part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6
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!
ch30: Teru apparently has a hilarious sneeze, and she’s starting to get a cold. we learn how other teachers think of Kurosaki! those who smoke or older ladies like him, but passionate teachers or those who like Teru dislike him -for his hair and laziness. Teru’s English teacher dislikes him, and he riles up Teru, trying to convince her that Kurosaki’s terrible and a bad influence. she makes a bet that if she’s not top of the class after the exam, then Kurosaki must dye his hair black. all her friends want to see that, so they try to spoil her studying xD the teacher even talks to Kurosaki and asks him to cut ties with Teru. this guy assumes a lot and thinks highly of himself. fun fact: Kurosaki told the older lady teachers that he was part British and that’s why his hair’s blond -though he’s not. this English teacher, though, nearly throws away important documents (instead of shredding them) and even downloads a program at work to pirate movies and gets his computer infected with a virus xP he asks Teru to ask Daisy to fix it, and Kurosaki actually does it in person so the teacher can see. and he speaks flawless English while doing it /mic drop
Teru gets top of the class, so Kurosaki’s hair is safe, and the teacher gets off Teru’s case about Kurosaki (but that’s more Kurosaki’s doing than Teru’s). oh, and Teru dodges her cold
ch31: Kurosaki visits a grave in the mountains (we find out it was a computer programmer who wrote books). Teru meets the boy who looks like her brother again, but after, loses her bus pass. Mr. Arai gives a description of Akira, and it reminds Kurosaki of someone, but his art skills suck so no one else can tell what he’s talking about xD (let me rephrase: he’s clearly not a practiced artist. keep working at it, Kurosaki! you tried hard!). btw, Teru’s friends that’re dating kissed! Teru’s brain is now stuck in kissing and what it’d be like. she goes back to look for her bus pass, and the guy shows up again. he wants something in return for it, so he steals a kiss from Teru >( she hits him with her bag and runs off without her pass. he calls her Teru when she runs off… and he matches the description Mr. Arai gave…. but Teru doesn’t know that yet >.>; she tells Riko who tells Kurosaki who says she should just get over it; it’s just a kiss. Riko passes along the message then says maybe Teru should talk to someone kind, so Teru messages Daisy who says nicer words to her. and then says he wants to kiss her and show her how it’s really done x///D Teru totally forgets Akira’s kiss after that, and poor Kurosaki wants to die for sending that xDDD Daisy even sends her an apology after that xD the next day they’re stiff and awkward, so normal xD Riko goes to visit the professor’s grave and meets Akira, too, but she also doesn’t know who he is
ch32: Kurosaki has a dream about Soichiro -though it’s more like a memory. Riko tells Kurosaki about the boy she saw and wonders if it was Akira and if he was the one who kissed Teru. at first glance, he made them think of Soichiro, but they quickly realized he’s nothing like him. Kurosaki takes Teru with him to meet Takeda -and Kaoruko ❤ Kurosaki gets some advice from Takeda; they both overthink to the point of inaction, so he advices Kurosaki to let go of his pride and let someone guide him because at least then he won’t be immobile. later, Teru and Kurosaki are on the search for ramen, and Kurosaki learns that Soichiro actually got lost a lot; he never got something right the first time, but you don’t really lose until you give up, and that’s where Soichiro shined; he never gave up, he kept trying, and if he hit a wall, he’d change directions and keep going until he found his way. Kurosaki is inspired ❤ he asks Teru to go out with him next Sunday so he can tell her something important =O
ch33: Teru’s asking her friends for advice on where she and Kurosaki should go on Sunday. she’s also worried about how to react to what he’ll tell her, but Rena tells her not to rehearse a response; listen with an open mind and give him an honest reaction. Teru decides on an amusement park -since her friends shot down her other ideas-; Kurosaki agrees with her friends when he also hears her other ideas xD Riko’s worried, but Boss tries to reassure her; she just wants them to be happy… Kiyoshi lost his phone but Yoshi found it (he’s the heavier friend with the facial hair; Idk all their friends’ names, but I know his xD ….unless it’s actually Toshi… crap; now Idk >.>; ). Haruka teaches Teru how to internet xD but Ms. Mori’s wired into the computer, so now she knows where Teru and Kurosaki are going xP (Idk how she knew it was them, though?). date time!! Kurosaki and Teru have a great time ❤ for one of the rides, Teru has to give up her bag, and her phone gets switched then. while Kurosaki’s buying her a drink, she gets a text about how to get her phone back: she has to ride the ferris wheel with Akira. she does it. Ms. Mori calls Kurosaki, saying one of his “friends” gave her his number (I think it was stolen from Kiyoshi’s phone, but that’s just a guess), and that Teru’s with Akira now. Kurosaki should get a message from Teru soon that’ll explain what he needs to do next. Akira’s holding her phone hostage until the ride stops, but ferris wheels don’t really stop for long periods of time? but this one stops unexpectedly. Teru sends a message to Daisy, and it says she’ll never forgive him for killing her brother <='( but like, for realz, WHAT!? I NEED ANSWERS!!
ch34: we see a bit of what happened… Akira said there was a password in the message that would fix the ferris wheel, but he was going to delete it, so Teru fought him for the phone and sent the message without seeing it. they said it was to find Daisy’s identity -“the sad guy must be Daisy” xP – but if they had her phone, then they had his e-mail, so…? Idk; it didn’t seem like a strong reason to me. I guess it worked because Ms. Mori finds Kurosaki and yeah, he looks sad. btw, she can also crack systems and computers. she calls him Daisy, and he doesn’t even react. they go to a closed bathroom to talk. back with Teru and Akira, Teru reads the message, but denies it. Akira explains that Daisy made a dangerous program that Soichiro put all his time into correcting and it cost him his health, so it’s Daisy’s fault that Soichiro got sick and didn’t take the time to get checked earlier, so in this way, Daisy killed her brother. this sounds plausible to Teru, but it also greatly upsets her. the message she sent upsets her even more, and she can’t think, can’t move, and doesn’t know what to do. over with Kurosaki and Chiharu Mori, Chiharu taunts Kurosaki with info on the Jack Frost program -that apparently means a lot to him. he’s done with her games, though; whether he can go back to Teru or not doesn’t matter; he’ll always protect her. after this talk, he gets Chiharu’s computer and fixes the ferris wheel. Chiharu calls Akira to abandon the plan and come get her and bring clothes (Kurosaki stripped her so she can’t go outside x’DDDDD). Daisy sends Teru a message that says he knows she didn’t write the message she sent but that it doesn’t change the truth about him being the reason her brother died; he apologizes but also leaves with no intention of coming back. he thanks her for pretending not to know who he is D’x> she tries to call him, but he won’t answer. Akira zaps Teru with a stun gun and she loses consciousness
end of volume <x’O thankfully, I have the next one with me, so if you want to keep reading my review, then please click here