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Shoji Kawamori

If you grew up in either the 80's or 90's, it's likely that you've come across the work of acclaimed creator Shoji Kawamori. Kawamori is known for designing Takara's original, first-generation Transformers toys, creating and directing the bulk of Super Dimensional Fortress MACROSS, and much, much more.

He is 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. 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.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, July 2

7:30pm PDT