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Black Bird  
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Description
From Viz:

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
ブラックバード
黑鸟恋人
블랙버드
Hắc Điểu

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.Extra 1 by Transcendence (55d ago)
v.18 c.72 by Transcendence (96d ago)
v.17 c.66 by Transcendence (111d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
4 topics, 29 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1073 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 28th 2014, 4:09am PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Defunct)
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #328 increased(+48)
Monthly Pos #338 increased(+42)
3 Month Pos #240 decreased(-136)
6 Month Pos #150 increased(+8)

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On 3905 reading lists
On 1091 wish lists
On 572 completed lists
On 358 unfinished lists
On 550 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Black Bird Ends in Japan 761 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes ago
When will it end? 895 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes ago
Black Bird Drama CD 1664 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago
Black Bird? 2777 days, 14 hours, 4 minutes ago

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not like the other   
Rating: N/A
by imuni
November 23rd, 2014, 9:23pm
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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My Interest Was like A Light Switch   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
October 25th, 2014, 4:35pm
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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On again off again   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tipz
October 18th, 2014, 11:50am
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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Depends really.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
October 14th, 2014, 11:15pm
I think this manga depends a lot on your type of romance. In my opinion, It was pretty cliche and predictable but I was still able to finish it because there were also a lot of really interesting events that happened. The art is beautiful of course, i mean, the cover says it all. I definitely loved the concept of humans and demons because it strays it from being a regular shoujo romance. The characters are very likeable and the main girl isn't annoying or overly strong. She's a pretty realistic human girl who has moments of weakness but finds strength when it comes to protecting her loved ones. Romance is definitely takes the center stage here. Their love is so strong but also quite possessive and obsessive. I do admit sometimes i found myself going "wow.......lol" but that's just me and I think some people like those kinds of manga's. Anyway, I give this an 8/10! Give it a try, it might suit your taste

... Last updated on October 14th, 2014, 11:15pm
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10 rating   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by keeza
September 17th, 2014, 5:45am
I am truly happy with this story. I was worried on how they where going to end it and day after day I waited for when a new chapter would be released. For it to be completed and for how they ended it it couldn't of been better. They wrapped up the story nicely and though Im a bit sad to see it finished im glad that I read this story and seen it through to the end.
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I don't see why people are so upset over this manga   
Rating: N/A
by ShastaMustang
July 15th, 2014, 11:23pm
I really did not care for this manga just because I didn't like the female, or male leads. This story line itself was a bit generic. It was not something that I really enjoyed but others might like it.

HOWEVER...
I don't see why so many people are acting as if this manga is the devil itself. Honestly I didn't think this was very over the top smutty (just my opinion). I see a lot of people complaining that this is 'sexist' and promoting 'abuse'. I'm not quite sure where people get this from. People act as if this is the worst manga ever. I've read many manga that were similar to this and did not get anywhere near the amount of hate that this one has received.

In the end everyone will have their own opinion of this manga. Don't let it put you off of reading it, and please, for the love of god...don't go and read the first chapter and then automatically assume this manga is the worst ever and give it a bad rating. It annoys me to no end when people do that.
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The comments are better than this manga!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by bkwrmatk
April 23rd, 2014, 7:39pm
I didn't stop at one chapter, or even one volume. I got all the way through volume 10 before giving up any hope that this manga was going to pull itself out of the gutter that @AsexualFujyoshi so succinctly described below. Don't waste your time, your eyes, or whatever precious sliver of sanity is left.. but if you do, don't say you weren't warned.

@rainbowlollipoppony Thanks for the spoiler. This is moving from "On Hold" to "Unfinished." >_<
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My problems with it   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Blackfyre
December 2nd, 2013, 6:56am
"A lot of people describe Misao as weak and relying on Kyou. This is true; but how else is a perfectly normal girl supposed to survive demon attacks etc. if she has no powers? Isn't it kind of impossible for her to do anything but rely on Kyou and his bodyguard people in order to survive?"
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My problem is not that she has to rely on Kyou, I understand the reasons, but rather that why this is necessary is not presented as a problem. The girl is practically doomed to either marry a powerful demon, or die. This is not ever brought up as an existential problem. Even if she discovers that Kyou is "good" and doesn't want her just for personal gain or his clan's gain, she is left without any agency and she is ok with that. WHY? Why is she ok with the fact that the boys we're practically raised to seduce her and make her theirs? Even if they proove to be nice people, how could you ever fully trust them? What if they are puppets in the big game, just like you? Isn't it creepy that while he had a choice, chose and fought to become clan leader for a childhood romance, she was never presented with a choice and everybody acts like that is normal. I know she has no choice, but that doesn't mean she should be all happy and bubbly and accept this situation as it is, even feel GUILTY for everything. Your life is juggled around by other people, you have no say in what happens, and you are ok with that?
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Oh, how the mighty have fallen :(   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by rainbowlollipoppony
July 25th, 2013, 5:57pm
I'll start off by saying that me and this manga go waaay back, so it's with great sadness that I must state the truth about this....catastrophe.

It's like a rollercoaster - starts off exciting, but takes a suddden turn for the worse and the rest is downhill from there. All your left with is the bile taste of vomit in your mouth.

This manga started off great for me until
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Misao's pregnancy. When Kyo told her to abortion the baby b/c she'd die and went along with it to save her own skin, I wanted to yell at her, "IT'S NOT THE BABY'S FAULT YOU DECIDED TO SPREAD YOUR LEGS"! I mean, My. God. Now I may be biased in this b/c I'm strictly against abortion, but she was a spineless push-over. I gaurantee you she only went along with it b/c Kyo told her to. Another thing that irked me was how everybody treated the baby when he was older. Like how he said the only #1 person in his dad's heart was his mom and they were like "But, of course". Really, Kyo, you can't have two #1's in your heart? *shakes head in disappointment* To turn your back on your own flesh and blood, how sad.


Up until that I thought it was great. Misao probably would've been better off with Sho. I guess I'll have to sell my manga now.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2013, 6:01pm
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I love it, but....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by WereKitty81
July 15th, 2013, 8:21pm
I really like this series, but I completely understand why so many people do NOT.
Main female character is constantly crying and trying to "not cause problems", but usually ends up doing just that. Main male character is often rude (bordering on mean) and sometimes lacks the ability to say what he's really feeling. However, I have come to expect this from Manga. Japanese culture usually favors non-emotional men and women who "magically" understand how they feel by a look or a stance. Get used to it. Just chalk it up to a cultural difference. I'll never be that girl, but I don't mind reading about them too much. She's still not quite as whiny as Bella from Twilight (LOL)!
Overall, this is NOT a story I would recommend for younger teens or girls with lower self-esteem. Too much emphasis is giving on her virginity. As in many Japanese stories, pushy men seem to get the better of a "weak female" in the end and make her "be with them". Not realistic, but again a cultural thing. Get over personal differences about female-male politics, and its a story about two childhood sweethearts - very nice idea.
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