Renji "Range" Murata (村田 蓮爾, Murata Renji, born October 2, 1968 in Osaka) is a Japanese artist and designer, known for his unique style combining Art Deco and Japanese anime elements. He won "Best Artist of the Year" 2006 in the Seiun Award.
In college, Murata majored in design because his dream was to be a car designer. But, because his retro designs were so hard to implement, he left college. Since then, he has become an experienced doujinshi and professionally published artist whose work has also been featured in a variety of magazines, video games, and anime series.
Murata also designs a number of "fa" ("fashion and anime") clothing designs and accessories which are sold through GoFa. GoFa, or "Gallery of Fantastic Art" is an art exhibit hall located in Tokyo that frequently displays original Murata illustrations and fa products. The store sells clothes, watches, boots, bags, and illustrations all designed by Murata.