The dirty pair are a team of 2 girls, YURI and KEI, with ESP and fighting abilities.
Yuri and her partner Kei are "Troubleshooters," agents from the Worlds Welfare Work Association, a super-governmental organization that handles
problems the individual planetary governments of the United Galactica cannot cope with. They work with and above the law, and are dedicated to
preserving human life as a whole, but not individual people per se. Sounds good in theory.
The fact of the matter is that Yuri and Kei are dispatched to deal with various situations in their own unique manner (that usually involves
ridiculous amounts of firepower). These almost invariably escalate into disasters of immense scale - their various missions have destroyed two
artificial habitats, disrupted the entire ecology of a planet, triggered a supernova and caused countless millions of deaths. However, they always
escape pretty much unscathed and it is never their fault.
Yuri and Kei met at Meizuiru university, a school for Lucien genetic upgrades. They somehow became friends and bluffed their way into the 3WA,
convincing the selectors that they were psychic - the short skirts helped. From there, they have led a disaster strewn career (their first mission
involved the accidental detonation of a nuclear device) to become the 3WA's most famous troubleshooters.
Yuri is a perfect counterpoint to Kei, being somewhat demure, and forgiving. She is the quiet, reserved one of the pair, and as a result often gets
trampled over (verbally) by Kei. She is eternally polite and forgiving, even to criminals she's meant to arrest; she always gives fair warning and an
opportunity to surrender - which is very rarely heeded. Above all else, she wants to be accepted as a normal person, not as the popular image of a
"bikini-clad mass-murderer." It's a hopeless struggle.
But I mostly look like KEI (The red one).
Dirty pair exist in many differents versions :
The serie began with illustrated novels (Not manga) :
There was also an anime version from 1984 to 1986 (Played in france under the name of DAN ET DANNY), the humour is the better point of this serie.
In the 90's, ADAM WARREN decided to create a COMIC/MANGASTYLE version of dirty-pair, wicj is published at darkhorse and really keeps the spirit of
the serie, with a political background...
Actually, the serie continue with a new character design, under the name of DIRTYPAIR FLASH...