First published in tankoubon (graphic novel) form in Japan by Crimson Comics in 2001, Diabolo is a harrowing tale of supernatural intrigue set in and around a modern-day Japanese high school.
Protagonists Ren and Rai fell prey to the Diabolo in an attempt to save the soul of Ren's cousin, 7-year-old Mio ... although they failed in their attempt, they were 'rewarded' with powers they would each gladly trade for the life of the young girl.
Just who - or what - is the Diabolo? What enticements does he offer the kids at school? And, if they accept his 'bargains,' what foul fate awaits them on their 18th birthdays?
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