Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Shoji Kawamori

Happy Birthday Shoji Kawamori

According to his wikipedia entry (English, Japanese), today is Shoji Kawamori's 52nd Birthday. Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu Kantoku-sama! Original picture is from Danny Choo's site.

Shoji Kawamori is the esteemed co-creator of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime series as well as the designer of the iconic VF-1 Valkyrie from that said anime. He helmed most of the Macross Series that followed after the original Macross anime. Aside from that he's also responsible for the design of the Battle Convoy Toy from Takara that eventually became the Optimus Prime from the Transformers series that we've come to know and love.