part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4
I’m trying something new to select manga. I put everything recommended to me or that interested me in a list and used a random number generator to decide!
And the winner is….! *drumroll* Dengeki Daisy!
I actually own this one (that’s how it made the list) xD I’ll try to stay impartial, but spoiler alert, I really liked this series! Not sure how it’ll rate because it’s been a few years since I’ve read it, but we’ll find out together!
The back cover reads:
“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 seems to be hiding something important from Teru…”
I am going to be doing shorthand as I read. These descriptions are really more of a reminder to myself about what all I have been able to read so far. Sorry if this bothers anyone! I will do a full description on the final review page of each series I read.
Every post past this point will be a spoiler, so please read ahead with caution!
ch20: Teru’s friends arrive and while they’re all tending to Kurosaki, Teru gets another text from the fake Daisy, telling her it’s her fault >( Kurosaki’s hospitalized, but even when questioned by Andy and Boss, Teru won’t say anything for fear more people will be hurt because of her. Kurosaki has a severe concussion but no other injuries, and he soon wakes up. he can tell something’s up with Teru, and through him, the truth is revealed. they wonder why Kurosaki was targeted until he realizes Teru must’ve been the real target, probably for information. she remembers the website info the 3rd year gave her, and the team jumps into action. Kurosaki reminds Teru that she owes him her life, so he expects absolute obedience; she better be ready to stay by his side at all times xD through their convo, Kurosaki looks like he’s about to kiss her–!!! but then Riko walks in, and Kurosaki has to play it off as something else xD he sends Teru out to get Riko some coffee -because he’s still in panic mode xD Riko asks if he can really tell when Teru’s hiding something, like her current secret (Riko, why would you put this on his radar!??!)
ch21: so it turns out that Kurosaki realized Teru knew that night just before the power went out =.= on another note, at school, Teru tells her friends about everything that happened -in a loud voice in the cafeteria. now the school’s on alert about the fake Daisy, and yes, she did do that on purpose. she also has a talk with Haruka about the almost-kiss to figure out if it was really almost a kiss. Haruka thinks so, probably xD Riko tries to check out the site, but the password’s changed, so Daisy’ll have to look into it. also, Kurosaki wants Riko to give Teru a necklace from Daisy. it was originally going to be a farewell present, but he realized he and Teru are in too deep for that, so now the necklace is just a normal present. he does intend to stop the Daisy thing someday, though; he wants a real relationship with Teru and he can’t do that while he’s still hiding behind Daisy. Riko gives Teru the gift immediately then leaves so now Kurosaki has to deal with Teru’s excitement xD it’s a simple necklace with a metal daisy charm ❤ it’s really cute on Teru ❤ she sleeps with it by her pillow so nothing will happen to it. that night, Kurosaki gets to work breaking the password on the site. the next day, Daisy sends a message to Teru telling her that someday, he wants to tell her everything and that it won’t happen through a screen. Kurosaki’s doing this so he won’t run away; he’ll have to face her and be honest with her.
