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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 (38d ago)
v.17 c.66 by Transcendence (53d ago)
v.18 c.70-71 by Transcendence (55d 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 (1064 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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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)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #365 increased(+88)
Monthly Pos #390 decreased(-237)
3 Month Pos #84 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #128 increased(+30)

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On 3973 reading lists
On 1091 wish lists
On 452 completed lists
On 355 unfinished lists
On 550 custom lists

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Black Bird Ends in Japan 702 days, 23 hours, 52 minutes ago
When will it end? 836 days, 21 hours, 30 minutes ago
Black Bird Drama CD 1605 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes ago
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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
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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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Rating: N/A
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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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by AddicTed to ManGas
November 30th, 2012, 12:26am
What's with misao? she is whining almost every chapter :/
What's wrong with her? and she's crying like she has constipation or something.
i've read till chapter 26 and i can say, it was the WORST MANGA i ever read.
misao makes a sad face and everyone's like 'what's wrong dear misao?' LIKE IF SHE WANTS PEOPLE TO HAVE SYMPATHY FOR HER D:< she's a useless bitch!
like how, in chap 26, kyou had to have sex with another woman.. you should've look at misao's face at that time.. i wanted to slap her then throw her in a river.. if she's so jealous, go and have it with kyou herself!
she's like kaname from vk, selfishly keeping kyou for herself.. it's not called love!

i hate how everyone cares about her.. as if she was a 9 year old chick :\ she's 14 or 16 for god's sake!!

geez, misao spoiled the manga for me.

... Last updated on November 30th, 2012, 12:27am
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Good manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by planet12
February 9th, 2008, 10:00am
One of the best shoujo manga that I've read. Can't wait for the next release!
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just average   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
September 2nd, 2009, 9:25pm
it was in my wish list, but after i read it...
I dissapointed..

the artwork is good but average,
it is not dazzlingly awesome, nor has unique/ strong characteristics.. it dissapoint me to see that the one to be a bishie... i don't think he's a bishie.
and the story is not really special, contrary on my expectation. When I read the summary, I think this would be good...
But it turn out to be a typical shoujo manga.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2009, 5:51am
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Oh, how the mighty have fallen :(   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by rainbowlollipoppony
July 25th, 2013, 5:57pm
I'll start off by saying that me and this manga go waaay back, so it's with great sadness that I must state the truth about this....catastrophe.

It's like a rollercoaster - starts off exciting, but takes a suddden turn for the worse and the rest is downhill from there. All your left with is the bile taste of vomit in your mouth.

This manga started off great for me until
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Misao's pregnancy. When Kyo told her to abortion the baby b/c she'd die and went along with it to save her own skin, I wanted to yell at her, "IT'S NOT THE BABY'S FAULT YOU DECIDED TO SPREAD YOUR LEGS"! I mean, My. God. Now I may be biased in this b/c I'm strictly against abortion, but she was a spineless push-over. I gaurantee you she only went along with it b/c Kyo told her to. Another thing that irked me was how everybody treated the baby when he was older. Like how he said the only #1 person in his dad's heart was his mom and they were like "But, of course". Really, Kyo, you can't have two #1's in your heart? *shakes head in disappointment* To turn your back on your own flesh and blood, how sad.

Up until that I thought it was great. Misao probably would've been better off with Sho. I guess I'll have to sell my manga now.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2013, 6:01pm
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