By Range Murata.
‘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, including having done the character designs for the 2003 PlayStation 2 game Spy Fiction.
He has published more than a dozen books of his work, some of the most notable being rule, and futurhythm. He is also voted “Best Artist of the Year” 2006 in the Seiun Award.’ Read more HERE.