Black Bird
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Black Bird

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Japanese: ブラックバード
English: Black Bird
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2006 to Dec 13, 2012
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Sakurakouji, Kanoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.591 (scored by 2306923,069 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23162
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #330
Members: 50,324
Favorites: 2,013


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Volumes: /18
Chapters: /84


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
Harada, Misao
Sagami, Ryo
Dojoji, Kensuke
Usui, Sojo
Kuzunoha, Shuhei


Feb 6, 2022
I like this series very much. It is both romantic and funny. The art is beautiful.
Personally, I am a sucker for steamy romance with a protective male lead. I also liked the story, but the reason my overall is an 8, is purly because the story is not unique, but to my taste still enjoyable! If you like romance with suggestive scenes, then you should read it. Viz recommends it ¨Teen plus¨. I agree that it is not exactly ¨adult¨ but do keep in mind that for some teenagers, this might be kind of ¨sexual¨? Let me be clear that you do not see anything ...
Feb 5, 2022
Mixed Feelings
i was seeing this manga for a very long time on the internet, and curiosity eventually gave in when i finally decided to read this.

after 84 chapters of begrudgingly forcing myself to finish this manga, i have to say that i was fairly disappointed reading this work.

personally, it felt hard to get through, and i found the heroine difficult to stand and like in general. the entire manga just felt very corny for me, and though there were some bright sides, such as the decent artwork and the relationship between ayame and ryo (my favorite characters in this story, i found their love ...
Sep 28, 2015
Gonna make this review relatively short and to the point. The artwork is amazing and the basic synopsis is an intriguing one. A high school girl, Misao, who is able to see spirits is being coveted by demons because she is the "Senka". By partaking of her flesh or having sex with her a demon can become more powerful and bring prosperity and strength to his clan. A childhood friend and her first crush, Kyo, who is a demon tengu, returns after being away for 10 years and protects her. Sounds good so far. However, the actual story isn't that great and the two main ...

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