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

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.

Works[edit | edit source]

Title Year Publisher(s) Notes Ref.
Grow
(画-ROW, Garou)
1998 Assistant, Akitsugu Mizumoto
Partner
1995
Samui Hanashi
(魔界のオッサン)
1998
Kaitō Colt
2002
Eyeshield 21
2002 one-shot with Riichiro Inagaki
Eyeshield 21
2002–2009 series with Riichiro Inagaki
Madofuki Park
2008 one-shot
Hetappi Manga Kenkyūjo R
2008–2010
Blust!
2009
Minds
2010
Donten Prism Solar Car
2010–2011 series with Yasuo Ōtagaki
Angry Warriors
(怒涛の勇者達 Dotō no Yūshatachi)
2012 Shueisha one-shot with ONE [2]
Bullet Angel Fan Club
(弾丸天使ファンクラブ Dangan Tenshi Fan Club)
2012 Jump Comics one-shot with ONE [3]
One-Punch Man
(ワンパンマン Wanpanman)
2012–present Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
Manga remake, written by ONE
Cockroaches Buster
(ゴキブリバスター Gokiburi Buster)
2015 Square Enix With Yusuke Murata [4]
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4
2015 manga variant cover
Spider-Island #3
2015 manga variant cover
Spider-Verse
2016 Japanese Edition cover
Back to the Future Comic
Canceled
Bullet Angel Fan Club
(弾丸天使ファンクラブ Dangan Tenshi Fan Club)
2017 Jump Comics one-shot with Yusuke Murata; Rereleased [5]
Monster of Earth
(地球の怪獣 Chikyū no Kaijū)
2013 Self-published With ONE and Kinu Nishimura
Science vs. Magic
2019 Weekly Shonen Jump one-shot with Inukorosuke [6]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[7]
  • Murata's least favorite character is Sweet Mask, so he draws him as handsomely as possible in order to grow to like him more.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10]

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