Katsurou Shimizu
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Joined 10-16-02, id: 281187, Profile Updated: 05-25-16
Author has written 4 stories for General, and Manga.

Age: 26

Writing style: Minimalist, Jerkyll and Hyde in terms of mood.

An avid fan of the simile, metaphor and their neighbours.

I also don't plan. Outlines and me don't mix very well. Seriously, I have tried before, and the resulting process felt like writing a rigidly planned thesis. But still, that doesn't mean that the plot itself would be a total carcrash. I for one wouldn't have it at all, and would try my very best to steer it away from any potential disasters. Should I fail, I'll send a SOS to my characters. They respond to my call.

Usually.


Current projects

Ghost Gunslinger

Quirky narration, manga-style humor, drama in the Key tradition. My crackorama opus which I really should be finishing soon. Cover art is credited to Jax Creation.

  • First Arc - Gerardine (Chapters 1 - 11: Completed)
  • Second Arc - Hell (Chapters 12 - 20: Completed)
  • Final Arc - Judge (Chapters 21 - ?: In Progress)
  • Accolades received:

    Winner of the 'Supernatural' and 'Comedy' category in 2013 Manga awards.

    Winner of the 'Drama' category in the 2014 Manga awards.


    Finished Works

    The Observor

    A literary piece penned years ago. Details the reflection of a down-and-out novelist recovering his inspiration after going on a bus ride and a journey into his own mind.

    Unfinished AKA RPG

    My maiden foray into the comedy genre. Being hammered out over a span of 18 days, it is a rushed mess of things that I randomly threw in to have fun. Still, I like to thank this piece for rekindling my love for the craft. I like to think that it's a decent enough read too. Cover art is credited to Jax Creation.

    Imaginarium

    A one shot (now expanded to a collection). A semi-autobiography. A confession letter. A love story. Mono no aware.


