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
was having a one. The story was rubbish, it was like sticking your head through a wood chipper; it was a make-out fest with villains that weren't really villains; more like friends who badly tried to act as villains. It was flat, it was a sickly sweet romance story that would make anyone barf. Seriously, how many "I am your childhood friend that you have forgotten about but I have never forgotten about you, now let's snog" stories does one have to get through to find a good story: a billion? Annoying doesn't seem to even begin to describe the book. It's all about saving the day from a main antagonist to the next, YAAAY! And then it goes from a miserably cheesy love story to talk of conspiracy, did I miss something?
Okay, here's the deal, the main character Misao or whatever her name is, is a major crybaby and that would be an insult to all crybabies out there. When she's sad, she cries; when she's happy, she cries; when she's making out, she cries; when she goes to the bathroom and realises there's no toilet paper, she cries. I swear with the amount of crying the characters do in this Manga, now, I know the real reason behind rising sea levels and it's not global warming. This girl needs therapy, she hangs out with her lover/childhood friend every damned second, and he's spying over her if she's anywhere than not by his side but hey, that isn't the problem here. It's the comeback of the ' does he love me? *blush* *blush* ' problem.
The art was the kind of art where if you find five pointy things coming out of an oval, you had to presume it was a hand. No details whatsoever. The fight scenes were like 'Kill Bill', it was like a blood fountain even if it was just a paper cut. And the fact that the characters and the story were awful, you kinda expect it to be this way but is there no hope for exquisite illustrations anymore?! I guess so; for every million books you read, you'll find 1.5 books that have good art. Why 1.5? Because my calculator says so.
Did I enjoy it? If you actually got to the wood chipper part of my review, you'd probably have thought no and your right. Throughout the Manga I was begging for someone to put me out of my misery, which no one obliged; so obviously a bucket of bloody wood chips down and a couple of thumbs too.
Black Bird is one of those manga that you love at one point but then hate when the chapters start going nowhere.
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
creeped out by pervy boy. Boy pursues girl. Girl pushes him away. Boy shows true love (by means of protection, ect.) Girl starts falling for boy. I could go on and on.
When the main problem is solved of course other sub plots pop up. This is where the story either gets good or bad, depending on your opinion. At first it was okay. The girl would get attacked then the boy would save her. The girl was being chased and sexual harassed by other boys, and of course, the main boy would save her. This is all good and well if the author knows when to stop. It seems as if this is what happens in Black Bird with the boy and the girl dont have their lovey dovey moments. In my opinion I sometimes wish the author would just stop introducing more characters and focus on the main and supporting ones.
The art in this manga is very appealing. Kyo, Misao's love interest, is a very good looking man. His dark demeanor but also gentle face is a factor that gets most fangirls (such as myslef) squealing. The other boys/men in this manga are also good looking. Misao is very pretty, her round eyes give her an almost middle school innocent girl look.
The only reason I rated character a 7 is because the author is introducing way too many character in her sub plots. I can't keep up with all of them to be honest. The ones the she introduces end up not even being talked about in the next volume/chapter. This is another major flaw in Black Bird
I have to say I do love this manga. The romance and I guess cruel chivalry (if there is such a thing) of Kyo makes me squeal whenever he has a love scene with Misao. There are definitely some steamy parts in this manga, but nothing too graphic. I do not recommend this manga for people who are not used to seeing a lot of kissing, part nudity,sexual torture, and even blood at points.
If you're okay with all these factors then by all means, go for it!
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
that she loves him and must rely on him in all things. Black Bird premotes an unhealthy relationship between a girl and boy in which the man is a stalker and a pervert and yet the girl somehow loves him despite his distaisteful qualities.
If you like violence, sexual tension, and seductive deamon stalkers, then you would enjoy Black Bird. If you like honorable, intelligant characters and a less bloody and smuttish story, then Black Bird is definately not the manga for you.
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
and find that someone had put pictures of you all over the walls of your house (even though you locked the door that morning) than by all means, go read Black Bird.
