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

Other Facts

PublishedOct 16, 2008 to Aug 18, 2016
SerializationMorning
Last UpdatedJune 5, 2017
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
Other namesBILLY BAT