Before any canine can undergo guide dog training, they spend the first year of their lives living with a volunteer family known as "happy walkers". Hitomi has always wanted a dog, but since her father’s work requires that they move house regularly, her home life is never stable enough to own a pet. Then one day, Hitomi learns of the "happy walker" scheme, and signs up. That is when she meets Eye, a timid puppy and the runt of his litter. After immediately bonding with him, Hitomi spends every free moment raising Eye to be the perfect guide dog and soon finds that the loyal pup has just as much to teach her as she has to teach him. However, when their year together is up, the pair must bid a tearful farewell and hope that one day when Eye has fulfilled his duty he will return home to her once more...
Eien no With and Helen ESP are both about the relationship between a young girl and a seeing eye dog.
Although these two manga have very different tones and plots, (Eien no With has a lot of drama/tragedy, and Helen ESP is about the supernatural), both switch a lot between being cute/fluffy and tragic/creepy.
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?
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.
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!
Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service and Helen ESP are about characters who can communicate with non-humans (corpses and similarly creepy beings, for instance). Both manga have pretty similar atmosphere/mood.