Billy Bat
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Billy Bat

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Japanese: BILLY BAT


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 165
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 16, 2008 to Aug 18, 2016
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Detective Detective, Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art), Nagasaki, Takashi (Story)


Score: 8.491 (scored by 1662016,620 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1532
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #247
Members: 63,320
Favorites: 2,166

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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /165


Japanese-American Kevin Yamagata now authors the renowned detective comic book "Billy Bat" after serving in the Allied Forces in World War II. But as his series becomes a massive hit, Kevin discovers that his famed character, Billy Bat, already existed before within a Japanese comic. Worried that he may have unconsciously copied something he saw during his time there, Kevin returns to Japan to find Billy Bat's original creator and seek permission for him to use their character. However, as he traces back Billy Bat's roots, he finds himself unraveling a dark and twisted history of murders that somehow involve the character he thought he created.

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Feb 5, 2024
É um ótimo mangá com um começo forte pra caralho e muito foda, mas que não mantém a complexidade consistente até o final do mangá. Então a história acabando desandando muito pro arco do Goodman, acho que o Goodman foi desenvolvido mas não o suficiente quanto o Yamagata. Tem alguns furos e inconsistências no roteiro, por exemplo, a questão politica de como as intuições governamentais se organizam (é bem amador). Além desses pontos, não tem nada a reclamar.
Um ponto muito legal são as questões sociais abordadas pela obra, o morcego ser um mistério, pena que broxaram um pouco isso porque os dialogos dele são bem ...
Jan 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings
So I won't waste your time and give it to you straight: Billy Bat is not for everyone. This manga's story structure is nigh impenetrable to the average reader(at least I hope I'm average), the story itself has loads of ups and downs and story threads that take forever to pay off. You'll also have to tackle at least a dozen different characters at any give time, and many of them will just be kind of...irrelevant. Additionally, you'll never be sticking with any one character for very long, and the lines between where one ark begins and another ends will be blurred for large portions ...
Jul 28, 2021
With the works of Urasawa that I’ve read, I can safely say I’m not a fan of his. To me it appears some of his works contain the same common ground of presentation—one slow, tedious, stretched-out slog of an endeavour—that I’m repulsed by. Billy Bat’s insidious nature too dictates improper planning and lack of direction.

There are some positives I can extract out of this manga. Billy Bat has a well-established premise that exudes intriguing mystery through a bizarre comic character. This peculiar entity maintains its mystique dimension throughout most of the manga. The manga is reliant on historical context that I find to be solid ...

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