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. 7 by Kyousuke Motomi
Kurosaki decides that he needs to tell Teru the truth, but little does he know that an unsettling fellow called Akira has other ideas. What is Akira scheming, and how will his actions irrevocably affect Teru's relationship with Kurosaki?(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.
This volume is a turning point for the Dengeki Daisy series. A lot happens that sets up the plot for future books, but I never had the feeling that it was simply a place holder.
Kurosaki can't take the secrecy anymore. He wants to tell Teru not only that he's Daisy but that he loves her (he doesn't say this outright, but that was my impression). He is becoming increasingly protective of Teru and doesn't have as many rude janitor/master moments with her. I missed some of this, but their relationship is growing into a sarcastic bantering one rather than an over the top faux worship and hatred one.
In anticipation of the big reveal, Kurosaki invites Teru out on their "first date." Teru gets to pick where they go. I loved all the choices she contemplated - including painting kokeshi dolls - weird ideas for a first date. She settles on an amusement park. It's hilarious seeing Kurosaki make his way through an amusement park. It doesn't feel like his place.
But alas, evil Akira comes to tear apart the happy couple just before things start getting really good. The volume ends with a huge, heart breaking cliffhanger. I'm sure things will work out in the end, but my heart ached for both Teru and Kurosaki.
On the bright side, there is an incredibly passionate moment between Teru and Kurosaki midway through the volume. I love how drawings of characters just looking at each other can feel much more intimate and passionate than kissing. A big squeal moment.
Another good Dengeki Daisy volume!