Dengeki Daisy – First Impressions
Synopsis & Opening Comments
“When Teru’s older brother died, she was left with little more than a cell phone containing the text-address of an elusive character named DAISY, who Teru’s brother had told her would “support her when he was no longer able to.” DAISY became Teru’s pillar of strength, over the next few years as he sent her encouraging words through his phone, whether inspiring or mere chatter, as she faces her life alone.
One afternoon, after bullies from the student council are mysteriously driven away, Teru accidentally breaks a school window, which results in her working for the grouchy, cruel school janitor named Tasuku Kurosaki. As Teru begins working for the unlikable school janitor, her feelings begin to surpass that of master and servant and she begins to question DAISY’s true identity. Could Kurosaki be her beloved DAISY? Meanwhile, Kurosaki is finding himself steadily drawn to Teru. Will he “reach out” to her?”
Before I start I will say that this is in no way a review, why? You may ask, I am only about halfway through the released chapters at the moment and since it is on-going it may become something that I review monthly.
Recently I have really been into my Comedic-Shōjo manga, which is aimed at 15+ Girls but if you ask me, all the Shōjo manga I have read are great for anyone interested in the stories. Dengeki Daisy is about halfway into its fifth year of being published in the monthly Betsucomi, and while it is going strong, I learnt early on that the manga was only supposed to last around 3 chapters, so it must of been extremely popular.
So the story revolves around Teru, a school girl who lost her brother a number of years ago due to “Daisy”, who is actually Kurosaki, but he goes by that alias so that Teru does not know that it is him protecting her. A situation with the school council causes Teru to break a glass window, meaning she would have to help the school janitor to pay off her debt. Teru is constantly in danger for a number of reasons, mainly resulting to either Daisy or her brother, but have no fear, she is always either saved by Kurosaki or Daisy.
I have read up to around chapter 25, and I am loving every second. It is a change of pace as the chapters are usually 40 odd pages and they always have a fulfilling story throughout each and every chapter.
Kurosaki has fallen in love with Teru but he cannot act upon it due to her brothers words to him, her brother thought him protecting her would be a fitting punishment for causing his death. Early on in the chapters Teru suspects Kurosaki is Daisy, and it is confirmed when she finds the music box she purchased for Daisy. Kurosaki realises that she knows hes Daisy in chapter 21, but decides not to talk about it with her.
There have been moments where Kurosaki lets out his emotions and confides in Teru, showing his true feelings for her but often saving himself from the situation normally by his perverted attitude. That is just a few things that make this thing great, the comedy is perfect for my kind of humour.
Finally before I finish up I would love to say thank you to the author for a great series, Motomi Kyousuke, you really are awesome! Every issue she puts a little note about what shes done acting on fan feedback which I think is awesome because it really shows that she is listening to us! She also uses a panel towards the end of the chapter to answer a few of our questions, she really does take notice of us.
Well that is all I can really say so far on the subject, I feel that I will be reviewing the monthly chapters when they are released in the future if I am up to date by March’s issue of Betsucomi. If you are wondering why I have not really went into details of the bad side of the series, in all honesty, there wasn’t many, since this is a first impressions I just wanted to spread this series to the masses!
If you want to read the manga you can – here at MangaReader