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Sorry, but I have the right to decide Suiryu's nipple position haha.
— Yusuke Murata[1]
Yusuke Murata

Murata in November of 2019

Yusuke Murata (村田 雄介, Murata Yūsuke); born July 4, 1978; is a Japanese mangaka. Born in Miyagi, Japan, he is best known for his work in illustrating the redrawn version of One-Punch Man as well as in collaboration with Richiko Minagaki, illustrating Eyeshield 21. He is perhaps most well known for his intensely detailed drawings.

WorksEdit

  • Grow (画-ROW, Garou) (Assistant, Akitsugu Mizumoto; 1998)
  • Partner (1995)
  • Samui Hanashi (1998)
  • Kaitō Colt (2002)
  • Eyeshield 21 (one-shot with Riichiro Inagaki; 2002)
  • Eyeshield 21 (series with Riichiro Inagaki; 2002–2009)
  • Madofuki Park (one-shot; 2008)
  • Hetappi Manga Kenkyūjo R (2008–2010)
  • Blust! (2009)
  • Minds (2010)
  • Donten Prism Solar Car (series with Yasuo Ōtagaki; 2010–2011)
  • Dotō no Yūshatachi (one-shot with ONE; 2012)
  • Dangan Tenshi Fan Club (one-shot with ONE; 2012)
  • One-Punch Man (series with ONE; 2012-present)
  • Monster of Earth (地球の怪獣, Chikyū no Kaijū) (one-shot with ONE and Kinu Nishimura; 2013)
  • Gokiburi Buster (one-shot with ONE; 2015)
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4 (manga variant cover; 2015)
  • Spider-Island #3 (manga variant cover; 2015)
  • Spider-Verse (Japanese Edition cover; 2016)
  • Back to the Future Comic (Canceled)
  • Science vs. Magic (one-shot with Inukorosuke; 2019)

TriviaEdit

  • Murata's favorite characters are the Deep Sea King and Boros because of the impact they left on the One-Punch Man world and series.[2]
  • Murata's least favorite character is Sweet Mask, so he draws him as handsomely as possible in order to grow to like him more.[3]
  • The first recorded interaction between ONE and Murata was on Twitter, and can be found here.
  • Murata was inspired by Akira Toriyama, the mangaka of Dragon Ball, to become a mangaka.[4]
  • One of Murata's earliest achievements was winning character design contests for Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 when he was 12 years old. These two characters, Dust Man and Crystal Man, were based on Murata's artwork.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Interviews/Stream_Q/A_3#24.2F5.2F2017
  2. One-Punch Man Stream; 2/1/2016
  3. One-Punch Man Stream; 8/6/2018
  4. One-Punch Man Stream; 23/12/2015
  5. http://www.chrismcovell.com/secret/FC__1991Q3.html
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