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.
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.
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.
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!!!
EDIT: This was my first review, and it wasn't well-executed, at that. If you want a truly good, informative review, please refer to the one below me. I definitely recommend that one. :)
At first, I believed this was going to be the typical manga where the female protagonist is whiny, child-like, dependent, and –overall– someone who doesn't stand up for herself. I thought this would be that one story with the pair of infamous main leads: the girl who's constantly a damsel in distress and the guy who's just a bit too perfect and arrogant for his own good. However, this manga is
different. The story is quite original and it wasn't as cliché or predictable when compared to most other manga.
I wasn't expecting Dengeki Daisy to take a sudden, serious turn when it came to discussing criminal/investigative topics. I am a sucker for mystery and this one is most definitely one of my favorites. The plot twists are fantastic. The drama is not the sickening type. It is the kind of story that makes you want to read the whole thing in a day.
On a different note, the author is astoundingly interactive and friendly with her readers (if you read the author's notes, that is). I absolutely love how she dedicates time to her audience.
It was nice and appealing. Of course, there are your everyday mistakes and such, but these are often minuscule. Personally, it's not my favourite art style, but it's still enjoyable nonetheless.
The main female character started off pretty normal, yet she takes a turn for the best and continues to better throughout the story until the very end. The male lead shines through as well with time, and almost all the characters –both the supporting cast and protagonists– developed beautifully –some of them you could say were unusual and went through some equally unexpected changes. I did, however, which we could've had more insight or time with the supporting cast. Though –seeing as the manga is eighty chapters long– I believe this was for the best, as extending a story too much would've taken away Dengeki Daisy's charm.
It's a story that doesn't bore you; it doesn't prolong too much nor too little. Like I said before, it's a story that makes you want to keep on reading 'till the very end.
Even though it seems Dengeki Daisy's off to a cliché beginning, it all progresses well and it becomes an enjoyable and satisfiying story until the very end. I recommend this manga for any person who is 13+, male or female.
If there were one shoujo manga I could have everyone read, regardless of gender or personal preference, it'd be this one.
I first heard of it when it began being scanlated (is that a word??) and the summary made me scoff. "I will always protect you.."? What kind of crap is that? Sometime in early 2010, I went by the Dengeki Daisy page on mangaupdates.com and looking at the ratings, I was shocked. An average of 9.1/10? It is a standard unheard of in shoujo manga. The shoujo genre is always one riddled with criticism due to its reliance on cliches and stock characters, however, this
one had one glowing review after the other. There must be something great about it if it were rated so high...right?
This led to the following lesson - never underestimate overtly good ratings.
I would start by stating that Dengeki Daisy (or DD, as it will be called now on) is not some incredibly ingenious and new story. I am pretty sure that this story has been done in a lot of media, by a lot of people and to death. Where it differs is execution. Motomi Kyosuke is a brilliant storyteller - he takes this mundane and done concept and puts his own spin on things. He knows what the target demographic wants and he gives it to them without making it obvious and leaving room for wanting more.
STORY - 9/10
There is no surprise in who Daisy is - it is made pretty clear in the first chapter itself. The events that unfold in the manga speak of a larger plot point and the proceedings towards it has been great. What I liked best about it is that despite the fact that DD is a predictable story, the mangaka handles it well. Everytime we're told a little something more about the story, I wasn't surprised by it but it didn't make me bang my head against the wall or scream at the computer screen in frustration. I consider that a good thing in any shoujo manga.
Another great thing about DD is that the romance flows at a believable pace. Midway into the 7th volume and nothing really earthshattering has occured between Teru and Kurosaki but whatever has leaves me to think that this is one of the sweetest shoujo romances I have read in a long time. And how the age difference between these two doesn't bother me is a testament to how great I think this manga is.
The comic timing here is nothing short of absolutely flawless. All comedy comes whenever you least expect it, literally doubling the funny factor. I particularly like the self aware nature of the manga and its cracks on the shoujo genre. An early example of this comes in the first chapter itself when Teru, rather honestly, proclaims that she was the one to break the window and is poor. Kurosaki sweetly claims that it'd be alright and not to worry about it but takes it back almost immediately stating incredulously, "You really think I was going to say that???"
