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Monday, December 5, 2011

Review: Dengeki Daisy by Motomi Kyousuke

Dengeki Daisy by Motomi Kyousuke

Released: October 26, 2007
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Series: Dengeki Daisy #1
Volumes: Currently 5+
Other Names: Electric Daisy
Young Adult -- Shojo
Format: Paperback

After orphan Teru Kurebayashi loses her beloved older brother, she finds solace in the messages she exchanges with DAISY, an enigmatic figure who can only be reached through the cell phone her brother left her. Meanwhile, mysterious Tasuku Kurosaki always seems to be around whenever Teru needs help. Could DAISY be a lot closer than Teru thinks? 
One day at school Teru accidentally breaks a window and agrees to pay for it by helping Kurosaki with chores around school. Kurosaki is an impossible taskmaster though, and he also seem to be hiding something important from Teru... 

Out of all the Shojo manga that I read this year, Dengeki Daisy takes the cake. It's cute, funny, and the plot is not only interesting but something that you would never think a Shojo manga could combine with. Romance + Hackers? Whoa! That's one crazy combination but this manga really brings out the essence of innocent love.

Teru Kurebayashi lives a tough life; she not only lost her parents but her bother passes away as well. If that wasn't bad enough, during the school hours she is pestered by the rich school snobs. But the only person that is able to keep a smile on her face is Daisy, a mysterious friend of her brother's that emails her and keeps her safe. But when Teru breaks a window in the attempts to scare her bullies away, she is taken in as a "slave" to the very hot janitor Kurosaki. And the misadventures secrets of DAISY begin to unravel faster than thread before Teru's very eyes.

I just can't get enough of this manga. It's cute, witty, funny, romantic, sad. It is literally every emotion packed into multiple volumes. And if thats not enough for me, there is the extremely hot Kurosaki who plays a two part persona throughout the whole series. And I happened to have fallen in love with both of them (more so for his softer side). 

For shojo fans out there, definitely look into this manga because the storyline is not only involving, but the romance is so tantalizing that you just can't stop reading one chapter.

Story: XS

Artwork: XS

1 comment :

Kristin said...

I really wish I could read and get into manga because this sounds really good. I wish that the made it into an anime. I just might have to give manga another go with this one.
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