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Black Bird  
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Description
There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend.

But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand...or her life!

Black Bird received the 54th Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo manga.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Hắc Điểu
Kara kuş
pássaro negro
Siyah Kuş
Чёрная птица
الطائر الأسود
블랙버드
ブラックバード
黑鳥戀人
黑鸟恋人

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Latest Release(s)
c.2019 Special by Decadence 22 days ago
v.18 c.Extra 2 by Transcendence over 5 years ago
v.18 c.Extra 1 by Transcendence over 5 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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4 topics, 29 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1275 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 10th 2019, 3:36pm PST


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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (18 Vols - Complete)

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Personality? What is that?  
by Riyuri
November 25th, 2018, 4:39pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
I'm not yet finished reading (about halfway) but I can already say what the manga is like.
The idea itself is nice, but cliche. Girl wants boyfriend, old love shows up and claims her to be hers, they become a couple. Eh, quite boring... However, he's a youkai. All the youkai look really cool, have some interesting backstory and that's the main reason why I continue reading.
After reading the first few chapters I was like "Huh? They love each other? They want to marry? What the f*** ist supposed to happen during the next 70 chapters?!" Well, I'm still wondering about that. Somehow the mangaka was able to drag this story on and on and somehow there come new problems which wouldn't be problems if the characters would just open their mouth once and don't try to solve everything by killing (which is a main trait of youkai according to this manga).
The most ridiculous thing is probably this: Suddenly the main girl's love (Kyou) becomes her math teacher. Why? Well, there's no logic behind that at all! Probably the mangaka wanted to write some scenes at school and didn't know how else to place Kyou there. They don't care at all about their relationship being a student-teacher one. It doesn't even strike their mind that the main girl's parents could find out that her boyfriend and neighbor is also her teacher. I mean, that should be hard to hide, right? Nope, not in this manga.
I was also wondering what this girl did before she reunited with Kyou. She has no personality at all. Her only reason for living is Kyou. She doesn't have hobbies, she doesn't have any likes or dislikes. All she does is love Kyou and cry in every single chapter. Oh, and be chased by evil demons who want to eat her.
Compared to that Kyou is the cool, adult-like, super-handsome boyfriend who is quite perverted and will do anything for his beloved princess (especially kill people who get near her).

All in all, you should only read this manga if you're looking for a manga which 1. you can stop reading in the middle of a chapter and 2. features youkai.

EDIT: I'm finished now and I will not change my mind regarding who should read this only. However, the story became slightly more interesting towards the end. Not the end, not the middle, but that thingy in-between. Especially the side characters showed themselves much and as I expected they're really good. Until the end I don't understand Shou though, seems like he has two personalities...

... Last updated on December 4th, 2018, 5:34pm
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Absolute love  
by juls91
March 25th, 2018, 6:39pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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For my age (lol) shoujos do seem a little out of hand sometimes and really strange? Some things are just unrealistic (putting aside that this is supernatural), like a lot of “why’s” came to mind and some over dramatic circumstances made me laugh at how silly it was, but having that in mind, I absolutely loved this, Kyo is just superbly sweet and caring and Misao even though very typical, also very cute and likable. I just think this was love overboard, so much love till the point it makes your heart ache , I am really glad I took the time to read it; all the characters were so nice (although Shou was extremely pitiful) and overall very tender and even funny
P.s with a little spoiler: some people complained in the comments about Kyo mistreating his child, but it wasn’t that big of a deal and some outburst actually made sense, like a lot. ANW I loooved it my inner younger self appreciates it lol


... Last updated on March 25th, 2018, 6:40pm
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Urm.....  
by Cuppicake
January 19th, 2018, 3:28pm
Rating: N/A
It was good i mean i didnt want to stop readin although the ending was a little disappointing... i mean i get that the childs birth almost killed your wife but once you see your Child your heart just cant help but love them. I know he loved misao alot theres no doubt but that love is different than the love youve got for your kid. Great story just wished they'd showed kyou loving his kid despite everything that happened.

... Last updated on January 19th, 2018, 4:11pm
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Almost bearable  
by soldemayo
October 12th, 2017, 2:04am
Rating: N/A
the ending just left me heavy-hearted the way he...
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was about to beat his son, so okay later it was all happy but who know when, down the road, he's triggered again since all he really cares about is his wife
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The kid  
by TheChickenLover
August 23rd, 2016, 4:01pm
Rating: N/A
i liked it, i didn't mind kyo (i don't mind alot op characters, i just don't care about them)
But i was really dissapointed the way he treated his kid. Ruined (almost) everything.
Gotta love the kids
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Worth your time  
by femalecorpse
August 9th, 2015, 9:45pm
Rating: N/A
I'm not a big fan of shoujo manga, but this one turns out quite good for me. The storyline isn't boring, maybe because the mangaka mixed a bit of fantasy and supernatural theme in this manga. All of the character are really lovable, even the antagonists turn out to be nice too. The part I loved the most is whenever Kyou shows how much he loves Misao, his longing towards her, and even loves her more than he love their son. But I do hate Kyou because he did too much 'surprise attack' to Misao, I don't really like that kind of fan service. This manga is really worth to read.
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Could have been better  
by bodea
March 16th, 2015, 8:06am
Rating: N/A
Black Bird ended up just being an okay series for me that I think could have been told in less than 18 volumes. There was a lot of potential with the demon and senka maiden mythology, but it just never quite lived up to my expectations. I wanted more action, but instead I got more mushy, over sexed romance.

