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Black Bird

Black Bird

Alternative Titles

English: Black Bird
Japanese: ブラックバード

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2006 to Dec 13, 2012
Authors: Sakurakouji, Kanoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Betsucomi

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 15171 users)
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Ranked: #14082
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #124
Members: 31,405
Favorites: 1,872
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Synopsis

Misao Harada has been able to see demons since she was a child and has vague memories of a boy who protected her from these troublesome creatures, vowing to come back for her someday. Now in high school, Misao wishes she could be normal and have a boyfriend. As she returns home one day, she notices a gorgeous stranger has moved in next door. To her surprise, he introduces himself as Kyou, her long-lost childhood friend and first love.

The next day, on her 16th birthday, Misao is suddenly wounded by a classmate. Exposed as a demon, he plans to eat her in order to gain eternal youth. When all hope seems lost, Kyou saves her, revealing himself as the leader of a Tengu clan. Since making Misao his bride will bring prosperity to his clan, he offers her a choice: sleep with him and become his bride, or endure more attacks from other demons drawn to the power of her blood.

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Background

Black Bird was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from August 4, 2009 to March 4, 2014. It won the 54th Shogakukan Manga Awards.

Characters

Usui, Kyou
Usui, Kyou
Main
Harada, Misao
Harada, Misao
Main
Taro
Taro
Supporting
Zenki
Zenki
Supporting
Usui, Sojo
Usui, Sojo
Supporting
Sagami, Ryo
Sagami, Ryo
Supporting
Dojoji, Kensuke
Dojoji, Kensuke
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Aug 13, 2013
WILDskf (All reviews)
Intially, the plot of Black Bird sounds great! But the execution of said plot is disturbing and disappointing to say the least.

Am I the only one that's a little bothered by the fact that crying women are plastered on the front of all Black Bird covers and that alone just screams 'rape culture' ?

For those of you who don't know --- Rape culture is a concept which links rape and sexual violence to the culture of a society, and in which prevalent attitudes and practices normalize, excuse, tolerate, or even condone rape.

Black Bird and its' popularity makes me very unconfortable because it's true, the male read more
Nov 16, 2014
xxXKittyXxx (All reviews)
Story: 7
I really thought this manga was just a silly romance manga with little to no story that I would just read in order to pass time. Well honestly the story is actually pretty cool and unique. The supernatural aspect mixed with romance was well structured and captivating. Yes, it tends to be very sexual and kinda throws the topic of rape in their a lot, but they mix it in the story where it doesn't seem forced (plus if there's a guy and a girl in love, their most likely going to have sex and make out a lot and not just a few read more
Jun 24, 2015
TheQueenYoora (All reviews)
I came across Black Bird after I finished reading Hana to Akuma. Being a fan of youkai(s) and stuff (because they are somewhat gorgeous lol), this manga caught my interest. Initially, I really love the plot of the story. The manga was good, it is entertaining. However, there are downsides to it as well. I somewhat find Misao kinda annoying the way she wails and stuff and that she always cries. I love how Kyo acts sometimes, though. The way he gives off that mysterious aura is a plus points for me. However, I did not like the ending of this manga because basically, how read more
Mar 29, 2015
Desk05 (All reviews)
The unique thing about Black Bird for me is that, I ADORED all of the side characters. In contrast, I rarely felt anything for Misao and Kyo unless I was acknowledging a cute moment between them. I want Sagami and Ayame to have their own manga. The daitengu all had awesome backstories, which could have easily spinned off into their own stories. I am glad they didn't spin off though because they made the Black Bird experience tolerable and so much better. :D

The tengu orphanage babies are lovely in every way. Misao's parents are the best as well!

I liked how the story cast a realistic read more

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