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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
Dragon&Fly Scans
Seafood Buffet Scans

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?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

4 topics, 29 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (1226 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.77 / 10.0
 28% (341 votes)
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 5% (62 votes)
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 4% (53 votes)

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 #458 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #814 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #901 increased(+23)
6 Month Pos #920 increased(+12)
Year Pos #897 decreased(-154)

List Stats
On 3652 reading lists
On 1110 wish lists
On 1327 completed lists
On 402 unfinished lists
On 662 custom 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 10 years ago

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You love it or you hate it. That's all i can say...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nelnel-chan
July 15th, 2011, 3:35am
When i first read this manga, I already loved it and read all the way off up to the current chapter in vol 13. I still love it. I don't think It's the best nor the worst but I think that this book is the best that the author did so far if you read her series.
When i say these opinion i must say I was just shock on reason why they love and hate this series which i found it a bit “Strange” yet “werid.”
I like all the characters and the plot. I love the Artwork and the story. IF YOUR THE TYPE THAT NOT INTO FANSTAY 0R INTO DEMONS AND SUPERNATURAL THEN I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS SERIES FOR YOU!

But i must admit that it's really up to you and your tastes of what you like to read or not for this series.

As far as what “meniel” said, there is no brainwashing about this series being the worst but being called “creepy” or a “decent” Human being is just stupid. You either like it or you hate it. It's complete normal but this series is very popular indeed in japan, and it seems to be that this series and the author is making her money, so i must say that this series MUST be doing something right. But going to the fact that you have to be a “decent” human being is irrevent. You don't have to be “decent” to read this, if there's even such a thing as “decent” in the first place.

However I will say on thing that ticks me off just a little is that how kyo treats miaso. It feels like he controls her very being or i'd say uses her whenever he can, cause she is his bride and he holds her life in his hold as everybody tries to steal her away. However if you keep reading Kyo has change his way of loving her and to be honest Misao doesn't even mind it as she truly loves him. Maybe that's not real romance to some people but love can be share in many different ways. And basicaly this is normal.

After reading this series I myself love it and don't give a crap to what others think. This series has it pluses and negetive just like any other story you reading...and this is no different. I must say that this isn't the best I do recommend it if ur into the category i said from above. Or at least give it a chance by at least reading 3 vols not just one chapter.
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If I could I'd rate it 0.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by meniel
May 22nd, 2011, 10:34am
I hope you didn't like this, because this manga is horrible. Let me say this: if you loved this manga, you REALLY have bad taste. Sorry to disappoint you, but it's true. This manga... this manga is the worst manga I've ever read. The plot is mediocre, characters are banal, the girl is completely stupid and the boy is annoying. Both the main characters are totally stereotyped. The plot is so banal that I could see how the manga ends before I read it! This manga is not only a failed smut, but it's also a very brainless work. If you think you are okay with your health, DON'T READ THIS MANGA, because then there will be a 50% probabilty that it will make you brainwashing. And then you'll have fishes in your head.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandymanga
January 7th, 2011, 12:38pm
I really like this manga. The characters are pretty good and the story is nice. I like Misao because, even if she's weak (can't help it, every shoujo female protagonist are super weak ¬¬) she isn't a crybaby who can't do anything, I mean, she's protected by Kyo, yes, but she wants to help him too, she wants to be useful, and that's not very common in shoujo mangas.
The artwork is really wonderful too.
I won't say that is the best manga neither that's the worst. There are a lot of different opinions and I recommend you to read it, that way you'll know if you like it or not.

I usually read the opinions because I like to know what others thinks, and I always respect that opinions, but this time I read one that shocked me.
One of the things said in this opinion is this "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."
Well, first of all I will say is that in my opinion this romance isn't creepy, and I don't think that I'm a creeper too ¬¬ (this goes for a comment made in this opinion too). Well, the thing is that in this manga the sex is rather 'important', Kyo wants to have sex (HE'S A MAN, YOU KNOW?) but, like in a lot of shoujo mangas, the female is 'scared' (she's the typical innocent protagonist). Throught the chapters we can see situations where he tries to do it but this doesn't mean that he treates her like an object (or so I think, or what, when you have a boyfriend you don't want to do it with him? I think that sex is a very normal thing in a relationship, and wanting to do it with the person you love is NORMAL too)
But what shocked me the most is that don't minding "stories with super possessive/abusive boyfriends and weak submissive girlfriends" you criticize this romance, Kyo isn't abusive (possesive yes, like almost very male shoujo protagonist XD) and I don't thinks that Misao is submissive, if the guy you like touches you is normal to feel excited, even if you're scared.

I don't say all of this to argue with anyone, but sometimes when you read the opinions you are influenced by them (that's the purpose, ne?) and I wanted to give my thoughts to everyone.
I highly recommend everyone who wants to read it to do so, maybe you don't like it, but maybe you do smile
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Rating: N/A
by Krysic
January 4th, 2011, 11:15pm
Whyyyyy doesssssss everyoneeeeee loooooooveee this MANGA?? It's too quickly paced, it's too cheesy, the plot is confusing, it's extremely immature.
Ugh! The main girl bugs the hell outta me, I want her to just.....not exist.
I thought I'd like it....but I tried kicking my ass to finish but I can't, it's not good D:
it's good if you are new at reading mangas and crap and haven't seen the WORLD OF BETTER MANGAS THAN THIS yet. >+<
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Black birds   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 20th, 2010, 7:44pm
The art is good but the nose on the man is tooooooooo up.....but thats the ONLY major flaw in the manga. The beginning is REALLY CUTE! The plot is getting more interesting as you read on!!! The romance is great!!! The comedy is great! i truly am enjoying this manga! i do reccomened this manga!
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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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Rating: N/A
by the jabberwocky
November 28th, 2010, 2:21pm
I wasn't a super huge fan of this manga at first but it's progressing much better. Misao is becoming a lot stronger and is not as much the "weak girl" figure she used to be, which makes me happy. She reminds me a bit of Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While she's never going to be as strong as the other protagonists she's beginning to figure herself out a bit more and figure out the areas where she can be useful to herself and the others around her. The story is also becoming a lot stronger. Not perfect but a good manga once you get into it.
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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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Stupid Female Lead   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
November 8th, 2010, 5:54pm
Misao's hopelessly stupid. All she does is cry. When someone captures her or whatever, she doesn't really even try to fight back. Even when she tries to be of some help, she still acts like a complete retard. She doesn't have any common sense whatsoever. I mean, if you know that your opponent is untrustworthy, why in the world would you not weigh the consequences first before diving in blind? She's the typical, weak, dumb "heroine" who never thinks. There's probably only about 5% of the entire series where she's not crying.

... Last updated on November 27th, 2012, 3:02pm
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Rating: N/A
by choirin
June 27th, 2010, 7:22am
The beginning was good. It got tolerable as it progressed. I agree with Keneko though. Misao should really stop crying. She should try to find a way how to be strong and be of help to Kyo.
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