Born in Japan. In 2000 graduated from the General Design Course of Tokyo University of Art. Two years after that graduated from the Formative communication major of the graduate course of the General Design Course of Tokyo University of Art. Founded TOMOYASU MURATA COMPANY. In 2002 was awarded with Excellence Prize during the Hiroshima International Animation Festival for his "Scarlet Road" (朱の路). Big attainment as the Hiroshima's jury very seldomly awards the Japanese. Known as an alternative japanese animator, whose works are different from common animes. Mainly specializes in puppet movies.