Personally, I didn't enjoy this manga too much... yet I continued to read it.
The storyline is as original it's going to get for a common shoujo/supernatural manga, though at times I think it lacked depth and I was often confused about what was going on (but that might just be me...)
The heroine of the story, Misao, is your average teenage girl - apart from the fact that she can see 'monsters', who whilst yearning for a boyfriend, finds love in a man that isn't human.
She learns that he was her dear friend from the past and that he came back for her so that they
could get married...
I don't want to spoil too much about what happens in case you end up reading it... but I found that from the very first chapter, the story was toooo quick to get started. I usually like it when a story doesn't take the first 5 or so chapters to actually get started, but with Black Bird I felt too many things were happening too soon and a lot of the plot is unravelled early... it just could have eased into the storyline a little better.
The characters themselves irritated me a little. Misao I wouldn't have minded if she wasn't constantly crying and blushing or having her whole life totally fixated on the man she's in love with (Kyo).
I also couldn't understand why she fell in love with Kyo in the first place. He's quite often harsh and abusive, and this doesn't just go for Kyo... throughout the manga Misao is being violated by few men and treated as an object. I'm totally against things like that so that let the story down quite a lot for me.
I don't mean to sound totally negative... I did get a little hooked at times, but I did get bored of the main couple sucking face on pretty much every page.
The art was alright and the story was okay... it just had a few letdowns. I would recommend it to those who don't mind total sappy-ness and can put up with all the sobbing and the sexist parts, but otherwise I wouldn't bother.
I wanted to like this manga, I really did. I had high expectations and because of it I had a hard time putting it down. Kyo had some very sweet moments but his abusive, controlling and down right creepy behavior completely ruined this manga for me.
Story (3): 16 year old girl can see spirits, some demon falls in love with her, who turns out to be her childhood friend...guy forces girl to fall in love with her to save his race or everyone blah blah blah.
Art (5-6):Its decent, not the worst I've seen..I've definitely seen better but not necessarily painful to look at.
Character (1):Oh god, don't even get me started with the characters...Misao is a very whiny pathetic crybaby, She had to be one of the weakest female chars I have ever seen/read...yeah..sure, I get that shes going through a lot, But seriously...she needs to get over it..and stop being
so damn insecure, she is the very reason why I am contemplating dropping this manga...I seriously hope she dies, or at least toughens up and stops crying every other 2 damn pages. Kyo is just a damn pervert stalker, who attempts to molest her often. yeah, hes trying to protect her, but wtf. and I don't really remember any of the other chars due to their unimportance.
Enjoyment (2): It started out decently enough, but as I'm getting further along Misao is just becoming more and more irritating and just becoming even more of a whiny crybaby then before. I'm finding it physically and mentally more painful to proceed any further in this manga. and I hate dropping things, I often try to finish them often.
Overall (2): Reading this has probably been an equivalent to jumping off a cliff onto sharp jagged rocks and somehow surviving, while slowly laying there and bleeding out to death...I'm sure I would prefer that way more then to have to get through one more chapter of this crap.
I have reread the manga multiple times, hoping that my opinion would change. Since I read mangas online, I have not finished the series. But I have read through chapter 35 or so.
I really hate Misao. I'm not gonna summarize it b/c the summary is already available.
But I really hate Misao. "Kyo-kun! Kyo-kun! Oh! Kyo-kun!" I swear, she really pisses me off. She's weak. She doesn't do anything at all, but be the damsel in distress and the "Holy Fruit." Read it and you'll understand. I feel that most of the female heroines in Shoujo mangas [with a few exceptions] misrepresent females in general. Not
all females are weak and useless and cry and cry and only rely on some drop dead gorgeous guy. But really, I don't like her.
But it's not just her. I don't like the plot of the story as well. It's interesting some times and I was only reading it for Kyo [b/c he's ACTUALLY likeable], but the plot itself is weak.
