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Billy Bat

Manga, vol.15+; Ch: 131+ (2008)

 

Information:

Genres: Drama, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Mystery, Police, Seinen
Tags: Hero of Strong Character, Historical, Manga & Doujinshi, Policeman, Present, Twisted Story, World Wars
Release Date: 16.10.2008 ‑ 18.08.2016
Studios: Kodansha Ltd.
Type: Manga (2008)
Volumes: 15+; Ch: 131+

Alternative names:

ビリーバット
It's 1949, and Kevin Yamagata is a Japanese-American comic book artist drawing the popular detective series "Billy Bat." When he learns he may have unconsciously copied the character from an image he saw 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.
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.

Production:

Naoki Urasawa (Story & Art),
Takashi Nagasaki (Story)

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