Anime Expo is excited to welcome Shoji Kawamori - webShoji Kawamori as a Guest of Honor at AX 2016! Kawamori will participate in a panel as well as autograph sessions throughout the weekend. (Schedule TBA)

Renowned as one of the most foremost designers of transforming robots, the influence of Kawamori’s designs, visual flare, and use of music can be seen not only in the field of animation in both Japan and abroad, but also in the latest Hollywood blockbusters. He is also one of a handful of people in the animation industry today who is able to handle all major elements of production – from creating stories and writing scripts to drawing storyboards, mechanical designs and directing.

These designs can be found in a wide range of media, from animation and video games to movies and commercial products: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor the Movie, Cyber Formula, Eureka Seven, and many others.

He continues to create and work on a multitude of animated TV & theatrical works including:

  • Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress/The Wings of Farewell (original creator / executive director)
  • Aquarion EVOL (original concept / director)
  • AKB0048 (original concept / director)
  • Nobunaga the Fool (original concept / executive director)

More recently, Kawamori designed the mecha for Thunderbird Shadow in Thunderbirds Are Go and is the original creator/director/Valkyrie designer for Macross Delta.

Read more about Shoji Kawamori.

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