[re futurhythm] – Range Murata Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on August 29th, 2017

[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review

[re futurhythm] is an art book by character designer/illustrator Range (Renji) Murata, well known for his work on anime like Blue Submarine and Last Exile. This volume was published in 2004 and is out of print – I got my copy at Nakano’s Mandarake bookstore during my recent time in Tokyo.

Murata is a highly accomplished character designer/illustrator, although his choice of subject matter often feature Lolicon themes, which I steer clear of. Thankfully this volume feature very little of those, and his “regular” art work is just superb.

[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review

(above) Some selected pieces from the anime series Blue Submarine. There is a dedicated art book; read the review here. Am I the only one who thinks Murata’s illustration of Tetsu here looks lot like the actor Adrien Brody ?

[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review
[re futurhythm] - Range Murata Art Book Review

A fantastic volume showcasing plenty of Murata’s colored works up until 2004. The book is out of print but used copies can still be found on Amazon. I also highly recommend his other art book Prismtone.

“[re futurhythm] – Range Murata” art book details :

Dimensions – 29.8 x 21 x 2.4 cm
Softcover, 190 pages, comes with plastic slipcase
In Japanese language

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2 Responses to “[re futurhythm] – Range Murata Art Book Review”

DISTRAKT

They way they mixed 2d and 3d in Blue Submarine was brilliant. Very solid with a nice touch of dynamics in his characters anatomy. Yes he does look like Adrien Brody

yonghow

Distrakt – Agreed ! Blue Sub was definitely a groundbreaking anime in that respect during its time.

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