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Dark Horse Adds Panty & Stocking Manga, Resumes Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Also: Satoshi Kon artbook, Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service omnibus volumes

North American publisher Dark Horse Comics announced during its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it has licensed the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt manga by TAGRO and the The Art of Satoshi Kon book. The company will also resume its release of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service by Eiji Ohtsuka and Hosui Yamazaki after a two-year hiatus.

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a one-volume manga based on the GAINAX television series of the same name. The comedy story follows two angels, Panty and Stocking, who are sent to Daten City to exterminate a company of ghosts. Funimation released the anime counterpart on DVD and Blu-ray in North America.

Dark Horse will release omnibus editions of the supernatural series The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Each omnibus volume will include three previously released volumes, covering books 1-12. The company will also resume its release of individual volumes of the series starting with volume 14.

Ohtsuka and Yamazaki launched The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace in 2002. The two then moved the manga to Young Ace in 2009. ComicWalker describes the story:

Kuro Karatsu, the boy with the special ability to hear the voices of the deceased, together with his friends starts up the "Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service". A service where one receives payment by hearing out the wishes of corpses. Now then, what kind of corpse is today's customer going to be?

Kadokawa released the 19th volume in Japan in April.

The Art of Satoshi Kon is an artbook of illustrations and notes by the late anime director covering his film, television, and manga work, including some little-known projects and concept art. Dark Horse confirmed with ANN that the art book is the same as the Kon's Work 1982-2010 book released in Japan last year.

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