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Dengeki Daisy (Manga)

Dengeki Daisy

Alternative Titles

English: Dengeki Daisy
Synonyms: Hetakuso Cupid, The Hopeless Cupid
Japanese: 電撃デイジー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 80
Status: Finished
Published: May 12, 2007 to Dec 24, 2013
Authors: Motomi, Kyousuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: Betsucomi


Score: 8.591 (scored by 26683 users)
Ranked: #742
Popularity: #22
Members: 56,935
Favorites: 6,330
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Before he died, Kurebayashi Teru's brother gave her only a cell phone, telling her to contact "Daisy" if she ever needs someone to talk to. Now, even though she lives alone and without relatives, Teru never feels lonely because Daisy is her constant confidant and supporter.

In order to pay off a debt, Teru finds herself needing to work for the rude, inconsiderate, and abusive (not to mention quite handsome) school janitor, Kurosaki Tasuku. While her predicament seems on the opposite spectrum of her relationship with Daisy, maybe Teru's two different worlds are more closely connected than she thought?

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Included one-shot:
Volume 16: Hetakuso Cupid (The Hopeless Cupid)


Dengeki Daisy was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from July 6, 2010 to April 7, 2015.


Kurosaki, Tasuku
Kurebayashi, Teru
Kurebayashi, Souichirou
Onizuka, Riko
Hasegawa, Kiyoshi

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Nov 6, 2009 9:03 PM
I recall my initial thoughts on Dengeki Daisy as I first came across its information page: Another overrated shoujo manga with a simple plot and the cliche catch phrase "I'll protect you".

Oh, how wrong was I.

Shoujo is known for its obscenely perfect guys as well as the air-headed heroines who fall for them. On the outside, our cast here seems to be no exception. However, the protagonists contain a surprisingly high amount of depth. In essence, we follow the lives of two characters at the same time. Teru, who is cheered on by a text-friend whom she has never met, and Kurosaki, who lives a read more
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Feb 10, 2010 9:13 AM
“No matter what happens, I’ll protect you.”

Where have I read this line? Wait. Let me think.

Oh right, from oodles of shoujo mangas I read. I remembered dropping a lot because they were a lot too similar to each other. It just differs from the art to its supporting characters and leads. There’re a lot of arcs being used over and over and over again. Hotsprings, going on field trips, getting locked in a gym storage room and whatnot.

Of course, Dengeki Daisy springs out the cliché plots at its peak.

As another fan of the shoujo genre, I am once again amused on how Motomi Kyousuke handles read more
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Mar 30, 2009 11:39 AM
I can't believe that there isn't any review yet.

The story is just amazing.

The art is really detailed. en kurosaki is just hot. Motomi Kyousuke is a really nice drawer. The art has it own style, if you see it, you know that Motomi Kyousuke is the drawer, because al of his characters in al of his manga's are the same, and that means. really much hotties^^

Characters are just amazing either, the female lead, teru, is strong willed, and really sturborn, she is not a annoying weak girl, but she ins't to perfect either, its a nice combination, and kurosaki, the male lead, is really read more
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Apr 10, 2009 6:53 AM
I loved this manga! even though it's not done yet i know that there will be an excellent ending!

The story is quite amazing! And I loved the characters. Kurosaki is good-looking, hot, and always there when teru needs him the most, even though he's often cruel to Teru. Kurosaki is always looking after Teru, and had always loved her. Teru in the other hand have this very special person to her, Daisy, a text mate who her brother introduced to always help her in her times of need. Teru is quite smart and hard-working, she lost her brother a year ago, she is currently working read more
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