    All works are Copyrighted by Katsurou Shimizu; id: 281187

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    Soul Anomaly by cud-b-better reviews
    Yuichi Shiro is a foolish, narcissistic, and oblivious teenage boy. After a sudden incident his once ordinary life goes through great changes. How will the optimistic self proclaimed genius handle the life he will lead from now on? As well as handle the new acquaintances and enemies it brings with it. Let the story of action, life, romance and stupidity begin.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 83 - Words: 237,354 - Reviews: 896 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 12/9 - Published: 10/25/2012
    The Creatress is Human Too by Fatima's Labyrinth reviews
    This story is not for the immature. I repeat, this story is not for children. This is for those who want to delve into the ugliness of the world, and that of human nature. If you are brave enough, then please do read on.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,890 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2016 - Complete
    ROSE by Y. S. Wong reviews
    As long as the throne to the Grand British Empire remains empty, the peaceful world that Azure Dunbarton once wished for will never exist. He now embarks to change the world by placing the rightful heir, Tsukiko Amherst, in power. But that will not be easy with the arrival of the mysterious Rose Prince, and the looming threat of war with the Greater German Empire. Sequel to ORCHID.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 77,251 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/8/2016 - Published: 10/3/2014
    Bounty x Hunter by Jax Creation reviews
    When so-called Master Thief Roland is captured by the Crossroads Bounty Hunter, he expects to end up in a cell. Fortunately for him, Eliah has no intention of cashing in on his bounty; the Realms of Kyria are in danger and Roland's going to help - even if he has to be chained up and dragged. [Rewrite available on WattPad as "Crossroads"]
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,906 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12/4/2015 - Published: 10/16/2012
    Elemental Warriors: Volume One by cmaej reviews
    A pack of 6 half-breed warriors set out on various missions to keep the peace between humans and inukonjous, canine-like spiritual beings whose existence maintains the earth's six elements. Each mission leads the friends closer to uncovering a sinister plot to overthrow the Divine One, the all-powerful queen of the inukonjous.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 36 - Words: 109,313 - Reviews: 394 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/15/2015 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Complete
    BladeArc by Louis-sama reviews
    "Alright, how should I start this? Well, it began when I heard a voice calling upon me. Then I was transported into a fantasy world where I met a tsundere elf girl named Ennis Heartstring. Can't believe it? Why don't you read this? After all, this is my story, the story of Yuuto Kobayashi." CHAPTER 43: INTO YGGDRASIL
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 43 - Words: 201,878 - Reviews: 372 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 3/29/2015 - Published: 5/1/2012
    Six Thorns in Sanity and a Rose by Daniel Kozaki reviews
    These aren't your usual stories. These aren't supposed to be pleasant stories. These are thorns to make you question the very reality that you're standing on. After six fragments, six worlds, six vastly different settings, six victims of fate, the Thorn Sorceress discovers that a loose thread snakes through. (A collection of short stories with a twist, used to be named Miscellanea)
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,098 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/17/2015 - Published: 5/13/2014
    Bitter Star of the Sea by Fatima's Labyrinth reviews
    This is our catharsis. Yours, and mine. Below the vastness of the sea that was the sky, and the star-shaped sun that illuminated but gave no heat. These are the feelings that will remain the same— forever.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,410 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/25/2014 - Complete
    ORCHID by Y. S. Wong reviews
    Azure Dunbarton cherishes his peaceful life. When the terrorist organization R.A.I.N. and a mysterious girl named Tsukiko appear on the same day, Azure is caught in the struggle for the fate of the Grand British Empire. As Azure fights, will his peaceful life crumble as well?
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 64 - Words: 138,872 - Reviews: 703 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Complete
    Styran Steeler by Kazulous reviews
    James Liber attends his detective uncle's funeral on the same day a strange little package arrives at his front door, supposedly sent to him by the dead man himself. Curious about its content, James opens the box, and inside is a single instruction that sends him on a race against time involving magic, federal police, underground crime and Digital City's future.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,484 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/4/2014 - Published: 12/30/2013
    ORCHID: The Scandinavian Interlude by Y. S. Wong reviews
    Exiled from the Grand British Empire, Azure Dunbarton faces this new trial alone. Cut off from his friends, forsaken by his own country, and with everything dear to him lost, Azure must find a new reason to fight. The path to renewal will not be easy, but with the help of a new friend, Azure will find newfound purpose in exile.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,616 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/1/2014
    Poppyland by Y. S. Wong reviews
    Whenever Selwyn Rutherford closes his eyes, he sees the same image. A field of red poppies, swaying in the wind. Finding that place is the key to finding the Immortals, who hold the knowledge of immortality. But first he must fulfill his contract with the vampire Edelweiss, whose hidden memories may be the key to everything.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,416 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/3/2014 - Published: 2/4/2014
    Touch by Jax Creation reviews
    Evelyn White was born with a gift—or rather, a curse: when she touches someone she sees when and how that person will die. Unfortunately, her meddling has been screwing up the Shinigami Zephyrus's reaping schedule. To do his job in peace, he'll have to convince her to stop saving people, and he's not going back to the Spirit Plane until he does. [Rewrite available on WattPad]
