Range Murata

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Range Murata
Range Murata 20080601 Epitanime 7.jpg
Autograph session with Range Murata at Epitanime 2008 (Paris, France).
Born (1968-10-02) October 2, 1968 (age 46)
Osaka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Artist, designer
Known for Last Exile
Blue Submarine No. 6

Renji "Range" Murata (村田 蓮爾 Murata Renji?, born October 2, 1968 in Osaka) 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 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.

Works[edit]

Illustration by Range Murata

Anime[edit]

Video games[edit]

Printed works[edit]

  • Artbooks
    • Like a Balance Life
    • futurhythm
    • Form|Code
    • robot
  • Doujinshi
    • Racten

Other works[edit]

Murata has been designing figures based on his printed art since at least 2007. These figures appear to be substantial (although small, that is less than 6x6x6 inches) works of art.

  • Figures and sculpture
    • PSE Pro series figures 1/10 scale
    • PSE Solid series small figures in sets of 6 (usually)
    • Pinky street collaborations
  • Wall hangings
    • "Silk screen on silk 28x44 inches"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Mays (October 9, 2005). "Interview: Range Murata". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 

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