Shoji Kawamori is best known as the creator and mecha designer for Macross. It's also noteable that he designed a number of the original Transformers. He started his career in anime as a member of a Gundam fan club during his college days. Eventually he would become a legendary mecha animator/designer in his own right, working with several well known anime studios, including Studio Nue, Satelight, and the legendary Tatsunoku. Kawamori has contributed mecha designs to such classic anime as Gold Lightan, Ghost in the Shell, Space Battleship Yamato, Patlabor, Blue Submarine No. 6, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and even the franchise from his beginning--Gundam. Kawamori has also worked in video games designing alot of mecha throughout the Armored Core game series.


  • Super Dimentional Fortress Macross (Franchise)
  • Moldiver (1993)
  • Vision of Escaflowne (1996)
  • The Daichis: Earth's Defense Family (2001)
  • Eureka Seven (2005)
  • Aquarion (2005)
  • Basquash (2009)
  • AKB0048 (2012)