Q&A: Range Murata
Anime News Network chats with Last Exile character designer Range Murata, whose Robot anthology will be released in the United States this summer:
Sometimes my original idea turned out better in the end, but other times it wasn’t as good. In my original design for Alex Rowe, everything — the shirt, the pants, the cape — was black. But that’s very difficult to animate. To be honest, some animators are better than others. It’s not a regret, but something I learned was that sometimes I expect things to be of a certain standard, when in reality the animators may have a hard time trying to meet it, so that probably caused some difficulty with my designs.