SpeakerPODcast EP.31, Part 2 – Shoji Kawamori’s ‘The HENKEI’

31P2a

What could be better than an exhibit dedicated to the designs of Shoji Kawamori?
How about a private tour of said exhibit by THE MAN HIMSELF?

31P2b

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PART 1 of this podcast can be found HERE.

This is what an entire wall of AQUARION designs looks like.

This is what an entire wall of AQUARION designs looks like.

Episode 31b
00:00:00 – Look it’s ALL Kawamori. All of it.

Kawamori’s ‘take on the ‘Ambassador Magma’ design.

Kawamori’s ‘take on the ‘Ambassador Magma’ design.

The impact of Thunderbirds on Shoji Kawamori’s development as a designer and design philosophy cannot be overstated.

The impact of Thunderbirds on Shoji Kawamori’s development as a designer and design philosophy cannot be overstated.

Many concepts he came up with for ‘Ulysses 31′ ended up being cut but were later repurposed for Macross 7.

Many concepts he came up with for ‘Ulysses 31′ ended up being cut but were later repurposed for Macross 7.

Nissan Dualis

Nissan Dualis

The opening from ‘Armored Core For Answer was also played at the exhibit.

With ‘Cyber Formula’, Kawamori kept future racing regulations in mind when designing the cars. There have been rumours recently of a possible new entry into the franchise.

Renato’s favourite mecha game.

Renato’s favourite mecha game.

 

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Gwyn Campbell

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