Sunday, June 10, 2012

Manga Review: Black Bird, Vol. 14 [Paperback]

Manga Review

I've finished "Black Bird Vol. 14" by Kanoke Sakurakouji.

Product Description

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!

About the Author

Kanoko Sakurakouji was born in downtown Tokyo, and her hobbies include reading, watching plays, traveling and shopping. Her debut title, Raibu ga Hanetara, ran in Bessatsu Shojo Comic (currently called Betsucomi) in 2000, and her 2004 Betsucomi title Backstage Prince was serialized in VIZ Media's Shojo Beat magazine. She won the 54th Shogakukan Manga Award for Black Bird.

Product Details
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421542757
ISBN-13: 978-1421542751

My Review:

In this volume we resume where we left off the fight between Kyo and Sho.  We find out who the arm that was chopped off is - it's their father's who managed to get between them.  Then their father hugs Sho and gives a speech but Sho pushes him away.

Then we see Kaede reciting a spell and Sho tells Kyo he will have to kill him this time.  We learn the spell is a restoration spell and Sho turns into a demon with white hair and Kyo finally slays him.  Sho bursts into ashes and Kaede dies too.

Everyone returns home and Kyo has made sure her parents only think she was gone on a date for the night.  It was really funny that Misao's dad became jealous when he saw her talking to Kyo.  Also guys are talking about Misao at school that she is getting to them because sometimes she would get an erotic look on her face.  This was a very funny scene when Kyo overheard them talking and he had that I'm going to kill you look on his face.

We also get some side stories consisting of the twin's parents coming to visit and their expecting another child and when Sagami first meets Ayame who's gaga over him.

There is also some sexy time between Kyo and Misao and they are sure become more steamy and sexier in each volume.


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Alison Can Read said...

Does Simon& Schuster own Viz Media? I'd thought it was independent - although I haven't really looked into it.

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