rituals, though he also might play it straight.
6th Mar '17 12:14:02 AM Randomfan11
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* AnimalMotifs: Kurosagi as a whole is represented by the black heron, the {{Psychopomp}} who brings souls of the deceased to the afterlife in Japanese folklore. Shirosagi, its malign counterpart, has the white heron as its image.



* TheBait: Yata, at one point. Also see GotVolunteered.



* TheBait: Yata, at one point. Also see GotVolunteered.

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* TheBait: Yata, at BaldOfEvil: The villain of the school arc in Vol. 11 is completely bald. [[spoiler:It's the kindly school principal, who is also a sadistic serial child killer, who has been targeting Sasayama's adopted daughter because she's the SoleSurvivor and direct witness to one point. Also see GotVolunteered. of his crimes.]]



* BareYourMidriff: Some of Makino's outfits do this; also, see MsFanservice below.

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* BareYourMidriff: Some of Sasaki or Makino's outfits do this; also, see MsFanservice below.



* BittersweetEnding: Due to the nature of ''Kurosagi'',some of the endings echo this trope. Most of the Kurosagi gang's clients were murder victims who, thanks to Kurosagi, were able to find closure. [[spoiler:One case in Vol. 8 had a girl who committed suicide out of shame of failing her studies and not being able to please her parents by getting into a good university. When the Kurosagi gang accept her into their fold and offer to show her around, she cries TearsOfJoy knowing she finally found a place where she belonged]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Due to the nature of ''Kurosagi'',some ''Kurosagi'', some of the endings echo this trope. Most of the Kurosagi gang's clients were murder victims who, thanks to Kurosagi, were able to find closure. [[spoiler:One case in Vol. 8 had a girl who committed suicide out of shame of failing her studies and not being able to please her parents by getting into a good university. When the Kurosagi gang accept her into their fold and offer to show her around, she cries TearsOfJoy knowing she finally found a place where she belonged]].



* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: It's all part of the service.

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* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: It's all part The corpses Kurosagi finds sometimes have vague requests for them that takes quite a bit of the service.time to figure out. The gang is willing to put up with this, though, because it means earning some potential yen.



* TheCoroner: Given that the protagonists work outside the law, they obviously don't have professionals to rely on. Makino (as an embalmer) usually fills this role in regards to the plot, but for professional aid they usually have to pull Sasayama into the case.

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* TheCoroner: Given that the protagonists work outside the law, they obviously don't have professionals to rely on. Makino (as an embalmer) usually fills this role in regards to the plot, but for professional aid aid, they usually have to pull Sasayama into the case.



* CreepyChild: Mei in Vol.11, although she has a good excuse for it.

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* CreepyChild: Mei in Vol. 11, although she has a good excuse for it.



* DangerouslyCloseShave: The crew had a run-in with a psychotic hair stylist who knocked out his victims, locked them in his back room and amputated them limb by limb with his razors.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Practically a requirement to be part of the Kurosagi group.
** It's suggested eventually that Sasayama's actually seeking out people with tragic pasts after enough experience with Karatsu and co., seeing as they tend to be the ones with supernatural powers.

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* DangerouslyCloseShave: The In the second chapter of Vol. 1, the Kurosagi crew had a run-in with a psychotic hair stylist who knocked out his victims, locked them in his back room and amputated them limb by limb with his razors.
razors. [[spoiler:It's Kei Tsutsui, a classmate of Makino's whom she idolized, who misused the embalming skills they learned overseas in America to create "perfect corpses" from his victims in an attempt to stave off the decaying effects after death.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Practically a requirement to be part This being ''Kurosagi'', most people have utterly messed up backgrounds.
** All members
of the Kurosagi group.
team have utterly messed up backgrounds. [[spoiler:Numata's parents and brother were murdered and buried at a construction site, and the person who taught him dowsing knew the location but didn't tell him until years later because he was bribed. Makino watched her mother commit suicide by train in front of her, in explicit detail. Yata was the SoleSurvivor of a MurderSuicide his parents committed that claimed both them and his younger sister. Sasaki discovered the horrifically mutilated corpses of her parents and one of her sisters when she was 8, and it traumatized her so much that she still sees a therapist and takes very strong antidepressants. Karatsu is implied to have one since his powers give him social alienation issues.]]
** [[spoiler:The girl adopted by Sasayama in Vol. 11 lost her mother and sister to a serial child murderer who is also her school's principal, and the weird behavior she develops as a result of that turned her into a target for bullying.]]
** [[spoiler:
It's also suggested eventually Vol. 11 that Sasayama's actually seeking out people with tragic pasts after enough experience with Karatsu and co., seeing as they tend to be the ones with supernatural powers.]]



** [[Keerellis is implied to be an alien who's possessing Yata through the felt sock puppet on his hand. Either that, or Yata is suffering from some kind of mental disorder and is ''really'' good at ventriloquism.]]



* DueToTheDead: Giving the dead their due is what the service is for.

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* DueToTheDead: Giving the dead their due is what the Kurosagi's service is for.



* EvilCounterpart: The Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service, which performs the opposite service of the main characters (Kurosagi helps the dead find closure so they can move on; Shirosagi just gets rid of everything including the corpses, forcing their souls to be stuck in the physical world) and appear to have hostile intentions towards them. It's even referenced in their names - ''kurosagi'' means "black heron", the {{Psychopomp}} who brings the dead to the afterlife, while ''shirosagi'' means "white heron", who brings souls to the living.