I liked the demon clans. Those characters were somewhat interesting, but I really couldn't bring myself to muster much affection for our MC's. Misao was whiny and had no life outside of Kyo. What's the point of the senka maiden if she can't do anything other than obsess over Kyo? I was just completely disappointed with the direction her story went in. Kyo was only slightly better. He had that whole demon clan leader thing going on, but...meh.

All in all, the plot for this was weak. It never really goes anywhere and the ending was a let down. I thought it was such a cop out for the writer to go back on everything stated about the senka maiden and certain circumstances in previous volumes. Perhaps if more effort had been put into it, I could have bought into it.
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The love they have for each other is s soooo sweetttttt  
by crimsoneyes37
December 24th, 2014, 9:42am
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Story is romantic, strong love between 2 characters is sweet & beautifully , just look at the ending, how the hero battle to save his wife, just so touched n moving
One thing can be true: The story is so far so good
-The way to build the characters are intelligent range of secondarie characters is bold and strong, not much 3 love triangle-"with stranger pop up" around, just mainly focus at 3 one Misao Shou Kyou, that strengthen the story n make it run thoroughly without distracting readers or getting boring
-The conversation amongs characters is sentimental
-The flow of the story is reasonable, smoothly, containing quite a suprise twist when it comes to Shou
-Relationship development when they are at young age till become adult is close, totally make sense,how they cherish their love and concept to protect, the way to approach difficulties together, stuff like playing together as being kids, keep promises n become true love to each other when growing up, just one word to say- GORGEOUS <3
So 8.0 for the series, but im gonna give more 0.5 for the message at the end of the story-life, man should bravely strive till the very last minute, even if outcomes are not as he expect, the effort is still proudly precious
-The category of human n youkai love-needless to say-so popular and richly exploited
Kyou: is like a papa+onisan+husband at the same time, too much perfect/illusive in real life, (ahh of course still hope another shoujo is closer to reality)
Misao: perform best in her possibility, know the way to do right thing in the right situation, yet remain emotional crying so much. Agree with an idea that catching somewhere "there s so much of stupid crying scene, is life that pathetic,,,,?"
Besides, it s really impressive for the love scene that how hard Kyou had practised himself saying he become the clan leader just for the sake having Misao n an innocent Misao stands up ready using tricks even manage to eliminate ones who dare to harm Kyou =>o<= =>o<= =>o<=
There is a lot of hugging embracing trembling,,,,,scene at the end too.... :3, almost 10 pictures go 7 ones, that s really full stuffed yo =0~0=

... Last updated on December 26th, 2014, 10:16pm
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not like the other  
by imuni
November 23rd, 2014, 9:23pm
Rating: N/A
I really like the protoganists both male and female. Misao is not annoying. She know how to deal with the situation not like the other shoujo girl, doing something stupid then regret what she's done. she's not strong enough but she's smart. And also Kyou, he know how to deal with the problem and not leaving Misao.. I just wondering what will be the ending. I am afraid what'll happen to them.

just dont like the concept of sex. Giving it as a main topic (sometimes).
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On again off again  
by tipz
October 18th, 2014, 11:50am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I really like the intensity that the story had, I did not like how the story would drag on for 7 chapters of the same thing pretty much. Art was beautiful.
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starts with a girl that is stuck with spirits always wanting to come after her. She then gets saved by a tengu. This tengu is her next door neighbour and he starts to protect her. He then proceeds to tell her that she is his. And that is when the story unfolds and drags on. It starts small with demons here and there making trouble and trying to eat her. Then it widens to his brother trying to kill if not sacrifice everyone for revenge. Then it switches to their love life not being proper. And even though it's awesome he won't embrace her. Then they do and it becomes this big then. Then people are fighting for her blood. She gets kidnapped. The others get kidnapped. The boyfriend saves a friend that almost goes crazy. The brother is killed. Then she get pregnant and all he'll breaks loose. The baby is struggling to survive because the father wants him dead cause it is said she will die if she gives birth. Then they have the kid. She dies.. Or does she? Nope. No wedding scene either. so all the wedding stuff chapters were for nothing
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