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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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Hắc Điểu

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.72 by Transcendence (33d ago)
v.17 c.66 by Transcendence (48d ago)
v.18 c.70-71 by Transcendence (51d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1063 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 8th 2014, 12:35pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

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

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Weekly Pos #416 increased(+8)
Monthly Pos #394 decreased(-241)
3 Month Pos #80 increased(+31)
6 Month Pos #127 increased(+31)

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On 3979 reading lists
On 1091 wish lists
On 445 completed lists
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Black Bird Ends in Japan 698 days, 9 hours, 56 minutes ago
When will it end? 832 days, 7 hours, 34 minutes ago
Black Bird Drama CD 1601 days, 5 hours, 11 minutes ago
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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by katrea
January 21st, 2009, 7:10am
I've read until vol 5... i can say it's quite decent. nothing too great but it's still nice. i think the beginning was a lot better... i'm looking forward for the next chapters. =)
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FIRST 10 out 10   
Rating: N/A
by silverdezz
January 13th, 2009, 12:49pm
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Seriously, i have READ a lot of manga but none deserve a 10!
I like how Misao is reacting. She isn't the type who just runs into a hot guy's arm just because he's hot and willing to marry her...!
She did consider the fact that he's a monster and her future with him. I like how she measure carefully whether the Kyo is lying or not...( she's WAY better than Bella in Twilight...if you know what i mean)
If you are ar in luck, u can read ahead to vol 4 and FARTHUR if you ar japanese...

It suck if u can read only english since there's only 5 chapters

DEFINITELy must read it!!!!
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Better than "Love Monster"   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by brimac13
January 2nd, 2009, 6:05pm
As the subject says, Black Bird is far better than Love Monster (which I stopped reading after chapter 45). While the protagonist, Misao, is somewhat frustrating, I truly enjoy reading this. Also, if there wasn't some sort of conflict
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Misao's insistent refusal comes to mind
, then it wouldn't be very interesting at all. I think people who complain about characters whose actions annoy them or characters who don't act typically or necessarily with common sense should remember that (and not just with this manga; with others as well).
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by misscookie68
November 20th, 2008, 9:46pm
I didn't really like most kanako sensei's work, because I dont really like TOO corny mangas. But Black Bird is juust right, perfect for those who are into love monster. I prefer Black Bird over Love Monster in my opinion, since this series has so much drama and suspense you cant just get enough of this series. Yes, the storyline is almost alike, and the series is not TOO kiddy. The Art is just wondeful and I got a new favorite mangaka on my list =]
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Another male teacher- female student story   
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by BimboSilly
November 20th, 2008, 5:13pm
The first chapter made me feel like hitting my head on the wall till it bled ....when will they make a sensible shoujo manga? The high rating is unbelievable..
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
October 16th, 2008, 9:35pm
You know the way all the monsters want her, it might happens to be like love monster....but...This one has suspense from the start and...the guy is HOT. (all the guys are hot) and the girl it's not so dumb, and even if she looks a little dumb...I think it's fine :l hahaha xD I SO LOVE KYO! :3!
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 4:07pm
people might say that it's like Love Monster and i agree but in this case the heorine is stronger, the plot is better, and there's more dangers and suspense. and i love how the guy becomes her teacher. =]
the art is amazing. and soo much better then Love Monster. I really wish the next chapter would come out soon though cause this series hasn't been updated in a while.

totally recommend for people who like Love Monster and wish for something better.
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Continue the scanlation please   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ipychan
September 12th, 2008, 6:13am
This one is pretty good. I agree with people here that said this one better than Love Monster. Even though the story kinda similar in some way. But the main girl is not as stupid in Love Monster. I want to know more bout this series smile
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so far, so good...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lialah
June 30th, 2008, 10:08pm
I'm with tazman and Octoberman on with it's similarity to Love Monster, but also on the point that it is BETTER than love monster. So far, the plot seems to be better developed and the characters are far more likable. For starters, Misao is so much more tolerable than Hiyoko in Love Monster. Sure she isn't the brightest heroine in shoujo manga you could come across, but she also seems to have some sense in her (for example, NOT letting the main guy character sexually assault her on his few attempts, lol), and does not have the pure moronic tendencies that Hiyoko seems to have (sorry Hiyoko fans, but she REALLY bugs me). The art is pleasant to look at as well.

So far, so good. It's to early to give it a raving review, but from what I've read it seems to be good so far. Hopefully, the story will stay that way.

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