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* EtTuBrute: Makino reacts this way in a chapter in Vol. 1 [[spoiler:after learning a classmate she looked up to misused his embalming skills to murder and amputate his victims and stitch their body parts together, to create the "perfect corpse". Makino is ''devastated''.]]
* EvilCounterpart: The Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service, which performs the opposite service of the main characters (Kurosagi helps the dead find closure so they can move on; Shirosagi just gets rid of everything including the corpses, forcing their souls to be stuck in the physical world) and appear to have hostile intentions towards them.Kurosagi. It's even referenced in their names - ''kurosagi'' means "black heron", the {{Psychopomp}} who brings the dead to the afterlife, while ''shirosagi'' means "white heron", who brings souls to the living.



* UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan: Referenced frequently. As the Kurosagi gang specializes in (literal and figurative) skeleton-digging, some of their cases turn out to be connected to Imperial Japan or its fall in some way. Two of such cases mention Unit 731 and the Rape of Nanking, which are big taboos in Japanese media.



* KarmicDeath: Practically all the culprits that die are killed either by their victims or by the motive or method they themselves used to kill their victims.
* KubrickStare: Karatsu. When he does this, it's a sign you're gonna get an ass-kicking from the (often very angry) dead.

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* KarmicDeath: Practically almost all the culprits that die are killed either by their victims own victims, or by the motive or method they themselves used to kill their victims.
* KubrickStare: Karatsu. When he does this, it's a sign you're that someone's gonna get an ass-kicking from the (often very angry) dead.



* MenDontCry: [[spoiler:Numata's dowsing teacher taught this trope to him when he was very young after the guy catches him crying for his murdered family, saying that a man should always hide his tears no matter what. This is the reason why Numata always wears SunglassesAtNight.]]



* MillionToOneChance: The evil insurance agent has learned how to manipulate the odds to make this a method of murder. [[spoiler:So naturally his KarmicDeath involves such an unlikely event.]]

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* MillionToOneChance: The Weaponized in one chapter by an evil insurance agent agent, who has learned how to manipulate the odds to make this it a method of murder. [[spoiler:So naturally his KarmicDeath involves such an unlikely event.]]



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Vol. 8 had a popular female idol whose nice and cuddly persona hid how bitchy and insensitive she is. [[spoiler:Her cruel rejection of one of her fans caused him to commit suicide, and the deceased fan's sister, wanting revenge, stole some dolls left at a temple and sent them over to the idol's apartment as part of an urban ritual. Kurosagi later aided the sister in fulfilling her brother's wish of spending time with his favorite idol by sending the idol a bunch of dolls containing his spirit, creeping out the idol enough to do a change in career]].

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Vol. 8 had a popular female idol whose nice and cuddly persona hid how bitchy and insensitive she is. [[spoiler:Her cruel rejection of is, causing one of her fans caused him to commit suicide, and the suicide after being cruelly rejected. [[spoiler:The deceased fan's sister, wanting revenge, sister stole some dolls left at a temple and sent them over to the idol's apartment as part of an urban ritual. ritual to avenge her brother. The Kurosagi team later aided the sister in fulfilling her brother's wish of spending time with his favorite idol by sending the idol a bunch of dolls containing his spirit, creeping out scaring the idol enough to do a change in reinvent her career]].



* PerpetualPoverty: The Kurosagi team is good at what they do. They aren't that good at doing anything else, which means they have to resort to odd jobs when the bodies dry up. It doesn't help that dead people can't really pay in cash for their services.

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* PerpetualPoverty: The Kurosagi team is good at what they do. They do, but they aren't that good at doing anything else, which means they have to resort to odd jobs when the bodies dry up. It doesn't help that dead people can't really pay in cash for their services. [[RealityEnsues One of them ends up being kicked out of his previous home for failing to pay rent]].



** The Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service.

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** The Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service. They basically do the opposite of what Kurosagi does, which is help corpses.



* RealityEnsues: The Kurosagi gang's PerpetualPoverty status eventually results in Numata losing his previous home and having to look for a new one when he couldn't pay rent on time.



** {{Seers}}: Vol. 9 featured people called "Listening Ears" who can foretell the future by "listening" with their ears. [[spoiler:Most of them were young children used in Japan to predict the outcome of World War II, but they were killed by their handler because it was considered blasphemy in Japan for someone other than the Emperor to accurately foretell the future. But their handler was also a Listening Ear, so after he buried the children and cut off their ears, he tried to commit suicide, but he ended up surviving and was used by political parties]].

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** * {{Seers}}: Vol. 9 featured people called "Listening Ears" who can foretell the future by "listening" with their ears. [[spoiler:Most of them were young children used in Japan to predict the outcome of World War II, but they were killed by their handler because it was considered blasphemy in Japan for someone other than the Emperor to accurately foretell the future. But their handler was also a Listening Ear, so after he buried the children and cut off their ears, he tried to commit suicide, but he ended up surviving and was used by political parties]].



* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror

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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: On one hand, we have corpses in varying stages of decomposition, and very disturbing subject matter that come with the stories of said corpses. On the other, we have the Kurosagi gang being {{Deadpan Snarker}}s.



* SunglassesAtNight: Numata. [[spoiler:This being ''Kurosagi'', there is a genuinely tragic explanation for why. When he was a kid, Numata's parents and older brother were murdered and their bodies were buried in a construction site. Numata, who didn't understand death at the time, thought they "disappeared" and took up dowsing to find them. He later revealed his reasons to his old dowsing master and started crying while doing so. His dowsing master gave him a pair of sunglasses, telling him that a man should always hide his tears, no matter what]].

