Title: Black Bird, Vol. 5
Author: Kanoko Sakurakouji
First published June 26, 2008
200 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781421527680 (ISBN10: 1421527685)
Black Bird, Vol. 5 by Kanoko Sakurakouji is a thrilling continuation of Misao Harada’s journey as the bride of demon prophecy.
Misao’s blood grants incredible powers and her flesh immortality, making her the center of a war in the demon realm. As she comes to terms with dating a tengu lord, Misao realizes that she may need to bear an heir to secure the power of the prophecy and the line of succession.
Kyo’s grandfather is impatient and will stop at nothing to ensure the clan’s leadership, leaving Misao in danger. However, Kyo is hesitant to consummate their relationship, knowing the catastrophic consequences that may follow.
Will Misao be able to navigate this dangerous world and protect herself and her loved ones? Find out in Black Bird, Vol.
About the Author
Kanoko Sakurakouji is a talented artist from Japan who specializes in creating manga.
Black Bird, Vol. 5 by Kanoko Sakurakouji is a manga series that is highly praised in the supernatural and romance genres.
The author is a well-known manga artist who has brought many renowned series to the manga world. The fifth volume of Black Bird continues the captivating storyline, with its unique blend of supernatural and romance elements.
The story takes place in a world where humans and tengu, a type of supernatural bird demon, coexist. The main protagonist, Misao Harada, is a young girl who has the ability to see supernatural creatures.
She is the object of many tengu’s affections, but her heart is with her childhood friend, Kyo Usui, who is also a tengu. In this volume, the sinister-looking Shuro uses a mysterious power to plant a kiss on Misao, hoping to break her relationship with Kyo and take her as his own.
Sakurakouji’s writing in this volume is exceptional, and her character development is top-notch. The way she captures the emotions and struggles of her characters is amazing.
Misao’s indecisiveness and her struggles to choose between Kyo and Shuro is very realistic and relatable. The tension and suspense in the plot are maintained throughout, making the story very engaging.
The artwork is stunning as always, with detailed drawings and beautiful color palettes. Sakurakouji’s attention to detail makes the story even more enjoyable.
The setting, costumes, and backgrounds are all crafted masterfully, enhancing the reader’s experience. What is particularly appealing about Black Bird is that it has cultural significance.
The story is set in a unique world where Japanese mythology is blended seamlessly into the manga. This volume, in particular, showcases the tengu culture, which is interesting to read about and adds depth to the story.
There are few limitations to this volume. Some of the dialogue can be a bit cliché and predictable, but the unique storyline makes up for it.
The manga also has some graphic scenes, which may not be suitable for younger readers. I would highly recommend Black Bird, Vol.
5 to anyone who loves supernatural and romance manga. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and new readers can easily start with this volume without feeling lost.
It is an excellent addition to the genre and deserves to be read. I would give this book a score of 4 out of 5 stars, and my criteria for the score would include the quality of writing, character development, plot, and artwork.
Overall, Black Bird, Vol. 5 is a beautifully crafted manga that is truly a joy to read.