Sunday, February 16, 2014

Manga Review: Black Bird, Volume 17, by Kanoko Sakurakouji

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: October, 2013
Volumes: 18
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 16. 18.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A mythical, paranormal romance that has sold through over 280,000 copies in the U.S.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!

Despite knowing that it spells her doom, Misao is determined to bear her child. But her insistence on enjoying her last days to the fullest only fuels Kyo’s determination to save her. Kyo is so desperate for answers that he’s even willing to listen to his father’s wild ideas, although though they might put Misao as far beyond his reach as death would…

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.


There’s only one volume left! The big conclusion is coming! And I’m so excited!
I am really looking forward to seeing how this series ends. I have my thoughts on the ending, and I’m sure it’s going to be a happy one, but I’m really looking forward to seeing how it all goes down, how it all happens. I’m fully invested, I suppose.
Kyo and Misao are doing coupley things, having small fights, and that’s nice to see. It’s good that they’re still getting along, that they’re still having those moments and those sweet kisses and all that. But then Kyo gets all desperate and it turns him into a jerk, wanting to do something to Misao even though she disagrees, because he’s so desperate to save her. I feel for him, but he needs to listen to her more.
I don’t really know how it’s all going to conclude, honestly. Because there’s still a big cure to find, and only one volume left to do it. It’s so hard to see Kyo so upset and hurt and Misao hurting because she’s set on what she wants to do but doesn’t want to hurt Kyo. It’s all so sad, really. 
It’s still a while before the last volume is out, and I’m looking forward to it.

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