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* SunglassesAtNight: Numata. [[spoiler:This being ''Kurosagi'', there is a genuinely tragic explanation for why. why: When he was a kid, Numata's parents and older brother were murdered and their bodies were buried in a construction site. Numata, who didn't understand death at the time, thought they "disappeared" and took up dowsing to find them. He later revealed his reasons to his old dowsing master and started crying while doing so. His dowsing master gave him a pair of sunglasses, telling him that a man should always hide his tears, no matter what]].



* VitriolicBestBuds: The members of the Kurosagi gang often make jabs at each other, but



* {{Yakuza}}: A group appear in volume 6, running an operation [[spoiler:that uses magic to kill people to provide people's dead relatives with a marriage post-mortem.]]

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* {{Yakuza}}: {{Yakuza}}:
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A group appear of this appears in volume 6, running an operation [[spoiler:that uses a magic ritual to kill people to provide people's dead relatives with a marriage post-mortem.]]
** Amusingly, the Kurosagi gang mistakes Sasayama as a member of one when they first meet him, due to the latter having a FaceOfAThug.
* YoureInsane: Makino shouts this in Vol. 1 [[spoiler:when she discovers her fellow classmate overseas, under the guise of a hairstylist, used his embalming skills to amputate and murder unsuspecting victims and stitch their body parts together to create the "perfect corpse" that won't decay after death. Karatsu corrects her by saying [her friend] is just wrong.
]]
21st Feb '17 1:12:34 PM Moonstreak
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[[caption-width-right:315:"Just your ordinary, everyday delivery men". From the bottom and up: Karatsu, Sasaki, Makino, Numata, and Yata/Kereellis.]]

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[[caption-width-right:315:"Just your ordinary, everyday delivery men". men." From the bottom and up: Karatsu, Sasaki, Makino, Numata, and Yata/Kereellis.]]



Answering an ad for volunteer work for extra credit, five students of a Buddhist university meet up at Aokigahara Forest, a real-life suicide spot. Kuro Karatsu, the viewpoint character, appears normal, but the rest are slightly...unusual. Ao Sasaki runs an internet chat room for people who like to share pictures of corpses. Makoto Numata can use a pendulum to dowse, but can only find dead bodies. Keiko Makino is a licensed embalmer in a country where close to 100% of bodies are cremated. And finally, Yuji Yata constantly wears a hand puppet that he believes is possessed by an alien called Kereellis.

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Answering an ad for volunteer work for extra credit, five students of a Buddhist university meet up at Aokigahara Forest, a real-life suicide spot. Kuro Karatsu, the viewpoint character, appears normal, but the rest are slightly... unusual. Ao Sasaki runs an internet chat room for people who like to share pictures of corpses. Makoto Numata can use a pendulum to dowse, but can only find dead bodies. Keiko Makino is a licensed embalmer in a country where close to 100% of bodies are cremated. And finally, Yuji Yata constantly wears a hand puppet that he believes is possessed by an alien called Kereellis.
26th Dec '16 7:07:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Numata, who once punch-stopped a ''cargo truck''.
24th Nov '16 3:48:35 PM LondonKdS
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* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: Appears in an early-twentieth-century flashback chapter, in which [[spoiler:the Ripper's ghost haunts a coin-operated telescope and possesses voyeurs who use it to spy on sexual activities in a brothel, causing them to kill the brothel workers]]. The story is notable for its acceptance of the theory that the Duke of Clarence was the killer: he isn't mentioned by name but a very well-known photograph of him is clearly reproduced as a manga panel.
17th Nov '16 3:02:50 PM LordB
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Twenty volumes have been released in Japan so far; as of July 2015, the first 14 have been released in the States through Creator/DarkHorseComics.

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Twenty Twenty-one volumes have been released in Japan so far; far, completing the series; as of July 2015, the first 14 have been released in the States through Creator/DarkHorseComics.
18th Oct '16 11:46:28 PM ProfessorDetective
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As Karatsu decides that he doesn't really want to get mixed up with these weirdos, he turns to leave...and finds a corpse has crawled up behind him. His secret's out -- he can talk to the dead and listen to their last wishes. Sometimes, the dead come to him. When the events caused by the dead man's testimonial have all finished, Sasaki gets an idea: There's not much demand for what the group can do amongst the living, but there's ''always'' dead people. Some are bound to be grateful, in the folding-cash way, for what they could do for them--generally by giving the group permission to sell their belongings (after all, it's not like they'll need them anymore).

Thus is created the concept of the {{Psychopomp}} For Hire, and so begins a dark, gory, {{squick}}y, yet frequently funny exploration of death and dying in Japan, and quite a few horror tropes as well. It's interesting for its episodic style; apart from the characters' back-stories and the arc regarding the origin of Karatsu's powers, most chapters are self-contained. The realistic art style and top-notch translation makes it something definitely worth reading, for those with a strong stomach.

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As Karatsu decides that he doesn't really want to get mixed up with these weirdos, he turns to leave...and finds a corpse has crawled up behind him. His secret's out -- he can talk to the dead and listen to their last wishes. Sometimes, the dead come to him. When the events caused by the dead man's testimonial have all finished, Sasaki gets an idea: There's not much demand for what the group can do amongst the living, but there's ''always'' dead people. Some are bound to be grateful, in the folding-cash way, folding cash kind of grateful, for what they could do for them--generally by giving the group permission to sell their belongings (after all, it's not like they'll need them anymore).