So yeah... didn't really like it. I recommend it anyhow b/c I'm the type of girl who doesn't like females like that, but others might. So at least it's recommendable.
So to start of, I have seen some pretty bad reviews for this manga and that's fair enough, everyone had there own opinions and not everyone like the same thing. That said, I did love this manga so very much so this review may not be very helpful but I'd just like to write what I thought about it.
I personally loved this manga. It may be because I love the whole fantasy genre but I think the mangaka created something really amazing with Black Bird.
I loved the characters, I loved Kyou and Misao. I loved Taro and I loved everyone, seriously even sho. The characters
were funny and serious and there was really a good mix (in my opinion) which I loved because it's always great to have a mixture of different character types.
I liked the art, it was different to the other types I'd seen and held a lot of detail which made my breath catch a few times. Really I love most manga art because it's just so amazing how it looks and really as a person who does a lot of art in her spare time, it is one of most favourite types of art to do.
I found the story also very interesting, it wasn't something I'd seen before and it really got me hooked. I stayed up for hours reading this manga the past few days, I just couldn't put them down. I've always liked stories with demons and humans and I love stories with a lot of love and romance and hardships and drama, the good stuff. I found that this manga had all of that for me.
It made me cry so much as well, I cried with happiness, I cried with sadness, I laughed and got so emotional that I can't put it into words, I just so happen to get very emotional attached to fictional things, so this isn't a new feeling for me but honestly I love reading something that makes me feel so emotional and this was one of those things.
The ending was literally perfect for me, I cried so much because they never actually said whether she lived or died and for those few pages it was so tempting to skip to the end but I didn't and when sou runs up to them both gosh, I cried like a bitch because she was alive and it just showed that there love had kept them both alive and that miracles do happen and omg I was terrified reading the end but I loved it I really did.
Honestly I think a lot of people will disagree with me but I don't think that because Misao is always being attacked and because she cries a lot that she is weak. Really if I were in her situation yes, I may try and defend myself a little more, but I will still cry as much as she has, I love Misao and her character and all these things make her character. I can see however, that these things could be seen as annoying and pathetic and a little stupid but I don't think that.
I guess that could be a criticism even if I don't actually think it to be true, there are a lot of things that could be said as criticism, I know that but honestly I don't have any myself.
Most of you probably won't find this review helpful, I don't write them for that though. I write these reviews because honestly, whether you agree with what I'm saying or not, I like to share my opinions on these things, manga and anime, with others who love manga and anime like I do.
SO yeah, I loved this manga and I'll probably read it again sometime because it really was a great one. It's one of those that leave a permanent emotional imprint, the ones you never forget and now I sound really cheesy but omg I really loved it.
Story - 6
Art - 8
Character - 6
Enjoyment - 8
Overall - 7
Before I continue, I'll say that I'm generous when it comes to ratings...
Let me talk about the "genre" firstly. From what I've seen so far, it seems like a reverse-harem and reverse-ecchi(Does this exist? Let's just assume it does) which is pretty much an ecchi harem aimed at females. Though I personally enjoy it(Hello? Female here?), why else would I rate enjoyment an "8" anyway, there is a little sensible voice at the back of my head which is nagging at me about the areas this manga does not do so well in.
*sensible mindset tuned*
are many other ways which a character can heal someone. Long-distance magic, chanting spells, waving magic charms and these are just some of the many. And out of the many, the author HAD to choose LICKING. For what's sake? For fan-service's sake.
The Female Protagonist(Misao) summarised in one sentence:
She. Is. Like. A. God.
Now, let's assume that you're a demon. Even better, let's assume you are a MALE demon. I will now introduce a brand new product to you. Aww, you feel exhausted... NOT TO WORRY, kissing/hugging this wonderful little god- I mean human girl will give you back your energy, like a healing fountain eh? WHY is that so? I do not know. Maybe because she is actually a GOD. That's not all of its functions! You wish to live for eternity? You can just swallow her into your stomach and WA-LA! )Once again, I do not know why.) Find that a pity? Then just get her to marry you, you and your family will have superb prosperity! I repeat! I do not know why! Plus, she has an incredible scent which makes you want to rape her.