ART - 8/10
I don't judge manga based on art but the story it is telling. I am yet to decided if this is a good thing or bad. DD has a typical shoujo style without being excessively flowery. I enjoyed seeing all of Kurosaki's overhyped reactions and getting his ass kicked by Riko. I must say, Motomi Kyosuke does a great dark and dangerous Kurosaki face.
CHARACTERS - 9/10
DD has a great array of characters. That said, my issue was definitely the fact that some of the back characters stay exactly that till the 7th volume. I could even go far as to state that only Teru and Kurosaki have received any development. However, I am willing to overlook that since the manga isn't finished yet.
Teru is a great shoujo protagonist and I love her to bits. She is the main reason I read shoujo, hoping to find someone like her. While she has suffered hardships in her life, she does not dwell on it and instead chooses to move forward. She does not have any of the unnaturally excessive traits I have come to liken with typical shoujo girls - unwavering optimism, airheadness, naivete and helplessness. Teru is far from these stereotypes. She is independent, intelligent and rational. There are times in the manga when she reacts in what I call a typical shoujo-girl reaction but she always, always turns it right around and surprises me. I love the fact that she breaks all these molds but remains pretty damn human as well, with her own weaknesses.
Kurosaki Tesuku is close and at the same time, pretty far from the shoujo boy stereotype. He is a tsundere character (always my favorite type) which lends to much in terms of the shoujo bashing I mentioned earlier. He is flawed - excessively so. He is rude, violent, mean and he smokes like a chimney (I usually hate that) but is remarkably intelligent and a competent hacker. But offsetting this 'bad' side of him is his inner turmoil relating to the main plot and his feelings for Teru as both Daisy and himself. In these places he is vulnerable and sweet. I love this guy, his dedication to Teru yet the distance he puts between himself and her is a part of the plot too and I am frankly dying to know more.
That said, my favorite back character is definitely Teru's brother, Souchirou. At least the incredibly idiotic side of him. He is hilarious with his sister complex! I am pretty sure we'll be seeing more of him.
ENJOYMENT - 10/10
DD caters to all my needs - shoujo romance, mature angst, nerdy factor (well, I am a computer engineer...) and most of all, comedy. Best of all, its well put. I enjoyed it a lot. My biggest complaint is its addictive nature. DD is so good without it being overtly in your face. It leaves subtle hints along the way making you want to read more - just another volume. Not much to ask right? I can't stop wishing for faster scans.
OVERALL - 9/10
DD is a great manga. I can't stress that enough. While it is no epic love story, it works with what it has so well, you can't help but want more. That is one of the primary reasons I want it to end soon - if it did, I could read the whole thing with satisfaction and stop checking if the latest scans are in yet or not like an obsessive fangirl that I am.
i don't really understand what appeal does this manga have for its readers, why people like it, why they think it deserves a score:8.81, but for me it was huge disapointment (because of the good opinions i have read-i have had high expectations) and it was like reading a dragging, random, meaningless things happening to heroin and while the hero was in the process of saving her from that absurd situations, he somehow fell for her...
So i dropped this but let me tell you this: you may or may not like this but i'm 100% sure you will agree there is no way the plot
is relevant to even a tiny bit of reality. And i'm not a huge fan of reality but there is a limit to absurdity...
Let me start with what I loved the most about this manga. (And this is going to be a long list...)
There's no place for a Mary Sue (or Gary Stu) in Dengeki Daisy. No one is perfect. You cannot just use a blanket descriptor like "kind" or "sweet" for any of them.
