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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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Aeida Scanlations
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.Extra 2 by Transcendence over 3 years ago
v.18 c.Extra 1 by Transcendence over 3 years ago
v.18 c.72 by Transcendence over 3 years 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 (1233 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 13th 2015, 11:46am 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 #431 increased(+91)
Monthly Pos #667 increased(+171)
3 Month Pos #880 increased(+66)
6 Month Pos #927 increased(+5)
Year Pos #905 decreased(-162)

List Stats
On 3653 reading lists
On 1111 wish lists
On 1342 completed lists
On 404 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Black Bird Ends in Japan over 5 years ago
When will it end? over 5 years ago
Black Bird Drama CD over 7 years ago
Black Bird? over 11 years ago

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Absolute love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by juls91
March 25th, 2018, 6:39pm
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For my age (lol) shoujos do seem a little out of hand sometimes and really strange? Some things are just unrealistic (putting aside that this is supernatural), like a lot of “why’s” came to mind and some over dramatic circumstances made me laugh at how silly it was, but having that in mind, I absolutely loved this, Kyo is just superbly sweet and caring and Misao even though very typical, also very cute and likable. I just think this was love overboard, so much love till the point it makes your heart ache , I am really glad I took the time to read it; all the characters were so nice (although Shou was extremely pitiful) and overall very tender and even funny
P.s with a little spoiler: some people complained in the comments about Kyo mistreating his child, but it wasn’t that big of a deal and some outburst actually made sense, like a lot. ANW I loooved it my inner younger self appreciates it lol

... Last updated on March 25th, 2018, 6:40pm
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Rating: N/A
by Cuppicake
January 19th, 2018, 3:28pm
It was good i mean i didnt want to stop readin although the ending was a little disappointing... i mean i get that the childs birth almost killed your wife but once you see your Child your heart just cant help but love them. I know he loved misao alot theres no doubt but that love is different than the love youve got for your kid. Great story just wished they'd showed kyou loving his kid despite everything that happened.

... Last updated on January 19th, 2018, 4:11pm
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Almost bearable   
Rating: N/A
by soldemayo
October 12th, 2017, 2:04am
the ending just left me heavy-hearted the way he...
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was about to beat his son, so okay later it was all happy but who know when, down the road, he's triggered again since all he really cares about is his wife
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The kid   
Rating: N/A
by TheChickenLover
August 23rd, 2016, 4:01pm
i liked it, i didn't mind kyo (i don't mind alot op characters, i just don't care about them)
But i was really dissapointed the way he treated his kid. Ruined (almost) everything.
Gotta love the kids
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Worth your time   
Rating: N/A
by femalecorpse
August 9th, 2015, 9:45pm
I'm not a big fan of shoujo manga, but this one turns out quite good for me. The storyline isn't boring, maybe because the mangaka mixed a bit of fantasy and supernatural theme in this manga. All of the character are really lovable, even the antagonists turn out to be nice too. The part I loved the most is whenever Kyou shows how much he loves Misao, his longing towards her, and even loves her more than he love their son. But I do hate Kyou because he did too much 'surprise attack' to Misao, I don't really like that kind of fan service. This manga is really worth to read.
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Could have been better   
Rating: N/A
by bodea
March 16th, 2015, 8:06am
Black Bird ended up just being an okay series for me that I think could have been told in less than 18 volumes. There was a lot of potential with the demon and senka maiden mythology, but it just never quite lived up to my expectations. I wanted more action, but instead I got more mushy, over sexed romance.

I liked the demon clans. Those characters were somewhat interesting, but I really couldn't bring myself to muster much affection for our MC's. Misao was whiny and had no life outside of Kyo. What's the point of the senka maiden if she can't do anything other than obsess over Kyo? I was just completely disappointed with the direction her story went in. Kyo was only slightly better. He had that whole demon clan leader thing going on, but...meh.

