The distinctive Art Deco meets Japanese designs of Range Murata have been turned into physical items a few times in the past. The postman bags have now been revised in an improved set to Type 2 leather bags, now with thicker strap for comfortably carrying the item without damaging clothes and a new nylon pouch for mobile phones and similar accessories.
The official website for the short anime series Yuyake Dandan has posted a 100-second special clip "Yu-Yake Dance" featuring skillful solo dance by Kotobuki, the mysterious cat voiced by Koichi Yamadera. Check the video after the jump.
Range Murata, who is well known for his character design works for Blue Submarine No.6, LAST EXILE, and Shangri-La, provides his newly-drawn illustration of Magical Angel Creamy Mami for the latest 7th issue of Genco's quarterly anime business magazine Anime Busience. Check the covers of the magazine after the jump.
Yuyake Dandan is a short anime series which has been screened in the theaters of the 109 Cinemas cinema complex chain across Japan since the beginning of this month. Flying Dog has posted two latest clips from the anime produced by Dynamo Pictures (M3 the dark metal, Final Fantasy XIII-2). Check them after the jump.
The short anime series Yuyake Dandan starts screening in the theaters of the 109 Cinemas cinema complex chain across Japan from today, April 1. Its official website has posted a 100-second trailer featuring the characters designed by Range Murata (LAST EXILE). Check the clip after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming short anime series Yuyake Dandan launched yesterday. Its two main characters, high school girl Nanami (CV: Akane Shiba) and mysterious cat Kotobuki (Koichi Yamadera) are designed by popular Japanese illustrator Range Murata. Check the details after the jump.
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.