The story is a confused and amateurish retelling of Japanese creation myths, obviously influenced in tone and style by [author:Neil Gaiman}'s [book:The Sandman] series, but not incorporating its influences well. The proofreading is abominable.
And none of this matters because the art is gorgeous
. Murase's swirling lines and extravagant colors are less like manga or traditional comics than Art Deco, or Klimt; the layering of patterns and the design of shapes is just as beautiful as the flow of the lines.
The art, like the storytelling, wears its influences a little too obviously, but it's a first work; I am looking forward to see how Murase's style has matured and developed by [book:Me2].