Shoji Kawamori Macross Design Works (河森正治マクロスデザインワークス Kawamori Shōji Makurosu Dezain Wākusu?) is an art book that compiled Shōji Kawamori's concept designs, published in November 2001. It is a large volume (159 pages) with a dust cover, and retailed at 8,500 yen.
The book includes all Shōji Kawamori's Valkyrie line art from 1982's Super Dimension Fortress Macross television series up to 2001's Macross M3 video game. This book is a dream for fans who appreciate Kawamori line art and design notes.
The book also contains a significant portion of line art never published before. This book has only a single problem; it should have been larger, preferably in dimensions like Kawamori's later Design Works book. Some of the artwork is small and the publishers occasionally include too much material on a single page. But this book gets almost everything else right and is a fantastic compilation. Also noteworthy is the fact this modern publication reproduces the line art faithfully while avoiding any digitization.
- Satelight Official Site - Shōji Kawamori Works
- Amazon JP Link to Shoji Kawamori Macross Design Works