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Billy Bat

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
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art), Nagasaki, Takashi (Story)
Serialization: Morning


Score: 8.381 (scored by 5918 users)
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Ranked: #2542
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Popularity: #383
Members: 19,822
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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
Dec 13, 2018
TheJaceX (All reviews)
Running from 2008 to 2016, Billy Bat is the next mystery-thriller from Naoki Urasawa, though this time written in combination with Takashi Nagasaki. People discussing Urasawa usually tend to solely mention Monster, 20cb, and Pluto, giving Billy Bat a pass. Is this due to a lack of quality? Is it simply too new? Let’s Rock.

PLOT: We begin in 1949, comic artist Kevin Yamagata is semi-successful with his comic “Billy Bat” (which the first chapter and a half simply are). However an investigator looking into some soviet spies drops by his office. The investigator comments that he’s seen the Billy Bat character before as a manga read more
Dec 2, 2018
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
This manga was very suspenseful with a large host of interesting characters. It has a multitude of main characters, who may all begin their stories in different places or in different ways, but that have paths that come to intersect, even across generations. That's part of what makes this story so interesting, that it's being told at such a massive scale, but that it still seems to flow well and seem consistent, with characters coming up again and again in unexpected ways or places. The characters are also interesting, especially as it shows them in all sorts of circumstances as well as a at various points in their life, so it read more


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