Friday, October 28, 2016

Yusuke Murata Has Mega Man On the Mind


Before hitting it big with Eyesheild 21 and One-Punch Man, manga artist Yusuke Murata was but a child when he won the Mega Man 4 and Mega Man 5 boss design contests. His winning sketches became Dust Man and Crystal Man, respectively. He was 12-years-old at the time.

Years later, Murata has found international acclaim. And yet he will be a fan of Mega Man no matter where his career takes him.



Taking to Twitter, Murata shared a couple fun Mega Man sketches: the Blue Bomber himself and his future alter-ego Quint.




And here's a piece he did in 2015:



Needless to say, cool stuff. I think it's great when artists not only remember but honor where they came from!

15 comments:

  1. Murata's so great. Arguably one of the best current manga artists.

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  2. That's so awesome.

    He even got two designs in the games and everything. Amazing.

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  3. OH MY GOSH I DIDN'T KNOW THIS! I LOVE HIS WORK! THIS IS SO AWESOME!
    So cool to see that big names still draw fanart :) AND MEGAMAN FANART AT THAT!
    I LOVE IT!
    I am now a bigger fan of his than I was before!

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  4. Murata Mega Man Manga>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ariga (Agira? whatever) Manga (I don't want an argument, just my opinion and wishful thinking).

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  5. wow didn't knew that! He need to do a manga in collaboration with capcom and Ariga!

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  6. One word: Drooling!

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  7. The last picture looks like Mega Man drawed by Katsuhiro Otomo.

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    1. Murata is great, but Otomo is a level of godlike I can't even get into.

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  8. yusuke murata is really amazing eyeshield 21 one of the best manga i have read but i think that akira toriyama its better

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  9. I'd be super-interested in seeing his original Dustman and Crystalman sketches, but I doubt he kept copies then, much less would still have them now. Heh heh.

    That aside, Rock certainly is lookin' mega manly there, ain't he? Quint looks pretty bad-ass, too.

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    1. Badassry is never a detractor.

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  10. Going further back (and something that isn't as well known), Murata also got his name in the credits for Mega Man 3 (though it was only under the special thanks section; I wonder what idea he sent in for that title). Incidentally, he did a huge piece of art of literally every major bot (and some minor stage ones) in the Classic series for the 2012 Capcom Heroes calendar: http://i.imgur.com/PUqNxjO.jpg

    Just imagine an entire anime series about Crystal Man being a badass Robot Master. Or heck, it's a shame they didn't sneak in some kind of tongue-in-cheek reference to Mega Man somewhere in One-Punch Man. Excellent work by him as always.

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    1. He also drew officially for X-Over making him an official Rockman artist. http://www.therockmanexezone.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/103928129.png

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  11. funny and awesome: just 2 days ago i was wondering "what Murata's style would be like in a megaman character"? and i see this

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