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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 27305 users)
Ranked: #882
Popularity: #21
Members: 58,193
Favorites: 6,452
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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
Kurosaki, Tasuku
Kurebayashi, Teru
Kurebayashi, Teru
Kurebayashi, Souichirou
Kurebayashi, Souichirou
Onizuka, Riko
Onizuka, Riko
Hasegawa, Kiyoshi
Hasegawa, Kiyoshi

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Nov 6, 2009
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
“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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Nov 15, 2015
(A.N. Reviews are my personal opinions, these aren't coming from an objective perspective where I try to look at the anime critically. I just want to jot down my thoughts on somewhere where I physically can't lose it)

Okay so, Dengeki Daisy has got to be one of my favorite mangas of all time. Aside the point that it is EXTREMELY frustrating at times that I want to throw my book out the window because of the tension between the two protagonists (if you choose to read it, you'll understand why), the story line is phenomenal. I mean, I have yet to read anything close to read more
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Jul 2, 2015
Ok first things first. If you don't want to read such a long boring review I have to say this. It is a manga so well made, that it could become an anime imp. XD Now then... *****

Story: 10 At first, I thought that this was going to be the typical manga where the female protagonist is whiny, and doesn't stand up for herself and is constantly a damsel in distress waiting to be rescued and where the main male protagonist is just a bit too perfect for his own good. But no, this is completely different (believe me... VERY). The story is very read more
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Both girls have a person who's anonymous through internet protecting them through hard times. The drama and depth in Dengeki Daisy is deeper then Koko ni Iru yo and at the same time has more comedy in it. Koko ni Iru yo is a shorter story. 
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A kind, older guy who does not really show his concern towards the heroine, except at moments it is really needed. And the heroine is a strong person, who has a deep love for her family, but that is not going so smooth (because of other reasons). Both stories do show the love growing between both characters, but it also pays more attention to other factors, like seeking support, finding solutions to problems etc.  
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Each has a boy who tries to protect a girl because of their love. They're both adorable. 
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