The son of Japanese immigrants, has been a fan of anime, manga, and comic books since he was little kid. Inspired by the classic and contemporary artists in the industry, early on he knew that drawing is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
While studying graphic design in college, he had the opportunity to work as a comic book colorist for American publishers, which earned him experience both in a professional and artistic aspect. After that, he decided to become an illustrator and, since then, he has been working in fields such as publishing, advertising, and internet, having recently dedicated special attention to game development and fantasy art.
Some of his clients includes Wizards of the Coast, Crytek, Applibot, Ubisoft, Marvel Comics, Dinamite Entertainment, W/McCann, CUBOCC, LewLara TBWA, MRM Worldwide and many others. Along his carreer, he has been featured in specialized and mainstream publications such as Imagine FX, Playboy Magazine, Computer Arts, IdeaFixa Greatest Hits, Zupi Magazine, Fantasy Art Magazine Beijing, Revista Serafina and many others.
Appreciate the fantasy and mythology in the fantastic illustrations by Will Murai:
Scion of Vitu-Ghazi (Magic The Gathering)
Battlewise Hoplite (Magic The Gathering)
Boros Elite (Magic The Gathering)
Brainstorm (Magic The Gathering)
Artemis (greek goddess of the hunt)
Athena (greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization)
Persephone (greek goddess who brings the spring)
Oria Advanced (Legend of the Cryptids)
Oria Regular (Legend of the Cryptids)
Black and white
Banisher Priest (Magic The Gathering)
Blustersquall (Magic The Gathering)
Frontline Medic (Magic The Gathering)
Master Biomancer (Magic The Gathering)
Images from Will Murai's website. Indicated by The Design Inspiration - Regular Version.