Sukedachi Nine (助太刀09, "Avenge Nine") is an upcoming action drama series by Seishi Kishimoto (666 Satan, Blazer Drive, Crimson Wolf and Fetters of Sheep), the younger twin brother of Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto). It will actually be presented as two parallel serializations, one running in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan, while the other will be published digitally through Gangan Online. The two series will share a concurrent timeline, but follow different protagonists.
Set in the near future after the Japanese government has passed the Vengeance Act, a law which legalizes revenge killing, the series focuses on the members of the Special Execution Team of the Judicial Police Force, known as Sukedachi-nin (助太刀人, "Avengers"). These so-called Avengers are tasked with seeking vengeance on behalf of the bereaved by executing criminals using the same methods they themselves used on their victims.
The Monthly Shōnen Gangan series focuses on Avenger No. 9, Kōta Kiyodera, a kind, passionate man who strongly sympathizes with the victims for whom he seeks revenge. The Gangan Online series focuses on Avenger No. 8, Ryōko Koizumi, a young woman described as an angel who descends on the avenging fields to enforce the Vengeance Act. Other members of the team include Avenger No. 0, Captain Kamui Oda and Avenger No. 7, Yūji Yamagishi.
The print series will debut in the November 2014 issue of Monthly Shōnen Gangan on October 11, while the digital series will debut in Gangan Online on October 16.
Official website: http://www.ganganonline.com/comic/sukedachi/
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