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 50)
Osaka, Japan
OccupationArtist, designer
Known forLast Exile
Blue Submarine No. 6

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 Dieselpunk 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, including having done the character designs for the 2003 PlayStation 2 game Spy Fiction.

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


Illustration by Range Murata


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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"


  1. ^ Jonathan Mays (October 9, 2005). "Interview: Range Murata". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Incoming Games". GMR: 38. January 2004.
  3. ^ "Attack on Titan Novel Illustrated by Last Exile's Range Murata". Anime News Network. July 11, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Full Metal Panic! Author's Cop Craft Light Novel Gets 2019 TV Anime". Anime News Network. December 29, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2018.

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