Sakura Con Guest: Range Murata

15 Mar

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Range Murata ©2008 George Seguin

Range Murata ©2008 George Seguin

Photo by George Seguin[/caption]Japanese artist and designer Range Murata will be a guest at Seattle’s Sakura-Con April 18-20, 2014.

Murata is best known for his beautiful conceptual and/or character design work on such anime series as Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6, Shangri-La and SoltyRei.

Winner of the “Best Artist of the Year” at the 2006 Seuin Awards, he has published numerous doujinshi and artbooks including Racten, robot and futurhythm.

Murata has also been involved in console games. His work has appeared in Sega Saturn’s Wachenröder and Playstation 2’s Spy Fiction for Sammy Studios.

Previously announced guests at Sakura-Con include Shigehiko Sato at Fuji Creative Corp, Mami Koyama (Sailor Moon & Urusei Yatsura), Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan), Christopher Smith (Digimon Fusion and Crossfire: B-Daman), Matthew Mercer (Tygra from Thundercats reboot) and performance artist ELISA (Hayate the Combat Butler and Project Railgun S).

To buy your tickets to Sakura-Con, visit their official website.

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