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O-Parts Hunter's Seishi Kishimoto Ends Sukedachi Nine Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series about execution team that enacts revenge debuted in 2014

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.

Kishimoto launched the manga in Shonen Gangan in October 2014. The manga received two side-story chapters in 2014. Square Enix published the manga's fourth volume on March 22.

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.

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