O-Parts Hunter's Seishi Kishimoto Ends Sukedachi Nine Manga
posted on 2016-06-18 15:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The July issue of Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine announced on June 11 that Seishi Kishimoto will end his Sukedachi Nine (Assist Nine) manga in the August issue, which ships on July 12.
The manga's story takes place in 2015, and a huge rise in murder incidents has prompted the government to reenact the "revenge penalty" from the Edo period, which states that a killer may be executed in the same manner as their victim. Because one-on-one battles are dangerous, a special execution team is formed to protect the general populace and assist (sukedachi) with revenge. The members of this team are called the "Sukedachinin" (Assist People).
Kishimoto previously wrote the action fantasy manga Kurenai no Ōkami to Ashikase no Hitsuji (The Crimson Wolf and the Trapped Sheep) in 2011-2013, and the fighting manga Blazer Drive in 2008-2010. He serialized his adventure series O-Parts Hunter (666 Satan) in Shonen Gangan from 2001 until 2007, and Viz Media published all 19 volumes of the manga between 2006 and 2009.
Kishimoto is the younger twin brother of Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto.