Of the mangas that are part of the Corpse Party franchise, what order should they be read in? Which of the series are one-shots/not relevant to the main plot?

Release order seems to be:

  • Blood Covered
  • Musume
  • Another Child
  • Book of Shadows
  • Sachiko's Game of Love – Hysteric Birthday 2U and Cemetery 0: Kaibyaku no Ars Moriend (released on the same day)

Should they be read in release order, or is there a chronological order that should be used instead?

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According to this document uploaded to scribd, there is no 'true' order. Some of the manga are concurrent or they follow their own timeline. This is the (scribd document) author's suggested reading order:

  • Corpse Party CEMETERY0 ~The Genesis of Ars Moriendi~

    This manga gives you Naho Saenoki's backstory

  • Corpse Party: Musume

    A separate timeline from Blood Covered. It is based off of the PC-98 version of Corpse Party with influences from the remakes.

  • Corpse Party: Blood Covered

    Mainly based off of the PC and PSP versions.

  • Corpse Party: Another Child

    This manga is possibly concurrent with Blood Covered's timeline. It is recommend people read Blood Covered first before read Another Child in order to not be spoiled.

  • Corpse Party: Coupling x Anthology

    This manga is a collection of random stories that does not follow any specific timeline. Suggested reading after Blood Covered since it is based off of that.

  • Corpse Party: Book of Shadows

    This is the sequel to the Blood Covered manga.

  • Corpse Party: Sachiko's Game of Love? Hysteric Birthday 2U

    The events in this manga does not follow any specific timeline. Suggested reading after CEMETERY0, Blood Covered, and Book of Shadows to understand the cast of characters better.

  • Is the "author" in this context "the author of scribd document" or "the author of Corpse Party"? The mention of "my personal opinions on this matter" inside the document seems weird.
    – Aki Tanaka
    Aug 8, 2017 at 18:07
  • I've edited that to make it cleared. From what I can tell, there doesn't seem to be a 'correct' order, and the document does make it clear that this is their opinion. Most of what I found online was 'the order doesn't matter', but this document gave actual reasonings for their decisions so I went with that, Aug 8, 2017 at 18:11

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