When Kanako accidentally applies to work at an assassination agency, the timid office worker discovers that she has a knack for bumping people off. Will she ever earn the respect of Sakurai, her prickly and kinda hot co-worker–and why is she still having silly workplace problems when she’s employed with hitmen?! This full-color manga is dangerously funny!
Source: Seven Seas
Kanako's Life as an Assassin is easily one of my favorite manga ever. From the very first chapter, Kanako - a recently unemployed office worker just looking for a good job with decent pay - might be the most relatable charater in any manga I've ever read. The story is fun and silly, the characters and their designs are all memorable, Toshiya Wakabayashi (manga-ka of Tsurezure Children) showing how well he is able to craft fun, memorable stories. It's also important to note that Wakabayashi, as the original manga-ka, redraws some of Kanako's internal monologue gags/jokes so that they work in English, which is just such a nice little gesture. About the only part of this manga that I can't in good conscience rate a perfect 10 is the art. It's perfectly serviceable but in a world where masterworks of lineart like Ancient Magus' Bride, Berserk, and YuruCamp all exist the best I can muster is an 8 out of 10. Still, though, don't let that deter you; this is a short, fun, easy-to-read manga that'll make any bad day a brighter one.
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