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** The manga's treatment of [[RomanticizedAbuse non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with a lot of readers. However, Cheesecake cover-art aside, there's very few instances of anything that could be realistically called "abuse" within the manga, and the instances that do occur are perpetrated by villanous characters and portrayed as wrong. Sexy--BDSM themes are obviously present in the manga, after all--but wrong.

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** The manga's treatment of [[RomanticizedAbuse non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with a lot of readers. However, Cheesecake cover-art aside, there's there are very few instances of anything that could be realistically called "abuse" within the manga, and the instances that do occur are perpetrated by villanous characters and portrayed as wrong. Sexy--BDSM themes are obviously present in the manga, after all--but wrong.


* CriticalDissonance: Was a NewYorkTimes bestseller but was utterly ''ravaged'' by manga critics.

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* CriticalDissonance: Was a NewYorkTimes ''New York Times'' bestseller but was utterly ''ravaged'' by manga critics.


* CompleteMonster: Kuzunoha Shuhei stands out as the most vicious, misogynist bastard around. The leader of the Kitsune Demon Clan who sets his sights on the magical heroine Misao Harada, Shuhei attempts to rape her after disguising himself as her love interest and the leader of the Tengu Clan. After being foiled by Kyo and the rest of the Tengu clan, Shuhei manipulates a member of the snake demon clan into having Kyo poisoned before invading the Tengu territory, before attempting to injure Misao badly to abduct her. Shuhei gleefully states he doesn't care how badly he hurts her as long as he can force her to bear his heir.

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* CompleteMonster: Kuzunoha Shuhei stands out as the most vicious, misogynist bastard around. The leader of the Kitsune Demon Clan who sets his sights on the magical heroine Misao Harada, Shuhei attempts to rape her after disguising himself as her love interest and the leader of the Tengu Clan. After being foiled by Kyo and the rest of the Tengu clan, Shuhei manipulates a member of the snake demon clan into having Kyo poisoned before invading the Tengu territory, before then attempting to injure Misao badly to abduct her. Shuhei gleefully states he doesn't care how badly he hurts her as long as he can force her to bear his heir.



** The manga's treatment of [[RomanticizedAbuse non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with a lot of readers.
*** YMMV here; cheesecake cover-art aside, there's very few instances of anything that could be realistically called "abuse" within the manga, and the instances that do occur are perpetrated by villanous characters and portrayed as wrong. Sexy--BDSM themes are obviously present in the manga, after all--but wrong.

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** The manga's treatment of [[RomanticizedAbuse non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with a lot of readers. \n*** YMMV here; cheesecake However, Cheesecake cover-art aside, there's very few instances of anything that could be realistically called "abuse" within the manga, and the instances that do occur are perpetrated by villanous characters and portrayed as wrong. Sexy--BDSM themes are obviously present in the manga, after all--but wrong.



* TheWoobie: Poor Misao....

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* TheWoobie: Poor Misao....hounded by demons that want to either eat or ravish her, and her only defense is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who insists on marrying her instead.


** When a certain JerkAss [[spoiler: Kyo's brother Sojo]] ties our heroine up, encases her behind a magic barrier, and then when Kyo breaks through, starts talking about how great it would be to rape, kill, and eat Misao in front of him (not even necessarily in that order!).

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** When a certain JerkAss [[spoiler: Kyo's brother Sojo]] brother, Sho,]] ties our heroine up, encases her behind a magic barrier, and then when Kyo breaks through, starts talking about how great it would be to rape, kill, and eat Misao in front of him (not even necessarily in that order!).


* TheWoobie: Poor Misao....

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* TheWoobie: Poor Misao....Misao....
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* CompleteMonster: Kuzonoha Shuuhei. While all the male characters in Black Bird are a bunch of misogynist jerks, Shuuhei stands out among the whole bunch as the most cruel and depraved. Following a failed attempt to rape Misao, he severely wounds her to facilitate her abduction from Kyo's dojo. By his own admission, he has no qualms about injuring her as long as she is able to provide him with an heir that will consolidate his position as the head of his clan. Only a total bastard like this can make Kyo seem like a knight in shining armor to Misao by comparison.

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* CompleteMonster: Kuzonoha Shuuhei. While all the male characters in Black Bird are a bunch of misogynist jerks, Shuuhei Kuzunoha Shuhei stands out among the whole bunch as the most cruel and depraved. Following a failed attempt vicious, misogynist bastard around. The leader of the Kitsune Demon Clan who sets his sights on the magical heroine Misao Harada, Shuhei attempts to rape Misao, he severely wounds her to facilitate after disguising himself as her abduction from Kyo's dojo. By his own admission, love interest and the leader of the Tengu Clan. After being foiled by Kyo and the rest of the Tengu clan, Shuhei manipulates a member of the snake demon clan into having Kyo poisoned before invading the Tengu territory, before attempting to injure Misao badly to abduct her. Shuhei gleefully states he has no qualms about injuring doesn't care how badly he hurts her as long as she is able he can force her to provide him with an heir that will consolidate bear his position as the head of his clan. Only a total bastard like this can make Kyo seem like a knight in shining armor to Misao by comparison.heir.


