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 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.




Video games

Printed works

  • Doujinshi
    • Racten

Other works

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)
  • Wall hangings
    • "Silk screen on silk 28x44 inches"


External links

ru:Мурата, Рейндж


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