And the entire plot is built upon her godly blessings. Different demons want to get her for himself and endless troubles come along blah blah...
Don't get me started on the main male's "true form" outfit. It's a total joke. It looks like a mix of "ninja"+"fallen angel"+"samurai" outfit from a low-budget movie. Yeah, I've checked, that's how a traditional "tengu" is suppose to look like but that doesn't change the fact that it looks funny. And can someone explain to me why is there a need for him to have long hair in his true form and not in his human form? Anyone? To let him seem normal? Then he must truly love his long hair very much for him to keep it that way in his true form. Maybe his hair magically grows when he transforms. He's also the one who has the healing-tongue. A full-time pervert.
I haven't seen any difference in the characters so far. They are just the typical stereotypes I suppose.
You can say that I'm biased if you want.
To sum it all up, it's readable but if you detest excessive fan-service and female protagonist with godly blessings, then I advice you not to.
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
times like in other romance manga). If the story was more of a shounen and built on more, it really would have been very engrossing even more so and more mature (mature not only in the sense of sex and stuff).
The art was really nice and the artist rarely or ever got lazy in chapters. It was vibrant and detailed enough sort of like a shoujo and shounen manga's art put together if you know what I mean.
I loved pretty much all of the characters in this manga, especially the main characters. Well the female protagonist, Misao, was very annoying and whinny and cried way to much, but she redeemed herself in many ways and its actually hard to completely hate her, because she's like a lovable puppy (kinda like Nana Komatsu). All the important characters were built on well and all had their own background stories shown (even if it was just briefly). Every character in this series has their own funny and/or honorable trait to them that it just makes it to hard to despise them.
I do have complaints about this manga, but I really enjoyed it. It was a fun read that had quite unexpected plot twist that keeps you on edge. It's a manga I'm truly glad I read and has a special place on my future manga bookshelf.
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
can he even hate his own son. I mean, it's his own flesh and blood, and he acts so cold and like a jerk towards the kid. It was really annoying. Over all, it was worth a read, it may not be the best but it's worth it.
What can I say about Black Bird except that it was an unbelievable read. In the beginning, I was a little worried about reading it - simply because I haven't read manga in a VERY long time and I wasn't sure in my choice. I mean, the plot synopsis' I read sounded interesting enough, and I loved the cover art (which was my main reason for buying it in the first place - I know, I know; what a horrible way to pick a manga, right?). But it turned out to be surprisingly good and...addicting. The characters are lovable and fun. The story line was
interesting and captivating. The art was outstanding...I don't know what else to say except that this is probably my favoritest manga ever. (:
This Manga's audience is for a more MATURE crowd. (With that being said- if you're expecting a lovey-dovey sweet innocent story please REFRAIN from reading this manga).
It is quite explicit & dark.
Black Bird is becoming a very interesting manga even though it started slow.
Black Bird’s beginning revolves around the sexual tension between Kyo and Misao (which leads to them eventually doing it). This is where the manga is denounced by reviewers because they say it’s too ‘explicit’ for shojo, etc. and that Kyo is a rapist (considering Misao’s only 16).
But I have to stand up for the Manga in the regard that
Sakurakoji-san puts such explicitly between Misao and Kyo’s sexual relations because it symbolizes how much they long to be together even though they know it might eventually lead to death. This is pointed out when Tadanobu says, “If he (kyo) wants to spend the rest of his life with you, he can’t have sex with you… I wonder about a life where…you can’t know the joy of making love with the girl you cherish.” (Chapter 19).
Yes, Kyo can be mean at times- but everything he’s worked for (challenging his brother to become clan leader) was so that he can protect & be with Misao. If that’s not love- I don’t know what is.
Where the story finally starts to develop and pick up is the division in the Tengu Clan (Crow Demon Clan that Kyo is leader of).
