You might be aware that in Japanese kanji generally accepted as difficult to read are printed with tiny letters of hiragana next to them to signify what they read. This can be (mis)used so a reader is forced to read a certain kanji in an entirely new and different way, resulting in a sort of hybrid that gives off an entirely unique nuance.
The merit of his writing style is something that seems to be debated heavily even amongst fans in Japan, like whether his work is a Light Novel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_novel
or if it qualifies as more heavier fair.
Strictly from a critical standpoint it's safe to say he's given no recognition in an academic sense whatsoever. Think... I don't know either, H.P. Lovecraft.
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on June 25th, 2007, 7:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.
-----------------The body is a sword.
The blood is iron, the heart of glass.
Over countless battlefields undefeated.
Never once to flee,
And never once to be understood.
Atop the hill of swords she drinks the dregs of victory in her solitude.
Therefore her lifetime held no meaning,
and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure her body was a sword.