Thus is created the concept of the {{Psychopomp}} For Hire, and so begins a dark, gory, {{squick}}y, yet frequently funny exploration of death and dying in Japan, and quite a few horror tropes as well. It's interesting for its episodic style; apart from the characters' back-stories and the arc regarding the origin of Karatsu's powers, most chapters are self-contained. The realistic art style and top-notch translation makes make it something definitely worth reading, for those with a strong stomach.



* TheResenter: One of the villains in Vol. 7. [[spoiler:The villain is Koyama, an assistant film director who wanted to make his own career, but due to Japan's seniority system in filmmaking, he was stuck in his current role because his mentor, a famous film director himself, had not retired yet. He killed one of the actors who was going to star in a film his mentor was making because he hated how his choice was passed over, so after the actor left production, Koyama cut the breaks of his car so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident his death will be ruled as a car accident]]. Later he killed the film's makeup artist and another actor to invoke EnforcedMethodActing. He was eventually exposed by the Kurosagi team and killed by his own victims]].

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* TheResenter: One of the villains in Vol. 7. [[spoiler:The villain is Koyama, an assistant film director who wanted to make his own career, but due to Japan's seniority system in filmmaking, he was stuck in his current role because his mentor, a famous film director himself, had not retired yet. He killed one of the actors who was going to star in a film his mentor was making because he hated how his choice was passed over, so after the actor left production, Koyama cut the breaks of brake lines on his car so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident his death will be ruled as a car accident]]. Later he killed the film's makeup artist and another actor to invoke EnforcedMethodActing. He was eventually exposed by the Kurosagi team and killed by his own victims]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karatsu was about to do this in the beginning of Vol. 1 when he heard about Yata's alien-channeling hand puppet, but then the puppet exposed Karatsu's talent. The rest is history.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karatsu was about to do this in at the beginning of Vol. 1 when he heard about Yata's alien-channeling hand puppet, but then the puppet exposed Karatsu's talent. The rest is history.
5th Oct '16 2:30:02 PM Randomfan11
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Practically a requirement to be part of the group.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Practically a requirement to be part of the Kurosagi group.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:One chapter in Vol. 8 had a young girl who applied for the Buddhist college the Kurosagi gang is attending, and later becomes a member of Kurosagi. The gang later discovers that she is actually a ghost, who committed suicide out of shame of failing her studies and being unable to get into a good college. The Kurosagi gang [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming offer to take the girl back to campus, and she cries knowing she finally found a place where she was truly accepted]]]].

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:One DeadAllAlong:
** One
chapter in Vol. 8 had a young girl who applied for the Buddhist college the Kurosagi gang is attending, and later becomes a member of Kurosagi. The [[spoiler:The gang later discovers that she is actually a ghost, who committed suicide out of shame of failing her studies and being unable to get into a good college. The Kurosagi gang [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming offer to take the girl back to campus, and she cries knowing she finally found a place where she was truly accepted]]]].accepted]]]].
** Vol. 13 had a girl who hunted down men suspected to be online pedophiles [[spoiler:because she was the victim of one, killed via a blow to the head when she tried escaping him. She hid her wound with a hat, but when she takes it off the wound is full of maggots, revealing her true status as a resurrected corpse]].



* DeathByFallingOver: One of Kurosagi's clients in Vol. 8 was a woman who tripped and fell down a staircase. [[spoiler:She was subject to a marriage ritual that weds two spirits after death, and the ghost she was supposed to "marry" killed her by pulling on her leg as she was climbing down]].

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* DeathByFallingOver: One of Kurosagi's clients in Vol. 8 was a woman who tripped and fell down a staircase. [[spoiler:She was subject to a posthumous marriage ritual that weds two spirits after death, and the ghost she was supposed to "marry" killed her by pulling on her leg as she was climbing down]].



* HarmfulToMinors:
** [[spoiler:Makino watched her mother commit suicide by train and had her mother's blood splattered all over her as the train ran her over. The train workers gave Makino a bag containing her mother's head so carrying the body will be easier]].
** [[spoiler:Sasaki discovered the mutilated corpses of her parents and one of her sisters when she was eight, and was so traumatized that she's still taking therapy and antidepressant medicine even as an adult]].
** [[spoiler:Yata was the SoleSurvivor of his parents' MurderSuicide, due to having his window slightly open while his family's car was running and spouting toxic exhaust fumes. Because he didn't know what a corpse was at the time, he thought his parents and sister were sleeping and [[PleaseWakeUp tried waking them up]]]].



* HotScientist: A [[PhenotypeStereotype stereotypical blonde American]] entomologist, wearing a bikini, in the fourth volume. Still didn't compensate for the BodyHorror in the same chapter. For bonus points, said bimbo scientist is named Reina {{Gorn}}.

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* HotScientist: A [[PhenotypeStereotype stereotypical blonde American]] entomologist, wearing a bikini, in the fourth volume.Vol. 4. Still didn't compensate for the BodyHorror in the same chapter. For bonus points, said bimbo scientist is named Reina {{Gorn}}.''{{Gorn}}''.



** The mummies in one chapter for Volume 5 play it completely straight. [[spoiler:They're victims of Makino's history teacher who runs a scam by tricking people, killing and mummifying them against their will, and dressing them up like authentic mummies so he can make enough money to fund an expedition for ''real'' mummies. Once he's outed by the Kurosagi gang, his mummified victims kill him. Complete with shambling]].