* CriticialDissonance: Was a NewYorkTimes bestseller but was utterly ''ravaged'' by manga critics.

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* CriticialDissonance: CriticalDissonance: Was a NewYorkTimes bestseller but was utterly ''ravaged'' by manga critics.

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* CriticialDissonance: Was a NewYorkTimes bestseller but was utterly ''ravaged'' by manga critics.


* {{Bastard Boyfriend}}: Honestly, this troper--as someone who very rarely reads shojo, specifically because of this trope--was pleasantly surprised when he actually tried this manga. YMMV indeed, but I feel like this manga gets a bad rap due to the BDSM flavor to the art. In reality, the relationship between the leads is mutual, and loving. While Kyo is doubtlessly a bit of a pervert, his temper and teasing always remains well within the bounds of what would be considered acceptable within real-life relationships; to say nothing of where that puts him in relationship to the vast host of genuinely abusive shojou "heroes".

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*{{Bastard Boyfriend}}: Honestly, this troper--as someone who very rarely reads shojo, specifically because of this trope--was pleasantly surprised when he actually tried this manga. YMMV indeed, but I feel like this manga gets a bad rap due to the BDSM flavor to the art. In reality, the relationship between the leads is mutual, and loving. While Kyo is doubtlessly a bit of a pervert, his temper and teasing always remains well within the bounds of what would be considered acceptable within real-life relationships; to say nothing of where that puts him in relationship to the vast host of genuinely abusive shojou "heroes".


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***YMMV here; cheesecake cover-art aside, there's very few instances of anything that could be realistically called "abuse" within the manga, and the instances that do occur are perpetrated by villanous characters and portrayed as wrong. Sexy--BDSM themes are obviously present in the manga, after all--but wrong.


* CompleteMonster: Kuzonoha Shuuhei. While pretty much all the male characters in Black Bird are a bunch of misogynist jerks, Shuuhei stands out among the whole bunch as the most cruel and depraved. Following a failed attempt to rape Misao, he severely wounds her to facilitate her abduction from Kyo's dojo. By his own admission, he has no qualms about injuring her as long as she is able to provide him with an heir that will consolidate his position as the head of his clan. Only a total bastard like this can make Kyo seem like a knight in shining armor to Misao by comparison.

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* CompleteMonster: Kuzonoha Shuuhei. While pretty much all the male characters in Black Bird are a bunch of misogynist jerks, Shuuhei stands out among the whole bunch as the most cruel and depraved. Following a failed attempt to rape Misao, he severely wounds her to facilitate her abduction from Kyo's dojo. By his own admission, he has no qualms about injuring her as long as she is able to provide him with an heir that will consolidate his position as the head of his clan. Only a total bastard like this can make Kyo seem like a knight in shining armor to Misao by comparison.



** Don't forget when a certain JerkAss [[spoiler: Kyo's brother Sojo]] ties our heroine up, encases her behind a magic barrier, and then when Kyo breaks through, starts talking about how great it would be to rape, kill, and eat Misao in front of him (not even necessarily in that order!).

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** Don't forget when When a certain JerkAss [[spoiler: Kyo's brother Sojo]] ties our heroine up, encases her behind a magic barrier, and then when Kyo breaks through, starts talking about how great it would be to rape, kill, and eat Misao in front of him (not even necessarily in that order!).


* {{Squick}}: The book's treatment of [[VictimFallsForRapist non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with some readers.
** And don't forget when a certain Jerkass [[spoiler: Kyo's brother Sojo]] ties our heroine up, encases her behind a magic barrier, and then when Kyo breaks through, starts talking about how great it would be to rape, kill, and eat Misao in front of him.
*** Not necessarily in that order.

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The book's manga's treatment of [[VictimFallsForRapist [[RomanticizedAbuse non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with some a lot of readers.
** And don't Don't forget when a certain Jerkass JerkAss [[spoiler: Kyo's brother Sojo]] ties our heroine up, encases her behind a magic barrier, and then when Kyo breaks through, starts talking about how great it would be to rape, kill, and eat Misao in front of him.
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* {{Squick}}: The book's treatment of [[RapeIsLove non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with some readers.

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* {{Squick}}: The book's treatment of [[RapeIsLove [[VictimFallsForRapist non-consensual eroticized physical contact]] doesn't go over well with some readers.

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