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One day he's living his life, and the next four shadowy figures burst into his house. They proceed to assault him, his sister and mother, the latter of whom is killed as he watches. Then he promptly gets killed.

What he sees next is not an angel, but the sexy demon Armelina who offers him a chance at revenge. Through a deal with her, his conscience is placed in the recently vacated body of an ordinary high school student named Gamou Shouya, and he's equipped with enhanced physical abilities and a pair of guns. Now he has to kill people, so that the succubus demon can suck up their souls. All the while getting closer to those that killed him, in order to enact his revenge.

The people around him, including his newly acquired little sister Riri, are obviously suspicious of him. He also recruits a timid otaku hacker girl, Kururi, who he uses to track down his targets.

Succubus & Hitman (サキュバス&ヒットマン) is an Urban Fantasy Seinen manga penned by Makoto Fukami with art by Seigo Tokiya. It began serialization on February 19, 2020 in Champion Red. It is available in English from Seven Seas Entertainment.

Succubus & Hitman contains examples of:

  • Above the Influence: Armelina has tried to seduce Shouya into sleeping with her a number of times, but he's only interested in his revenge. She once comments that part of what interests her in him is that he hasn't tried to make a move on her yet. He repeats that to a nun of the Holy War Church who rapes him to try to get him to turn away from Armelina and join the church.
  • All Myths Are True: When a pair of Jersey Devils are brought to Japan to attack the HWC, both angels and demons mention that there are many monsters around the world that are not part of either Heaven or Hell.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Isana Henmi is a classmate of Shouya and also a member of the pro-wrestling club. This makes her incredibly buff and muscular but she's still considered quite attractive.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Invoked by Old!Shouya, who was a massive fan of Japanese professional wrestling and aspired to become a wrestler himself: he was a member of his high school's wrestling team. While he lacks his predecessor's passion for the sport, our Shouya stays in the club because the exercise keeps him in good shape, and over the course of the series he starts to discover Old!Shouya's passion for the hobby.
  • Big Prick, Big Problems: The yakuza boss's body and penis are so large that the force he rapes the girls with causes them to either die or pass out from shock.
  • Church Militant: The Holy War Church is a heretical splinter group of the Roman Catholic Church that works in much the same way as proxy hitmen like Shouya, contracting with angels instead of demons for their powers. Mix in some seriously Naughty Nuns and you have your average run of Anime Catholicism.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Defied. The ability of Mount Beatdown allows them to turn lead into gold. Shouya jokingly suggests his enemy is in the wrong business, but they retort that the power has limits.note 
  • Deal with the Devil: A succubus demon, that is. She offers Shouya the means to find revenge in exchange for becoming her hitman.
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: After Shouya kills Mount Beatdown, Armelina fantasizes about him taking her every which way. Because she's a succubus, she inadvertently transmits her fantasy to the sleeping Riri and causes her to have an Erotic Dream about her big brother—which massively freaks her out.
  • Dismembering the Body: Shouya targets a yakuza gumi that are in the middle of executing three civilians who antagonized them, including Playful Hacker Kururi whom he recruits. The yakuza make the other victims watch as they dismember them one by one so the body parts will fit through the rebar grid laid ahead of a concrete pour scheduled the next morning.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The snakes being shoved down Riderk's throat are very similar to tentacles from hentai.
  • Downfall by Sex: After relentlessly raping Kaname for an extended period of time to the point where Riderk said to please stop, Adriana and Poliana then decide to attempt to rape Riderk... which gives Kaname enough time to escape her restraints and kill the both of them. Had they paid attention to Kaname like they were supposed to, they would have still been alive.
  • Dying as Yourself: Mikoto, Chan Louis's "secretary", is Old!Shouya's sister, kidnapped and brainwashed in preparation for use as a Human Sacrifice in the yakuza boss's ritual. Shouya recognizes her immediately, but she doesn't know him (unsurprisingly since his former body looks nothing like Shouya). The boss tears her heart out and eats it as part of the ritual, and she briefly wakes from her stupor and recognizes him as she dies.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Yeah, to be hitman for Hell you need to be really messed up, and Shouya, Kaname, and Ryougo all have a pretty heavy Dark and Troubled Past, hence their partnerships with demons.
  • Enemy Mine: Shouya tries to invoke this situation with the Japanese branch of the Holy War Church against the Kanto group since their interests align. They don't believe him and capture him and Armelina and then try to have their nuns rape and convert him to their side. He refuses, escapes, but then they end up working together anyway against the Kanto group's boss after the yakuza kidnap one of the younger nuns as a Human Sacrifice.
  • Fanservice Model: When she isn't hacking into the yakuza, Kururi does sexy cosplay shoots. There's a minor Running Gag about the fact that Shouya so often catches her in costume when he needs something from her.
  • Fat Bastard: Mount Beatdown, former sumo wrestler turned criminal, a merciless murderer and rapist who likes to humiliate his opponents.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Shouko Araki wears black rimmed glasses and she's a depraved Yakuza and violator working for the Kanto group
