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University student and first award-winning pioneer English cell phone novelist in the West through textnovel.com Thank you for all the support! Wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys…=)

>>See Projects and Novels at the bottom of the page.


Current Projects:
- A dystopian sci-fi philosophical prose novel that reflects our world
Espresso Love
- A semi-autobiographical journey of a musician
Move「旅」
- An apocalyptic story
All's Well That Ends Well

- and of course most popular pioneer cell phone novel tale of young love
Secondhand Memories




Connect and keep updated!:

Main Site - http://takatsu.wordpress.com
Youtube - http://youtube.com/takanovel Subscribe!
Twitter- http://twitter.com/taka_chan
FB Page - http://facebook.com/secondhandmemories
FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/takatsumusic
Goodreads - http://goodreads.com/takatsu
DeviantArt - http://takadango.deviantart.com







About the Author


The award-winning pioneer of the cell phone novel movement and English Literature university student based in Toronto, Takatsu, has brought the Japanese cultural phenomenon to the English speaking world and organized the forefront of an online writing community for the past five years. Through “Secondhand Memories” (2009), he introduced the delicate fusion style of minimalistic poetry and sparse prose narration, youth culture and multimedia serialization technology to countless young aspiring writers around the globe. Takatsu and his work – which had won a Reader’s Choice award; surpassed 90,000 words, 50,000 views and accumulated thousands of readers; well documented in various places around the internet and media; placed as comprehension exercises in an English textbook in Japan – has become the most popular cell phone novel in the West. The finished first book of “Secondhand Memories” has been a much anticipated release by fans around the world for years, and will be published by Sakura Publishing in late 2014.

In the past five years, the cell phone novel phenomenon has evolved and matured, and the writer, passionate about philosophy, the human condition and the world around, continues to work on finishing fiction projects of greater depth and meaning such as “Move” (2013), a sentimental journey of a struggling musician, as well as “Espresso Love” (2014), a more recent and ambitious dystopian magical-realism prose novel which satirizes and challenges the socio-political system around. He is influenced by writers such as Haruki Murakami, Ernest Hemingway, Banana Yoshimoto, George Orwell, Cormac McCarthy and Raymond Carver.

“Amazing how well you implement the first-person point of view… Hackneyed and cliche, some have said, but there’s just something about good writers and first person novels. You are definitely in one of them. Your voice really comes through. Some people will disagree and say, ‘Well of course. He’s writing in first person. It’s suppose to engage you in such a way.’ But I would have to say that not all first-person novels come through as clean as yours does. Simply amazing.” comments Diogenes Marx, a literary critic on Textnovel.

“An interesting ‘vapoury’ style that seems to hover off world at times. …atmosphere and dialogue are strong…shows assurance and poise. Also very promising in suggestions. …Author’s intent to invoke/evoke mystery is very effective…haunting and strange (which is good); intelligence present on page…some sense of terror in the core here… You’re on to something different, striking.” – B.W. Powe, Associate Professor, Dept of English, York University and author of A Tremendous Canada of Light, A Climate Charged, Outage, The Unsaid Passing, and Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy



The CELL PHONE NOVEL is a literary style, genre, movement, fusing a short poetic format (approx. 100 word pages) with prose narration, originating from Japan, now in the West for the past 5 years. textnovel.com

Info about cell phone novels on
textnovel.com/keitai
facebook.com/cellphonenovel

Intro to Cell Phone Novels Interview/Documentary is here!

Intro to Cell Phone Novels Documentary and Interview. All the info you need about what cell phone novels are, the history of where it comes from and how it started in North America, English cell phone novel literature style, Secondhand Memories, Textnovel, eMobo and more!

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE this compiled comprehensive source of cell phone novel knowledge and guidance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIGTcth-kZ4





TAKATSU AS A MUSICIAN---------------------------

Takatsu who enjoys writing j-pop, pop rock / pop punk and acoustic music in Japanese and English, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. With his heart left in Japan, he aspires to return to Tokyo one day.

He believes that music can change the world, one tune at a time. Music has always inspired him and he believes it is truly something that transcends all languages, becoming the language of the heart and soul. Having been inspired by music, he wishes to do the same for others.

In 2011, after the tsunami in Japan as a way to send a message of encouragement and hope to his friends and family and all who were affected by the disaster he wrote his first Japanese language song 明日の夢 or Ashita no Yume which means Tomorrow’s Dream. The following year he decided to fully produce the song and expand its influence to be shared amongst all who pursue dreams. Shortly after it sparked the creation of his first album, the Aozora EP officially released on March 29th, 2012. Since then, because of online fans around the globe, the EP has reached cities all over the world as well as passed on in person in Tokyo to artists and top producers from Sony Music Japan.

