The Art Of Blue Submarine – Range Murata Book Review

Posted By yonghow on August 21st, 2011

Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book

Blue Submarine No. 6 ( 青の6号, pronounced Ao No Rokugo ) was an OVA series produced by Gonzo in 1998 and directed by Mahiro Maeda. It was one of the first anime to extensively combine CG with traditional hand drawn animation, and while the integration might look dated by today’s standards was nonetheless an anime of high production standards, in particular the character designs by Range Murata.

Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book

(below) Range Murata’s character design sheets. His style has certainly grown even more refined and detailed over the years ( for example, if you take a look at some work for Last Exile in his art book Prismtone. ), but is still a great resource for study.

Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book
Art Of Blue Submarine - Range Murata Art Book

“The Art of Blue Submarine – Range Murata” art book details :

Dimensions – 10.2 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
Soft cover with dust jacket, 94 pages
Full color / Black & White, in Japanese

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5 Responses to “The Art Of Blue Submarine – Range Murata Book Review”

Zack

i just watched this recently. i didn’t know he did the designs for it, but it looks nice. i definitely like this much better than his usual subject matter.

whitezero

i still have to get an artbook of Range Murata. All i have are the scans >.<

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did you check this artbook?
http://www.amazon.co.jp/Fantasy-Realisations-Artistes-Infographistes-Chinois/dp/0956045367/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314424635&sr=1-2

yonghow

Zack – Haha, i think I understand you perfectly when you say “his usual subject matter”.

whitezero – Hmm haven’t seen that book before, I’ll do some checking up. Thanks !

jasmine

this guy is really so awesome! he’s architecture and clothes are so detailed and the way he do a man’s biology is so precise! more than two thumbs up for this man! :)

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