Okay, so I went to go play a video game for the first time in a while (Ni No Kuni!!! ^O^) and I was SUUUPER pumped cause I heard that this game really good and the artwork’s by the guy who does work for Studio Ghibli. But then after I popped the disc in a message popped up saying “Now installing. This installment will take 10
hours minutes” Me: -_-” WHY?!!!???? T_T So, now I am “patiently” waiting for the installment to be complete so I can FINALLY play the AMAZING “Ni ni Kuni”!!! Why does it have to be 10 minutes…? And yes I know this is a VERY random post…I don’t know why I’m posting this…I guess I’m just in a really random mood right now… xP
I just KNOW I’m gonna LOVE this guy… ^O^ >o<
I know I said that I was going to do reviews for “Fullmetal Alchemist”, “Kimi ni Todoke” and “Crazy For You”, but I also just started reading “Dengeki Daisy” and I thought I might as well do a review for it while it’s fresh in my mind! ^_^
Okay! This shoujo romance is called “Dengeki Daisy” and it’s by Motomi Kyousuke!
It starts off with a memory from the past with the main character (girl in the pic above), Teru Kurebayashi and her brother Soichiro Kurebayashi in a hospital. On his death-bed, Teru’s brother gives her a cell phone and says that “This phone is connected to ‘Daisy’. When you’re feeling lonely or when you’re in a pinch, you can contact him anytime.”
Then, it goes to the present where Teru is at school and getting bullied by the student council members, again. Teru does something to anger them and they’re closing in on her when someone whips one of them with a ball. They run away and Teru and her friend Kiyoshi stand there wondering where the ball came from because there’s no one else there. After concluding that it came from the grounds, Teru tries to throw the ball back over there, but accidentally ends up breaking a window because she has REALLY bad aim. Kiyoshi grabs Teru and they run back inside in fear for getting caught because they’re poor, so they can’t pay for it.
It skips to the next day and Teru goes to class to find a man sitting on top of one of the desks and everyone staring at him in fear. Teru asks what’s wrong and why someone’s in work clothes (the guy sitting on top of the desk looks young so Teru mistakes him for a student) when the man asks “The one who broke the window at the back garden yesterday…WHO WAS IT?” Teru eventually confesses to breaking the window, but explains that she has no money to pay for it. She then ends up working for this guy who is actually Tasuku Kurosaki, the school janitor. Kurosaki is VERY lazy at times, making Teru do all the work while he plays mahjong on his laptop, rude, arrogant, sarcastic, buuut he also has a soft, gentle side to him (well, he doesn’t show it that often unless Teru’s upset or something though…). ^_^ Throughout the manga Teru works as Kurosaki’s “servant”(as he likes to call her), but they gradually grow closer and develop feelings for each other.
Another important part of the plot which I should just MAYBE explain is that Teru texts DAISY (hence the title) on a regular basis and receives encouraging words and advice back from him, but he never reveals his identity to Teru. Teru describes him as kind and gentle like her brother. It’s pretty obvious from the beginning so I’ll just say it right now (sorry if anyone didn’t want to know yet). Kurosaki is actually DAISY. He was told by Teru’s brother to protect Teru when he was gone because of….something that would be a HUUGE spoiler…ehehe Him being DAISY makes it sometimes difficult for him being with Teru every single day, especially when something happens and Teru ends up living with him for a while. O.O Aaand….when something like THIS happens when they went shopping for cheesecake after Kurosaki lost a bet…
They go through quite a few hardships and Kurosaki is always quarreling with himself when he gets to close to Teru because of something in his past that haunts him. Kurosaki is actually also a hacker, which helps Teru, but also puts the both of them in danger at times. Aaaand…I think that’s it for plot wise, minus spoilers…if there’s anything important that I missed PLEASE let me know!! Also…why isn’t this an anime yet?! There’s 12 volumes and they haven’t yet?! T_T
Rating: 5/5 stars!!! ***** I have been reading this manga so NON-STOP that I’m already on volume 5 and I JUST started reading it last week on Friday…o.o
RANDOM BONUS TIME!!!!! ^.^
In volume 3, when Kurosaki and Teru go swimsuit shopping (long story why… xD) Kurosaki tells Teru to change the CD and the song that plays when she puts one in is the very famous song “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper!
It also plays a REALLY important part to plot, too…but it’s a spoiler so I won’t say anything…
Here’s some AWESOME AMV’s (Anime Music Video) I found on YouTube for Dengeki Daisy! ^.^ By the way the last one has HUUUGE spoilers so if you’re planning to read it DO NOT WATCH THE LAST AMV!!!!
MINOR spoiler alert here…
I think this is the best one, buuuut….it has the most spoilers…T_T D’: haha >o<
Here’s the link for the manga to read it online! ^.^
If you’re a total sucker for romances CHECK THIS MANGA OUT!!!!! 😉 ^O^