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SER20090108
2009-01-08 14:05

 

• range murata : original character designs (anime) •
Range Murata has designed original characters for two GONZO anime series: Blue Submarine No. 6 OVA [Ao No Roku Go], and Last Exile.

SOLTY REI
©2005, GONZO
[Official web site.]

Murata is credited as one of two concept designers for this new series.

Last Exile
Television series [26 episodes]
©2003, GONZO
[Official web site.]

Range Murata designed all of the characters for Last Exile and was the driving force behind the mechanical Vanship designs for this particular series. For the Region 2 DVD releases, Murata designed each cover for the 13 total volumes. He also designed the covers for both OST 1 and 2 and the Cloud Age Symphony single. [Geneon's Region 1 DVD releases feature Murata's work on the inserts only, unfortunately.]

• Related works: SPHERES 1st, 2nd, and +[PLUS] LASTEXILE Filegraphy doujinshi contain various Last Exile character sketchwork and a few color illustrations.

• Series background info.: Last Exile is a retro-futuristic series that takes place primarily in the skies, where massive airships wage an unending war. Claus and Lavie are two young Vanship [a two-man, cigar-shaped craft] pilots who get caught up in the crew's business of one of the most feared and infamous of airships, the Silvana.

[View all of the Last Exile R2 DVD cover artwork here.]

[SPECIAL!]
Download scans of Range Murata's Region 2 cover art. [Images scanned from Geneon's Region 1 postcard set, offered as a limited special with volume 7.]
[.zip - 12MB size]

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Blue Submarine No. 6 [Ao No Roku Go]

OVA [Original Video Animation, 4 episodes]
©1998, GONZO
[Official web site.]

Range Murata's original character designs have been adapted for use in GONZO's 1998 OVA release, Blue Submarine No. 6. This series marks the start of Murata's professional appearance in the anime industry.

Related work: Azure: Blue Submarine No. 6 Character Filegraphy contains character sketchwork and a number of color images.

• Series background info.: Blue Sub 6 tells the story of an earth whose surface has been nearly covered in water due to a sudden polar shift. The man behind this polar shift is waging war on the last remaining defenders of the earth, the Blue Fleet. It's up to the crew of Blue Sub 6 to save whatever is left of the slowly drowning earth.

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