Monday, November 30, 2015

Manga Monday (4)

When Teru’s home gets burglarized, she ends up staying at Kurosaki’s apartment. The close quarters lead to tension, but things get even more complicated when a woman named Riko Onizuka shows up, bringing up a past that involves Kurosaki…

Mangaka: Kyousuke Motomi
Series: Dengeki Daisy 
Volume Number: 2
Number of Pages: 200
Format: Paperback
Publisher: VIZ Media
Published: 10/05/2010

Manga Breakdown

After the break-in at Teru's apartment, she's been staying with Kurosaki at his place. Just till her place is fixed or she finds another place to stay. She's made herself at home just like he as told her.

Teru's friends congratulate her, they assume that she is now sleeping with Kurosaki, but nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, he's acting rather strange, more so than normal. He confides to his boss at Flower Garden his fears that Teru will learn the truth, He's Dasiy, and he won't be able to take care of her after that.

She comes home to find Kurosaki not home. She is just about to check his room but he returns in the nick of time, and is frantic thinking that she saw something. She swears that she hasn't seen a thing. She had not even opened the door yet. To keep her out of his room, so he tells her that it's filled with porn, just to keep her from trying again. She thinks that she is just bothering him and declares she's going home.

When she does though, everything's in such bad shape, that she regrets it and wishes Kurosaki would come for her and take her back to his place. A knock at the door excites her, but it turns out to be a pervert selling magazine subscriptions she can't afford - but who won't take no for an answer. I hate those pushy salesmen. Just saying.

Back at Kurosaki's place, Teru cooks for him, she's actually a pretty decent cook. Kurosaki starts to bug her, saying bad things about Daisy and she stands up for him. She won't stand for anyone picking on Daisy.

After all this mess, she starts to notice that she is falling for Kurosaki.

A new counselor arrives at the school. Her name is Riko and she seems to know Kurosaki quite well. But Teru's friends see them talking together, and misinterpret what they see, telling her. She thinks she may just have a rival for her man.  When he is late for dinner, she begins to worry but is also angry and writes the words "Go Bald" on his plate. He finds it funny and he retaliates by drawing a clown face on Teru's face. Riko questions Kurosaki's motives for being involved with Teru, and offers him an easy way out by a position with a software company far away from her. He's torn over the choice.

Teru decides to get it over with and confronts Riko in her office, asking her if she is Kurosaki's woman, which causes the counselor to laugh and spit her drink everywhere. She does warn Teru away from him. Afterward, Teru tells Daisy that she's in love with someone she shouldn't be. That makes Kurosaki smile.

Teru gets closer to Riko even more so when she learns that the older woman knows Daisy. She starts to trust her and shows her the Daisy messages she has saved on her cell phone, in lots of folders. She calls them her precious treasures. Riko suggests that they live together.

Teru is still in danger though. There seems to be more hacking going on at the school, and it is implied that Daisy is somehow connected which she refuses to believe. Also her friend Kiyoshi is missing. Everything seems like it's revolving around Teru's cell phone. Will Daisy be able to help her without giving away his identity? What does he plan to do once she is safe once and for all?