Murata, Range

Murata, Range

Given name: 蓮爾
Family name: 村田
Birthday: Oct 2, 1968
Member Favorites: 239
Real name: (村田 蓮爾 Murata Renji)

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Zodiac: Aquarius
Blood Type: AB

Renji "Range" Murata is a Japanese artist and designer, known for his unique style combining Art Deco and Japanese Anime elements. He is best known for his conceptual design work on Anime series Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6.

He began his career in the early 1990s doing design work for video games. He still continues to do some work in this area today, having recently done the character designs for the PlayStation 2 game Spy Fiction.

He has published more than a dozen books of his work, some of the most notable being Robot, Rule, and futurhythm. He is also voted "Best Artist of the Year" 2006 in the Seiun Award.

Range Murata selected an elite army of artists including Yoshitoshi ABe and Ugetsu Hakua to contribute to ROBOT Volume 1 and ongoing.
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GONZO To Produce New TV Anime With Murata Range ( 1 2 3 4 )
73 replies by saka »»
09-12-10, 12:47 AM
Adov | 09-08-14, 12:45 AM
Oh shi... He kinda looks like one of his characters.

Cabron | 03-30-14, 2:15 PM
Great character designs.

Sanjur0 | 03-06-14, 7:56 AM
So good

Burningblade | 11-07-13, 8:43 AM
what's up with all the russian fans?

marusamarento | 05-09-12, 3:31 PM
Whereas Yoshitoshi ABe blurs the line between cute and creepy with absolute symmetry, Murata Range's designs always seem imbued with a warmth and nostalgia, like something out of a picture book (though definitely with some 'anime' style). Considering the two character designers have quite a similar style, the feelings they evoke couldn't be more different.

Sanguis | 01-01-12, 11:47 AM
Absolutely love his art!

Freaky-Kami | 12-12-11, 1:08 AM
это получается он в россии что ли живёт теперь? оО
или инфа про жапанесское происхождение есть грамотный фэйк?

-HAE- | 11-21-11, 2:21 AM
Внезапно :D

TBSM | 11-05-11, 9:01 AM
This guy is a genuine genious, you just can't stop watching his work.

MaryTyu | 07-10-11, 9:46 AM
забавненько)) он лучший дизайнер персов и техники вааще рульный чувак))))

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