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Diamond Cut Diamond is an on-going manga created by Taguchi Kenji.

A few years ago, Kurosu Keisuke was part of a group of supernaturally talented kids called the Esper 9 and appeared on TV in the Esper Shounen (Esper Children) show, demonstrating their various abilities to the world. However, due to an accident that occurred on the set, the show was cancelled and the group lost touch.

Seven years after the termination of the program, Kurosu meets up again with Yuyami Shigyou and a series of murders occurs that seems to be specifically targeting the kids that once were part of the Esper Shounen. The murderer is "Anti", someone who wants to kill all Espers because they consider them to be "monsters" and better off dead.


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  • Big Bad: Anti, the person killing the members of Esper Shounen.
  • Buxom Is Better: Yami-nee's assets are quite impressive, she likes putting attention onto them and putting Kuro's face inbetween them.
  • Disappeared Dad: Yami-nee's father is dead. He was the victim of the accident that caused the Esper Shounen program to be cancelled.
  • Enemy Within: The latest chapter reveals that Kuro might be Anti, though it's unclear if this the case of a split personality that ended up living a life of its own or if it's simply an illusion to throw everyone off. It might be a case of Enemy Without.
  • The Faceless: Anti's face is not revealed, though appears to be wearing a skull mask to hide their identity.
  • Hypocrite: Anti is hunting down the Esper 9 for the crime of abusing their powers to hurt innocents despite the fact he himself is also an Esper who abuses his powers to hurt innocents. When Kuro call out Anti for this since he himself was a member of Esper 9, Anti use Holier Than Thou logic to justified using his powers.
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  • In-Series Nickname: Yuyami is affectionately called Yami-nee by several people, though mostly Kurosu. Kurosu himself gets shortened to Kuro at times.
  • Living Aphrodisiac: Yodogimi has the ability of Temptation where she emits a pheromone smell that tempts any man in its vicinity to do her bidding.
  • Missing Mom: Yami-nee's mother is absent due to a prolonged stay in the hospital. Where Yami-nee cannot go to visit her, because her powers interfere with the electrical devices in the hospital.
  • Psychic Powers: The premise of the story and main weapons of the Espers, with each of them having a certain type of power that comes in handy.
    • Anti, despite hating psychic powers, seems capable of negating an Esper's abilities as long as he is close enough to them.
    • Kurosu has Clairvoyance and Telepathy, which includes a Sensory Link that allows him to link his five sense to that of another person as long as that person is in a certain radius close to him. The latest chapter reveals that negating other Espers' powers might be one of his powers, too, leading to the possibility that he is Anti.
    • Yami-nee's ability is Telekinesis coupled with Fulgurkinesis, starting off by bending silverware but she can also discharge electrical currents at someone to cause a lot of pain.
  • The Reveal: Anti is in fact a former member of the Esper 9 who was taken cared by Yami-nee's father and grew to hate Yami-nee since her father was only using him to reconnect with his daughter.
  • The Rival: Yodogimi sees herself toward Yami-nee as this, even going so far as to try to severely injure, if not kill, Yami-nee by having an accident occur on the set though she was unsuccessful.
  • Rule of Seven: The story proper takes places 7 years after the accident that caused Esper Shounen to be cancelled.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Haru from Esper 9 was originally thought to be a guy, but since Yodogimi's Temptation didn't work, it was revealed that Haru was, and always has been, a girl.
  • Shock and Awe: Yami-nee's ESP ability is telekinesis and magnetism, which is often displayed as having to do with electrical currents.
  • The Tease: Yami-nee, she quite enjoys putting emphasis on her big chest and even making some pretty direct comments towards Kuro.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: Yodogimi insists that you refer to her as Yodogimi-san if you happen to be younger than she!
  • Time Skip: The manga starts off with the show Esper Shounen and the accident that caused it to be cancelled, then proceeds to immediately take a time skip of 7 years when the old members are getting killed off and Anti shows up.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Otowa Kyouichi is killed off in the first Chapter, beginning the murders on the Esper Shounen members, although he never even said a line or had a proper appearance before he shows up dead.

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