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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, Teru meets and forms a strange friendship with mysterious Tasuku Kurosaki, her school's janitor. For some reason, Kurosaki always seems to be around whenever Teru needs help which leads Teru to wonder: Could Daisy be a lot closer than she thinks?
As the mystery of Daisy unfolds, Teru also discovers that there may have been a lot more to the life and death of her brother than she ever dreamed . . . and that the man she thought was her friend just might have all the answers.
Мобильная маргаритка 愛情接合器 爱情接合器 电击Daisy หนุ่มแสบมาช๊อตรัก 電撃デイジー 전격데이지 Bông Cúc Diệu Kì Dengeki Diasy (France) Electric Daisy
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go bald, kurosaki!
i dislike most shoujo, but this is an exception, because it has none of the inane tropes of a typical shoujo romance. for one, the male lead is neither perfect nor an abusive jerk who makes you wonder why anyone would fall in love with him; he has a temper, is lazy, curmudgeonly, and likes to tease people, but he also cares a lot about people close to him, and goes to bat for them. but the female lead is what makes this really special. teru is no shrinking violet, she's not dumb and cutesy, and she takes action when it's needed. she, too, isn't perfect, but the plot does not rest on stupid mistakes and constant miscommunication. oh yes, there is an actual plot; the romance doesn't carry this all by itself. in fact the romance is very slow in some ways; don't expect there to be lots of kissing and smoopy stuff; i'm on chapter 44 and there's not been any of that. it is very romantic nonetheless; it's all in the growth of the relationship and how the characters relate to each other, and how they deal with some serious adversity that's thrown at them. i cannot stress enough how impressive the female lead is; how she thinks things through even if initially she reacts badly. and to top it all off, the manga is also funny, and the humour balances well with the sometimes very serious and sad parts, which is hard to achieve.
good plot, great characters, nice art (not very flowery, yay) -- i am not gonna rate it yet because it's still ongoing, but if it continues this way, i don't see why i wouldn't give it a 10; i got emotionally invested when reading this (which is rare for me), and went to grab every raw i could find after i got done with the scanlated chapters; read it all in one sitting (now my butt hurts). definitely gonna buy it too. awesome job by motomi kyousuke; we need more mangaka like him/her.
... Last updated on February 27th, 2011, 7:28am
I'm giving this a high recommendation for people who like the un-typical shoujou manga. The characters are like characters you'd want for a story. The main girl isn't your clumsy, dumb, doesn't-know-what-love-is-kind-of-girl, she isn't pure strong, she doesn't cry because she found some sort of dreadful secret. She is rather the type to smile to hide her pain, which shows she is strong like that. She can act as if she knows nothing when she knows an awful lot. The guy isn't your typical bad boy. His coldness/coolness hides his real feelings(can't describe him ugh==") The deceased brother is pretty interesting as well. I think the feelings cause the mystery and suspense itself. Besides the mystery behind Daisy's past.
pure genius <3 <3
I can't even begin to write how wonderful, amazing, heartbreaking, and phenomenal this manga is. I don't usually say this much about mangas, but this has to be an exception. Before, my favorite shojo was Skip Beat!, but this has gone above and beyond romance-wise. I first started this a couple of months ago, read the chapters had been scanned and moved off to other titles. Yesterday I read all the new raws (up to ch.29) that somebody had kindly put up, and my mind was blown. It is an amazing mix of romance and drama and mystery. For those who have started this already, keep reading! It gets SO much better. And for those who haven't started yet, this is definitely a must read! Go read it now! You won't regret it!
I Love This
I don't think I can explain in words why this manga is so amazing. To start it off, I'll try to name a few. The art is so awesome. Daisy is drawn in such an attractive manner that I have actually printed and traced drawings of him in hopes for me to possibly be able to possess the talent of drawing characters as good looking as the mangaka does.That sounds kind of creepy but whatever.
Wonderful character development. The author finds a nice balance between cliche airheads and seriously messed up people. Though the characters have flaws, they still character the fairy-tail-like aura that most shoujo mangas are supposed to carry. I like how the characters are not perfect but rather have some hilarious character quirks.
Actually, let me delve deeper into the core part of shoujo manga--the male lead. All in all, I'll make it short and sweet. I want to marry this dude. Not because he's perfect (he really isn't) but he seems like a real person. I want to applaud the male mangaka who has finally been able to break his male lead out of the "perfect prince charming" with no personality. I am tired of mangas with male leads who have no personality (coughVampireKnightcough).
