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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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Better than "Love Monster"
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
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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).
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 =]
Another male teacher- female student story
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..
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!
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.
Continue the scanlation please
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
so far, so good...
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.
... Last updated on October 17th, 2008, 5:23am
just like octoberangel said the plot is similar to love monster but the characters are better developed and the plot seems more "mature" for lack of a better word. Love Monster's plot seems childish at times and not too serious but black birds plot is more convincing in terms of development between the characters and the flow of the story.
hasn't disappointed so far
Although the storyline seems to be very similar to Love Monster (crow, monsters, childhood memories, "precious" girl) : the drawings are very good and the characters (in my opinion) have been developed better than those in Love Monster. I was a little sceptical about starting this one because of the *smut* tag: but generally (so far) it has been very clean and flows with the story... can't wait for the next chapter~ and hope it doesn't go downhill later on =d
... Last updated on February 12th, 2008, 9:43pm
One of the best shoujo manga that I've read. Can't wait for the next release!