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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
الطائر الأسود
黑鸟恋人
블랙버드
Hắc Điểu

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.Extra 2 by Transcendence (598d ago)
v.18 c.Extra 1 by Transcendence (668d ago)
v.18 c.72 by Transcendence (709d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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 (1190 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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8+
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Last Updated
December 13th 2015, 11:46am PST

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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #536 increased(+50)
Monthly Pos #689 increased(+7)
3 Month Pos #672 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #650 decreased(-35)

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On 3674 reading lists
On 1078 wish lists
On 1123 completed lists
On 389 unfinished lists
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Black Bird Ends in Japan 1374 days, 16 hours, 47 minutes ago
When will it end? 1508 days, 14 hours, 25 minutes ago
Black Bird Drama CD 2277 days, 12 hours, 2 minutes ago
Black Bird? 3390 days, 19 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Promising!   
Rating: N/A
by dawncloud6
February 17th, 2009, 8:35pm
This manga is bogged down with cliches..... but in a way that works!
Yes, there is the whole teacher-student thing, and the lead seems to make everyone fall in love with her, but somehow it's not so bad!
I like all of the characters so far. I have only read to chapter five, but from what I can see, Black Bird seems pretty promising.
I just wish scans would come out sooner sad!
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Boring and predictable in equal measure   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Lucifel
April 7th, 2012, 6:44am
Pathetic lead female, completely average "bad-boy" alpha male lead with his host club of minions who all love him so very much. I can only recommend it for people who absolutely adore formulaic shoujo manga.
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The only reason I read as far as I did was stubbornness.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by doushimomo
October 18th, 2011, 12:29pm
To be fair, I have not read Black Bird in its entirety. I did, however, read the first six volumes. The premise was interesting, but the characters kept me from actually enjoying it.
Misao, the protagonist, is passive to the point where it's obnoxious. There's a reason nearly every tankouban cover is a picture of her crying, while Kyou looks either pleased by this, or annoyed. Also, there are flowers. Misao has gotten slightly better over the course of the series, but not by much; she's moved up from just crying to crying while buying herself some time in a bad situation, but still being ridiculously naive, and still pretty weak-willed.
Kyou, the main romantic interest, is a jerk. He doesn't really seem to care about Misao's feelings, or the word 'no'. But he's all that's keeping her from being eaten by somebody else, and he's suuuuuper pretty, so Misao forgives him.
The other demons that want to marry Misao would happily settle for raping her.

Basically, the fact that nearly all the male characters are horribly misogynistic and that this is considered okay because they're good looking really bugs me. And it's not just other characters forgiving them, it's the tone of the story itself. The relationship between Kyou and Misao is really, really dysfunctional.

Overall: decent art, so-so story, horrible characters. I don't recommend it unless you have a fetish for good-looking guys with terrible personalities.
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I got to agree with KC271   
Rating: N/A
by Usagi~Gurl
September 21st, 2011, 1:11pm
I've completely lost interest in this manga. I've gotten to ch 13 and then dropped it completely. I mean, I really like the plot of this manga, and the fact that there's a human x non-human relationship, that's what made me stick to it for so long. BUT! Misao is just soooooooo weak. She is such a crybaby and all she does is cower behind Kyo. And why is she so scared of seeing those monsters? I would think she would have gotten use to it after seeing them her whole life. I honestly don't see what Kyo or anyone else likes in her. I find her completely annoying. She just has this so-called "special blood". If she is so special, why can't she do anything??

If Misao was a tougher and stronger heroine, I think that this manga would have been one of my favorites, but as it is now, it is at the bottom of my list.
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It's a fun read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lizchl
February 26th, 2010, 2:01pm
Shoujo, Smut mangas are generally cliched anyways - it's how interesting the plot goes, no?

It's not that bad - I actually like how the story's progressing. The artwork's more than decent and although there are cliches, it's still a good read!

It's much much better than Love Monster and most definitely worth your time. Something that's got a right mix of everything although... it could do well with more smutty scenes =P
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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

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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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misao's ability to cry in every single page is tremendous   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jaqenhghar
December 16th, 2012, 3:19pm
and i admire her for that.. not. it's bloody annoying. seriously, is life really that pathetic? sigh.. but then again who am i to judge, heh? aside from that, the story and romance is not that bad. hardly 7 out of 10 then.

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Good Story but Terrible Female Lead...   
Rating: N/A
by Silent Moon
August 9th, 2012, 12:20am
Misao is just weak and perverted. Pretty much cried in every chapter, and like some of the administrators who had stated below, she acts all pure and innocent and acts like she doesn't want kyo to touch her but lets him do what he wants with her anyway. The story is good, I just cant stand the female lead. Especially her perverted face sometimes.
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Simple but cool   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by N3lLiel
July 3rd, 2012, 7:28pm
You'll need a better understanding of Japanese folklore (and at some points, Japanese global culture) to really appreciate this manga...that's all it takes to become a great reading! Sorry for my English btw...
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