Lastly, this manga is so funny. Haha
... Last updated on November 27th, 2009, 2:43pm
Great manga...if you don't know anything about network security
This is above average for what it is (a shoujo manga), but if you know even a little about programming, UNIX/Linux, or network security in general, it is REALLY REALLY STUPID. The "hacking" done by Daisy isn't often touched on, but when it is, it will make you roll your eyes. I almost put it down because of how unrealistic it is, but I kept going because I know the focus isn't really on Daisy's hacking adventures.
Just to give you a little insight into the situation:
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At one point we see Daisy's bookshelf. I think to myself, awesome! I wonder if there will be any realistic books that a black hat netsec type of guy would actually have?
He has Intro to Mac Computing and a book on Cocoa. COCOA. IS HE ONLY EXPLOITING MAC SYSTEMS? WHY WOULD AN "ELITE HACKER" HAVE A BOOK ON MAC COMPUTING AND COCOA
I mean I expected like The Art of Computer Programming, The C Programming Language (you know, the language that the UNIX kernel was WRITTEN IN), maybe some Code Complete, hell I'd even settle for The New Hacker's Dictionary and just call that shit a day. But nope. Mac Computing and Cocoa.
That's without even mentioning what Daisy's "exploits" even consist of. Where's nagios? ANY kind of server monitoring tool?
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What is he even looking at, is that CSS code? Why did it only take 5 minutes to gain access to? How is he hacking into a laptop's built-in mic and HOW DID HE DO IT IN UNDER 5 MINUTES WHILE LOOKING AT CSS CODE.
COMPUTERS DON'T WORK THAT WAY.
Like I mentioned, if you're not very tech-savvy or aren't really into netsec, his exploits are just going to go right over your head and you won't know the difference. And in that case, it's an awesome shoujo manga that is head and shoulders above the rest. Nice romance, cool characters, good pacing. But if you even know an iota of information about "hacking" (oh that term, oh how I hate it) you will see Dengeki Daisy go full retard about it and you will get very very annoyed.
... Last updated on July 31st, 2012, 4:39am
Hmm... imbecile obtuse idiots don't deserve to read this...
OK, so it's been around a year since I started reading "Dengeki daisy" and now I've read up to vol 8, so I think it's time I wrote a proper review about the series.
First thing, I have to admit I was attracted to the "romance" and typical shoujo stuff at the beginning of the story (well I'm a girl after all and it's not like I can forever abandon shoujo even if I've matured out of the "shoujo period" a girl has to go through at some time in her otaku life). AND Kyousuke-sensei also stated that this series was supposed to be a 3-chapter publication at 1st, so it certainly couldn't really have a serious plot or characters development. That's why you might feel like it's a bit cliché if you've only read a few beginning chapters. This is probably the reason a lot of people found the manga "cliché and boring" and decided to quit it (they're really retared impatient IDIOTS).
However, as you can see, right now there've been 9 vols published and the manga's one of the highest-rating series in all manga sites and all manga genres. To put it that far, it's undeniable that the author had definitely managed to create sth special, or at least sth that would interest readers, or else it would be another shoujo-failure right away.
I'm not saying ALL of you out there agree with this, but come on, let's face it, this series is mind-blowing and I have to say the story's actually quite deep while not being too dark or angsty. Right now I'm at vol 8 where the characters' pasts have been unveiled and I realize all the details that have been mentioned in earlier volumes actually have meanings behind them and they connect logically to the story later on. Nothing's unnecessary and everything's all well-put.
The art isn't bad, and in fact it's quite nice, although not too superb or eye-catching, but somehow I feel it gives the story a depth that way, as the characters are real people and nothing's too fake or affected like many other shoujo mangas.
All in all, in my opinion, this is sth different (well not at 1st but you gotta be patient, come on) and I thoroughly enjoy reading till now. You should DEFINITELY give it a try it and decide if you like it or not later.
... Last updated on June 25th, 2011, 8:48am
Reasons why i love this manga: 1.Kurosaki is super hawt 2.Teru is a realistic character.She's not the type of girl who, in typical shoujo manga is always saved by the hot guy and is oh so innocent and weak..ugh. I love Teru C: 3.The romance in this story is different than all the other romance in manga, it's like Teru and Kurosaki share a bond, and it's interpreted as romance. LOVEEEE THIS MANGA!!!!! D 10/10!!!
