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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
الطائر الأسود
Hắc Điểu

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.Extra 2 by Transcendence (328d ago)
v.18 c.Extra 1 by Transcendence (398d ago)
v.18 c.72 by Transcendence (439d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

4 topics, 29 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1155 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 10th 2015, 2:44am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Betsucomi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #592 increased(+90)
Monthly Pos #790 increased(+1)
3 Month Pos #826 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #688 decreased(-120)

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On 3713 reading lists
On 1065 wish lists
On 972 completed lists
On 375 unfinished lists
On 601 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Black Bird Ends in Japan 1104 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes ago
When will it end? 1238 days, 11 hours, 50 minutes ago
Black Bird Drama CD 2007 days, 9 hours, 27 minutes ago
Black Bird? 3120 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes ago

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by iitzHans
August 5th, 2009, 9:14pm
Meh. It's the usual shoujo. Childhood friend turns into love. Of course, he's a tengu. But no biggie because he's quite a bishie. The way he licks her is highly suggestive. (I mean seriously. One part has him over her body sucking on her shoulder while she's panting for breath because she's hurt. If that's not suggestive, I don't know what is.)
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finally i read this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by japeika
September 16th, 2007, 9:06am
i was waiting forever to read this!and i love this^ ^
hehhee the main character ins't lucky at all bigrazz i wanna read more!!x]
if anyone is interested in supernatural stuff please read this x] of course only for teenagers xD!
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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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Pretty good manga   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Trimutius
September 17th, 2011, 10:05am
If you like sweet and lovely stories than this manga IS NOT for you.
It is actually quite dramatic story about youkais. It is about love and about difference in cultures between humans and youkais. And it is about survival in a harsh world.
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Read this if you love getting frustrated!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by buywrong
December 9th, 2010, 7:19pm
Sexually, that is!!! Man, even if you can't do the real thing, there is plenty of stuff you can do to satisfy the needs... I was getting bored by Vol5 and skipped till
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Vol 11 before they actually did it... then it didn't happen again until much later
, all the while the plot is extremely repetitive - different tribes attacking because of Misao, making a big deal of the last part of the scroll... it bores the hell out of me... No more, I can't stand it! It will stay in my unfinished list!

... Last updated on December 9th, 2010, 7:21pm
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nothing special   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by amilah
November 5th, 2009, 11:54pm
standard shoujo fare with a bunch of cliches... childhood friends, rivals in family, student-teacher relationship with a bunch of bishies and suggestive scenes. if you've read one, you've read 'em all. nothing special about this.
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by KC271
July 29th, 2011, 12:06pm
I can't remember how many chapters i went through before dropping this completely. (somewhere around Vol 1, i'm guessing) I find this series overrated and horribly written and cannot believe this is "Award-Winning Work."

I personally feel sorry for Misao, having those cards dealt for her
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Having to choose between being killed by creatures who want her blood or flesh or losing her virginity THEN marrying her childhood friend/first love Whose an disgusting, perverted loser who clearly wants her body and power? not to mention Misao has to lean on Kyo to survive Since chapter after chapter she's attacked and Kyo flies in to save her with his tongue of healing. (She has powerful blood yet she's completely Weak?) Regardless what Sakurakoji-san says, technically over time wouldn't that amount to an pint of drinking her blood? yet Sakurakoji-san mentions Misao being an strong girl, is someone's definition of an Strong girl someone who doesn't go insane or commit suicide after things that happened to them like Misao? Besides it's Way too fast paced and i still think it's SO Stupid that after that possessed guy slit Misao's throat with an boxcutter, when she has no idea what's going on he's all "You really don't know? i'll tell you!" then tells her about the prophecy. Seriously?
The only character i really liked was Taro but not long after he came in, I had to drop this.

Wonder how much longer this manga will drag on...

... Last updated on July 29th, 2011, 12:27pm
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If you are any kind of decent human being, you will regret reading this   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by unusuallove
November 28th, 2010, 11:03am
Reading this manga literally makes me sick. The protagonist is a weak, senseless girl who allows her boyfriend to treat her like an object and his possession and feel her up whenever he wants, and this is supposed to be super romantic.

I don't mind stories with super possessive/abusive boyfriends and weak submissive girlfriends, what I mind is when this sort of relationship is viewed as romantic. And in this case it is.

Am I supposed to be impressed by the fact that he jerks her around and receives little to no resistance from her? Is it supposed to make me like this manga? It's just disgusting, this manga is. You start off reading it, thinking it might be okay, but after awhile, it just takes a dive and never surfaces (I was going to say resurfaces, but it wasn't very good to begin with, so . . .)

Unless you're a creeper who thinks that this sort of relationship is romantic (and if you are, then yes, I am judging you), stay away from this manga. What it won an award for is beyond me, but it is probably one of my two most hated mangas in the world, the other one being Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu , and while I rarely give ones, in this case, I believe this manga thoroughly deserves it.

... Last updated on November 28th, 2010, 11:04am
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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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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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