ch22: Kurosaki and Boss track down some students who were paid to steal e-mail addresses, and they know there’s a black haired kid involved somewhere, but they don’t know who’s really pulling the strings. Teru tries to flaunt her new necklace to her friends, but Rena shoots her down saying that men only give gifts unexpectedly when their about to do something bad. Haruka takes notes and Teru apologizes for her folly xD btw, the student council computer’s slow again xP Teru recommends Kiyoshi to fix it (btw, Rena has a type: smart, handsome, with glasses. though she doesn’t always stick with this type). Teru tries to ask Rena about Mr. Aria (because Daisy said he might be involved -his coding style matches the website), but Rena shuts her down very quickly. on a side note, Kurosaki’s been more popular lately and he’s talking to students more. Andy asked him to get info from the students, but he hates it, and he hates how popular it’s making him Dx Andy tried talking to Ms. Mori, but she said she was being threatened, that’s why she told Teru where to go that day (Andy also has a type and it’s not Ms. Mori; he’s apparently a “super masochist”, so he doesn’t like when girls cry easily). Teru tells Kiyoshi about the student council computer but Kurosaki makes her stay because his new fangirls are outside and he doesn’t want to deal with them xD he falls asleep on her shoulder because he’s been so stressed and tired ❤ Kiyoshi fixes the computer -and deletes all the unnecessary apps that were slowing it down xD – and when he tried to ask a question that involved Mr. Arai, Rena goes off on him, saying she doesn’t know anything about him because they already broke up and why does everyone keep asking her, she won’t get him involved again, he’s not all bad! … which wasn’t what Kiyoshi was going to ask xD he calls her out on obviously knowing more than she’s saying, but he thinks it’s amazing how much she could defend the guy, but that she’s also a fool for doing that xD he finishes by saying he doesn’t like her xD
ch23: Rena gives Teru Mr. Aria’s info, though it may be out of date now. when Haruka invites Teru out for cakes later, she invites Rena along, too, and Ms. Mori overhears them. when they’re all being updated on what’s going on, Kiyoshi asks Andy if Mr. Arai is definitely the suspect; it seems like they don’t have enough proof, and Andy agrees; they just want to talk to Mr. Arai to find out more info; there’s not enough proof to put all the blame on him. when Teru comes to ask Kurosaki for money for the cakes, he sends Kiyoshi with her to keep an eye on things. elsewhere, we see Mr. Arai; his site’s been shut down and his employer’s not happy about it. apparently, he keeps helping them because they’re threatening Rena’s safety otherwise. back to the kids! Kiyoshi is amazed the girls can eat so much xD Rena leaves early to meet her fiancé– FIANCE?! apparently her parents have put her into a relationship because they don’t trust her judgment of men xD Haruka also has to leave early, leaving Teru and Kiyoshi to catch up some. Teru notices that he’s matured a bit -and maybe gotten taller. while they chat, Ms. Mori shows up, asking Teru for Daisy’s e-mail because she’ll get hurt without it. Teru refuses, and Ms. Mori gets mad. Kiyoshi says this is really suspicious, and Ms. Mori leaves in a huff. Teru tries to go after her, but not before Ms. Mori’s stabbed in the street. it’s just in the arm and it’s not deep, but she’s taken to the hospital. Kurosaki takes Teru home, and she finally understands what guilt is. she thinks she’s figured out what Daisy/Kurosaki have been hesitant to tell her…
ch24: we flash back to Soichiro telling Kurosaki to suffer, but we hear more of it and learn that Riko was there, too. the sin he suffered was trying to forget and remove his guilt by selling his heart/passing it off. the crime was bad, but trying to excuse himself and not internalize the consequences was his sin. back in the present! Kurosaki and Riko talk some more, and Kurosaki asks her about Ms. Mori. suffice it to say, Riko’s not a fan xD she thinks Ms. Mori’s just stupid, an air head, and too focused on her nails; she does them every day. elsewhere, Teru got a scrape in gym so she has to go to the infirmary. Ms. Mori hits on the guilt a bit, but then brings up how Teru was almost an accessory to murder, and Teru really starts to feel overwhelmed with guilt. Ms. Mori tries to cheer her up, saying they can team up and take down the bad guys together if they just go to the police. before Teru can agree, Kurosaki shows up and takes her away. Teru wants to do Ms. Mori’s plan, but Kurosaki starts pointing out the flaws. like how giving the police Daisy’s info’s the same as turning him in -since hacking’s a crime-, and that Andy would go down too since he used Daisy’s skills as well, so now the school’s in trouble, and if they point the police at Mr. Arai and they’re wrong, then his reputation has been ruined for nothing. rather than passing off the judgment to ease your guilt, you need to own who you are or you could deal with the consequences forever; they’d forever weigh on your conscious. when he leaves and Teru calms down, she asks Riko what she should’ve done, and Riko tells Teru the story “of two men” -the flashback we saw before. elsewhere, Ms. Mori approaches Kurosaki; she wants him to serve her, not Teru. he comments on her nails and how they’re painted despite her injury. she tries to get away, and he tells her that he knows she’s not as dumb as she wants people to think and that he’s going to keep protecting Teru. that night, Teru’s over at Kurosaki’s. she talks with him and admits that when Ms. Mori originally asked her for Daisy’s info, it wasn’t from the kindness of her heart that she kept it from Ms. Mori. he lets her cry it out
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