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Billy Bat

Billy Bat

Alternative Titles

Japanese: BILLY BAT

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 165
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 16, 2008 to Aug 18, 2016
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art), Nagasaki, Takashi (Story)
Serialization: Morning

Statistics

Score: 8.401 (scored by 3919 users)
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Ranked: #2202
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Popularity: #446
Members: 13,237
Favorites: 480
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Synopsis

The story is set in 1949 and follows Japanese-American comic book artist Kevin Yamagata as he draws the popular detective series "Billy Bat" for "Marble Comics." When he learns he may have unconsciously copied the character from an image he saw while serving in occupied Japan, he returns to Japan to get permission to use Billy Bat from its original creator. Upon arriving there, however, he becomes embroiled in a web of murder, cover-ups, and prophecy that all leads back to Billy Bat.

It is soon evident, however, that the truth of Billy Bat's nature is far larger than Kevin could ever guess, spanning millennia and across the world.

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Jan 23, 2017
HayaK (All reviews)
This is simply the best Manga i have ever read!

The Manga started pretty weird but we all know Naoki Urasawa. He is not just drawing Manga, his works are simply art with a way deeper meaning than it might appear at first glance.

Billy Bat is using historical information, known conspiracy theories and different aspects of life in a way.. it just simply blows your goddamn mind. I read his other works and many other seinen or just manga with deeper meaning but Billy Bat is just something else. And don't lemme start with the ending.

Give it a shot.
You might think it's weird or boring read more
Aug 27, 2016
Ayato_Kirishima (All reviews)
October 15, 2015 is the date for my beginning to read the series ~~> August 28 2016 is the final date of her

Beginning of the events began, motorbike, so I sat down for a period of time, I wonder, and I discuss with myself,

After the events in the ignition increased more and more, but recent quarters, the lack of enthusiasm and a bit boring.

It is also known from Naoki Oursaoa, always creates in his characters, but still I have the best character has their manufacture

It is from Munster (Martin).

For the end, as expected, always puts a strange endings, giving it to strangers, even when we read more
Feb 15, 2015
Touka (All reviews)
Preliminary
Billy Bat is an intricately woven mystery-thriller; it's a manga where twists and turns are around every corner and one which you will have to invest quite a bit of time into before any kind of revelation or payoff, but my is it gripping.

We begin with Kevin Yamagata; a Japanese-American cartoonist whose series Billy Bat - which follows the adventures of an anthropomorphic bat detective - is published by the reputable Marble Comics and adored throughout America. However, by chance Kevin learns of a manga which features a similar protagonist to his in Japan. Realising he may have unconsciously plagiarised the character whilst in Japan read more
Jun 11, 2010
Kikiko (All reviews)
Preliminary
When I heard Naoki Urasawa was making a new manga I was extremely excited. I am a massive fan of his works, so it was amazing when I first found out about Billy Bat.

The first couple of chapters I was a little confused by the comic in a manga idea and how we were introduced to the comic bofore the characters in the manga. Also when I first read it I was a little unsure whether it was actually a manga by Urasawa, because of the style the manga had begun. But all my doubts where removed when I we were finally introduced to the read more

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