Check out the home portal page takatsu.tk with access to Youtube, ReverbNation, Bandcamp and more
Favorite Author(s)
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murakami haruki, yoshimoto banana, don delillo, ernest hemingway, jk rowling, t.s. eliot, william carlos williams, basho, chiyo, haiku poets, various japanese cell phone novelists
Favorite Book(s):
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the wind up bird chronicle, kafka on the shore, sputnik sweetheart, wild sheep chase, the lake, moshimo kimi ga, goodbye tsugumi, norwegian wood, finnegan's wake, waiting for godot, the trial, harry potter, number9dream, angels & demons, hana kimi, hellsing, honey & clover, tsubasa, one piece, many other assorted selections
Stories on Textnovel by this Author
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Secondhand Memories 「むかしのおもいで」   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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** FIRST & MOST POPULAR AWARD-WINNING CELL PHONE NOVEL IN NORTH AMERICA! ** BOOK TWO IN PROGRESS!! BOOK ONE COMPLETE AND EDITING! Summer meant no cares in the world. Summer meant happiness. ...More
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All about the cell phone novel movement in North America, where it started, what it truly is, what defines a cell phone novel and what is in store for the future. From takatsu, first cell phone ...More
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Espresso Love: A Novel   DYSTOPIAN
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COMPLETE [ Dystopian / Philosophical / Magical-Realism / Literary / Romance ] An Individual vs System novel: an ambitious full prose narrative in a mind-blowing provocative journey set in Tokyo ...More
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Sekai no owari. The end of the world. The story of the apocalypse through a Japanese high school student's eyes. The final days are counting down. A story of what's truly important in life and how ...More
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Move「旅」(A Journey of Music)   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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[ Semi-Autobiography / Philosophical / Slice of Life ] The life of a struggling musician in a cruel world with no room for dreams. // I realized I had to come to terms with some of the things ...More
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Wish Upon A Call   YOUNG ADULT
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「 Thanks for all the support! 」 A story of phone conversations between an ordinary university ...More
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The Fringe of District 24 「二十四丁目の周辺」   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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[Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Philosophical] - Big Developments ~ What lies outside of The Fringe? No one has ever made it to the edge of the "World" - or made it back to tell the story. For ...More
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Secondhand Memories - the Extras Collection   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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From the Author of award-winning Secondhand Memories comes the Extras and Behind the Scenes! These are spin-off chapters that feature the same characters in random scenarios. Other writings include ...More
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A Well Lighted Place   POETRY
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A collection of poetry. A view of the world. My first stab at something like this. Poetry of all sorts. Just whatever is off the top of my head! Inspired by all the poetry we've been ...More
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Valermos   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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[ First stab at a Fantasy/Sci-fi Cell phone novel saga :D ] Everything eventually comes to an end. Caught between the crossfire of "Heaven" and "Hell", the world's final days are near. The final stand ...More
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Multicoloured Syndrome   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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[An-Anything-Goes Cell Phone Novel] A weird colorful world of eccentric random fun where our worst nightmares and our most bizarre daydreams come true.. Story of a life painted over in an array of ...More
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When The Storm Ends   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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From the award-winning first cell phone novelist of North America comes a dark novel of life and death. [ Under the night sky, some operate in the shadows. Never seeing the sunlight. But even ...More
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A Journey on the Bus & Selected Writings   OTHER
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Selected Writings, mostly inspired from twitter posts, which serves as my stream of consciousness container. First writing: a journey on the bus. Perhaps, there is more to a bus ride than what it ...More
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Itsumo Arigatou   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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An experimental INSTAGRAM NOVEL (InstaNovel), a tale told in pictures and words, comes to you from takatsu, award-winning pioneer cell phone novelist. Follow updates on Instagram (or here for slower ...More
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流れ星の夜   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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[ Romance / Slice of Life / Sci-fi ] *Theme Song + Japanese Lesson added* Japanese ケータイ小説 ...More
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Secondhand Memories: Book Two   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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** FIRST & MOST POPULAR AWARD-WINNING CELL PHONE NOVEL IN NORTH AMERICA! ** BOOK TWO IN PROGRESS!! BOOK ONE COMPLETE AND EDITING! Summer meant no cares in the world. Summer meant happiness. ...More
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「あの流れ星の夜」 The Evening of Shooting Stars   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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[ Romance / Underworld / Philosophical ] (A venture into the sex, drugs, alcohol genre) Do you remember that midsummer's night sky? I can't forget about you. Even now, when everything has ...More
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Harbringer's Child   FANTASY
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[ High Fantasy / Adventure / Action ] Two hundred years have passed since the defeat of the Necromancer Lich King and his accursed Kryssalic Empire. However darkness stirs afoot from the roots of the ...More
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Deliciously Colorful Bag of Crumbs (Collection of Shorts)   CELL PHONE NOVEL
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The most eccentric strangest surrealistic grammatically incorrect stories put into a blender and left in a bag to rot before making its away onto TN for your reading pleasure. No this isn't how I ...More
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Memoir of the Sky   FANTASY
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[ Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Poetic Prose ] Beneath the wings of airborne city sanctum, Marias Key, all seemed tranquil and unperturbed by the rumors of war brewing the distant lands. Yet, doom is closer ...More
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The Emoticon Novel Movement   HUMOR
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Another New Revolutionary Form of Storytelling from Takatsu. "Ingenious way of communication, surely the next big thing to hit literature." - New York Times ...More
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Message Board   OTHER
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Just making a makeshift message board for Textnovel for fun, please post comments on the story (not chapter), you can talk and chat about anything. Promotions are allowed but keep it to a minimum, ...More
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The Elephant Girl and Other Short Stories   LITERARY
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A collection of thoughtful and enigmatic literary short stories by Takatsu dealing with themes of the self and identity, life, death, the world around, moving between metaphysical abstract mysticism ...More
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Takatsu's compilation of his personal philosophies, and a school of thought he will dub "Transcendence". ...More
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