4.036 out of 5 from 475 votes
Franken Fran, creation of the absent Professor Madaraki, has a true gift when it comes to the scalpel: she can give you the perfect body, bring the dead to life or stitch people together so that they will never again be apart. Join Fran and her boy-headed cat as they learn about the human soul while carving up the human flesh. But ethics aside, can something beautiful come out of such ugly work, or is it doomed to remain ugly until the end? On the other hand, does it matter?
Recently died and have unfinished business? The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service is your ticket to a worry-free, eternal rest! Made up of spirit communicator Kuro; embalmer Keiko; leader Ao; body dowser Makoto; and Yuji, a boy who communicates with aliens through a hand puppet, the group handles everything from suicides to murders with ease. Whether you need a message delivered or want vengeance for your death, the Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service can help you out - for a price. And while the team often has to end up working on a volunteer basis, they'll still get the job done with a sarcastic smile!
Franken Fran and Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service are both episodic/arc-based manga with plenty of gore and some nudity (Franken Fran's is more explicit). Both are about a group of (bizarre but well-meaning) characters that find themselves in various morbid scenarios, and try their best to fix everything (with varying results), dark comedy ensues. While both rely quite a bit on shock value, ultimately they're each rather entertaining.
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Franken Fran both involve a lot of severed limbs. Occasional eviscerations. Plenty of blood. Some disturbing nudity underlying intense graphic violence.
And they’re also both funny.
The characters in these manga are quirky and hilarious--from a pansy guy who channels a potty-mouthed alien through a hand puppet to a dog with a man’s head who gives friendly advice--and frankly I can picture them all sharing tea one afternoon and getting along famously. On a more technical note, both series also follow an episodic formula and juggle the odd genre mash-up of horror and comedy nicely. If you can handle the gore in one, you can handle the other--and should find a similiar enjoyment in doing so.
Yucy and Yudy are two conjoined twins who have been together since birth. However, as the nutrients in their bodies distribute unevenly, Yucy is beautiful yet slow-minded while Yudy is intelligent and horrifically ugly. Yudy is torn between her love for her sister and her hate for having to care for Yucy; can the two continue to co-exist?
There's no guarantee that you will be happy with the one thing you've always wished for.
Call it a gut-feeling rec, but Hanshin feels like it could be a chapter from Franken Fran. Despite the lack of nudity, gore, and medical jargon, Hanshin sports the same twisted mentality/morality and life-altering surgery as Franken Fran.
Helen ESP lacks the nudity and (most of) the horror/gore of Franken Fran, but having both been made by the same mangaka, they share similar/identical visual styles, episodic formats, and atmosphere.
Nudity, zombies, and clones!
Franken Fran and Hallucinations from the Womb are collections of stories whose implications are often disturbing and/or satirical. Both tend to feature body horror, light philosophising, and strong elements of science fiction.
Franken Fran and Keep on Vibrating both display a "subtle" blend of gory/disturbing imagery, dark comedy, bizarre characters, the occasional rather deep underlying message, and naked chicks. Keep on Vibrating has quite a bit more graphic nudity, though (that could be classified as hentai, were it not so grotesque).