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Bullet and Francesca! Two assassins infamous for their ruthless efficiency in the underworld. Stories abound of how the duo looks like, as none has seen them and survived to tell. Just two things are certain: Bullet uses handguns while Francesca uses a pair of axes.

Enter two unassuming high school girls, Ishikawa Rushia and Shirato Mine. In reality, they are Bullet and Francesca, moonlighting as mob enforcers at night for the Kantou Iwashi family boss, Konomi Minoko. Predictably, their line of work brings a lot of unsavory elements to their lives... Oh, and gore. Lots of gore.


  • An Axe to Grind: Francesca wields two folding franciscas.
  • Ax-Crazy: Hoo boy, perhaps it's easier to list the characters who aren't...
  • Berserk Button: Don't abuse cats, waste food, or hit girls in front of Francesca. It'll end up badly for you.
    • Neither Bullet nor Francesca like pedophiles or rapists.
  • BFG: Eidai, one of the Trigger Happies, wield a Solothurn Antitank rifle. The fact that she's tiny is lampshaded by the author, "she has brawns only possible in mangas!"
  • Boobs of Steel: Averted to the point of Inverted by Francesca, who is flat as board yet is one of the deadliest assassin around.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Murasame Yuuki, the self-proclaimed 'murder specialist' is a rather unassuming guy who goes down in one punch to the face, and he claims he has never won a fight before. Doesn't stop him from using the environment as weapons and taking his assailants by surprise one by one.
  • Cute Bruiser: Francesca is a cute girl who loves cats and quite a Cloudcuckoolander out of work. That petite body of hers hides a lot of strength and durability. At the very least, she has enough strength to slice limbs in one strike.
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  • Cute Little Fangs: Francesca has these. Not so cute when you find out they have a practical use.
  • Fan Disservice: Scantily-clad or naked females are less titillating when they're rape victims, suffering Cruel and Unusual Death, or just plain old Sex Slaves...
  • Gorn: Heads getting chopped in two and impalement are some of the less nasty deaths here...
  • Groin Attack: Used a few times in the story, and NOT played for laughs. Most notably is Bullet's, whose permanent damage even deter rapists from having their way with her.
  • The Gunslinger: In contrast with Francesca, Bullet uses handguns for her work.
  • Hand Cannon: Bullet's handgun is rather unassuming in size, but it uses a specially modified ammunition that carries a lot of stopping and killing power. As in anything they hit have a tendency to blow up.
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  • Happiness in Slavery: Soo-In was a Sex Slave for a pedophile before being taken in by Francesca. After they saved her through organ transplants (complicated story), she happily served Minoko as her maid.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Subverted with Francesca. Her love of cats and Cloudcuckoolander quality makes her look like this, and she is, when out of work. But during work, you'll see the primal aggression she brings in melee, and boy is it nasty.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Francesca's petite, flat body suggests she's a Fragile Speedster, but she's really this. See Cute Bruiser above and Nigh Invulnerable below.
  • Man Bites Man: Francesca's tooth have been replaced with Boron Nitride alloys that allow them to be used as deadly weapon. At one point she literally bit someone's throat out.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Hell Mosquito, an assassin/bodyguard for hire, but is so unstable and liable to leave a lot of collateral damage or even killing the client, no one in their right mind would use his service.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Downplayed by Francesca who has part of her body literally Made of Iron. She can resist gunshots and blades that would cleave a person in two, but this invulnerability only extends up to her limbs.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Francesca is red, with a tendency to engage in brutal melee combats which gets more primal and aggressive if she's pushed, but is also emotional outside of work, insisting to take in abandoned kittens and kids home with her. Bullet is blue, cool and calm in her choice of actions to the point of heartless, and she often exhibits Tranquil Fury in contrast to Francesca's Unstoppable Rage.
  • Short-Range Guy, Long-Range Guy: Francesca and Bullet, respectively.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Bullet is very allergic to cats.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Both Francesca and Bullet wears stockings that expose this from time to time.

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