Dengeki Daisy Chapter 74 – RAWs and Summary
September 14th, 2013 by admin

I gotta say, this arch of the story has been drawn out for what seems like forever. I want to see the conclusion already! However, I can’t believe that in only 1 month, Dengeki Daisy will end. Dengeki Daisy was one of the very first manga I ever read online when I learned of the existence of scanlations, back in high school. Well, let’s set those thoughts aside, because we’ve still got an entire chapter until the end. For now, let’s enjoy chapter 74 together! As always, thanks goes out to Asahi, who provided these RAWs for us! 

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I don’t know what’s going on on the cover page of this
chapter, does anyone have any guesses? The tagline says “Together with a
lot of people’s “feelings”…!!” and the title of this chapter
is “Let’s Go Home Together.”
The chapter starts off anti-climatically with Kiyoshi,
Rena, etc back home worrying about Teru and Kurosaki off on their dangerous
mission. They don’t even know if Kurosaki has found Teru yet (remember she’d
been kidnapped) but they say that if it’s Kurosaki X Teru, they should be fine,
one way or another. Kiyoshi observes that the weather is especially nice all
over Japan
today and wonders if it’s also clear and sunny where Teru is. He vows that when
she gets home safely, he’s going to treat her to a parfait.
In another location, Riko and Takeda are also waiting
impatiently for news. Takeda tells Riko that he just heard from Andy, and that Andy
said that they haven’t heard anything from Kurosaki’s group since dropping them
off on the island, and that he (Andy)
will contact them (Takeda+Riko) again if he hears anything.  Takeda then offers Riko some snacks he bought
and tries to get her to get some sleep. He tells her if anything happens, he is
also capable of running Kurosaki’s machinery (IDK what this means but perhaps
it will be important later.) However Riko declines, and while gazing at a photo
of Teru and Souichirou  says that even if it’s just with her feelings, she
wants to fight along beside them.
As the scene finally changes back to the island, Teru’s
narration bridges the transition “There are people waiting for me. That’s
why, I absolutely have to make it home!”
Master and Kurosaki are in the chapel and Master is reeling
with shock from Kurosaki’s declaration at the end of the last chapter that
“the Will of M” can’t be postponed or stopped. Master yells at
Kurosaki and asks if there’s really no way. Kurosaki confirms grimly that
according to the diary of the system engineer who created the “Will of
M” code, once the program is initiated there’s no way to stop it. Master
still hasn’t fully processed the meaning of what Kurosaki’s saying until
Kurosaki tells him that he’s going after Teru, and orders Master to call the
helicopter back immediately and escape. Master angrily tells him not to screw
with him, because there’s no way he’d run away and leave them to die, but
Kurosaki yells back at him to do as he says, and in this way each of them will
be doing their best. He says that the system engineer who created The Will of M
couldn’t stop it, but he did his best trying to. Souichiro and Professor
Midorikawa also risked (“spent”) their lives to do their best for the
people they cared about. Kurosaki explains that they have inherited these
people’s feelings (the way he says it implies “picking up where someone
else has left off”), and even now Teru is doing her best, fighting on.   
The scene changes to deep below, where Teru is confronting
Akira. Akira is working himself up into quite a rage, and asks Teru who the
hell she thinks she is, and why she thinks she knows the first thing about him.
In her thoughts, Teru acknowledges that Akira is right, she doesn’t know if she
can or even has the right to persuade him to turn from his course. He then
tells her how pissed off she makes him, talking down to him when she’s had such
a perfect, blessed life. Once again, Teru agrees inside her thoughts that she
has lived happily, and probably couldn’t comprehend the depths of the suffering
Akira has experienced. 
Even so, she opens her mouth and tries to tell him that
he must not remove the final seal, but Akira breaks in accusing her of trying
to distract him and steal the treasure, of disregarding the feelings that drove
him all the way down here, etc. Teru interrupts him back and yells at him to
not interrupt people when they are speaking, and listen to what they are
saying. Teru grabs Akira’s shirt and yells at him that if he removes the final
seal, he won’t find what he seeks: instead, the island will explode and they
will all die. She asks him if he really wants to waste his life on this fool’s
errand and die without ever finding what he was really looking for. She tells
him that he’s only listening to what he wants to hear and closing his ears to
all reason and charging ahead full steam, and it’s that part of his personality that she wants to beat some common sense into.
Akira gets flustered and shakes her off, telling her not to yell at him. He
asks where her proof is for all these allegations she’s making, and then asks
what she’s doing here if there really is no treasure and there really is a bomb
that he’s about to detonate. Teru tells him earnestly that she came to save
him, and that Kurosaki and everyone are working hard for that goal: to bring
him home with them. She tries to convince him that they are sincere by telling
him that Riko has been doing all sorts of things to prepare so that they can
help him with his poor health after bringing him home. 
However, Akira hits Teru
hard, knocking her to the ground, and tells her not to make him laugh. He asks
if she was expecting him to cry with happiness and gratefully accept her offer
of salvation. He tells her he never asked to be saved. Akira says that his life
is finally his to do with as he pleases: all along his fate has been manipulated
by a series of superficial hypocrites. He alleges that their reason for wanting
