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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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Vol.17 Chapter 165: Very Last Final Wish
February 27, 2017
Vol.17 Chapter 164: Decision Time
February 27, 2017
Vol.17 Chapter 163: No Response From Survivors
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 162: Welcome to the Oasis
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 161: Take Up Your Pen
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 160: The Final Word
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 159: Extra Super Moon
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 158: A Ray of Light
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 157: The Time Has Come [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 156: Seeing is Seeing [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 155: The Mouth of Heresy [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 154: Let's Shoot the Real Thing
August 30, 2016
Vo.17 Chapter 153: The Man They've Called For
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 152: The Black Bat of Tibet [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 151: The Black Bat [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 150: A Fabricated Future
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 149: Kevin and Kevin on the Sands [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 148: Paper Billy [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 147: Farewell,Billy Bat [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 146: If I could Change My Life... [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 145: Slow and Steady Wins the Race [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 144: Seaside House [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 143: Castles Built of Sands [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 142: Final Wish [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 141: A Teacher of the Heart [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 140: Sympathizers [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 139: The Fated Day [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 138: The Liar's Truth
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 137: The Day He Met The Brt [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 136: Coming and going [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 135: Spotlight [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.17 Chapter 134: The Person I Wanted To Meet [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 133: A Certain Procedure [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 132: Fantasy's Demise [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 131: Destination [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 130: Joint Work [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 129: America's Enemy [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 128: Heart of Justice [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 127: Conditions for genuinity [2/8
August 30, 2016
Vol.16 Chapter 126: The next artist [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 125: Must Not Touch [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 124: Escape [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 123: Kiyoshi's Life [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 122: Redo [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 121: Prediction of Run [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 120: Last Numbers [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 119: Re-Energence [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.15 Chapter 118: Golden Boy [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 117: Last Scene [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 116: The Fate Of The World [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 115: Come In, Ivan [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 114: Ivan [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 113: Too Late [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 112: The Bat's Guidepost [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.14 Chapter 111: The Truth of the Beginning [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 110: Prologue [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 109: Final Chapter?
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 108: Depends on You
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 107: Stop
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 106: Talking Thing
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 105: Real and Fake, New and Old
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 104: Fake
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 103: Spotlight
August 30, 2016
Vol.13 Chapter 102: Adolf and Hitler
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 101: Moon Walking [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 100: Unfulfilled Dream [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 99: One Of The Three Great Urban Legends [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 98: Second Hands Good [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 97: Top Secret [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 96: Partner [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 95: The Whole Story [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.12 Chapter 94: Golden Bat (1/8)
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 93: A New Journey [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 92: The Scroll's Code[7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 91: Scroll [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 90: Incantation [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 89: I am a Mangaka [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 88: Wish to The Bat [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 87: Posthumous Work of The Future [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.11 Chapter 86: Serialization Suspended [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 85: Emperor of the New Country [8/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 84: The Truth About Gary [7/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 83: From The Future to The Past [6/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 82: From the Past to the Future [5/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 81: Connecticut Lullaby [4/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 80: Late Night Confession [3/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 79: Rule [2/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.10 Chapter 78: Serial Murder Case [1/8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 77: Demon on the Moon
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 76: All Holes
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 75: Abnormalities on a Moonlit Night
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 74: Doodle
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 73: Everything Continues
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 72: Various Lives
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 71: Time Travel and Infinite Earths
August 30, 2016
Vol.9 Chapter 70: Opposing Billies
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 69: Two Simpletons
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 68: I Am 8 Man
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 67: Beyond Point and Line...
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 66: Japan Travel Diary
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 65: Devivie
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 64: Cartoon's Destination
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 63: Coincidence
August 30, 2016
Vol.8 Chapter 62: Kevin And Kevin
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 61: The Real Truth
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 60: Half In A Dream
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 59: Successor
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 58: A Hot Autumn Day In Dallas
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 57: The President's Parade
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 56: The Final Rabbit
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 55: Go Your Own Way
August 30, 2016
Vol.7 Chapter 54: Something On The Moon
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 53: The Continuation Of A Dream
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 52: Something There Is About You
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 51: The Earth...
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 50: The Administrator of the Human Race
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 49: The Sought One
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 48: Hands Off Oswald
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 47: The Two Chucks
August 30, 2016
Vol.6 Chapter 46: One in Body and Sould
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 45: Replica
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 44: Sacrifice
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 43: A Hero's Decision
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 42: Dallas, Three Years Later
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 41: Deep South Dreams
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 40: Heat Of The Night
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 39: Fire In The Deep South
August 30, 2016
Vol.5 Chapter 38: The Return Of The Real One
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 37: The Decision at 20:10
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 36: An Annunciation To The "Simpleton"
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 35: An Oswald Dose Of Joy
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 34: A Continuation Of A Continuation
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 33: The Japanese Authentication
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 32: The Japanese Impression
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 31: To The West, To The East
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 30: Thus Spoke Oswald
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 29: Lee's Innards
August 30, 2016
Vol.4 Chapter 28: The Bat's Innards
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 27: The Scroll Of Momoichi [10]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 26: The Scroll Of Momoichi [9]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 25: The Scroll Of Momoichi [8]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 24: The Scroll Of Momoichi [7]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 23: The Scroll Of Momoichi [6]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 22: The Scroll Of Momoichi [5]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 21: The Scroll Of Momoichi [4]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 20: The Scroll Of Momoichi [3]
August 30, 2016
Vol.3 Chapter 19: The Scroll Of Momoichi [2]
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 18: The Scroll Of Momoichi [1]
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 17: After The Church
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 16: Before The Chapel
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 15: Father, Son Or Holy Ghost?
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 14: Shape Of The Lord
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 13: A Forced Destiny
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 12: A Myriad Of Suspects
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 11: A Continuation Of The Beginning
August 30, 2016
Vol.2 Chapter 10: A Continuation Of The End
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 9: Bat Boy's Great Adventure: Part 1
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 8: Signs
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 7: The Beginning Of A Labyrinth
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 6: Black or White?
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 5: A Run Over Corpse
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 4: The Bat And The Ancient Text
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 3: Bat Search
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 2: A Sincere Night
August 30, 2016
Vol.1 Chapter 1: Dreary Night Murders
August 30, 2016

Other Facts

PublishedOct 16, 2008 to Aug 18, 2016
SerializationMorning
Last UpdatedSeptember 15, 2017
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Other namesBILLY BAT