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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Volume 16: Hetakuso Cupid (The Hopeless Cupid)
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 double-life of a school janitor and a hacker. Teru is a girl with a strong will and great sense of justice. She also maintains the common sense that shoujo girls tend to lack. Kurosaki protects Teru behind the shadows, both insuring her safety and comforting her when she feels down. Behind his cruel, extortionist attitude, lies a side of him that is kind, determined, and thoughtful. What is really special about this situation is the fact that we know more--yet less--than both of the main characters.
The plot is, without a doubt, original. If so, what makes it so special? To put it in simple words, it is the pacing in which the story progresses. While the pace of the manga seems trivial to it's overall enjoyment, it is one of the important elements that make Dengeki Daisy truly great. Instead of a sudden twist that tries to force the readers to gain interest, it discretely leaves us hints and slowly reveals the secrets that we are so dying to know. It does not unveil high amounts of information at a time, and yet it does not make us wait for it. The execution is flawless. In this manga, we start out knowing nothing. Conflicts continue to arise as we are given pieces to a puzzle which will explain just what exactly drives the characters to act as they do.
What are DAISY's motivations? How will the character's relationships evolve? What is the truth behind the secret surrounding Teru? For a manga that has so well exceeded many people's expectations so far, there is no doubt that it will continue to deliver a unique and interesting story here on out. Definitely a recommended read.read more
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 his way of manga clichés. I never imagined myself loving another shoujo manga to this point. And to add up to that, the author is male. A he, making a shoujo manga that gets a high popularity, now this is something.
So what makes it differ from the others?
Is it the art?
The art is dramatic and humorous often times. Fully detailed, from emotions to bony structures. One thing I noticed was the eyes for every character describes what they are. For instance, Teru’s eyes. They were set to kill. It helps her give the impression of a strong and honest girl. For Kurosaki’s, his eyes gives off the mysterious and arrogant feel. Not that it isn’t cliché, but it gives the characters a sense of individuality.
Is it the storyline?
It follows a story of Teru, a smart girl who lives alone with a cellphone as a memento from her late older brother and Kurosaki, some weird janitor slash programmer who is actually in imminent danger of having his head bald. Joking aside, the cellphone serves as a communication device between Teru and an unknown guy who he calls himself as DAISY. Teru finds him as her security blanket and often emails him on what is going on with her everyday life. Kurosaki, however comes up and treats her as a servant because Teru, as we all know, is poor. She agrees to be his servant to pay off a debt. The story goes on and eventually, this two, seems closer than before. So at the end of reading a short sneakpeak, you end up questioning yourself, who is DAISY? What happens to Teru and Kurosaki?
Dengeki Daisy is actually easy to predict, at first. But then, when you are at the point of making sure that this event is going to happen, it surprises you with another blast, and this is what makes the story interesting.
Is it the humor? The drama?
There’s always a page or two that you can’t help but laugh. A dramatic or romantic scene abruptly shifts to a comical scene makes it double the laughs. It just pops out when you least expected it. I avoid comparing a manga from another but for Dengeki Daisy, in terms of comedy is one of the best I have read. It feels all natural and not too much of a trying hard.
Dengeki Daisy clearly defines what the word drama means. Its emotionality and depth makes the characters more realistic and melodramatic. Though I say it is dramatic, it can be more of mysteric.
Motomi’s good sense of humor and drama makes every chapter healthy in a theoretical sense. He knows what shoujo manga fans look for and he blends it amazingly well together.
Taking a quick look of another shoujo manga wouldn’t hurt, why not give it a try for a change? You’ll never really know unless you give one. You might end up getting bald if you don’t.read more
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 not to perfect, but really nice. he looks like he's mean, but that is just a act, beceause in reality, he's just someone who worries a lot.
Enjoyment is definitelly a 10+. I really fell laughing out of my chair.
I just can't give any less than a 10.
This review ir probally full of unreadable senctaces, because my english is really bad. But i just wanted to write a review (this one is my first either XD) zo my apologizes.read more
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 as an assistant for Kurosaki in order repay her debt for the glass she broke on the first chapter. Now she has to deal with the loads of work Kurosaki is giving her and with Kurosaki himself. The only thing I dislike here is that there are no signs of romance yet but there will be in the future I suppose! Cant wait!!!
I loved this manga because of the art (good), Characters (fine), Enjoyment (enjoyable!), and the story (very unique and cute), overall this manga is magnificent!
A story that will keep you turning the pages!!!read more
Dengeki Daisy is a unique shoujo manga with a complex, heart-warming story, as well as a ton of comedy! Need a quick laugh? This list of 20 of the funniest quotes from the manga will surely do the trick!