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** The mummies in one chapter for Volume 5 play it completely straight. straight, complete with shambling. [[spoiler:They're victims of Makino's university history teacher who runs a scam by tricking people, killing and mummifying them against their will, and dressing them up like authentic mummies so he can make enough money to fund an expedition for ''real'' mummies. Once he's outed by the Kurosagi gang, his mummified victims kill him. Complete with shambling]].him]].
* MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:This happened in Yata's backstory; his parents drove him and his sister into an isolated part of a forest and intentionally left their car running so the whole family will die from breathing toxic exhaust fumes. Yata was the only survivor due to having his car window slightly open]].



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Vol. 8 had a popular female idol whose nice and cuddly persona hid how bitchy and insensitive she is. [[spoiler:Her {{Jerkass}} behavior and her rejection of one of her fans caused him to commit suicide, and the deceased fan's sister, wanting revenge, stole some dolls left at a temple and sent them over to the idol's apartment as part of an urban ritual as payback for her brother's death. Kurosagi later aided the sister in fulfilling her brother's wish of spending time with his favorite idol by sending the idol a bunch of dolls containing his spirit, creeping out the idol enough to do a change in career]].

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Vol. 8 had a popular female idol whose nice and cuddly persona hid how bitchy and insensitive she is. [[spoiler:Her {{Jerkass}} behavior and her cruel rejection of one of her fans caused him to commit suicide, and the deceased fan's sister, wanting revenge, stole some dolls left at a temple and sent them over to the idol's apartment as part of an urban ritual as payback for her brother's death.ritual. Kurosagi later aided the sister in fulfilling her brother's wish of spending time with his favorite idol by sending the idol a bunch of dolls containing his spirit, creeping out the idol enough to do a change in career]].



* OffingTheOffspring: A couple of cases had a mother murdering their child. [[spoiler:However, in one of those cases it turned out that the dead child's mother was killed by her former friend for having an affair with her husband, but the woman was initially unable to kill the baby due to its mother's spirit possessing her. One day the woman gained control over the spirit and suffocated the baby, hiding it in a train locker where the Kurosagi gang found the body]].
* OffWithHisHead: One chapter in vol. 14 revolves around a form of [[WetwareCPU organic computer]] created from people's severed heads. [[spoiler:Sakaki narrowly averts having this happen to her; the politician she was working with wasn't so lucky.]]

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* OffingTheOffspring: A couple of cases had a mother murdering their child. [[spoiler:However, in child.
** In Vol. 4
one of those cases it turned out that the dead child's mother case had a child who was killed by a woman [[spoiler:who was possessed by the spirit of her former friend for having who had the baby from an affair with her husband, the woman's husband. The woman succeeded in killing the baby's mother, but the woman was initially unable mother refused to kill stay dead so she possessed her killer so she can look after the baby due to its mother's spirit possessing through her. One day the woman gained control over the spirit and suffocated the baby, hiding it in a train locker where the Kurosagi gang found the body]].
** [[spoiler:In his backstory, Yata's parents tried doing this to him and his sister via MurderSuicide. While Yata barely managed to survive, his sister did not]].
* OffWithHisHead: One chapter in vol.Vol. 14 revolves around a form of [[WetwareCPU organic computer]] created from people's severed heads. [[spoiler:Sakaki [[spoiler:Sasaki narrowly averts having this happen to her; the politician she was working with wasn't so lucky.]]lucky]].



* OverprotectiveDad: In the Kurosagi gang's very first case, a father of a teen pop idol who committed suicide greatly disapproved of her boyfriend, who he believes "stole" her daughter away from him. Since this is ''Kurosagi'', the truth is ''far'' more sinister. [[spoiler:The father is actually in love with his daughter in a [[ParentalIncest not so very platonic way]], and even hid her corpse in his house when it was time for her to be cremated so he will love her forever. Numata [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it by calling the father the "[[SarcasmMode World's Greatest Dad]]"]].
* ParentalAbandonment: All of the Kurosagi crew, except possibly Karatsu, suffer from this in one form or another. [[spoiler:In volume 11, it's hypothesized that having your parents die violently when you're a small child increases your chance of developing odd abilities.]]

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* OverprotectiveDad: In the Kurosagi gang's very first case, a father of a teen pop idol who committed suicide greatly disapproved of her boyfriend, who he believes "stole" her daughter away from him. Since [[spoiler:Since this is ''Kurosagi'', the truth is ''far'' more sinister. [[spoiler:The sinister - the father is actually in love with his daughter in a [[ParentalIncest not so very platonic way]], and even hid her corpse in his house when it was time for her to be cremated so [[ILoveTheDead he will love her forever.forever]]. Numata [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it by calling the father the "[[SarcasmMode World's Greatest Dad]]"]].
* ParentalAbandonment: All of the Kurosagi crew, except possibly Karatsu, suffer from this in one form or another. Other minor characters have either dead or no-show parents as well. [[spoiler:In volume 11, it's hypothesized that having your parents die violently when you're a small child increases your chance of developing odd abilities.]]abilities]].
** [[spoiler:Yata's parents committed a MurderSuicide by driving him and his sister to a deep part of a forest and leaving the car running so they can all die from breathing exhaust fumes. Yata survived due to his window being slightly opened, but his sister and parents did not]].
** [[spoiler:Numata's parents and older brother "disappeared" (i.e. murdered and buried somewhere) when he was young, so he took up dowsing to find closure. His dowsing teacher knew where the bodies were buried, but was bribed to keep him quiet. Numata found this out ''after'' his teacher died, but while he was able to find his lost family, he couldn't retrieve them]].
** [[spoiler:Sasaki's father was killed by a man who he got into a financial disagreement with, while her mother and one of her sisters was killed by someone else. While Sasaki later forgave her father's murderer after finding out he was [[FrameUp framed]], she had deep psychological trauma that required constant therapy and consumption of strong antidepressants that left her TheStoic]].
** [[spoiler:Makino's mother committed suicide when she was young by letting herself get run over by a train]].
** [[spoiler:The nurse Kikuchi's mother died from severe injuries during a plane crash in her childhood]].



