The serialization of the latest (and penultimate) volume of Billy Bat was recently completed, and boy does it make me look forward to the final volume, which will begin serialization in June. I can definitely say that I’ve enjoyed Billy Bat more than Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, and even though it sometimes felt like it was going nowhere, it’s fantastic to see so many pieces come together in the end – and to see some characters go to places you never imagined they’d end up going. Really can’t recommend this series enough.
Naoki Urasawa is my favorite mangaka, and his current series, Billy Bat – the story of a Mickey Mouse-like comic strip character that is more than it seems – has been a treat to follow. I hadn’t read any new chapters since earlier in the year, and just this week went and got caught up on what was published this year. If you haven’t already, do take the plunge. It’s as enjoyable if not more than Monster and 20th Century Boys.