Especially the two main characters, Teru and Kurosaki. Dear lord, these two. They're real people - when you finish the manga, you feel like you've known them forever. You understand the things that worry them, the things that make them happy, the things that MAKE them. Their past, their feelings, everything defines and
Teru could be just another shoujo heroine - there's a real danger of that, considering Dengeki Daisy is a shoujo manga. There are a lot of situations where the mangaka could've taken the easier way out and just labeled Teru to be an absolutely helpless angel who just needs Kurosaki's protection and can't do something on her own. But Teru isn't just another shoujo manga heroine. She's not only strong, independent and unmelodramatic unlike most shoujo girls, she's also very believable. Her reasons for choosing things are sound.
Kurosaki. (If I had to count the number of ways I love him, sigh.) It's been a while since I fell head over heels in love with an imaginary character. But he doesn't even feel imaginary, that's the best part. He's a real man, he isn't just wildly strong or wildly good-looking or wildly successful. He's just a normal guy with a normal job, and he has fears and apprehensions. He's not invincible, he's very human.
The secondary characters aren't far behind in development. They aren't just for show. Each character serves its purpose. From Riko to Rena to even the deceased Souichiro, each character has a job and they all do it splendidly. When a character appears, you know what to expect from them. It feels like you spent several hours just hanging out with all these folks at Master's restaurant.
2. Chemistry and Romance.
Teru x Kurosaki. Early on in the manga (like in the very first chapter - actually, in the first 2-3 pages) you start shipping this couple. And then you never stop.
The chemistry between these two is the kind of stuff that could make your breath catch. He's an adult, she's still a child, and he's very, very mindful of that. With just one look, one word, one action, they show they love each other very much and they crave each other's contact very much. You really wish you could read a chapter from the future where Teru's all grown up and ready to handle the man that Kurosaki is, but nope. This is a shoujo manga of a high school girl called Teru and you have to take a cold shower at the end of the "hot" scenes (and not hot because they're explicit - the author calls this a "lukewarm" manga, but I feel like the characters are enough to set the pages on fire; no need for sexual tension at all) just like Kurosaki is going to have to.
The love doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't happen because Kurosaki's hot or because Teru's sexy. The love builds on top of (in spite of, as a result of) several trials both the characters go through. Their bond gets stronger with each interaction they have and you can feel it. The romance is very, very satisfying. When you finish the manga, you sigh and wish that there were a couple more chapters after all the JF drama where they both just love and fall deeper in love.
Though this is a shoujo romance manga, it doesn't neglect the other relationships. The chemistry between the MCs and the secondary characters are also tended to with TLC. Teru's relationship develops over time with the rest of the people. She makes new friends, she forgives an old friend, and all of that strengthens the bonds she has with all these people. Kurosaki matures as a character and so do his relationships with the people around him. The friendships feel real and warm.
3. Humor and Drama.
The main thing I love about this manga is, I lost count of the number of times I laughed till my tummy ached and cried till my heart ached throughout the story.
Things may seem like they're taking a turn for serious, and suddenly there's an extremely humorous comment or dialogue that makes you laugh out loud (ugh, the number of times I made a fool of myself in public!). And just when it all looks hilarious, there's one dialogue or just one statement that could make you long for a love like that or a friend like that or something that makes you feel sorry for even the bad guy.
Fantastic. Detailed, beautiful, emotive, meaningful (and I have more adjectives, but I'll stop here).
As for cuteness...
Chibi Teru. Period.
Bonus: Author notes.
I LOVED reading Motomi-sensei's notes and the Q&A sections. Hilarious and extremely cute. Reading the sections has the added benefit of making you feel like you've gotten a bit closer to the characters.
What I don't like about the manga:
Just the rushed ending. That's all. Really can't think of anything else.
The story isn't this manga's strongest point, but it's not the weakest either, it's still pretty detailed. In such a believable manga, some scenes are way too flashy, but it's difficult to nitpick too much when it's all heartfelt and leaves you a molten mass of fuzz.
Give it a try, just because it's addictive and fun, like the best rollercoaster ride you've ever had. It may not be a masterpiece or classic, but it's still one of the best shoujo mangas ever written (and drawn).
Even though I don't usually read Shoujo, after going back to Kaichou wa Maid-sama, I found this Dengeki Daisy. I thought 'since they are similar why not try it?'