The entire village is torn between following Kyo (protecting Misao) and Sho (Kyo’s older brother in using Misao to heal and give strength to villagers). In this division we find the cruel Sho show that what drives him to destroy Kyo is the unrequited love he so desires especially from Misao. “I’m not asking you to love me (Sho speaking to Misao)… Can’t I just have one person?! I only want you that’s enough…If you were to choose me…I will never be like kyo. Doing something that will kill you.” (Chapter 50).
This manga is blossoming into a dark and tragic love story that involves so many characters that you wish will end up happy. Sakurakoji-san does such an amazing job with the characters- you can’t even hate the bad guys- knowing their backgrounds; you can’t help but feel sympathetic for them. Especially those in Sho’s camp (except the village people who are super lame).
This manga is slightly UNDERRATED in my opinion because readers cringe at how dark it is. I say give it a try; you might end up enjoying it.
I honestly don’t read/watch a lot of shojo- but Black Bird is indeed an interesting read. Can’t wait for the next chapter!
One of my (many) guilty pleasures is shojo manga, particularly those with cheeky demons. I know it's meant to be 14 year old school girls developing crushes on the lead characters in shojo manga but I hope there are some fellow British twentysomethings who have a soft spot for cocky raven-man hybrids. If this doesn't describe you, cringe and turn away now. If it does, read on.
The main thing this manga gets right is indulging its readers in the forbidden love aspect. Kyo is portrayed as a perverted, occasionally romantic, demon but with a very human protective side. He is shown through Misao's eyes who
is enchanted by the Tengu world but yearns for her innocent schoolgirl days. Whilst one scene shows the two arguing over their enormous differences, the next will show them in a passionate embrace that could give VK's Yuuki and Zero a run for their money.
However, the downfall of Black Bird is that it isn't especially original. It has the typical supernatural shojo plot of feeble, cutesy girl is powerless to toying ways of handsome, wicked man with a dose of magic potions and battle scenes. The comedy moments, although a welcome break from the doom 'n' gloom love story, are also a little clichéd and the drawing of comedic expressions appears a tad half-hearted. Misao's character is on the wimpy side and feels underdeveloped, as do background characters, but fortunately Kyo has enough charisma to override this.
Having said that, I am hooked to Black Bird and I recommend reading Volume 1, if not for the collectibility of Kanoko's gorgeous cover artwork then for a half-hour break into a shojo manga that gives you a healthy dose of forbidden romance, cheesy comedy and pervy demons.
I, for one, am excited for the UK release of Volume 13 on 15th March!
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
light on the human falls in love with supernatural species. In many chapters Misao struggles on whether she's ready to give up seeing her family and friends so freely to move with the Tengus.
I hated Kyo's manipulative, obsessively rude moments, like wanting to force his girl to watch him kill someone. I disliked Misao at times, for listening to him! Why in the world did she make herself watch that? She also cried TOO MUCH, more than humanly possible. :p
I feel bad for Kyo's brother's loneliness, but it didn't make me excuse his previous behavior. This manga has one HUGE problem: Rapey moments are not okay! They never will be! I don't care if you are super nice the next day or the next 600 chapters, trying to rape someone, even the Senka is WRONG.
Raikou (He's a legendary pokemon haha) needed to back the chicken feathers away from Misao. That's all that needs to be said there.
If you dislike this manga for it's story, you will love it for it's characters (mostly side but the main have their moments too). Some of the kissing moments are sweet.
The smutty scenes are pretty easy to skim over as well. So, I wouldn't worry too much about them. The blood isn't overly gorey unless limbs are detached, and only arms get detached! I do get squeamish when Misao tries to cut her wrists though and all the talk about drinking her blood.
The story is also super hilarious! Some of Misao's expressions have me in laughing fits. One of my favorites is when she meets Sagami's wife, or when Kyo knees Zenki in the face. XD NO, no my all time favorite is when Misao (in a rare shining moment) outsmarts a mean, former orphan girl.
