Real name: (村田 蓮爾 Murata Renji)
Blood Type: AB
Renji "Range" Murata 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. He still continues to do some work in this area today, having recently done the character designs for the PlayStation 2 game Spy Fiction. He has published more than a dozen books of his work, some of the most notable being Robot, Rule, and futurhythm. He is also voted "Best Artist of the Year" 2006 in the Seiun Award. Range Murata selected an elite army of artists including Yoshitoshi ABe and Ugetsu Hakua to contribute to ROBOT Volume 1 and ongoing.