Title: Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro volume #2
Manga-ka: Satoko Kiyuduki
Hot on the heels of Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro volume #1 is Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro volume #2! I’m so glad I bought both volumes at the same time because the way volume #1 ended was really suspenseful!
Volume #2 continues to follow Kuro on her travels but we also get a peek into her past life. Seems something happened to not only Kuro but also Sen (and here I thought he was just a lovable mascot character :9). Though we get to see her past, we still aren’t given much in terms of answers. Instead, we are given more questions. Why are Kuro and Sen looking for the Black Witch? And why did she do what she did to the two? Who is Kuro?
Also, the twins might be more connected to Kuro than originally thought (then again, I could have interrupted that scene wrong but it’s too coincidental to brush off).
New characters are met, as well as old characters , which is always fun. The artwork is very cute (like I said in my opinion of volume #1, I was attracted to the series due to the art haha!). For some reason it reminds me of Yggdra Union. A lot.
Overall I’m glad I tried this series. The humor and Grimm fairytale feel are well balanced together. I enjoy the characters – there was no one I wanted to slap over the head or wish for death to claim them, haha.
The only negative I have is that only 2 volumes have been released so far. From what mangaupdates has listed, Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro is on possible hiatus so unfortunately at this point, only 2 volumes are available in both English and Japanese. I’m hoping the manga-ka gets started up on Shoulder-A-Coffin Kuro soon. I want some answers here, dammit! XD
Summary on the back:
With Nijuku and Sanju in tow, the road winds on for Kuro and Sen. During a lull en route, Kuro takes a turn down memory lane, revisiting an unfortunate incident during her early days as a traveler that resulted in her imprisonment! One by one, the secrets surrounding Kuro and her journey with Sen are disclosed…and the fate that Kuro will suffer should her quest fail is finally revealed!