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Genre: Drama, Historical, Mystery, Psychological
Serialized In: Weekly Morning
Scanlated By: Arienai
From the mangaka of 20th Century Boys and MonsterOriginally Posted by OneManga
Edited for info ~ Drmke
Now that 20th Century Boys has been over awhile, and Pluto is apparently drawing very close to its conclusion, it's only fitting that Urasawa has started up his next epic. We've all been waiting for this - or at least I have. No translations / scanlations / etc. have popped up yet but here are two great summary/review blog posts based on the first couple of chapters:
Thankfully the wait for this to be picked up won't be so bad, since I've been waiting until Pluto finishes to read it, so I actually have a whole (reportedly fantastic) Urasawa manga yet ahead of me. And then this. Score!
Last edited by Josef K.; November 07, 2011 at 02:40 PM.
I'm working on this with my group, I've already scanned in chapters 2 and 3. But, I can't find the magazines needed for chapters 1 & 4 ANYWHERE! It's most frustrating...
I will say that chapter 3 looks good and I've heard great things about chapter 4.
I heard that Billy Bat has been taking a break after chapter 4, is that right? Do anyone know when it will resume?
Chapter 5 should be out in the issue due out around about christmas time.
@Muddy; to be honest the more time that passes, the less optimistic I am of ever finding the chapters. I can't release chapters 2 & 3 without chapter 1. But, the magazines are impossible to find. It's not like I'm only looking for web raws I'm trying to pay money for the magazines, hell I'll even reward the person who finds the right issues with a bit of cash to keep.
There are links here :
Chapter one is very low quality but in my view, this shouldn't stop you from releasing the series, people are eager to discover the series, the quality of the scans won't matter much.
It wont matter but it should matter an Urasawa series deserves better than that! There is no way you can even put the text on those scans and make it readable. I wouldn't have bought the magazines if I was just gonna use the cam raws available online...
@Smithee; then i suggest you (if not done before) to contact Heiji sama, the raw hunter who made those LQ raws @RSF. I know he can provide MQ/HQ raws since he has done it before with Gantz and Berserk so at least, it's worth a try
This is random but well, I have a Morning subscription and I can scan the chapters once they're out if you want. I owe it to my friends who wants this series bad. And well, I did write one of the articles posted above so if you're interested, just contact me via my website. I don't check MH often so it might be pointless to leave a message here. Sorry.
*saw this link when I just got a trackback from my website soo... Alternately, thanks for plugging my article on Billy Bat!* <3
That would be awesome punkednoodle. I think 4 or 5 chapters are out already. If you scan them it would be a great help as I have already started translating the series with the crap raws.
First four chapters look awesome, I hope you eventually get your hands on 1st and 4th chapters, Smithee, this new series really deserves to be scanlated in good quality.
(yeah, I also got tricked by the first chapter, thinking "wth is Urasawa doing"; til I read chapter 2 :P)
Oh, I hope the scanlations come out soon, I'm sooo looking forward for this. Seems to be raher interesting.
This guy has recently posted a summary of Billy Bat chapter 5 on his blog.
On the same blog, many interesting stuffs about Naoki Urasawa can be found for fans who are interested. You will not regret having a look.
Last edited by 10104; January 26, 2009 at 08:34 AM.
Featured for January. You can't go wrong with this mangaka