to save him isn’t even for his sake: it’s because they feel obligated to do so to make
up for the mistakes of the past, or because they believe that by helping others
they can erase their own sins, or some other selfish reason. Teru’s struggling
to get back to her feet and Akira looms over her ominously asking how they are
any different from the bad guys who have kidnapped him and used him before, and
even accuses them of being worse than those other guys because they are totally
deluding themselves with hypocritical ideas of being big heroes, riding to his
rescue. In her thoughts, Teru acknowledges he’s right, that there’s not a
fundamental difference between trying to change someone’s life against their
will and trying to destroy it. Akira tells her to hurry up and disappear and
stop making him waste his breath, because he’s already said it before: he
doesn’t care what the consequences are as long as he can unlock the Will of M.
He asks her if she was expecting everything would simply go according to her
wishes just because she’s on the side of justice, and tells her not to be
naive: it’s the strong who always win, in the end. As he turns back to the
console to begin decrypting the code, he says almost as if talking to himself
that if what she said really were true, then him breaking the final code would
cause the island to explode and she’d die too; he seems to feel that it’s completely
inconceivable that she’d be there even in the face of those odds, and so he
tells her to “at least come up with a better lie that that.”  As he reaches for the keyboard, Akira says nonchalantly
that even if it is true, he doesn’t really care if he dies, since he has no
attachment to this world. 
Suddenly Teru gets to her feet and grabs Akira’s
hand. Teru tells him that regardless, she’s not going to let him remove the
final seal. He gets mad and calls her an ugly bitch and tells her to stop
screwing with him and leave him alone. Teru tells him grimly that she also bet
her life in this wager and that’s not a loss she’s prepared to take. She says
that if Akira won’t listen to reason, she’ll stop him by force. She explains
that she promised to buy time for Kurosaki to find a way to stop the inevitable
explosion, and when Akira tries to tell her once again that he never asked to
be saved, Teru cuts in and tells him that even if he never asked to be saved,
Professor Midorikawa asked them to save him. Teru tells Akira that Professor
Midorikawa never stopped looking for him, and tells him about the video that was
Professor Midorikawa’s “desperate cry for help” which moved her,
Kurosaki and the others to come after Akira. Teru asks Akira if he really
doesn’t care what happens, then why is he searching so desperately? Akira tells her
to shut up and not come near him, but Teru keeps pushing. She speculates that
the ‘something’ he’s searching for is proof that Professor Midorikawa loved
him. Teru tells Akira that what he really wants is to be able to feel glad to
have been born. Not wanting to hear
this, Akira punches Teru, hard, but Teru holds her ground. She grapples with
Akira, catching both of his hands in hers, and overpowers him, forcing them
both to the ground, saying “I caught you. I win.” Answering his
earlier rhetorical question, she tells him that it’s not because she’s on the
side of justice, simply the fact that she’s stronger than him that let her win.
Teru starts talking almost euphorically, telling Akira that she won’t let him
remove the final seal and die, because even if he says no she’s going to teach
him lots of fun things when they get home, and promises that he’ll never be
alone again. In her thoughts, Teru promises to crush/destroy Akira’s despair.
However, Teru suddenly collapses in Akira’s lap. Akira tries to wake her up,
shaking her and yelling at her to stop screwing around and wake up, but she
doesn’t wake up. 
Just then, Kurosaki arrives on scene.  Akira recognizes him but calls him
“Daisy” not “Kurosaki.” Kurosaki calmly asks what happened
to Teru and why she’s unconscious. Akira makes an “oh shit” face and
says he doesn’t know, she just passed out suddenly, but it might have something
to do with him punching her earlier… Kurosaki puts his head to Teru’s chest, presumably
listening for her breathing/heartbeat, and then smiles and pats her head. He
then asks Akira about “the Will of M” and Akira suddenly gets a
childish, frightened expression on his face and says he didn’t decode the final
encryption, because Teru told him not to. Then Akira repeats what Teru said
about buying time for Kurosaki to find a way to stop the explosion, and asks
hesitantly “B-but, that was a lie, right? There’s no
explosion…right?” Kurosaki confirms that it’s not a lie, and moreover,
that time is already up. Kurosaki reveals to Akira that he discovered there’s
no way to stop the explosion, and that the countdown screen on the
pulpit-computer in the chapel above has shifted to “preparation for explosion.”
As Kurosaki says this, an alarm starts ringing out and Kurosaki says
cryptically over noise of the shrill alarm “in 15 minutes, everything will
be over.” Akira is completely stunned and without realizing
it tears are running out of his eyes, and he looks more than ever like a lost, scared
little kid. Kurosaki puts a hand on his head and tells him firmly not to cry because
he’s a boy. He tells Akira that if he doesn’t want to die, it’s up to his
actions from here on out. Kurosaki smiles and puts his other hand on Teru’s
head and says “Let’s go home, together.”
The scene shifts to an off-shore view of an epic explosion,
and there’s a shot of Chiharu watching with a forlorn expression as black smoke
billows into the air. She reports back to headquarters via radio that a
large-scale explosion has been confirmed on the uninhabited island, and test
subject M-M has been completely eradicated: operation “The Will of M”
is now complete.
Next (and FINAL) Chapter of Dengeki Daisy will be released 10/12!
Since that’s a Saturday, we will probably get it the following Wednesday,
10/16. See you then!

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