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Manga Review: Black Bird #1- Kanoko Sakurakouji

6236809Title: Black Bird

Author: Kanoko Sakurakouji

Pages: 194 pages

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal


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.


Well, that cover was basically warning me to run away. This fragile looking girl with tears on her eyes, blood on her shoulders and an arrogant guy that’s grabbing her- NO NO NO. 

Amanda, NO.

Amanda, DON’T.

Amanda, RUN AWAY.



First of all, she gets attacked and saved by this piece of shit, Kyo, two times in one chapter. Like damn. Can it get more fast-paced and stupid than that?

YES, unfortunately it can. Because the first thing he tells her upon meeting each other after 10 years is that she’s going to be his bride. Who decided? He did, of course. Why should she have a saying in this? It’s not like it’s her life or anything.

Motherfucker, sit the fuck down.

If you don’t think any of this shit is bad enough to make you want to throw the book against the wall or use it to lighten fires and dance around them while shouting that this book is shit to the sky, then please do know that there’s more.

Dude’s licking her all over… While she’s asleep… While she tells him over and over to not fucking touch her and stay the fuck away. What does he do? Touch her and lick her anyway because it’s so hot and sexy. Assault asshole, assault. Does the word consent ring a bell?

The lawyer in me is boiling. The lawyer in me wants to send this dumbfuck to court and crush him. But then the lawyer in me remembers that he’s fictional and that she is still in the second year of Law School so yeah. Can’t be done.

After all the stupid cringeworthy licking- we have this other idiot coming to claim oh-so-special Misao as his bride. Tells her he’s going to assault her as much as he can once he gets rid of competition and stupid bullshit like that. Is this seriously supposed to be romantic?

Now I know I am the last person to talk about romance but GOD NO. This is shit. If anyone considers it romantic then please do meditate for a while. It might help. This ain’t some kink or anything, it is pure assault. FUCK YOU KYO FUCK YOU NEW GUY FUCK EVERYONE WHO THINK THIS IS OKAY FUCK YOU

My sister warned me. She warned me to stay away, but I said how bad could it be? SUPER BAD OBVIOUSLY. And guess what? I have 15 volumes of this crazy shit and they’ll hunt me for not reading them. Someone tell me they get to their senses and it doesn’t get worse. Is there light in the end of these 18-volume tunnel?


2 thoughts on “Manga Review: Black Bird #1- Kanoko Sakurakouji”

  1. Oi. This manga is bad. Like really bad. I don’t wanna read this. But if you’re looking for a paranormal/supernatural romance, can I recommend My Boyfriend is a Vampire by Han Yu-rang? It’s a gender bender Korean manga but it doesn’t have assaults like the one you reviewed. XD If you do read it, I will wait for your review. 😀

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  2. Wow. A bad fiction review that holds nothing back. This, no joke, made my day.

    I’ve read some seriously dubious openings to really bad books myself, so I can understand. One had the main character disrupting a ceremony because he couldn’t bear to hear a woman speak the words ‘Iwo Jima’ (and being treated by the author as in the right for it). That was just pathetic. What was far creepier was one where the main character shot a man in the face for sneering at him before ordering a massacre. There was at least a shoved-in “I feel bad about this” scene, but the next paragraph contradicted that.

    Crazy. Why do I read bad books again?


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