Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?
Before Teru’s brother died, he gave her a special cellphone connected to "Daisy", a boy who would be there to look out for her whenever she needs someone. One year later and Teru continues to send mails to the mysterious Daisy, but she still has no idea who he actually is. One day, after accidentally breaking a window at school, Teru meets the rude school janitor, Tasuku Kurosaki, who insists she work off the cost of repairing the damage. But there’s more to this grouchy caretaker than meets the eye as in reality he is the Daisy who has been watching over Teru for all this time! With no intention of letting the lonely girl know his true identity, Tasuku must attempt to help Teru without being discovered, but can he really keep up the act, and just why is he taking care of her in the first place?
The similarity of those two manga goes in many ways. Actualy the only things that seem diferent to me is the circumstances they are in and the slight age difference in Dengeki Daisy. Personality of two protagonist are completly the same (male protagonist - strong, protective, easy going but reliable, madly in love, pure hearted; female protagonist - serious, also pure hearted, strait forwarded, know what to say in the right moment, honest, bullied in school but later befriended with the bullies, bloomed under the care of male protagonist) although that stands only partial for the minor characters. Protagonists in both manga share deep, pure, innocent (almost platonic) love wich is strong and full of trust.
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
Both mangas focus on a girl who stays away from making friends their whole life only to be thrust into the spotlight by a popular boy who falls for them. They face similar situations and insecurities as they slowly begin opening up to the outside world. The character set up is also the same; boy - popular, girl - loner; after meeting boy and boy's question(Will you be my gf?) the girl makes two close friends that don't seem like girl's type at all. Both are touching stories about a difficult love life! :) It'll be impossible to like one and not the other.