One Punch Man Illustrator Yusuke Murata Wishes To Start His Own Animation Studio

One Punch Man illustrator Yusuke Murata recently had a conversation with Michael B. Jordan, which was published by Comic Natalie on May 26, 2023.

Michael B. Jordan Meets Yusuke Murata

During the course of the conversation Jordan mentioned that he’s been influenced by anime since the age of 8, and that he wants to collaborate with like-minded creators from the industry.

Since I was 8 years old, I’ve been influenced by Japanese anime, so being able to collaborate with creators I love is nothing but pure happiness. I have a strong desire to work with individuals who share the same sensibilities as me. Even though I just met Murata-sensei today, it feels like we’ve met before. There’s a strange sense of familiarity.

In response to this, Yusuke Murata revealed that he shared the same sentiment, and that he has aspirations beyond manga industry. He wants to start his own animation studio, delve deeper into the industry and create more anime.

I’m delighted to hear that. I have aspirations beyond manga as well. I have a desire to establish an animation studio and continue challenging myself in the world of anime. I believe that creators are like fighters, always striving for their craft.

Murata is currently working on his first anime project, titled Zaiyuki.

Yusuke Murata is a Japanese manga artist and animator, best known for illustrating One’s One-Punch Man, serialized in the Weekly Young Jump online version.

Murata’s other major work is his illustration of the American football manga Eyeshield 21, in collaboration with writer Riichiro Inagaki. Eyeshield 21 was serialized between July 2002 and June 2009 in Weekly Shonen Jump, and was later adapted into an anime television series.

Source: Comic Natalie