I didn't regret my choice at all, because I do love this manga. I've just recently started, and in just a few hours, I can't stop reading, I've cried MORE than just "a couple times," but I've also laughed, actually laugh.
The art is great; the story line is very interesting and mysterious; even though it has many cliche ideas like hot springs trip and whatnot, it still manages to make it look unique and just plainly interesting.
It doesn't have many complicated factors, and just makes everything interesting with just a few jokes. The pace is also good, it's not developing too fast, but not too slow either.
Overall, I would rate this as a 10 because it managed to make me, a yaoi-only-lover, read a shoujo manga.
This is one of my favorite series cause it has everything I'm looking for in a shoujo manga:
- An emotionally strong heroine
- Likeable and interesting characters
- An original and unpredictable plot
- Plenty of romantic scenes between a very functional pairing
- Character development
- Beautiful and unique art style
- Too many laugh-out-loud moments
But more importantly, what I enjoyed the most in this manga is the relationship between the two main characters: Teru and Kurosaki.
I've read plenty of older guy/younger girl series where the male lead has to act as the wise and responsible one - traits that make him more superior to the heroine. It
also doesn't help if the female lead is passive and easily intimidated. With such combination, it makes the balance between them seems off. I would drop a series if the pairing doesn't appeal me (yes, no matter how good the plot is).
It's very different in Dengeki Daisy, however. Teru is introduced as a spunky, cheerful and goofy girl but is showed to be more mature, intelligent and independent for her age. As for Kurosaki - although he's a grown-up man, there are times when he acts like a kid around Teru (especially when he's teasing her).
And this is what makes them stand out for me. Despite their age difference, they act more like equals around each other. Their amazing chemistry really made me not mind their slow (but certainly not boring) romance. Aside from their fun teasing/bickering dynamic, I believe that both parties having to compress their feelings makes their romantic scenes deeper and more heart-throbbing. You also get to see them not only grow as a couple, but also as individuals - all because of each other's influence.
If there's something that it lacks, it's an anime series. Really, I can't believe there isn't one yet!
Overall, it's a very awesome and enjoyable series that I actually find myself re-reading my favorite moments and chapters from time to time. Highly recommended!
This is something that you can expect more out of a shoujo manga. Not only the storyline is really interesting that is very attracting, it makes you want more of this manga. If you are the kind that hates crying and irritating female leads, expect none from this manga! *Time to rejoice*
The female lead (Teru) is a very very strong girl and has a very likable character, I really like her.
This is not your typical romance story where the two male and female leads get together in the first few chapters. There's more to it; that can make you happy, and sad.
As for the art, it's pretty awesome, it's one of the fewer mangas out there that has such nicely draw art, and lovely storyline with strong characters. I'm pretty impressed. Not to forget Kurosaki, the male lead is... really HOT!
What I really like about this manga is the characters, every single one of them left an impression on me, because they were all quite outstanding in their own way. Because normally when you read a manga, you'd tend to forget the characters, but not for DD.
The captivating storyline, strong characters, beautiful art, what more can you expect? It's the perfect manga that everyone should read.
* P/S: This manga shot up to number 1 ranking amongst all the mangas I've read once I started on it, craving for more everyday.
BE PREPARED TO GET ADDICTED.
I really love how this manga is going. I've only read 7 chapters, but already it's got me hooked.
Why? It's original. A hacker protecting a girl...and all around it are story developments in both the past and future. Not every manga I've read has the same quality of intriguing development in BOTH past and future. It's hard to do that, but I believe Dengeki Daisy has done that fairly well.
I really like the art. Better than most manga I've read. It's not messy and it really adds to the enjoyment of the manga.
The characters are incredibly interesting and eye-catching, but there
are some characters that I wish I could change. I won't mention which ones here since it would spoil it, but there are just some personality traits in characters that you just wish you could remove.
I loved it.