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Downplayed: Riri isn't super girly but she's not an out-and-out tomboy by any stretch. However, she collects Sentai action figures, for which she was sometimes bullied when she was younger, triggering Old!Shouya's Big Brother Instinct. She has a brief fight with our Shouya in chapter one because he doesn't remember this; he makes up with her by bringing one of her figures to her hospital room after she's attacked by a Serial Killer after running out of the house.
  • Gratuitous Rape: There is a lot of sexual violence in this series, to fetishistic levels at times. Although notably the series doesn't play favorites: female-on-female and female-on-male rape scenes both occur and are treated identically to male-on-female scenes.
  • Guns Akimbo: When signing his deal, Shouya is gifted two handguns that became his signature weapons.
  • Hiding Behind Your Bangs: Kaname almost always hides her right eye under her hair, signifying her hidden trauma and connection to the supernatural. It can also double as Sultry Bangs since she can be pretty lustful towards other women.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The yakuza boss eats the women after he finishes raping them.
  • Karmic Rape:
    • Mount Beatdown was a Serial Rapist among his many other endearing qualities, so in Hell, Armelina and Riderk torture information out of him by having him be perpetually sodomized by a demon in the form of a giant boar.
    • Araki Shouko suffers a similar fate. The assassins take her to a BDSM club where she's chained up and raped continuously for days on end to extract information from her on the yakuza. After Shouya finally executes her, Abaddon makes her into her Sex Slave.
  • Kick Chick: Kaname Tekki fights using Savate while Victoria Yamaga uses capoeira.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Shouya and Riri's mother Tokiko looks young enough to be their older sister.
  • Mundanger: Shouya's Myth Arc targets are all connected to a yakuza gumi that has been delving into occult magic, which also brings him into conflict with the Holy War Church that hunts evildoers in much the same way as him. However, he spends the first couple chapters hunting much more mundane fare, such as a Serial Killer attacking neighborhood girls with a hammer whom he saves his sister Riri from, and takes a Breather Episode after the fight with the Aragami family to kill a man who robbed and murdered an elderly couple with a knife.
  • Off with His Head!:
    • The yakuza group from whom Shouya rescues Kururi was in the process of dismembering several inconvenient people for Constructive Body Disposal, starting by cutting their heads off with a knife. We're briefly shown it being done to a woman who was informing on them.
    • Chan Louis uses a Killer Yo-Yo to decapitate and dismember two Holy War Church nuns that try to stop him from getting to the Saintess.
  • Out with a Bang: This literally happens to all the girls the yakuza boss rapes. He rapes them so brutally that they start to bleed from the mouth and even pass out or die of shock from the violent rape. He raped one girl until there was a large red bulge around her stomach.
  • The Paladin: Paladins of the Holy War Church are essentially the same thing as proxy hitmen, only partnered with angels instead of demons.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Pretty much the entire M.O. of proxy hitmen in general and Shouya in particular: they slay evildoers by whatever means are required and send them to Hell. The Breather Episode after the fight with the Aragami family consists of Shouya hearing of the knife murder of an elderly couple in his old neighborhood from his previous life. Suspecting it's probably the same guy who killed his sister's cat, he personally goes out and hunts the guy down.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Despite her introduction involving a rather traumatic event, Kururi ends up creating comedic moments with her meek attitude and severe geekiness.
  • Possessing a Dead Body: The original Gamou Shouya sold his soul to Armelina in exchange for her healing his sister Riri from a terminal illness. After eating him, Armelina placed "our" Shouya (real name unknown) into his now-vacant body, who passed himself off to Shouya's family as having Identity Amnesia.
  • Pressure Point: Chan Louis can immobilize people with needles thrown at acupuncture points.
  • Rape as Drama:
    • This is invoked multiple times in the story, with the first victim being Shouya's mother. His sister is then taken and one of the kidnappers said "There are special uses for young girls".
    • This happens to a bunch of random girls who were kidnapped, raped, and killed by a yakuza leader.
    • This also happens to Kaname when she is captured and sexually assaulted by two girls dressed as bunnies.
  • School Grade Hacking: Shouya offers to protect Playful Hacker Kururi from the Yakuza she stole money from in exchange for her help hunting his targets. To test her skills, he orders her to hack into his high school and enroll herself as a New Transfer Student.
  • Serial Killer: Shouya's first on-page target is a man stalking the neighborhood attacking young girls with a hammer. He kills him before he can finish off Riri.
  • She Is the King: Abaddon is the "King" of the demons despite being a succubus like Armelina and Riderk.
  • Skill Scores and Perks: Eating the souls of slain enemies allows proxy hitmen to purchase new abilities off of a skill tree. Shouya initially ignores this, but after getting in a pinch during the confrontation with the Aragami family, purchases the Level 1 Mental Bullet, which allows him to fire a limited number of bullets of pure will from Armelina's mana reserves.
  • Straight Gay: Kaname has only shown attraction to women, and she can alternate between Butch and Lipstick Lesbian depending on the situation.
  • Succubi and Incubi: This is a series which literally has 'succubus' in the name, so this is a given.
  • Succubus in Love: Armelina, a literal succubus who has been contracting with hitmen for hundreds of years, tries to seduce Shouya numerous times and once directly offers to take his virginity. Abaddon, the demon king, says it's surprising he hasn't taken her up on it, but then reminds her not to go falling in love with him since his soul is doomed to Gehenna when he dies just as surely as the people he kills.