I wonder if Urasawa would do the Oswald murder, I mean the murder where Oswald died? Or is his job done just by saving Jackie?
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Does anyone have the raw version of chapter 62?
65 its out. finally back to japan!
I finished catching up on the translating to all the issues that are out (Up to chapter 70). Muda Scans should scanlate them soon.
Wow, it will be a nice batch of five chapters I guess, looking at the raws I must say though:
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Ah well the scan is out for chapter 65! Well I surely am glad I can make heads and tails out of the pictures now, well the main thing is that Urasawa wants to shift the same story over to Japan, clearly to make us think that Devivie is the one that killed the mayor. And the chapter had some funny moments with the mayor liking pro wrestling.
how many volumes do you guys think billy bat is going to end with? im guessing 15~17
Could be similar to Urasawa's other manga, something like that, 20 volumes for the whole series seems about right. In my opinion we are still far from the core story, a bit here and there but the big picture is yet to be shown to us, Urasawa can be misleading, Billy Bat is a bit different from his other works, he has to follow stuff like being historically accurate in certain things.
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68 Japanese raw.
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And chapter 66 is scanned now. Really cool developments I really wanted to fit the story in after I found the raws but could not make sense of what was going on, the outsider guy certainly will go to ridiculous measures to get Billy Land on that property, well this reminds me of some colonial inspirations for that land, certainly ties in well. And I love the interaction between Kevin and Jackie, they are perfect for each other, the chosen ones.
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Raws are up to chapter 70 now for a while. And rather interesting events took place, above all:
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Raws have reached the 72nd chapter~ And scans are catching up and are already at 70. Raws here.
Chapter 71 is out.
Methinks Billy Bat is just a rip-off of Reborn!'s future arc, the Bat is like Byakuran, destroying all parallel universes. Meh, not original.
As if anyone in their sane mind would borrow ideas from something as awful as Reborn.
I agree, it's why I'm disappointed. I want 20th Century Boys and Pluto's awesomeness to be back.
I reallly don't see what is the point with Billy Bat.
I am just disappointed with the current arc, I mean I really thought we were going to see 9/11 as the next arc, though I suppose the mangaka wanted to keep things moving in Kevin's times, I suspect we will see 9/11 and 2012 after this arc as Jackie clearly referenced them and so did the bat I think.
There are raws until chapter 75 at least (from the 77 published), and I really can't wait to see what's coming. I agree with Josef K., we have not yet reached the core plot, I think by now there just have been some bits here and there that would make sense around volume 12 or 13 at least (thinking we are around volume 9 now) and that It would last around 15-20 volumes in the end, since there are a lot of things to explain yet.
This last arc is being a bit slow paced, perhaps preparing carefully the scenario for the next arc developing some more on the present time (around the 2000's). I hope they don't last too much to reach there.
Well as much as I think it might be a drag, when discovering the mysteries of the Billy Bat universe the author must be as detailed as possible to untangle the web he has set up. I mean he sure is taking history to the core. But it was expected for us to learn more about Einstein and all. This is after all a conspiratorial manga. I suppose we will be getting even moon Landing stuff as it was seen that the bat is on the moon, quite the long way to go, but I think the Japan thing and the scroll plot are less interesting than the actual events and the characters like Oswald was.