Title: Black Bird
Author: Kanoko Sakurakoji
Series status: On going
Vol(s) reviewing: Vol. 1, 2 and 3
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Source: Read for free HERE
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. All that changes one day when Misao is attacked by a demon. Her childhood friend Kyo suddenly returns to save her and tend to her cuts--with his tongue! It turns out Misao is the bride of prophecy, whose blood gives power to the demon clan who claims her. But most demons want to keep her power for themselves--by eating her! Now Misao is just trying to stay alive...and decide if she likes it when Kyo licks her wounds.
Kyo, the head of the Tengu demon clan, is Misao's only chance for survival. But even though she has sweet memories of him as a childhood friend, she has trouble reconciling them with the man he has become. Despite the strange attraction, can she trust her life, let alone her heart, to a man who only cares about the promise of her blood? 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 magic 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!
He loves her blood, but does her love her?! Misao is starting to trust her heart where Kyo is involved, especially after he gives her one of his primary feathers. It isn't just her first present from him, it's a magic talisman that will keep her safe when he's not nearby!Misao is elated to be able to go to school without the fear of being eaten, just like a normal teenage girl. But as her feelings for Kyo deepen, she starts to realize that as his bride she will have to leave her human life behind--including her family!
My Two Cents:
Even if I tried to find some flaws in Shoujo Manga, I can't. I just love everything I read and could look at the drawings/graphic without tiresome. The graphic is neat to the eyes, beautiful costumes, beautiful girls and handsome boys, well-crafted story and everything is just perfect. Same goes with this latest manga I've read. The first 3 volumes is quite an introduction of Misao to Kyou. It has conflicts which intrigues the readers how Misao will accept that she is the coveted bride of prophecy as well as to learn whether her feeling to Kyou is just a one-sided love.
I think the story was outlined very good, well plotted and gets hold my interest from the start. A history elements were one of the reason that I love to read, since these line of heritage bring out the best fiction from it. To see drawings of kimonos and other traditional attire, hairstyles, is really heavenly. However, there were parts are quite mature but kind of a bit decent at least, which makes this manga suitable for readers aged 16 and above.