It's a MUST-READ for Shoujo maniacs! You may not enjoy it as much as I have, but it's definitely something you should pick up if you have spare time.
Don't let the title or anything else fool you, this manga is not like anything else you have ever read before, its much, much better! Not only will the story make you want more and more, the art work is simply beautiful., Plus the heart warming relationship between Teru (Main) and Kurosaki (Main) I highly recommend this manga to anyone. One if the things i Love most is it not a manga thats just so gross you wanna puke. (so far, so good) Its also Super super funny! I recommend it to all ages and genders. :)
To put it: Dengeki Daisy is not your common shoujo manga.
STORY : 10/10
This story is purely original. I'm serious, after reading the first 10 chapters of DD, I dropped reading most of the flowery shoujo manga I had.
My reason? When you laugh, you laugh until your oxygen supplies run out. When you go all "Kya~!", you wake up your roommate or your neighbor. When the plot gets serious, you take time to understand everything. When the story gets touching, fat tears come down from your tears. When you got confused, you go back to reread. When you get angry with a character, you curse them
with all your might.
Intrigued? Go ahead. Read it!
ART : 10/10
The characters were drawn great, but not to the extent that you'll be drowned in flowery stuff. Kurosaki Tasuku was drawn... HOT.
Oh, my fangirl fantasies with him.
CHARACTER : 10/10
Kurebayashi Teru is your typical girl: not necessarily the "damsel-in-distress" type and she can save herself most of the time. I can say that she's really witty and not as gullible as she looks. She's not a weakling, and although on the first parts of the manga she was often bullied, as the story progresses, she's much a strong girl as she is.
Kurosaki Tasuku is the most badass guy leads I've ever seen. He really is a good guy at heart, but he's a PERVY, MEAN BULLY in front of Teru. He's not the perfect guy you can hope that could exist... and that's the main reason why I love him. He's there for Teru and at the same time, he loves to make her miserable.
ENJOYMENT : 10/10
I enjoyed reading it. I wait IMPATIENTLY for the next chapters every month, but every update is worth it. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me mad.
OVERALL : 10/10
One thing I want to say to Motomi Kyousuke:
MAKE THIS AN ANIME SERIES SOON, PLEASE? :)
[Again... intrigued? Haha. Go ahead. Read the manga. NOW]
I this is my first review, so bear with me, please.
Dengeki Daisy is an amazing story. It truly captures shoujo in its own way. This story has beautiful characters that shine in their own way. Of course, this story has its flaws, but (as of late) I cannot find any. I liked this manga so much because the characters were definitely not ordinary. Each character had a past that intertwines with everyone's. The story itself is sad, enchanting, funny. It made me laugh, cry, and cheer for the main character's romance. Understand, I cannot even express how much I love this manga. Do not get
me wrong, this manga is not for everyone. If you do not like manga that incorporates the past into the present, or patience with the romance, do not read this! Although, I encourage you to because there are hilarious scenes that would suck to miss.
Overall, the reason I like this manga and why I recommend it is because of the emotions it will pull out and the fantastic character development.
Starting off with the ratings:
Story - 7.5(but since there's no such rating, I'll be giving an 8)
Art - 8.5(once again, upped to a 9)
Character - 9
Enjoyment - 7(the reason for the sudden drop in rating may be due to a personal belief but yeah...)
Overall - 8
Honestly speaking, there isn't really anything particularly special about the storyline. It's just the usual type you see with a conflict going on.(Teru's PHONE being wanted due to her brother's history, not sure if "history" is the right word though, which in turn causes Teru herself to get into trouble and the wonderful male lead will come to her
rescue and... so on) The reason why I gave it a 7.5/8 is because of the heart-warming feeling that the way the events are being portrayed gives.
I find the art beautiful and I love the special way the author draw the "dark-aura-eyes" of the characters at certain time which add to the humour, a factor I absolutely can't live without. I find Teru's giant eyes pretty creepy though and since the art isn't exactly flawless either, which is why it got an 8.5/9.
