Takatsu, known as a passionate trailblazer of online literature and transmedia storytelling, is an award-winning writer of literary fiction, Wattpad star and featured author of 20,000 followers, poet, philosopher, musician, designer, and guest speaker from Toronto.
In 2008, through coming-of-age story, Textnovel Reader’s Choice, Secondhand Memories (Sakura Publishing 2015), he pioneered the Japanese “cell phone novel” phenomenon in the English-speaking world. In 2014, his acclaimed dystopian magical realist novel, Espresso Love ranked #1 for Sci-Fi, won a Watty’s Award and reached 1 million reads. Inspiritus Press published his visionary avant-garde literary and art collection, Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams, in 2016, and he received the Babs Burggraf Award of $2500 for his short story “The Elephant Girl”.
He believes in inspiring others, speaking to the heart, awakening souls and helping build communities that shine and continues to coordinate community and innovation through Inspiritus Press, the Wattpad Literary Fiction Network, the Cell Phone Novel movement and social marketing initiatives. He is in uenced by Japanese entertainment, pop culture and names such as Murakami, Borges, Orwell, Ruth Ozeki, Yann Martel, DeLillo, Kafka, Raymond Carver, Graham Hancock, Baudrillard, Jung, McLuhan, Hegel, and others.