Writer/artist Takakazu Nagakubo combines intricate story-lines and interesting characters with subject matter researched with a thoroughness that would put most journalists to shame. The result is stories that are not only emotionally engaging, but intellectually stimulating. He also has a sense of humor which lends a unique personality to his works.
Nagakubo seems to write primarily for a teenage audience, and some of his works do get a little gory. They also can require a fairly high reading level (or a lot of patience), as can be seen just from the titles. But the stories are well worth the effort, and his works are highly recommended to more experienced or adventurous readers.