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Offline NeeNee

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 08:10:29 PM »
Well, it seems to me that it isn't expensive. It is 10€ and normal mangas I buy from bookdepo are 6-8€. If I buy the same manga from book stores here on Finland, they are far more expensive (over 10€ - Finland is an expensive country...). Translated manga are 5,50€ here, but they are made of cheaper paper and all so I buy them only out of necessity.

It's expensive in comparison. The normal volumes are €7 and this one is €11. That's over 50% more.

Of course the price will be higher in a normal shop, but that doesn't negate the difference.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2014, 07:47:01 AM »
^oh yeah, that way thought it is more expensive. but I see it like 11€-7€=4€ difference and I can't buy anything useful with that 4€ here.... Finland's way too expensive country >____<


Yeah, you know that's something I never understood, why the Spanish versions of manga volumes have the colour page sin black and white....

Well, we too. In all mangas even they were popular. It ruins the quality of volume and the beautiful colour art... Plus the pages are bad quality too...

But luckily IVREA came this year and now they published some coloured manga. I wish they would pick AnE to publish because their current series aren't interesting~
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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2014, 04:32:39 PM »
The Ao no Exorcist volumes I bought are from IVREA and have the colour to black&white problem, too.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2014, 01:59:08 PM »
My copy of Time Killers just arrived!! :D

It's gigantic! Wtf? :o The French version was regular size (which is even smaller than normal English manga), but this one is huge!

I'll read it when I come back from class.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2014, 07:17:41 PM »
They made it larger? Huh didn't expect that
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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2014, 03:34:42 PM »
I totally forgot about Time Killers! Time to go shopping. The size is only a plus in my book.

Offline Hikari Kirameku

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 05:00:21 PM »
I picked up the English version yesterday. Didn't take me very long to get through. Found out why it was more expensive. Besides the color pages, they used the good paper for ALL the pages. Plus, it's a little bigger than a standard-sized manga. Still, I thought $15 was reasonable for it (manga's always a bit pricy here anyways).

The one thing that threw me off a little was that in "The Miyama-Uguisu Mansion Incident" story, VIZ changed Night's name to Noctis in their version. Not sure why. Guess it sounded cooler? Both words mean the same thing, so I guess it doesn't matter much.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 10:57:43 PM »
It's a pretty decent read all in all! It's really interesting to see the development of Kato's art, and also her story writing style which has grown a lot more sophisticated. I loved the rabbit people story though, and the sea monster story is beautiful!

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2014, 12:59:01 AM »
The rabbit people story was great. Personally, I liked all of the longer oneshots. But everything had such unique and fantastic imagery. I really like her worlds. I'm also surprised there's a total lack of rabbits (except for Takara's puppet) in Blue Exorcist.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2014, 03:32:13 AM »
I really liked some of the really short ones with mostly narration and not much dialogue. I feel like Chapter 42 kind of inherited that storytelling style.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2014, 04:17:14 AM »
Everyone's getting Time Killers and I'm still waiting for mine to arrive *cries*
Well, at least from what everyone's saying I think I will definitely enjoy it when it comes in!

Noctis sounds cooler but I like Night more, personally ouo
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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2014, 12:07:10 PM »
@Moon, at least you know you will eventually get a copy of it.
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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2014, 08:07:48 AM »
Just got my copy a few days ago! I really like seeing Kato's art develop as well as her writing. Other than the mansion incident chapter I think my favorite would be Tomato. Astronerd was fun to read, the main character looks just like Yukio without the moles and they have similar characters. Although Yushio in astronerd is much more dorky!

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2014, 07:50:09 PM »
Just got my copy a few days ago! I really like seeing Kato's art develop as well as her writing. Other than the mansion incident chapter I think my favorite would be Tomato. Astronerd was fun to read, the main character looks just like Yukio without the moles and they have similar characters. Although Yushio in astronerd is much more dorky!
He does, doesn't he look like him? lol.

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Re: Time Killers
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2015, 02:58:22 AM »
So, it's on sale on Viz for CyberMonday as an online manga volume for $4.99.