** A young girl [[spoiler:who was adopted by Nire]] had Karatsu's ability to raise the dead. [[spoiler:Unfortunately they come back as savage {{Revenant Zombie}}s]].

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** A young girl Mutsumi [[spoiler:who was adopted by Nire]] had Karatsu's ability to raise the dead. [[spoiler:Unfortunately they come back as savage {{Revenant Zombie}}s]].



* TheResenter: One of the villains in Vol. 7. [[spoiler:The villain is Koyama, an assistant film director who wanted to make his own career, but due to Japan's seniority system in filmmaking, he was stuck in his current role because his mentor, a famous film director himself, had not retired yet. He killed one of the actors who was going to star in a film his mentor was making because he hated how his choice was passed over, so after the actor left production, Koyama cut the breaks of his car so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident his death will be ruled as a car accident. Later he killed the film's makeup artist and another actor to invoke EnforcedMethodActing. He was eventually exposed by the Kurosagi team and killed by his own victims]].

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* TheResenter: One of the villains in Vol. 7. [[spoiler:The villain is Koyama, an assistant film director who wanted to make his own career, but due to Japan's seniority system in filmmaking, he was stuck in his current role because his mentor, a famous film director himself, had not retired yet. He killed one of the actors who was going to star in a film his mentor was making because he hated how his choice was passed over, so after the actor left production, Koyama cut the breaks of his car so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident his death will be ruled as a car accident.accident]]. Later he killed the film's makeup artist and another actor to invoke EnforcedMethodActing. He was eventually exposed by the Kurosagi team and killed by his own victims]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karatsu was about to do this when he heard about Yata's alien-channeling hand puppet, but then the puppet exposed Karatsu's talent.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Karatsu was about to do this in the beginning of Vol. 1 when he heard about Yata's alien-channeling hand puppet, but then the puppet exposed Karatsu's talent.talent. The rest is history.



* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Kikuchi from Vol. 8 was the only survivor of a plane crash, except that while seven people survived the initial crash, only Kikuchi was physically well enough to survive the aftermath. This childhood incident led to her developing similar powers as Karatsu's]].

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* SoleSurvivor: SoleSurvivor:
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[[spoiler:Kikuchi from Vol. 8 was the only survivor of a plane crash, except that while seven people survived the initial crash, only Kikuchi was physically well enough to survive the aftermath. This childhood incident led to her developing similar powers as Karatsu's]].Karatsu's]].
** [[spoiler: Yata was the only survivor of a MurderSuicide that claimed his parents and sister. His parents tried to kill them all by driving their car into a forest and letting it run so they can all die from breathing exhaust fumes. Yata managed to live because his window was slightly open]].



* SunglassesAtNight: Numata. [[spoiler:This being ''Kurosagi'', there is a genuinely tragic explanation for why.]]

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* SunglassesAtNight: Numata. [[spoiler:This being ''Kurosagi'', there is a genuinely tragic explanation for why.]] When he was a kid, Numata's parents and older brother were murdered and their bodies were buried in a construction site. Numata, who didn't understand death at the time, thought they "disappeared" and took up dowsing to find them. He later revealed his reasons to his old dowsing master and started crying while doing so. His dowsing master gave him a pair of sunglasses, telling him that a man should always hide his tears, no matter what]].
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Yata still wears his felt puppet Keerellis even while attending university and helping Kurosagi because it's his last reminder of his dead sister, who was killed in a MurderSuicide and liked Keerellis]].



* VerbalTic: The attractive blonde American [[HotScientist entomologist]] often rolls out the 'r's a lot.

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* VerbalTic: The attractive blonde American [[HotScientist entomologist]] often rolls out the 'r's a lot.
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* AmateurSleuth: The Kurosagi gang are young adults fresh out of a Buddhist university, but thanks to Karatsu's ISeeDeadPeople ability and Numata's dowsing, they often get roped into investigating situations that are usually left to professional authorities. Their only ally is [[Manga/MPDPsycho Sasayama]], a former police detective who's now a social welfare worker.

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* AmateurSleuth: The Kurosagi gang are five young adults fresh out of a Buddhist university, but thanks to Karatsu's ISeeDeadPeople ability and Numata's dowsing, they often get roped into investigating situations that are usually left to professional authorities. Their only ally is [[Manga/MPDPsycho Sasayama]], a former police detective who's now a social welfare worker.



* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:In Vol. 8, a group of men ran a company that specialized in arranging posthumous marriages, sometimes against the bride/groom's will by murdering them. They hired a StarvingArtist to paint the portraits of the people who are supposed to be wed, and these portraits summon the dead long enough to kill their bride/groom]].



* BaldOfAwesome: Karatsu.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Karatsu.Karatsu, who is bald due to being a student of a Buddhist university, and has PsychicPowers.



