Robot (Range Murata Illustrations) (Artbook 1)
Title: Robot (Range Murata Illustrations)
Volume: Artbook 1
Distributor: Digital Manga Publishing
Release date: 2005-07-20
Suggested retail price: $24.95
Age rating: 17+
Robot Volume 1 is a one of a kind compilation that is produced and edited by one of Japan’s most well renowned manga artist Range Murata, character designer for Studio Gonzo’s Last Exile and Blue Submarine No. 6. Murata’s hand-picked contributors like Yoshitoshi Abe ESSENCE and Ugetsu Hakua Burst Angel come together in a mind blowing experiment of what happens when top manga artists work in the unusual format of short stories and brilliant color.
From Range Murata’s picturesque portrayal of two teens on a motorcycle ride into the unknown to Yoshitoshi Abe’s tale of dark fantasy and Mami Itou’s butcher gone awry, diversity of narrative competes with a high level of artistic experimentation in this monumental work.
(added on 2005-05-30, modified on 2005-05-30)
- Reviewed by Carlo Santos (July 15, 2005)