Title: Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro volume #1
Manga-ka: Satoko Kiyuduki
I won’t lie. I got this manga because it looked cute XD. Also the title was very unique.
To sum it up in a sentence, Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro is about a girl named Kuro and her travels. Sounds a little boring but I found Kuro’s adventures to be interesting. The story is told mostly in 4-koma fashion which didn’t bother me at all (I actually want to check out the other 4-koma manga Yen Press has now!). The humor in Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro was very cute, and sometimes snarky (mostly due to Sen, who rocks BTW).
I liked how some of the characters Kuro meets aren’t just kicked to the side. They actually appear later on! Be shocked people! Haha! Also, the ending of volume #1 ended in a way that made me go is book #2 out yet!? The ending gives us a peek at the secret Kuro is harboring…as well as hints to her past…
In conclusion, I’m greatly satisfied with Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro. It had just the right amount of humor and story to keep me interested. The cute drawings were a bonus too! :D Unfortunately, I couldn’t find this title on mangafox as of this date so I don’t have a preview for you all. I guess you could hit your local bookstore to see if there’s a copy for you to check out ^_^;
Be careful if you buy Yen Press‘s edition. For some odd reason, the color on the cover is falling off my book even though I only read it one time (and I just got it to boot) :/ At first I thought maybe something white got stuck to the cover but when I tried to wipe it away nothing happened. When I gently ran my fingernail over it (and I mean GENTLY), I chipped the coloring away! That something white was the result of the coloring falling off! And I just made it worse *0*||| And I know I don’t claw at my books when I read so that means the pads of my fingers were causing wear (>_>;). HANDLE WITH CARE!
Summary on the back:
Regularly mistaken for a boy and/or vampire, the traveler Kuro roams the land, clothed in black from head to toe, a Kuro-sized coffin on her back. Accompanied by her snarky bat friend, Sen, the mysterious duo meets all sorts of individuals en route — some good, some evil, some just plain crazy! But Kuro never stays in one place for long, begging the question: What exactly is she searching for? And what exactly does she intend to do with that coffin?!