* BetweenMyLegs: [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s3GPna0oeH4/V4ipEpCDgAI/AAAAAAABHN0/qQKPcPWg2ZMSWifyzhOr_JFSTSUW3gMhACHM/s16000/0040-006.png This title page]] for a chapter in Vol. 8 features this shot.



* BittersweetEnding: Due to the nature of ''Kurosagi'',some of the endings echo this trope. Most of the Kurosagi gang's clients were murder victims who, thanks to Kurosagi, were able to find closure. [[spoiler:One case in Vol. 8 had a girl who committed suicide out of shame of failing her studies and not being able to please her parents by getting into a good university. When the Kurosagi gang accept her into their fold and offer to show her around, she cries TearsOfJoy knowing she finally found a place where she belonged]].



** In one case in Vol. 7, [[spoiler:the body of a dead female model was used as an ear transplant farm, which resulted in ears growing all over her body. The ears themselves were used in ear transplants, which resulted in a part of the model's soul possessing the receiver of the transplant and manifesting in the form of a face. The Kurosagi gang was horrified to discover this.]]



** [[spoiler:Numata's dowsing master, when he confesses that he knew where Numata's parents' corpses were all the time and didn't tell him for fear of the killers.]]

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** [[spoiler:Numata's dowsing master, when he confesses that he knew where the corpses of Numata's parents' corpses and older brother were all the time buried for years and didn't tell him because his employers at a construction company [[EveryManHasHisPrice offered him a huge sum of money]] in exchange for fear of keeping quiet, and he accepted, something that the killers.]]dowsing master later came to regret. Numata found his family using his master's directions, but he couldn't retrieve the bodies because the site was already built over, resulting in a HUGE loss of respect for his master]].



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:The 'ghost member'.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:The 'ghost member'.]][[spoiler:One chapter in Vol. 8 had a young girl who applied for the Buddhist college the Kurosagi gang is attending, and later becomes a member of Kurosagi. The gang later discovers that she is actually a ghost, who committed suicide out of shame of failing her studies and being unable to get into a good college. The Kurosagi gang [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming offer to take the girl back to campus, and she cries knowing she finally found a place where she was truly accepted]]]].



* DeathByFallingOver: One of Kurosagi's clients in Vol. 8 was a woman who tripped and fell down a staircase. [[spoiler:She was subject to a marriage ritual that weds two spirits after death, and the ghost she was supposed to "marry" killed her by pulling on her leg as she was climbing down]].



* DysfunctionJunction: [[spoiler:So far we've one whose entire immediate family, save for one sister, was murdered (Sasaki); one who lost his sister and both parents to a murder-suicide and barely survived; one whose mother committed suicide in front of her; one whose parents and older brother 'disappeared' (and later discovers where their corpses are buried, but is unable to retrieve them) and the BlessedWithSuck entry above (Karatsu). [[WildMassGuessing His parents are probably dead too]].]]

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* DysfunctionJunction: [[spoiler:So far we've one whose entire immediate family, save for one sister, was murdered (Sasaki); one who lost his sister and both parents to a murder-suicide and barely survived; survived (Yata); one whose mother committed suicide in front of her; her (Makino); one whose parents and older brother 'disappeared' (and and later discovers where their corpses are buried, but is unable to retrieve them) them (Numata) and the BlessedWithSuck entry above (Karatsu). [[WildMassGuessing His parents are probably dead too]].]]too]]]].



* FunnyAfro: The guy from Vol. 10 [[spoiler:who carried a MagicalDefibrillator with him]] had an afro.



* {{Geek}}:
** Yata loves science-fiction and ''Franchise/StarWars'', and has lots of related merchandise. But [[InsistentTerminology he prefers to be called "nerd" since they're smarter]].
** In one case, the Kurosagi gang meet a trio of engineers who developed a [[PoweredArmor power suit]] that's designed to help disabled people. Turns out, one of them likes ''Manga/AstroBoy'', the second likes ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', the third likes ''Anime/MazingerZ''. They have... differing opinions on what defines "robot".



* TheGlassesComeOff: Numata -- who is normally [[SunglassesAtNight never seen without his shades]] -- takes them off once to identify himself to his old master.

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* TheGlassesComeOff: Numata -- who is normally [[SunglassesAtNight never seen without his shades]] -- takes [[spoiler:takes them off once to identify himself to his old master.master]].
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler:Vol. 14 involved WetwareCPU - a politician was trying to create an efficient political system by [[OffWithHisHead taking the heads of people]] with some of the brightest minds, storing them in canisters and hooked up to electronics, and programming them to only serve Japan]].
* GrayRainOfDepression: [[spoiler:In Vol. 10, when Numata finally finds the burial site of his murdered parents and older brother, he starts crying due to being unable to retrieve their bodies and the fact that his old dowsing master (who knew all along) had lied to him for years. At the same time, it starts raining in a downpour]].
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Vol. 13 featured a young girl who fought against sexual predators [[spoiler:because she was killed by one. After she was revived by the Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service, she went back to her killer (who was a brilliant inventor) and used his prototype mind-control device to kidnap and take control of men who targeted vulnerable young girls. Yata and Numata end up as her victims for investigating her and nearly killed but Karatsu managed to save them. The girl later dies at the hands of the men she "punished" thanks to Karatsu's powers]].
* HauntedTechnology: [[spoiler:One case involved a "helper robot" built by a trio of engineers who stole a corpse of a fanatic video-gamer and used it as their base, while the "brain" was supplanted using a game console and cartridge. The robot, controlled by the spirit of the body inhabiting it, went on a rampage in an anime convention. Karatsu had to expel the spirit so it can gain closure]].



