Satoko Kiyuduki's Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro Manga Approaches 'Climax'

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The February issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine revealed on Saturday that the story of Satoko Kiyuduki's Shoulder a Coffin, Kuro (Hitsugi Katsugi no Kuro. - Kaichū Tabi no Wa) manga is "finally at its climax." The magazine didn't specify if the manga will be ending soon.

The story follows Kuro, a tomboy girl who dresses in black and carries a coffin on her back. She goes on journey to find a witch with a bat named Zen and other companions, and the travelers have various adventures on the way.

Kiyuduki launched the series in 2006, but the manga was on hiatus from 2009 and 2012. Houbunsha published the fifth compiled volume in June 2015, and will publish the sixth volume on February 27.

Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and it published the fifth volume in March 2016. Yen Press also published Kiyuduki's seven-volume GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class manga in English. The manga ran in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine from 2006 to 2015, and inspired a television anime series in 2009.

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