The Attack on Titan-verse continues to expand with today's Japanese release of light novel spin-off The Harsh Mistress of the City. Ryo Kawakami pens the story about Mathias, the son of wealthy merchants and Rita, the daughter of an apothecary. Beyond the striking young heroine, what's noteworthy about the spin-off is that art is by noted/illustrator Range Murata. Get a look after the jump.
After plenty of previews and teasers, Alter is now set to release The Muse of Range Murata 1/6 PVC figure, based on the illustration by the Last Exile character designer in JC.COM Vol. 9, in May 2014. The 26cm figure goes for 12,000 yen. Get a look after the jump.
Range Murata (Last Exile) project has a new project along the lines of the Robot books, with the artist providing the cover of a colleciton of work by the likes of Jinsei Kataoka (Deadman Wonderland), Takamichi (Change H), toi8 , Kei Toume, Q Hayashida (Dorohedoro). Due out November 20th, the giant 284 page book will be packaged with a DVD exploring Japanese pop art inspired by music from the UK. See the trailer after the jump.
This spring, Last Exile character designer Range Murata taught character design at Kyoto Seika University. Today, the school has posted a sample of one of his lectures. While it's in Japanese, even if you are not fortunate enough to understand the language, it's worth watching him demonstrating his process starting at the half way point. Check it out after the jump.