BB: Time Killers Story & Art by Kazue Kato Review
From the publisher: “Explore fantastic realms of imagination in this stunning collection of short stories by Kazue Kato, creator of the smash-hit manga series Blue Exorcist! With Kato’s amazing and distinctive art leaping from the page, Time Killers includes her first work, Boku to Usagi (Me and the Rabbit), and features the stories and character designs that would become her breakthrough series, Blue Exorcist. Take off on a flight of fantasy with Time Killers!”
Time Killers is perhaps more fascinating in seeing an artist’s progression over time than it is as a book. The stories feel day and night different from one to the next. That is not to say they are bad individually it is just to say… I didn’t find an overarching theme or some connection between the stories. The stories themselves are gorgeously drawn and, more often than not, are compelling reads. Kato states in the back that it is meant to waste time (hence the name) so it succeeded in that respect.
I wish some of the stories had been longer as it would have been nice to see them in more detail. The book itself has a really high quality pages and the colour pages really bring Kato’s artwork to life. So in conclusion I would recommend this book to at the very least fans of Blue Exorcist and fans of Kato’s artwork. It makes an excellent companion work!