Black Bird v.1 by Kanoko Sakurakoji – 194 pages
Masao can see spirits- spirits who frequently trip her up and give her injuries. The forgotten childhood friend Kyo who can see them also suddenly moves back next door after a 10-year absence. When attacked at school by a demon-possessed classmate on her 16th birthday, Misao learns her fate- she is a special human born once in 100 years, the target of demons, who want to drink her blood, eat her flesh, or marry her in order to gain power. Kyo swears to defend her against other demons, but she believes he only wants to marry her for the power he’ll gain. However, after a series of attacks when he defends her, and a rival for her hand attacks Kyo, Misao starts to believe he may actually love her. The artwork grew stronger through the several chapters of this volume. A little blood and a little romantic tension made this a slightly dark high-school fantasy.