Murata, Tomoyasu

Murata, Tomoyasu

Given name: 朋泰
Family name: 村田
Birthday: Jul 4, 1974
Member Favorites: 15
Born in Japan.

In 2000 graduated from the General Design Course of Tokyo University of Art. Two years after that, he graduated from the Formative communication major of the graduate course of the General Design Course of Tokyo University of Art.


In 2002, he was awarded with Excellence Prize during the Hiroshima International Animation Festival for his "Scarlet Road" (朱の路). He received big attainment as the Hiroshima's jury very seldomly awards the Japanese.

He is known as an alternative Japanese animator whose works are different from common anime and mainly specializes in puppet movies.

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teusma00 | Jul 30, 2021 10:01 PM
Thanks for Michi dude, trully loved it, one of the most beautiful and unique experiences I’ve ever had with animation.

HerrDoktorCrolo | Jun 18, 2021 6:24 AM
Michi is beatiful, thank you.

Worthiness | Jun 10, 2021 11:40 PM
@deguy I tried submitting it but they won't accept

"Your submission for the anime: Ametsuchi has been denied by a moderator. Reason: This one doesn't meet the guidelines, as it lacks actual animation. Only small portions of the movie have any animation. About 1 minute out of 10 have animation."

deguy | Apr 26, 2021 1:08 AM
Just an FYI: Came across one of his works not in the MAL database and.. I'm not up to digging around to find the required information to submit a request to have it added... "Ametsuchi"

boybandz | Apr 16, 2021 1:20 PM
good shit

haydenluvsanime | Sep 20, 2020 5:48 AM
i camed awawawa

Marienkind | May 31, 2019 8:26 AM
Really enjoyed Nuance. Good job.

Wlad- | Aug 19, 2018 2:59 AM
at first i thought his stuff is kinda trash:

but after coming across both of these of his works, i am impressed:

it actually pains me to see how underrated and forgotten most of his works actually are :(

starshinesMonet | Feb 20, 2014 8:42 PM
Basic recommendation post here:

Tomoyasu Murata's "Michi (Road)" series are a particularly lovely example of modern day bunraku (puppetry) animation. I highly recommend them, especially Sora Iro Hana Iro (Sky Colour Flower Colour) and Indigo Road. Lovers of Kihachiro Kawamoto and/or Tadanari Okamoto will not want to miss out!

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