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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.


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Associated Names
Hắc Điểu

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.72 by Transcendence (2d ago)
v.17 c.66 by Transcendence (17d ago)
v.18 c.70-71 by Transcendence (19d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

4 topics, 29 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1058 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2014, 8:02pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #68 increased(+211)
Monthly Pos #36 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #109 increased(+80)
6 Month Pos #166 increased(+67)

List Stats
On 4055 reading lists
On 1101 wish lists
On 343 completed lists
On 353 unfinished lists
On 546 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Black Bird Ends in Japan 666 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes ago
When will it end? 800 days, 20 hours, 31 minutes ago
Black Bird Drama CD 1569 days, 18 hours, 8 minutes ago
Black Bird? 2683 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes ago

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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 main char..   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by iruchan
March 30th, 2012, 4:49am
I cannot like the two main characters at all. The guy is pervert and a jerk. The girl's specialty is crying and calling for help.

Plot is just plain bad.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FMACodeBleachMan
March 22nd, 2012, 8:58pm
Absolutely LOVE the story. The characters are well drawn and developed beautifully. Each chapter
is filled with a lot of love and makes me want to read more and more! The relationship between Kyo and Misao is beautiful. You can tell they bith really love each other very much and would do anything to stay together. Plus, it helps that Kyo is super good looking!!
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Dropped within the first few chapters   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Sakura29
March 16th, 2012, 8:54pm
I dropped this within the first few chapters. I really had high hopes for this manga. The plot seemed original, I read many descriptions and I thought it was going to be really good. It wasn't. The art was alright and the plot didn't appeal to me. I just knew that they were going to fall in love. The random creatures every where annoyed me. The characters got on my nerves. So yeah I dropped it. I don't know how people could find this appealing.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Leviii
February 27th, 2012, 12:52pm
this manga is splendid! The story is well structured, the design is great and the characters well-tested and well-balanced with personality and feelings. Having started reading this story I could not stop me. I highly recommend it because it is a masterpiece of its kind, so far there aren't weaknesses in the story and as the story goes on longer, it become more interesting and engaging!!! I hope it continues for very long because it gets better and better... i have really come to enjoy it in every sense!!! I recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of manga!
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weak female   
Rating: N/A
by jurippe
February 16th, 2012, 12:42pm
I tried to read this manga until chapter 17 but I dropped it because I hate the main character's personality. She's a weak character who always cry and she rely on the main guy to rescue her.
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by bossmama
January 3rd, 2012, 7:53pm
Why this manga got an award? Why this manga got a high rating while other manga with similar quality got a low rating? Why this manga run for so long while other manga with similar concept but better quality cough*Mugen Spiral*cough ended early (yeah, I'm biased but only in this sentence alone)?

Romance: really, I don't get why the main couple fell in love with each other at all. Everything seems so convenient. Not to mention the 'love' they build is childish and superficial.
Drama: they are cliches. And while cliches are fine if they are enjoyable, but here is not. They're just... cliches.
Character: It's HARD to like any of them, especially the main characters (for the reason mentioned at other comments), while the rest just cliche, unmemorable, and indifferent.
Plot: unoriginal, averagely executed
Comedy: It can make you chuckle but it's far from enough to make you read more

I should say if you just got into shoujo manga world, or a shoujo lover, then you might be able to enjoy this so I won't say I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. And I dropped it at vol 3, so maybe things do get better like they said (but no, I won't read anymore of this).
It's not THAT horrible, but it's not good at any aspect at all, average at best, except for the art.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2012, 11:26pm
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Similar, yet not so much...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
January 2nd, 2012, 10:07pm
@person below me: Clearly, you didn't read further than chapter 7, because in 8 it clearly shows why he wants to make her his bride, and it has nothing to do with her blood. Furthermore, it's stated by the author that she THOUGHT to make him 20 yrs. old, but realized later it wouldn't work, therefore he is not.


The early volumes have an almost eerie similarity to Love Monster. While this story is more complex and i dare say dramatic, the characters are not as superficial as LM. The smut is the same though, as is the heroine's insecurities, lack of judgement and even clumsiness. They are pretty much the same character, but with less friends?
The hero here is better IMHO, not perfect of course. While the hero in LM was more arrogant, this one is not like that at all.

Don't get me wrong, none of these are complains, because i have enjoyed the series thus far, even with all those cliches. I can understand why the heroines are bubbly and almost helpless; these kind of heroes are perfect for them. I just wished they would make the heroine a little stronger, to at least not be a hindrance, and more honest with her feelings from the beginning. My other only niggle, is the love triangles. I get that some readers like it and it makes the story more "livelier" for some; but i much rather have more slice of life.

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2012, 11:10pm
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Its Okay......   
Rating: N/A
by goodgirl94
November 20th, 2011, 7:01pm
I personally like it, but that is only because I like shojo. Unless you love shojo (when I say love I mnean love not like) don't read this. Yeah, It has cliches and yeah the main girl is sometimes too stupid to live but hey it is a SHOJO.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by fictionalscience
November 17th, 2011, 5:03pm
Gotta be honest, I started reading this manga when only the 1st volume had been translated. The plot seemed really typical & corny, which kinda ruined the sexy parts of it, so I stopped reading. But now (a few years later) that almost 10 volumes have been translated, I decided to pick it up again and see what it's all about. I totally skipped to volume 5, and hey, it's not that bad! Plot has gotten a bit more complex and interesting, so the romantic relationship between the 2 main characters doesn't seem so superficial anymore. Plus the characters develop & reveal more about their personalities/past. Of course lots of the shoujo manga lovey dovey cheese is still there (-_-), but I turn out to anticipate and quite enjoy them instead of getting as sick of them as before. So I'm going to continue reading this from now on ^^ I'm going to recommend it to other people too, if you're reading mainly for the smutttt. (I think even if you skip the first few volumes, you won't get too lost in what's going on, lol)

... Last updated on November 17th, 2011, 5:07pm
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