I've been doing Manga Mondays every week since I started my blog 2 and a half years 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.
Vampire Knight vol. 14 by Matsuri Hino
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?
A powerful organization that was after Kurosaki’s “Jack Frost” virus suddenly falls apart, but Kurosaki can’t rest easy since Akira was somehow involved. Furthermore, Akira tells Kurosaki that Teru is still a target! Can Kurosaki protect Teru from Akira’s menacing schemes?(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.
I wonder if Motomi-san's contract requires her to make a manga series with a specific number of volumes. Probably not, but it feels like the series is stagnating. After so many volumes where the plot took important leaps forward, the last volume or two have been the same thing again and again.
Here Teru is worried about school. Kurosaki and the group are worried about Teru and *still* worried about the security of her phone. Akira is *still* after Teru. Teru is *still* trying to feel confident that Kurosaki likes her.
These plot elements are pleasant enough. I still laugh of Teru's antics. Somehow the "go bald" joke doesn't ever get old (well, I suppose it does a little). She's clueless about boys. She felt a little weak in this book - a little "needs to be rescued", but overall I'm pleased to see that she still holds her own against Kurosaki. It isn't in her nature to be a lovesick teenager and Kurosaki doesn't want her to be.
My favorite part of Dengeki Daisy remains the passionate scenes between Teru and Kurosaki. Motomi-san is somehow able to create feelings of endless passion with simple drawings of the characters looking at each other or embracing.
I'm getting a little frustrated with Dengeki Daisy, but it is a simple read. I'll definitely keep going back.