Black Bird (manga)

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Alternative title:
ブラックバード (Japanese)
黑鳥戀人 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: demons
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
The world is full of mysterious "monsters" that no one can see exept misao.she doesn't tell anybody and tries to continue leading a happy high school life. Though she's jealous of her friends who have boyfriends, she's just like a normal teenage girl but she keeps having dreams about a boy she met when she was younger who has the same power as she does.Her mundane life suddenly changes when goblins try to eat her, and her old friend Kyo comes back to protect her from them. Then, she finds out that she is personally being sought out as goblin food and that Kyo is a goblin, too. Her exciting teenage life is just about to begin. 
The world of magic crosses paths with that of human reality, and only a select few people can see these interactions. Misao Harada wishes she couldn’t see the monsters and just wants to lead a normal high school life with the hopes of getting a boyfriend. One day, she is attacked by one of these demons only to be saved by her childhood friend, Kyo, who has reappeared after years of being absent. She learns from him that her blood is special, and demons hunger for the power it holds. In order to stay alive, he suggests that she remain by his side, even if he is a demon too.
User Ratings: 116 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (Eng:8, sub:2)
 Excellent: 34 votes (Eng:28, sub:3, dub:3)
 Very good: 27 votes (Eng:23, sub:2, dub:1, raw:1)
 Good: 15 votes (Eng:12, sub:2, dub:1)
 Decent: 13 votes (Eng:13)
 So-so: 5 votes (Eng:5)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:1, Eng:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (Eng:2, ?:1)
 Bad: 6 votes (Eng:6)
 Awful: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 538 users, rank: #139 (of 4742)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.414 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.1135, rank: #2099 (of 4835)
Weighted mean: 7.197 (Good+), rank: #2346 (of 4835) (seen all: 8.00 / seen some: 7.54 / won't finish: 3.86)
Bayesian estimate: 7.217 (Good+), rank: #1783 (of 2889)
Number of tankoubon: 18
Number of pages: 192
2009-08-04 to 2014-03-04 (North America)
Release dates: We have 89
Official website:
Black Bird GN 12 (Jan 12, 2012)
Black Bird GN 11 (Dec 17, 2011)
Black Bird GN 8-10 (Sep 10, 2011)
Black Bird GN 7 (Feb 1, 2011)
Black Bird GN 1 (Jul 1, 2009)
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Graphic novel
    Black Bird (GN 1) 2009-08-04 (from $6.69)
    Black Bird (GN 2) 2009-11-03 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 3) 2010-02-02 (from $8.99)
    Black Bird (GN 4) 2010-05-04 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 5) 2010-08-03 (from $6.69)
    Black Bird (GN 6) 2010-11-02 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 7) 2011-02-01 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 8) 2011-05-03 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 9) 2011-07-05 (from $6.69)
    Black Bird (GN 10) 2011-09-06 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 11) 2011-11-01 (from $6.69)
    Black Bird (GN 12) 2012-01-03 (from $6.35)
    Black Bird (GN 13) 2012-03-06 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 14) 2012-06-05 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 15) 2012-12-04 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 16) 2013-05-07 (from $6.28)
    Black Bird (GN 17) 2013-10-01 (from $7.49)
    Black Bird (GN 18) 2014-03-04 (from $7.49)
    Black Bird - Complete Box Set (GN 1-18) 2014-10-07 (from $101.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Kanoko Sakurakoji
Japanese companies
Publisher: Shogakukan
English staff
English cast
Amy Martin (Vol. 7-18)
Courtney Utt (Vol. 1-6)
Editing: Pancha Diaz
Gia Cam Luc
Latty Luc (Vol. 18)
Hyoe Narita (Vol. 1-5)
Touch-up Art:
Gia Cam Luc
Latty Luc (Vol. 18)
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Gia Cam Luc 
VP Of Creative: Linda Espinosa (Vol. 1-5)
VP Of Product Marketing: Gonzalo Ferreyra (Vol. 1-5)
VP of Production: Alvin Lu (Vol. 1-5)
VP of Publishing Licensing: Rika Inouye (Vol. 1-2)
VP of Sales: Gonzalo Ferreyra (Vol. 1-5)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
Translation: JN Productions
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Pika Édition
French cast
German staff
German companies
German cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation: Karen Kazumi Hayashida

Beatriz Moreira Berto (vol 1-2)
Beth Kodama (vol 3-)
Beatriz Moreira Berto (vol 1-2)
Beth Kodama (vol 3-)
Aline Harumi (vol 6, 7)
Denis Araki (vol 1-2; credited as Denis Pierre Araki)
Diego Rodeguero (vol 3, 5)
Gabriela Yuki Kato (vol 4)
Text Preparation: Beatriz Moreira Berto (vol 3-5)
Portuguese companies
Editorial Production: Mythos Editora
Publisher: Planet Manga
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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