Monday, January 30, 2012

Manga Mondays Meme (87): Dengeki Daisy vol. 3 by Kyousuke Motomi

New Manga Mondays Meme!

I've been doing Manga Mondays every week since I started my blog 18 months ago. It's always been a personal feature, but now I'm going to try turning it into a meme. There are quite a few people who do Manga Mondays. I don't claim by any means that I owned or created the idea of Manga Mondays - it's an obvious choice given the alliteration. I think a meme would be a good way for everyone to publicize their own Manga Mondays and get a little more publicity.

The linky will be below my review.

Dengeki Daisy vol. 3 by Kyousuke Motomi

*I've already read and reviewed Volume 4 and Volume 5. I realized that I forgot to post Volume 3.


Teru decides to move out of Kurosaki’s apartment, but she wonders if Kurosaki is actually relieved that she’s leaving. As she settles in at her new place, trouble comes knocking when an old business acquaintance of her brother’s appears…(courtesy of Goodreads)


*Warning: Potential spoilers. My manga reviews tend to be more of a summary than a review. I find it hard to review manga in the same way I do regular books.

The third volume of Dengeki Daisy moves the plot along, but isn't one of my favorites. The book begins with Teru preparing to move out of Kurosaki's apartment. She's moving in with her school counselor, an old friend of Kurosaki and Teru's deceased brother.

At a basic level, this volume is more of the same. Kurosaki behaving like a jerk toward Teru and Teru confiding all her hopes and fears in Daisy. We have a brief moment where Teru is in danger from one of her brother's former colleagues. He kidnaps her to a local restaurant to eat cheesecake and to try to steal the information off her cell phone. When he discovers there's nothing on the cell phone and Teru calls him out, he turns into a quasi-good guy and promises to leave Teru alone. Kind of cheesy.

Best lines of the book: Riko tells Kurosaki about their new apartment, "It's not like it's a few minutes by car or something from your place." Turns out it's the apartment next door. Kurosaki asks her "Why did you lie?" And Riko responds, "I didn't lie. We're not a few minutes by car from your place. It's more like two seconds on foot."

There aren't nearly enough passionate scenes between Kurosaki and Teru in this volume. That's the best part about the series - the way Motomi manages to convey love, heartache, and longing in a single drawing. But on the bright side, Teru finally seems to have figured out who Daisy is. Now that she's pretty sure Kurosaki is Daisy, I'm curious to see where their relationship goes in future volumes.

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  1. Hahaha I have read this manga and I LOVE it. It is definitely one of my favorites! I remember this volume... the "moving out" was certainly hilarious to read, and the kidnapping set me on edge until Kurosaki could find her (mind me, it was awesome how he did it).

  2. oooh i love the sound of this. the cover <3 hehehe. is there a anime on this??

  3. I keep seeing this manga around. I am going to have to get it and read it. Everyone I trust is liking it. Thanks for the review!

  4. I love those moments where you can feel a range of emotions just from the two characters looking at one another. Does the reader know that Kurosaki is Daisy? Is he trying to figure out how she really feels about him by being the other character? Looking forward to see what happens next in their relationship.

  5. Too bad this one is missing those beautifully intense drawings, but it sounds like the relationship takes an interesting turn in this one, so hopefully the next volume will be chock full of them:)

  6. I absolutely love this manga! Great pick here. :D

  7. Love this manga series! Great characters and gorgeous covers!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I'm so glad you turned this into a meme. It gives me some a reason to keep up with m manga reading.


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