This also develops Shiunji’s character a little, beyond the fact that he likes dead people. I liked the idea that he’s a romantic, and romancing a dead body adds a touch of irony, I think. It’s bad enough that Shiunji’s messed up enough to dig up a body and stuff it, it’s worse that he carries it arround and does romantic things with it, like it was alive again. Shiunji using a romantic cliche in these situation always makes for a good punchline.
In the last panel, I used real screentone. Instead of toning the actual artwork, I scanned the screentone and CGed it in and faded it.