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,178 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 10/6/2012
    The Girl in the Mirror by Princess Asaria reviews
    Akari has been raised by her aunt ever since her mother died on the day she turned four. Striving to break out of her gorgeous younger cousin's shadows, she started working as a errand girl for a large talent agency. There she meets a young successful actor with a tragic past, and experiences the new thrill for acting that might just bring her to the top.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,725 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/20/2014 - Published: 2/20/2013
    Electricity by Jax Creation reviews
    Dragged into attending a group date by his rambunctious best friend, Hiroyuki Kazuo wakes up the next morning with a killer hangover and a gorgeous, naked woman sleeping in bed with him. Of course, it would probably help if he knew who the hell she was and how they ended up there. But unfortunately for him, sometimes ignorance is bliss.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,765 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/4/2014 - Published: 5/1/2013
    Beast Parade by Razorine reviews
    In a world where mankind and beasts fight for their survival, the Godhowl could be the only thing to create peace. Talon embarks on a quest to retrieve its three pieces before the second Beast Human War happens. Accompanying him is Amrose, an unhealthy conjurer who constantly annoys him. [Adventure, Awesome Beasts, Humor, Challenges, all the tidbits!]
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,226 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/23/2013 - Published: 11/5/2013
    FAITH-C (FAITH - Classic) (2012) by Fatima's Labyrinth reviews
    It was these things that Nicholas Shinkou had always wanted. Adventure. Battling demons. Swords. A carbon-copy Dimension separate from what everyone knows. An older sister (kinda) who's rather rowdy. A cute girlfriend (not that he's getting one). But! Along with these things is responsibility. Will he be able to protect himself, and those he cherish?
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 235,734 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/4/2013 - Complete
    Night Life by John Quinn reviews
    The light of the Sun, the giver of life it was known to be. But, one day its light turned murderous, taking the lives of those who fell under its glow without a hint of mercy. People turned to the dark in desperation and have lived there ever since. One thousand years after the light turned cruel is where this tale begins. Of two people and those they meet.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,285 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 1/29/2013
    A Reluctant Master by Unweighted Book Author reviews
    In a world where Artifacts - strange items with mystical powers - toy with the lives of humans, Kurogami Shinya acts as an unofficial problem-solver on behalf of his father. This story begins when he discovers a strange girl in a maid outfit on his doorstep, and documents the various Artifact-induced incidents that he just can't get away from.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 59,764 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 12/8/2012
    Our Sky's Broken Stars by Princess Asaria reviews
    They call her The Lilith. She's the cold blooded murderer, the master thief, and the loyal servant of the King of Capricorn...or so they say. But is that really how the story goes? Maybe she's just a child, being held captive in the darkness, being forced to slaughter. Perhaps one day, she'll stand up and take back what is rightfully hers. Her right to feel, and love...and live.
    Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,136 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/24/2013 - Published: 4/7/2013
    DZ! by Kisho reviews
    Miki Emiko is so bored with life! - So, it's sort of an answer to her prayers, when she finds out she's the one, eligible to enter the DZ, an amazing realm like nothing before! It's a brand new life packed with new adventure every day!
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 67 - Words: 74,261 - Reviews: 710 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 5/25/2013 - Published: 2/4/2012
    Fried Noodles by Benedict A.86 reviews
    An Ode, to the antagonistic and crippling force known as 'Writers' Block'.
    Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/2/2013
    Gracie by professional griefer reviews
    They only talk at sunsets and funerals.
    Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,650 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Complete
    Soul Sold on eBay by Charming Dice reviews
    An interesting story someone told me, put into poetry form. Gotta love it when people sell their souls, right?
    Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/15/2008 - Complete
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    Imaginarium reviews
    This is a city where imagination is regarded as sin. This is a city which is populated by robotic humans. This is a city where two people meet and recreate a magic long thought lost. A collection of one-shot stories on love and mono no aware.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,715 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/9/2016 - Published: 4/14/2016
    Ghost Gunslinger reviews
    Kenichi couldn't seem to catch a break. The soup lady refused him a free-pass to nirvana, his best and only friend was a poltergeist who loved rubber ducks, and worst of all, he possessed no memories of his living past. So, what's the deal about him becoming the ghost gunslinger, with an amateur girl exorcist as company? (Final Arc: Judge)
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 26 - Words: 76,904 - Reviews: 413 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 3/29/2015 - Published: 1/11/2013
    Unfinished AKA (And Kick-Ass) RPG reviews
    What happens when you cross a gambling genie and a procrastinating programmer? A journey through the latter's uncompleted game itself! Featuring a bumbling hero, his magical girl sidekick, a dark lord intent on juggling his soldiers, and his violently abusive maid. Gender Bender Alert.
    Fiction: Manga - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 33,198 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/17/2013 - Published: 10/5/2012 - Complete
    The Observor reviews
    A down-and-out novelist goes on a bus ride and witnesses a couple of incidents that inspire him once more.
    Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,749 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/13/2010 - Complete