Shōji Kawamori (河森 正治 Kawamori Shōji, born in Toyama, Japan in February 20, 1960 ?) is a famed Japanese anime creator, director, writer, visual artist and mechanical designer. He is the creator of the main concept behind the first Macross series and the Macross Franchise, as well as the designs of most of the Variable Fighters for each series. Kawamori has been involved in the production of every Macross series to date except for Macross II.

Other worksEdit


  • 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


  • 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

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