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GONZO To Produce New TV Anime With Murata Range

by dtshyk
Sep 9, 2010 12:57 AM | 73 Comments
According to the letter to the stock holders, GONZO's new TV anime will be aired next year. Murata Range will design the original character concepts.

Murata's rough sketches displayed at Tokyo Anime Fair 2010
A book cover attached to the letter

Source: Letter from Gonzo

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supersonic124 said:
Leon-Gun said:
idlezeal said:
supersonic124 said:
who the hell is range murta? he sounds like a fag


I believe he is not much of a fag like you, though.
Don't feed the troll, it's pointless.

I'm not trolling I honestly never heard of the guy, and with a name like " Range" it seems like he's batting for the other team.

He's just a well known graphic artist. Think of him like a Norman Rockwell for anime.
http://www.safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=list&tags=range_murata
His work has inspired whole series before.... most notably Last Exile and Shangri-La.

Sep 12, 2010 12:47 AM by saka

Leon-Gun said:
idlezeal said:
supersonic124 said:
who the hell is range murta? he sounds like a fag


I believe he is not much of a fag like you, though.
Don't feed the troll, it's pointless.

I'm not trolling I honestly never heard of the guy, and with a name like " Range" it seems like he's batting for the other team.

Sep 11, 2010 10:07 PM by supersonic124

idlezeal said:
supersonic124 said:
who the hell is range murta? he sounds like a fag


I believe he is not much of a fag like you, though.
Don't feed the troll, it's pointless.

Sep 11, 2010 10:04 PM by Leon-Gun

supersonic124 said:
who the hell is range murta? he sounds like a fag


I believe he is not much of a fag like you, though.

Sep 11, 2010 9:28 PM by idlezeal

who the hell is range murta? he sounds like a fag

Sep 11, 2010 8:30 AM by supersonic124

Welcome to the NHK!
Seto no Hanayome
Gankutsuou

were all favorites of mine.

Here's to a good comeback of GONZO!

Sep 10, 2010 8:13 AM by locklockboy

Gonzo will never die!

Sep 10, 2010 8:01 AM by Sabinlerose

GONZO K.K.
March 31 2010
Total liability : 3.8 billion yen ( US$ = 45292200)

It goes to the hell at once when the bank deserts. @@

Sep 9, 2010 9:22 PM by siokan

well looks like they are the walking dead.....they do have some nice shows though....dont know about anything else

Sep 9, 2010 8:48 PM by kisami

Sep 9, 2010 8:33 PM by whiteday26

the gonzombie, hungry for brains.... *urrrglegrrrr.... brains!* .....finds range murata and assimilates him.... constantly searching for any unemployed staff that lags behind without a shotgun.

bring your torches and your chainsaws and let's have a good time. :D

on a serious note it might be interesting to see what they can produce. Murata's art design is spectacular and even if shows like Shangri La make little sense, they are still visually interesting. I'll be glad to see what Gonzo can push out in their dying breaths, since that is a good way to motivate a staff (to work those long sometimes unpaid hours that make an anime great).


AccipiterF1 said:
Gonzo doesn't need Range Murata's talents, it needs frickin writers!!!

...and this. ;)

Sep 9, 2010 8:27 PM by saka

Gonzo doesn't need Range Murata's talents, it needs frickin writers!!!

Sep 9, 2010 7:20 PM by AccipiterF1

dtshyk said:
Murata Range will design the original character concepts.


Well uhm, fuck.

Sep 9, 2010 6:20 PM by Detective

can't wait to see!

most of the anime they made between 2008-10 has been hit or miss

hopefully they'll make a good one this time

Sep 9, 2010 5:55 PM by Lordcrab86

Gonzo has produced top quality anime in the past. Maybe they can scrap together some of the old magic.

Sep 9, 2010 5:51 PM by 2Daggers

yay
they live

Sep 9, 2010 5:48 PM by kana-tan

This makes me very happy. I've always had a soft spot for Gonzo. I'm glad they're still producing, even if people are less than enthusiastic. It's all left to opinion, so I won't argue against those that don't like the studio.

But how awesome! Murata Range's designs are fantastic, and Last Exile is ranked as my #1 series, so I hope it goes well. Can't wait to see what happens.

Sep 9, 2010 5:32 PM by Sir_Inqed

TJR said:


The anime studios have to invite Murata for a project, not the other way around. Declining work from Gonzo won't magically grant him offers from other companies (if given the choice, he'd obviously work on as many productions as possible).

At any rate, he has a good relationship with the producers at Gonzo.


I know that those companies have to be the ones to offer him work in order for that to happen, did I imply that I didn't in my post?

I love Murata's artwork, and both Mad House and Production I.G have been producing some great, critically acclaimed works. I was just expressing my wish to have his talent utilized by those companies and my frustration that last time he worked for Gonzo, his talent was wasted on a work that was poorly received. But who knows, maybe Gonzo will surprise me and this new project will end up as good as Last EXILE.

Sep 9, 2010 4:42 PM by Hayatempest

Nothing can top Last Exile among GONZO works.

Still might gave this a try.

Sep 9, 2010 4:33 PM by idlezeal

I thought Gonzo was disband. I didn't like Shangri-La because it was really weird and boring. This new anime series better be good.

Sep 9, 2010 4:12 PM by Sealkid

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