Thoughts on the first oneshot (The Rabbit & Me):
- Kazue really really really likes the Self-made Orphan trope. Snicker.
- She likes the name Toudou. (The character also had bushy eyebrows. Hehe.)
- Okay, that name is officially poisoned to me. Each time I see it I'm like "TOUDOU D:!"
- One of her characters looks like a chubby younger version of Shiro.
- I didn't think I needed that in my life, but I was wrong.
- Kazue, I knew there was a reason I liked you. She is so good at dilemmas over killing.
- But the "I don't need friends" bitchfests are a wee bit overdone.
- She's always had a gift for ramping up tension.
- Eh, quick wrap-up. That's something Kazue's still working on.

Reading through next Time Killer chapter:
- Kazue trope #5: Food food food.
- All I know is they love tomatoes
- Kazue trope #4: Hired help through mysterious organizations. Need a bodyguard? Go to the Bodyguard (tm). Need an exorcist? Go to the Order (tm).
- Kazue loves her some rabbits.
- Kazue trope #6: Fantasical racism, choo choo!
- Heehee “Monthly Bodyguard”
- I admit, I kinda miss Kazue’s old environmental allegories. I wonder if they’ll come back? The Illuminati represents give-no-shit-mine-it-out mentality, but the Order also has that.
- Aw the little chickens
- Kazue trope #1: Brotastic relationships.

Warrior born of the Red Earth: That… was surprisingly good for a five page oneshot. The colors, the old American west… darn I haven’t seen something like this for a while. Also, all Native American cast. I almost wish this was a separate series, because things like this are rare.

Usaboy: I wonder if the blue-zappy eyes stuff was originally inspired by Superman.

A guide to princess clothes: So I needed a knight having a nosebleed in my life. Kazue’s gotten better at skin shading.

Highway of life: Eh, kinda disconnected, relationship between old man and girl is disturbing, but wow Kazue does “beaten to death” very well.

Nirai: This one is gorgeous, one of the best takes on mermaid stories, although the drowning scene is verrrry familiar.

Master and I: It’s a talking bowl. A TALKING BOWL. Granted, this is a glorious oneshot. It’s like, dedicated to all those loser guys in life who go crazy with greed. Y’know, we need an antagonist that’s plainly a greedy bastard in AoEx…

A Maiden’s Prayer: Kinda a Scandinavian fairy tale. Really cute.

Hoshiota:
- Great, now that I’m very invested in Yukio’s character arc, seeing his doppelganger is rather offputting.
- But it’s more offputting that I find myself yet again identifying way too fricking much with him. As a massive nerd and someone who’s done astronomy since I was… 6?
- Although, how fucking dickish is it to harass a guy for looking at stars? What douchecanoes!
- “Boy nerds freak me out! I wanna break their glasses!” 0_0 WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. THAT IS SO AWFUL AND MEAN.
- THOSE. ARE. THE. CUTEST ALIENS I HAVE EVER SEEN
- SPACE PICTURE BOOK BUREAU.
- “Fairly and randomly select” BGHTTT
- THE SPACE CODE.
- THE FUCKING SPACE CODE.
- Obligatory NASA mention.
- …
- kazue.
- METEORS AND COMETS ARE NOT THE SAME CLASS.
- A METEOR SWARM DOES NOT INCLUDE COMETS.
- AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH
- Hello again, humans-fuck-up-everything trope!
- GAHAHA OH THE METEOR TARGETING
- NGPHHHH.
- “He’s making a pinhole camera to observe the eclipse.” *”cries softly into pillow*
- HEY IT’S KONEKO’S SPEECH FROM CHAPTER 60-SOMETHING
- Anyone who does answer why you were born will get a medal of honor? Snicker
- This has a bit of a Douglas Adams feel.
- GO GO SUPER GEEK
- “Fools don’t change unless they die” *screams into pillow with flashbacks of chapter 73*
- This is so delightfully over the top I LOVE IT.
- “Let’s start the astroclub again” AAAWWWWWWWWWWW
- I’m certain Comet Freeman is a reference to Half Life.
- “Fools don’t change”. And so the groundwork was laid for the highstrung selfloathing guy we know today.

Kazue’s author notes are very revealing. Admittedly, I really would like her to bring some of her originality to the current manga. Although she seems to have figured out that she finally has a chance to write stuff she likes, such as public bath scenes and visiting the Grand Canyon.
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