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Black Bird

Black Bird

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English: Black Bird
Japanese: ブラックバード


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


Score: 7.801 (scored by 14948 users)
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Ranked: #15482
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Popularity: #123
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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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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.


Usui, Kyou
Usui, Kyou
Harada, Misao
Harada, Misao
Usui, Sojo
Usui, Sojo
Sagami, Ryo
Sagami, Ryo
Dojoji, Kensuke
Dojoji, Kensuke

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Dec 19, 2010
Harada, Misao is a sixteen-year-old chick (16! Oh, what a surprise!), in highschool (two surprises already, I don't know how many more surprises I can take!) and can see freaky mumbo jumbo (spirits, demons, ghosts, you name it: she saw it) and then pops up Usui, Kyo who then becomes her teacher *SURPRISED gasp* (although this fact is forgotten later on in the story... Somehow) and tells her he's her childhood friend and that she has to marry him or risk getting eaten by fellow youkai.

"I thought I was having a nightmare" said main protagonist, you thought YOU were having a nightmare, I KNOW I read more
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May 12, 2010
Black Bird is one of those manga that you love at one point but then hate when the chapters start going nowhere.

Story: 7
Black Bird is about teenage girl (Misao) who can see little spirits and things from the underworld. One day she comes across a demon man (Kyo). It turns out this man was the boy who once played with her when she was little. When they were children the man said he would marry her. Shortly after he disappeared. Now he's back and has come to claim what is his.

The story kicks off with your usual shoujo facotrs. Boy loves girl. Girl is read more
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Nov 12, 2011
Black Bird is a manga that on first sight is exciting and holds a lot of potential. The mysterious girl who can see things that no one else can see and is awaiting the return of her childhood friend, the only person she ever met who could see these "things" as well. I have to admit that the premis grabbed my attention right away. However, the male lead Kyo was less than a gentleman and the entire way through seemed to only be after one thing, that being to seduce Misao. Although intially she backs away from him and tells him off, eventually she decides read more
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Dec 17, 2010
Sexist garbage. I hate everything this manga stands for.

How can you enjoy reading a story about a woman being jerked around so badly by a man?

I stopped reading this manga after he yelled at her to watch him kill someone because it was her fault that it had to happen. She's a 16 year old girl, you monster.

It's hard for me to express all the problems here without really spoiling anything. If you are one of those women who likes the idea of having someone hiding in your trashcan at night, or who would find it romantic to one day come home read more
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