All in all, the plot for this was weak. It never really goes anywhere and the ending was a let down. I thought it was such a cop out for the writer to go back on everything stated about the senka maiden and certain circumstances in previous volumes. Perhaps if more effort had been put into it, I could have bought into it.
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The love they have for each other is s soooo sweetttttt   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by crimsoneyes37
December 24th, 2014, 9:42am
Story is romantic, strong love between 2 characters is sweet & beautifully , just look at the ending, how the hero battle to save his wife, just so touched n moving
One thing can be true: The story is so far so good
-The way to build the characters are intelligent range of secondarie characters is bold and strong, not much 3 love triangle-"with stranger pop up" around, just mainly focus at 3 one Misao Shou Kyou, that strengthen the story n make it run thoroughly without distracting readers or getting boring
-The conversation amongs characters is sentimental
-The flow of the story is reasonable, smoothly, containing quite a suprise twist when it comes to Shou
-Relationship development when they are at young age till become adult is close, totally make sense,how they cherish their love and concept to protect, the way to approach difficulties together, stuff like playing together as being kids, keep promises n become true love to each other when growing up, just one word to say- GORGEOUS <3
So 8.0 for the series, but im gonna give more 0.5 for the message at the end of the story-life, man should bravely strive till the very last minute, even if outcomes are not as he expect, the effort is still proudly precious
-The category of human n youkai love-needless to say-so popular and richly exploited
Kyou: is like a papa+onisan+husband at the same time, too much perfect/illusive in real life, (ahh of course still hope another shoujo is closer to reality)
Misao: perform best in her possibility, know the way to do right thing in the right situation, yet remain emotional crying so much. Agree with an idea that catching somewhere "there s so much of stupid crying scene, is life that pathetic,,,,?"
Besides, it s really impressive for the love scene that how hard Kyou had practised himself saying he become the clan leader just for the sake having Misao n an innocent Misao stands up ready using tricks even manage to eliminate ones who dare to harm Kyou =>o<= =>o<= =>o<=
There is a lot of hugging embracing trembling,,,,,scene at the end too.... :3, almost 10 pictures go 7 ones, that s really full stuffed yo =0~0=

... Last updated on December 26th, 2014, 10:16pm
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not like the other   
Rating: N/A
by imuni
November 23rd, 2014, 9:23pm
I really like the protoganists both male and female. Misao is not annoying. She know how to deal with the situation not like the other shoujo girl, doing something stupid then regret what she's done. she's not strong enough but she's smart. And also Kyou, he know how to deal with the problem and not leaving Misao.. I just wondering what will be the ending. I am afraid what'll happen to them.

just dont like the concept of sex. Giving it as a main topic (sometimes).
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On again off again   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tipz
October 18th, 2014, 11:50am
I really like the intensity that the story had, I did not like how the story would drag on for 7 chapters of the same thing pretty much. Art was beautiful.
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starts with a girl that is stuck with spirits always wanting to come after her. She then gets saved by a tengu. This tengu is her next door neighbour and he starts to protect her. He then proceeds to tell her that she is his. And that is when the story unfolds and drags on. It starts small with demons here and there making trouble and trying to eat her. Then it widens to his brother trying to kill if not sacrifice everyone for revenge. Then it switches to their love life not being proper. And even though it's awesome he won't embrace her. Then they do and it becomes this big then. Then people are fighting for her blood. She gets kidnapped. The others get kidnapped. The boyfriend saves a friend that almost goes crazy. The brother is killed. Then she get pregnant and all he'll breaks loose. The baby is struggling to survive because the father wants him dead cause it is said she will die if she gives birth. Then they have the kid. She dies.. Or does she? Nope. No wedding scene either. so all the wedding stuff chapters were for nothing
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Depends really.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
October 14th, 2014, 11:15pm
I think this manga depends a lot on your type of romance. In my opinion, It was pretty cliche and predictable but I was still able to finish it because there were also a lot of really interesting events that happened. The art is beautiful of course, i mean, the cover says it all. I definitely loved the concept of humans and demons because it strays it from being a regular shoujo romance. The characters are very likeable and the main girl isn't annoying or overly strong. She's a pretty realistic human girl who has moments of weakness but finds strength when it comes to protecting her loved ones. Romance is definitely takes the center stage here. Their love is so strong but also quite possessive and obsessive. I do admit sometimes i found myself going "" but that's just me and I think some people like those kinds of manga's. Anyway, I give this an 8/10! Give it a try, it might suit your taste

... Last updated on October 14th, 2014, 11:15pm
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