The characters is where this manga shines brilliantly. Unlike the usual characters who only have a flat personality(pure evil, pure blindly kind-hearted, pure hard-working, pure trouble-making... all those), Dengeki Daisy's characters have various different "faces" depending on the situation they face. Eg. Teru has the determined-to-persevere personality when facing antagonists while having an innocent(or maybe even dumb) side in her daily life as a poor girl as well as having a witty personality when it comes to issues with Kurosaki.
It is such personality changes going along with the situation that makes the characters realistic to a point.
There is a reason why the "Enjoyment" part got downed so severely(compared to the other ratings) I really did enjoyed the manga at first. I was even okay with Kurosaki being a pervert. I mean, which NORMAL guy isn't a pervert? Right? I was okay with literally everything, even the age gap until... They began mentioning that Kurosaki is a lolicon. *SMALL SPOILER*---The point when Kurosaki steals Teru's panties just went overboard---*SMALL SPOILER END*
I'm sorry if this seems to be biased on my part but I seriously cannot stand lolicons/pedos. I couldn't seem to read the manga properly after that which is why enjoyment got downed.
Overrall, an 8, it's a great shojo romance manga, given that you can tolerate slight loli-ness.
Okay, let me start with: Motomi Kyousuke, you fucking genius.
i don't remember how i came across this manga, but thank you God for showing me it.
seriously, thank you.
i love the idea, the art is frickin' awesome, and i had to show my reaction every time i read this manga somewhere. this manga made me laugh my soul out and i'm not joking.
as you can see, i like the art a lot.
plus, Kurosaki kun is so damn hot and cute!!!!
i love him!
the story is original and interesting and i love it!!!
awasome. i adore them.
Teru chan is so cute and Kurosaki kun is
my friends already know almost everything about him because of me..
as you can see again, i enjoyed and still enjoy this manga very much.
i love you, dengeki daisy. i love you a lot.
Very awesome! I really adore Motomi Kyousuke-sensei!
The storyline is fresh, complex, enjoyable, just like real life! I found many shoujo mangas has common storyline, and a bit crazy, too many love scenes. This manga really different. I swear you'll really love it and laugh a lot!
I (and all the fans) really hope it has it own anime!
Dengeki Daisy is one of the best shoujo manga I've ever read. Okay, I have to admit it, It really is the best one.
The story is really interesting, It's about a orphan girl named Teru, and the only thing left from her family: her phone and the contact to Daisy.
Daisy is really hot when he's smoking, and Teru is the second girl I was able to stomach in shoujo manga (the other one was Haruhi from Ouran Host Club).
The art is really detailed, I love to read it slowly, realising every single detail involved to the story. At some parts, I want to cry badly
and sometimes It's able to cheer my mood like nothing else. I recommend this manga to everyone, you won't regret this :)
i have been looking for a manga like this for so long! its perfect. I was really skeptical about it at first cause of the name, actually hahaha. "daisy" sounded lame, so i was about to skip over it. im soo glad i gave it a chance though, because this manga is amazing! For one, the female lead in this manga is honestly just a normal girl - ive found a lot of other shoujo girls to be ridiculous; they are too sweet, have no backbone, fall too easily. it weirds me out, and bothers the hell out of me when i read those because
i cant relate at all. BUT the girl in this manga (Teru), is awesome :) shes sweet when she needs to be but at the same time shes gutsy and isnt afraid to tease the guy she loves ^.^
The male lead, on the other hand, is beautifully drawn and is a really interesting character. Hes tsundere; when she meets him at first hes cold hearted but eventually he warms up to her and reveals vulnerable and caring parts of himself to her.
The storyline is really well done, unlike other shoujos ive read or seen, it actually has another good story going on while still focusing on their relationship. I love the fact that in this manga, it isnt just "love at first sight" and then 2 pages in their already kissing eachother. the relationship progresses slowly, but it makes it all the more meaningful. the author sprinkles in just the right amount of intimacy at the right times. its innocent and cute love, the type that will give you butterflies. i stronglyyyy suggest reading this manga ^.^