... Last updated on February 12th, 2010, 1:46pm
I totally agree with sissydaredevil. Daisy is a great male character. It's sooo refreshing to see him react to situation with real responses like embarrassment, anger, or sadness, etc. He's got a personality! He's not stereotypically stoic, emo or deadpan like most shoujo male characters. And likewise, Teru is a very intelligent and perceptive girl. I totally love that! She's not some stupid, helpless chick who always needs to be rescued. She's scared when the situation calls for it, sad when she should be, and courageous/resourceful when need be. Her reactions to serious situations don't feel forced or overdone so it's very enjoyable to watch. Again, she's another not-so-stereotypical shoujo character. These two guys (Daisy and Teru) are some of my favorite manga characters. They have emotional depth and, most importantly, they have great chemistry!
Dengeki Daisy is a manga I would definitely not hesitate to recommend to anyone who is looking for a solid, interesting, unique, and well-executed plot. This is the first time I have come across such a perfect balace of drama, tension, romance, and comedy. Nothing gets too draggy, neither is the manga ever too extreme - and what I find is that the pacing and interweaving of the narration, character development and dialogue in-between deserves a firm 10/10. Never have I been so touched to the core that it actually "grips" me, and it's fascinating to see the tone alternate between Daisy and Kurosaki, creating somewhat of a harmonic dynamic despite their differences in reality. The choice of words especially, is what I would say is the high point. Daisy is hot too, which is always a major plus. Furthermore, this strays from the usual cliques in shoujo manga, so... ...Absolutely brilliant - and this comes from someone who (no offence intended!) is not into lolicon or anything to do with IT/computers - somehow I've managed to shock myself by getting addicted to Dengeki Daisy. READ IT.
... Last updated on December 5th, 2011, 8:20pm
Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Actually, amazing isn't even the word - more like fantastic.
The characters are realistic and distinctly original and non-cliche. Teru isn't the type of heroine who is kind to everyone and cries in every chapter, who has no flaws but clumsiness and trusting everyone/the wrong people. She doesn't make every mistake humanly possible, and she isn't stupid, or even extremely smart. She's just - normal. She makes mistakes, she insults people, she lies on occasion, and is, while far from perfect, in general a good person.
Also, in many other manga, the male lead is usually the most popular boy in school who seems to have no flaws (and really shouldn't notice the heroine at all, but does for some strange reason). That is most definitely not Kurosaki. He's violent, he's got a short temper, he's perverted, he smokes, he's lazy - again, inwardly a very good person, but he's HUMAN, which is so refreshing.
...And the rest of the characters are great as well - and all the dialog and character interactions are great. And you can really see how all of the cast - especially our two main characters - grow and develop as you go along. It's fantastic.
AND THE PLOT. It actually has a plot. An excellent plot, which builds and grows and when you re-read the manga, you'll go, "...Wow! I can totally see why this happened now!" But even when you first read a chapter which later leads into something bigger, you're not lost, or confused. You're right there with the characters, and likely you won't even realize what just happened was important until later in the story when it all clicks together. And nothing happens as you think it will - there are so many unexpected twists in this manga that eventually you give up trying to predict what will happen next and just go along for the ride.
Also, even between all the drama, there's something to make you laugh. The humor isn't usually (/is almost never) in an inappropriate place, though you may not see it coming, and there's something worth giggling/quoting to your friends in every chapter.
SUMMARY (for those of you who didn't want to read all that): Characters: 9/10 (well-developed, original) Plot: 9/10 (interesting, twisty) Art: 8/10 (very simple, but nice)
Edit: Well...frankly, I'm not nearly as into this manga as I was at its beginning.
I feel like romance and humor has sort of taken a backseat to lots of back-stories and a confusing and detail-oriented plot. The humor hasn't really changed or matured much over the volumes, and I can only read "I hope you go bald, Kurosaki!" so many times before it stops being funny. To put it simply, with all the action and mystery and drama and psychological-ness, this doesn't feel like a shoujo anymore, but rather a mislabeled shounen manga. And shounens are nice enough, some of them, but that's really not what I was expecting when I started reading this - I like the fluffiness and romance that the shoujo genre is known for.
So the rating has gone down for me - currently, it's at 6/10. But, I haven't yet grown irritated enough to drop this, so maybe it will get better as time goes on.