As I mentioned before, Shangri-la is a new anime that will air this April. These are some of the character lineart sketches.

Shangri-la Anime Preview


18 thoughts on “Shangri-la Anime Character Design by Murata

  1. Animekritik,

    Yes, this April πŸ™‚ If you want another dose of Murata, consider Blue Submarine No. 6 if you have not seen it yet πŸ™‚

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    He is one of my favorite artists, but I prefer Yoshitoshi Abe.

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    Perhaps, because Range Murata also designed characters for Last Exile πŸ™‚

  2. No wonder! -laughs- Last Exile was awesome, should get to watching it again. πŸ™‚ Speaking of Murata, doesn’t Rideback (this season) have his work as well? Haven’t managed to watch that one..wonder whether it’s any good.

    1. Characters in Rideback were designed by Satoshi Tazaki who also was an animation director. His specialty is animation rather than character design – his design does not fit my taste. On the other hand, Range Murata’s role in anime was character and/or mechanical design. I have not seen Rideback because the trailers and plot didn’t convince me to invest time in it, but other people enjoy the anime, so you might want to check it out.

  3. Hello, I want to tell you how much I love this anime! it is a great masterpiece. I wanted to know more about the Women who are the assistants of Mikuni, you know the ones who always cover their eyes? I appreciate any information.

    Carlos Manzano
    have a nice nighr

  4. murata`s creations looks very realistic! the movements of the character has human like movements unlike the other animation! but most of the animations that was aired by Gonzo animation were totally awesome and fantastic!

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