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Twittering Birds Never Fly Manga Volume 1

4 star rating out of 5
6 Reviews
SKU: 9781569703274

Retail Price: $14.95

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About Twittering Birds Never Fly Manga Volume 1

Twittering Birds Never Fly Manga Volume 1 features story and art by Kou Yoneda.

The sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro, isn't the type to warm up to others easily. But when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his "hands-off" policy with subordinates. As Yashiro's invitations fail, the yakuza boss finds out his bodyguard has a very personal reason for staying at arm's length.


  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Themes: Yaoi
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Release Date: 2/9/2021
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

6 reviews

5 star rating out of 5

Absolutely Stunning

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I was so excited when I ordered this! I searched high and low for this volume and could only find it here (for a reasonable price.) When it arrived, it was in perfect condition. I am looking forward to re-reading Yoneda-sensei's masterpiece with a physical copy in my hands. The art is beautifully printed and the translation is wonderful. It is definitely a treasure. I am glad I was able to add this to my collection.

5 star rating out of 5

A classic back in print--grab it fast!


A modern, mature yaoi classic which has brought stratospheric prices for rare copies on Amazon. Now available again, but probably not for long. If you like yaoi with adult characters and adult themes, this is for you. Subtle, dark, complex, psychological, worth rereading....and owning. Grab the second volume while you are at it, and hope that the others get printed in English, too!

5 star rating out of 5



he needs some real love. go get him, doumeki.

2 star rating out of 5


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I had read good reviews for this book and had high hopes, but I don't really like any of the characters. This vol. is ridiculously overpriced considering its almost half the size of vol. 2.

5 star rating out of 5



This series is amazing, if a bit slow to release in English. The story is deep and captivating.

3 star rating out of 5

Great Series, Not So Great Re-print


A multi-faceted story set in the Japanese underworld, Twittering Birds Never Fly is one of the best BL series in the last decade. Since the first English edition was a menagerie of errors and awkward translation the 2nd edition of volume 1 does achieve better flow and natural English in dialogue. But, know it is still not without errors. What bothered me more is there is a noticeable difference in print quality, paper, and binding between the 1st and 2nd editions. Some pages look quite bad. The price for a print copy is not justified to me as a result. I’d recommend people purchase the English digital version and/or buy a different print edition. There are choices since the series has been released in several languages. My Japanese copies include better looking matte slipcovers, color pages, and nicer paper for instance.