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Shōji Kawamori (河森 正治 Kawamori Shōji?), often referred to as the Vision / Creator, was born in Toyama, Japan in February 20, 1960. He is a former member of Studio Nue and is currently the head of Satelight.

He was involved in the NHK special All Macross Big Voting in 2019. He also celebrated his 40th anniversary working as a professionally at the Shoji Kawamori Expo from May 31 to June 23, 2019.

OverviewEdit

Shōji Kawamori is a famed Japanese anime creator, director, writer, visual artist and mechanical designer. Working with Studio Nue, he is the creator of the main concept behind the first Super Dimension Fortress Macross and the Macross Franchise, as well as the designs of most of the Variable Fighters for each series.

Kawamori has since been with Satelight and has been involved in the production of every Macross series to date, including Macross Frontier and Macross Δ, except for Macross II.

Other worksEdit

AnimeEdit

  • Space Battleship Yamato series - Spaceship Mechanical Design (Uncredited)
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula series - Machine Design
  • The Vision of Escaflowne - Original Creator, Series Script Supervisor
  • Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea - Original Creator
  • Spring and Chaos - Director, Screenplay
  • Earth Maiden Arjuna - Original Creator, Director, Series Script Supervisor
  • The Family's Defensive Alliance - Original Creator, Series Planner
  • Genesis of Aquarion - Original Creator, Director, Series Script Supervisor, Aquarion Design
  • Aquarion Evol - Original Creator, Director, Series Script Supervisor, Aquarion Design
  • Patlabor: The Movie - Mechanical Design (Credited as Masaharu Kawamori)
  • Patlabor 2: The Movie - Mechanical Design (Credited as Masaharu Kawamori)
  • Eureka Seven - Main Mechanic Design
  • Engage Planet Kiss Dum - Main Mechanical Design
  • Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula - Mechanical designer (Junova-VIII)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - Designed the RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" and the RX-78GP02A "Physalis" Gundams
  • Ulysses 31 - Mechanical Design
  • Dangaioh - Mechanical Design, key animation
  • Ghost in the Shell - Mechanical Design
  • Basquash! - Original Concept, Project Director
  • Outlaw Star - Designed the ship XGP15A-II
  • Tōshō Daimos - Guest Mechanical Designer
  • Gordian Warrior - Guest Mechanical Designer
  • Golden Warrior Gold Lightan - Guest Mechanical Designer
  • Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu - Original Creator
  • AKB0048 - Original Creator, Director, Mechanical Design
  • M3 The Dark Metal - Mechanical Design
  • Nobunaga the Fool - Original Creator
  • Noein - Storyboard (ep. 20)
  • RahXephon - Storyboard (ep. 9)
  • Techno Police 21C - Action Choreography Assistance and Mechanical Design
  • The Ultraman - Mechanical Design

ToysEdit

  • Diaclone - Convoy, Battle Convoy and F-15 Robo, later reltooled as Optimus Prime (Convoy in Japan), Ultra Magnus and Starscream (and other Seekers) respectively. Also the original designs of Prowl, Bluestreak, Smokescreen, Ironhide and Ratchet.
  • The Transformers - Jetfire (Hasbro's redeco of Takatoku's VF-1S)
  • Transformers Hybrid Style - THS Convoy, THS Convoy Black Version
  • Transformers Masterpiece - MP-03  Starscream