One thing though if the almost-rape moments do not all the way turn you off, a later scene that could be perceived as child abuse may. With context it's understandable but still unsettling
Overall, due to some smutty scenes I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but it is an interesting read. I finished it within a week because I was binge reading it. The story sho' will keep you turning pages!
The only likable part of this manga is the supernatural aspect. Other than that, there's nothing much to say. A girl who possesses special power and is in danger and a guy who protects her, with some rape scenes here and there. I would like to point out that the thing I dislike about Black Bird is how weirdly pace it is. New chapter. Boom. Out of nowhere new character(s). Some parts feel random and unconnected to the actual main plot. Other parts feel either rushed or totally pointless.
The art is pretty nice and unique, not
too sparkly or too dull. Characters are well drawn and the guys are super attractive. (Don't have much to say -_-)
The heroine is worst part of the manga. Usually I can tolerate her type of chara, but this girl is truly annoying and idiotic. She cries about everything, happy, sad, horny. She's so damn insecure and doubtful, keep going on about if Kyou really like her and if it's really the right choice to be his wife. Not only that but she's also ungrateful. She never listens to Kyou due to her stupid stubbornness, and as result bringing danger to herself and people around her. I swear she's the reason for every single problem in this manga. Well, I can go on and on about her, but thankfully Kyou and the other characters save the day. Pretty much the only reason I kept reading was because they were cool, interesting, and not annoying like a certain someone.
Did I enjoy it? I will say that this manga was somewhat enjoyable to read if you can put past all the flaws this manga has. It's one of those silly manga you read when you don't really have anything else and want to kill some time. Whether you can successfully read all of the chapters is an entirely different story.
Do I recommend Black Bird?
Uh I guess? It didn't really exceed my expectations, but it's not terrible ether. If you're interested in reading then I think you should give Black Bird a try.
It's basically the manga version of the Twilight series. The only difference is that instead of vampires, it's demons and spirits. The story line is thin and there's little character development. I prefer my heroine to be strong and in control. Yet, in Black Bird, the heroine, Misao, is weak, whiny, over-dramatic, cries way too much, and doesn't take charge in any situation. She just sits back and waits for Kyo to come running to her rescue. Also, Kyo is an over-sexualized jerk (even for a manga). At first it was funny, but after the third volume it became annoying
and almost sickening. I stopped reading after volume nine simply because I couldn't remain interested. There was nothing in the plot of character development to keep my attention.
The art work wasn't that bad, but it wasn't amazing. The artwork was pretty decent, but I've seen a lot better.
I have so much to say about characters because there are so many problems. For one, there are so many characters that you can't keep track of them, and many of them look very similar. Not only are there so many characters you have to keep track of, but you also have to keep track of what they have to do in the series. It seems that every character has their own little subplot. Because of all these subplots and similar looking characters, it's hard to keep track of what's what. Besides this, there is absolutely no character development. All the characters are bland and have one-dimensional personalities.
There was virtually nothing that I enjoyed. It couldn't keep my attention, the way Kyo treated Misao made me sick, the plot is thin and the characters are pretty much awful. I'm being generous of giving the overall a four.
Well, I don't normally like fluffy, pretty romantic shojo mangas, so I didn't have high expectations for this when I first read it. In fact, I only did so because someone bought it for me. But I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised as I continued reading.
The beginning was a little slow, and I didn't think the first volume was the strongest, but it gets much better as you continue. The main character Misao improves a little from her weepy start, and Kyo is rather funny with his naughty mind: I found it preferable to him being unrealistically sweet. Also, the second volume
introduces the Daitengu (who I think make it much better by giving it a larger and livelier cast) and starts to pick up the pace for the plot.
The art is very stylistic and covered in bubles and patterns, but it's still quite pretty, and some of the weird ghost-creatures are intersting looking.
If you're already thinking about reading this, then you probably should. The characters and story are cute, in a good way, so I think it's worth the read.