* ISeeDeadPeople: {{Pun}} aside, Karatsu is an ''itako'' who can hear the voices of the dead just by touching their bodies. [[spoiler:The nurse Kikuchi has similar powers, except she only hears the last words of the deceased before they move on. She was later kidnapped by a member of the LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) so she can make another member who's dead spill his secrets]].



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Vol. 8 had a popular female idol whose nice and cuddly persona hid how bitchy and insensitive she is. [[spoiler:Her {{Jerkass}} behavior and her rejection of one of her fans caused him to commit suicide, and the deceased fan's sister, wanting revenge, stole some dolls left at a temple and sent them over to the idol's apartment as part of an urban ritual as payback for her brother's death. Kurosagi later aided the sister in fulfilling her brother's wish of spending time with his favorite idol by sending the idol a bunch of dolls containing his spirit, creeping out the idol enough to do a change in career]].



* PoweredArmor: In one case, a trio of engineers developed a powered suit designed to aid those with crippling physical disabilities.



** A young girl [[spoiler:who was adopted by Nire]] had Karatsu's ability to raise the dead. [[spoiler:Unfortunately they come back as savage {{Revenant Zombie}}s]].
** [[spoiler:Vol. 11 featured a young girl who was adopted by Sasayma who had the ability to conceal things and see invisible "rats", which are the evil and murderous intentions inside people's hearts]].
** [[spoiler:The Shirosagi Corpse Cleaning Service had a young girl among their ranks whose abilities are similar to Karatsu's and are sourced from a female spirit possessing her]].
** Vol. 9 featured "Listening Ears", {{Seers}} who can predict the future by using their ears. [[spoiler:Most of them were children used in Japan to predict the outcome of the war, and were killed because it was blasphemy for someone to have an ability that is usually associated with the Emperor. The killer of the children was also a Listening Ear who survived his suicide attempt, and was used by politicians as a tool to help them stay in power]].



* RevenantZombie: Karatsu's strongest use of his power can temporarily raise them.

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* TheResenter: One of the villains in Vol. 7. [[spoiler:The villain is Koyama, an assistant film director who wanted to make his own career, but due to Japan's seniority system in filmmaking, he was stuck in his current role because his mentor, a famous film director himself, had not retired yet. He killed one of the actors who was going to star in a film his mentor was making because he hated how his choice was passed over, so after the actor left production, Koyama cut the breaks of his car so [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident his death will be ruled as a car accident. Later he killed the film's makeup artist and another actor to invoke EnforcedMethodActing. He was eventually exposed by the Kurosagi team and killed by his own victims]].
* RevenantZombie: Karatsu's strongest use of his power can temporarily raise them.them long enough to finish their UnfinishedBusiness. [[spoiler:The girl adopted by Nire also has this ability]].


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** {{Seers}}: Vol. 9 featured people called "Listening Ears" who can foretell the future by "listening" with their ears. [[spoiler:Most of them were young children used in Japan to predict the outcome of World War II, but they were killed by their handler because it was considered blasphemy in Japan for someone other than the Emperor to accurately foretell the future. But their handler was also a Listening Ear, so after he buried the children and cut off their ears, he tried to commit suicide, but he ended up surviving and was used by political parties]].


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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Kikuchi from Vol. 8 was the only survivor of a plane crash, except that while seven people survived the initial crash, only Kikuchi was physically well enough to survive the aftermath. This childhood incident led to her developing similar powers as Karatsu's]].


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* StarvingArtist: In Vol. 8 one case had a young man who despite being an arts major was homeless and unable to apply for a steady job, instead staying overnight in internet cafe booths. [[spoiler:He was eventually hired by a company that specialized in posthumous wedding ceremonies, and was made to draw portraits of people who would die when the spirit of their "bride/groom" attacked them so they can marry. Eventually the artist had enough, but [[HeKnowsTooMuch he was killed to prevent word from spreading]]. With Kurosagi's help, the artist was able to earn his posthumous revenge by drawing portraits of his killers with their intended brides, who killed them so they can "marry"]].


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* ThisCannotBe: Occasionally uttered by the villain of the chapter due to disbelief that the dead really can come alive.
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-->'''Numata''': H-How are you able to walk in and out of their ''party headquarters''?
-->'''Sasaki''': Lies. Couture. Forgery.
-->'''Numata''': I ain't gonna visit you in prison, you know.

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-->'''Numata''': H-How are you able to walk in and out of their ''party headquarters''?
-->'''Sasaki''':
headquarters''?\\
'''Sasaki''':
Lies. Couture. Forgery. \n-->'''Numata''': \\
'''Numata''':
I ain't gonna visit you in prison, you know.



** From Volume 1, [[spoiler:Kei Tsutsui, Makino's classmate when she was studying embalmment in America overseas, was misusing his skills to create what he called "perfect corpses" by taking parts he found desirable and stitched them together into one body. Makino, who looked up to him, was devastated to learn this]].

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** From Volume 1, [[spoiler:Kei Tsutsui, Makino's classmate when she was studying embalmment embalming in America overseas, was misusing his skills to create what he called "perfect corpses" by taking parts he found desirable and stitched them together into one body. Makino, who looked up to him, was devastated to learn this]].
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