Live ActionEdit

  • Gunhed - Mechanical Design

Video GamesEdit

GalleryEdit

External LinksEdit

Credits
Companies
Artdink | Artland | Atelier Musa | Atelier Platz | Bandai Visual | BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment | Big West | FlyingDog | SANKYO | Satelight | Studio Nue | Tatsunoko Production | Victor Entertainment
Musicians / Singers
Akino Arai | Haruka Chisuga | Melody Chubak | Mika Doi | Yoshiki Fukuyama | Kuniaki Haishima | JUNNA | Kentarō Haneda | Mari Iijima | Chie Kajiura | Hiroko Kasahara | Kazuhiko Kato | Yoko Kanno | Mina Kubota | Ami Koshimizu | May'n | Megumi Nakajima | Nozomi Nishida | Minori Suzuki | Maaya Sakamoto | Saeko Suzuki | Nao Tōyama | TOMISIRO | Kiyono Yasuno
Voice Actors
Arihiro Hase | Shô Hayami | Mika Doi | Eri Takeda | Akira Kamiya | Run Sasaki | Nobutoshi Canna | Tomo Sakurai | Aya Endo | Ami Koshimizu | Yuuma Uchida | KENN | Asami Seto | Akiko Nakagawa
Directors
Tetsurō Amino | Noboru Ishiguro | Ichirō Itano | Shōji Kawamori | Yasuhito Kikuchi | Shinichirō Watanabe | Kenji Yasuda
Mechanical Designers
Kazumi Fujita | Shōji Kawamori | Studio Nue | Kazutaka Miyatake | Shigeru Morita | Koichi Ohata | Kunio Okawara | Hidetaka Tenjin
Character Designers
Risa Ebata | Katsumi Enami | Majiro | Hirotaka Marufuji | Haruhiko Mikimoto
Other Staff
Masahiro Chiba | Tsuneyuki Enomoto | Ukyō Kodachi | Akira Inoue | Iso Mitsuo | Koji Morimoto | Toshizo Nemoto | Noriyoshi Ohrai | Hiroshi Ônogi | Thomas Romain | Yoshiyuki Takani | Sukehiro Tomita
TV Series Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again | Macross 7 | Macross Frontier | Macross Δ
Events Unification Wars | Space War I | Sharon Apple Incident | Protodeviln War | Vajra War
Movies The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? | Macross Plus Movie Edition | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie | Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress | Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye | Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! | Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre | Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live
OVA The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 | Macross Plus | Macross 7: Encore | Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! | Macross Dynamite 7 | Macross Zero
Books Misa Hayase: White Reminiscences | My Fair Minmay | Macross Ace | Macross Dynamite 7: Mylene Beat | Shōji Kawamori Macross Design Works | Macross Chronicle | Macross 7: Trash | Macross Plus: TAC Name | Macross The Ride | Macross 7th Chord | Super Dimension Fortress Macross The First | Macross F ~Secret Visions~ | Macross Δ Manga | Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E | Macross Δ: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shiro Kishi | Macross Δ: Ginga wo Michibiku Utahime | Variable Master File | Macross Δ: Girl of Al Shahal
Video Games Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Famicom) | Super Spacefortress Macross | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036 | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II (Arcade) | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Remember Me | Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Love Stories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader Complete Pack | Macross Plus (Arcade) | Macross Digital Mission VF-X | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Game) | Macross VF-X2 | Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy- | Macross Plus Game Edition | Macross M3 | The Super Dimension Macross: Aiuchi Typing Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Macross Ace Frontier | Macross Triangle Frontier | Macross Ultimate Frontier | CR Fever Super Dimension Fortress Macross | My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 | Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy | Macross Card Fighter | Pachislot Macross Frontier | Macross Δ Scramble | Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture | P Fever Macross Δ
ONA / Short Film All That VF - Macross 25th Anniversary Air Show | Macross 7 Plus | Macross Fufonfia | Delta Mini-Theater
Concerts Macross One Night Stand | Mylene Night | Macross 25th Anniversary Live: Minmay meets Fire Bomber | Macross Crossover Live A.D. 2009x45x49 | Macross Crossover Live 30 | Fire Bomber 2014 Basara Explosion | ANIME SYMPHONY JAPAN PREMIUM CONCERT MACROSS 35th × Macross F 10th Anniversary | Macross Crossover Live 2019
Drama / Character Album The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. III MISS D.J. | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. IV Distantly Fading Memories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. V Rhapsody In Love | Macross 7 Docking Festival | Macross 7 CD Cinema 1: Mellow Heart Beat | Macross 7 CD Cinema 2: Melodious Illusion | Macross 7 CD Cinema 3: Galaxy Song Battle | Macross Generation | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Inside Story~Macross Classic | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra1 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra2 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra3 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra4
Others Macross 15th Anniversary | Macross 30th Anniversary Project | Macross: The Museum | Macross The Musicalture | Macross: The Museum ver.2.Δ | Macross Modelers | Macross Blue Moon Show Case in Tokyo SkyTree | Macross: The Art 1982-2018 | Macross Bakuon Film Festival | Macross Boys | All Macross Big Voting | Macross Won’t Stop | Shoji Kawamori Expo
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