Book Review: Toritan: Birds of a Feather Vol. 1 by Kotetsuko Yamamoto

Toritan: Birds of a Feather

Author: Kotetsuko Yamamoto
Series: Toritan, book 1
Publisher: Publisher (date)
Paperback, 226 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga


Birdsong starts sounding like a love song when bird whisperer Inusaki meets a crow that sounds oddly like a handsome young man he knows!

Inusaki can communicate with birds—and some of them are real jerks! Tired of the incessant chatter, he spends most of his day tuning them out. That is until the day he meets an intriguing and strangely handsome crow he just can’t get off his mind!

Inusaki, a detective and unwitting jack-of-all-trades for his neighborhood, has the unenviable ability to communicate with birds…and hates it. Yet when he runs into a crow that knows his name, he can’t help but befriend him, naming him “Kuro.” Later, when Inusaki seems to hear Kuro’s voice, he finds only the landlord’s son. Why do they sound so similar, and why can’t Inusaki stop blushing whenever Kuro the crow crosses his mind?!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is so cute, and also really weird. I do adore a love triangle with a mistaken identity element and only two actual parties in the triangle, haha. The art style is really cute, and I LOVE all the birds! The characters are so fun (again, LOVE the birds!!) and the chemistry between the characters is so great. I can’t wait to read the next volume!

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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