Is Sabikui Bisco Based on a Manga or Light Novel and Is It Complete, Ongoing, or Finished?

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Akaboshi Bisco and Nekoyanagi Milo in Sabikui Bisco.
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Post-apocalyptic Japan sure is tough when the people and cities are affected by a disaster that caused rust to spread everywhere rapidly. Even the people themselves are getting covered in rust, and they are barely managing through with this disease.

However, in Sabikui Bisco, Akaboshi Bisco has the answer that can restore the country back to normal: mushrooms.

Sabikui Bisco or Rust-Eater Bisco follows Akaboshi Bisco — an archer, a Mushroom Keeper, and a wanted criminal. Using his arrows, he grows mushrooms everywhere, and due to these actions, the public considers him a criminal since it's believed that mushroom spores caused the Rusting.

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However, Bisco is actually helping get rid of the rust through the mushrooms. While on his journey, he ends up becoming partners with Nekoyanagi Milo, a doctor from the city. The two of them are on the search for the Sabikui (Rust-Eater) mushroom, known to consume all types of rust.

Sabikui Bisco is an anime series that premiered in January 2022. Studio OZ is handling the anime adaptation with Ikariya Atsushi as the series' director. Some fans would prefer to get ahead, or they just want to see the original source of the series — so is Sabikui Bisco a light novel or manga, and what's the status?

Is Sabikui Bisco Based on a Manga or Light Novel?

Nekoyanagi Milo and Akaboshi Bisco in Sabikui Bisco.
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Sabikui Bisco is a light novel series written by Cobkubo Shinji and illustrated by K Akagishi and mocha. The series was first released in March 2018 and published by ASCII Media Works, with Yen Press handling the English release. The anime is adapted from the light novel series.

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However, there's also a shonen manga adaptation published by Square Enix. The first part, illustrated by Takahashi Yusuke, ran from April 2019 to March 2021. The second part, illustrated by Natsuki So, began serialization in December 2021.

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Is the Sabikui Bisco Manga or Light Novel Complete or Ongoing?

Akaboshi Bisco in Sabikui Bisco.
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The Sabikui Bisco light novel series is still ongoing. As for the manga, the second part is also still ongoing.

Sabikui Bisco airs every Monday on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and other streaming platforms. You can check here for more information on where to watch Sabikui Bisco.