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

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Akaboshi Bisco and Nekoyanagi Milo in Sabikui Bisco
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Some fans would prefer to get ahead, or they just want to see the original source of the series — so is Sabikui Bisco based on a light novel or manga, and what is its status?

In Sabikui Bisco, Rusty Wind has transformed Japan into a sandy wasteland. Consequently, Bisco Akaboshi embarks on a journey to find a cure.

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Sabikui Bisco: The Search Is On for a Legendary Mushroom

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 this disease.

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

Sabikui Bisco or Rust-Eater Bisco follows Bisco Akaboshi — 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.

Akaboshi Bisco in Sabikui Bisco.
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However, Bisco is actually helping get rid of the rust through the mushrooms.

Throughout his journey, he ends up becoming partners with Milo Nekoyanagi, 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 handled the anime adaptation with Ikariya Atsushi as the series director.

Meanwhile, the second season of the Sabikui Bisco anime has also been confirmed, but the release date is yet to be announced.

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 based on a light novel series written by Shinji Cobkubo and illustrated by K Akagishi and mocha.

The series was first released in March 2018 by ASCII Media Works, with Yen Press handling the English release.

The anime is adapted from the light novel series. 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, while the second part, illustrated by Natsuki So, began serialization in December 2021.

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


The Sabikui Bisco light novel's ninth volume was released on August 10, 2023, and came with an important announcement.

It has been confirmed that Sabikui Bisco Volume 10 will mark the end of the series. As for the manga, the second part concluded on October 28, 2022.

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