Yusuke Murata was once an assistant of Obata Takeshi.
Murata had a number of one-shots published in Weekly Shonen Jump, which won awards, namely Partner and Samui Hanashi, garnering the 122th Hop*Step award and the Second Prize in the 51th Akatsuka Award respectively.
He was once the assistant and apprentice of Obata Takeshi of 'Hikaru no Go' and 'Death Note' fame. He had a number of one-shots published in Weekly Shonen Jump namely Partner (won the 122th Hop*Step award), Samui Hanashi (won the 2nd Prize in the 51th Akatsuka Award), Kaitou COLT and of course, Eyeshield 21 which was then serialized starting in Weekly Shonen Jump No. 34 2002. He is also responsible for designing Dust Man from Rockman 4 and Crystal Man from Rockman 5.
He wrote and drew a short story for the March 2008 issue of Jump Square called 'Madofuki Park'.