Shoji KAWAMORI

河森 正治
Family name (in kanji): 河森
Given name (in kanji): 正治
Also known as:
Eiji Kurokawa
Meiji Shirakawa
Date of birth: 1960-02-20
Hometown: Toyama, Japan
About:
A little known fact is that early in his career, Kawamori had worked with Takara on designing toys for the Diaclone series - many of which eventually went on to the Transformers line. Most notable of these designs were Battle Convoy (Optimus Prime), Datsun Fairlady Z Robo (Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen) and Nissan Cherry Vanette Robo (Ironhide/Ratchet). In 2006, Kawamori returned to his roots by designing the Hybrid Style Convoy and Masterpiece Starscream toys.
Non-anime roles:
Chu-Kara no Sabu in "Tachigui The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters" (comedy)
Non-anime staff credits:
Mechanic concept designer for "Armored Core 3" (VG)
Mechanic concept designer for "Armored Core: Nexus" (VG)
Mechanic concept designer for "Silent Line: Armored Core" (VG)
Mechanic designer for "Armored Core: Master of Arena" (VG)
Mechanical design advisor/Supervisor for "Omega Boost" (VG)
Mechanical design for "Armored Core: Project Phantasma" (VG)
Mechanical design for "Tech Romancer" (VG)
Mechanical designer for "Armored Core 2" (VG)
Mechanical designer for "Armored Core 2: Another Age" (VG)
Mechanical designer of Thunderbird Shadow for "Thunderbirds Are Go" (TV series)
Mechanical/Costume designer for "Omega Boost" (VG)
Opening/Ending movie director for "Omega Boost" (VG)
Original concept for "Tech Romancer" (VG)
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Interview: Shoji Kawamori (Jul 29, 2016)
Hey, Answerman! (Feb 19, 2010)
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as Eiji Kurokawa

Family name (in kanji): 黒河
Given name (in kanji): 影次

as Meiji Shirakawa

Family name (in kanji): 白河
Given name (in kanji): 明次
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Staff in:
(English version)
Spring and Chaos (movie) : Special Thanks To
Transformers (live-action movie) : Special Thanks To
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (live-action movie) : Special Thanks To

Staff in:
AKB0048 (TV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 9, 12-13
)
, Original creator, Mechanical design
AKB0048 next stage (TV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (7 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6, 8, 12-13
)
, Original Concept
Ani-Kuri 15 (special) : Director (ep 4)
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzū (TV) : Original creator
Aquarion (movie) : Director, Screenplay, Original creator
Aquarion (OAV) : Director, Series Composition, Original creator
Aquarion (TV) : Director, Series Composition, Screenplay, Storyboard (eps 1, 13, 26), Original creator, Aquarion Design, Key Animation (eps 1, 26)
Aquarion Evol (manga) : Original creator
Aquarion Evol (TV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 13-14, 26
)
, Original creator, Aquarion Design
Aquarion Logos (TV) : Original Concept, Conceptual Design (Logos), Original Creators
Arjuna (TV) : Director, Series Composition, Script (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 9, 11-13
)
, Storyboard (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 8, 10, 13
)
, Original creator, Planning
Basquash! (manga) : Original creator
Basquash! (TV) : Original creator, Project Director
Basquash! Eclipse Stage (manga) : Original creator
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) : Mechanical design
Bodacious Space Pirates (TV) : Mechanical design
Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace : Mechanical design, Prop Design
Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter (TV) : Mechanical design (Satelight)
Cowboy Bebop (TV) : Script (ep 18), Stage Setting Cooperation
Crusher Joe: The Movie : Mechanical design, Animation
Crusher Joe: The OVA's : Mechanical design (eps 1-2)
(The) Daichis - Earth Defence Family (TV) : Script (eps 1-6, 11-13), Original creator, Mechanical design, Creature Design, Series Concept
Dangaioh (OAV) : Mecha design (eps 1-3), Key Animation (ep 1)
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (TV) : Mechanical design
Engage Planet Kiss Dum (TV) : Mechanical design
Escaflowne - Energist's Memories (manga) : Original story
Escaflowne: The Movie : Original creator, Animation
Eureka Seven (TV) : Main Mechanical Design
Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers (movie) : Main Mecha Design
EUREKA SEVEN AO (OAV) : Nirvash Design
EUREKA SEVEN AO (TV) : Nirvash Design
Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (movie series) : Main Mechanical Design
Fighting General Daimos (TV) : Guest Mechanical Design
For Whom the Alchemist Exists (movie) : Chief Director
Future GPX Cyber Formula (TV) : Mechanical design
Future GPX Cyber Formula 11 (OAV) : Machine Design
Future GPX Cyber Formula Saga (OAV) : Machine Design (Studio Nue)
Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin (OAV) : Machine Design (Studio Nue)
Future GPX Cyber Formula Zero (OAV) : Machine Design
Gekijō Tanpen Macross Frontier Toki no Meikyū (movie) : Director, Screenplay, Storyboard, Original creator
Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! (movie) : Director, Original creator, Valkyrie Design
Ghost in the Shell (movie) : Mechanical design
Glass Fleet (TV) : Mechanical design, Key Animation (ep 16)
Gundam Perfect Mission (OAV) : Mechanical design (Gundam GP01Fb)
HITOMI - The Vision of Escaflowne (manga) : Original creator
Kiruminzuu (manga) : Original creator
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (TV) : Mechanical design (Eunova-VIII)
Last Hope (TV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 15, 24, 26
)
, Original creator, Jūshinki Design
M3 the dark metal (TV) : Mechanical design
Macross 7 (TV) : Storyboard (ep 27), Original creator, Mechanical design, Supervision
Macross 7 Encore (OAV) : Original creator, Mechanical design, Story Concept
Macross 7 Plus (OAV) : Original creator
Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! : Screenplay, Original creator, Mechanical design
Macross Delta (TV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (8 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-7, 10, 13-14
)
, Original creator, Mechanical design (Walküre)
Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walkūre : Director, Screenplay, Storyboard, Original creator, Mechanical design (Walküre)
Macross Dynamite 7 (OAV) : Original creator, Mecha design, Story Concept
Macross FB7: Ore no Uta o Kike! (movie) : Original creator, Valkyrie Design
Macross Frontier (manga) : Original creator
Macross Frontier (TV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 7, 14-15, 20-21, 25
)
, Original creator, Story Composition, Theme Song Lyrics ("SMS Shoutai no Uta"), Valkyrie Design
Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime (movie) : Director, Screenplay, Original creator, Valkyrie Design
Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa (movie) : Director, Screenplay, Storyboard, Original creator, Valkyrie Design
Macross Plus (OAV) : Chief Director, Storyboard (eps 1-4), Original creator, Mechanical design, Mechanical Setting, Stage Setting
Macross Plus Movie Edition : Chief Director, Storyboard, Original creator, Mechanical design
Macross XX (OAV Promo) : Original creator, Mechanical design
Macross Zero (OAV) : Director, Series Composition, Storyboard (eps 1, 5), Original creator, Mechanical design, Story Concept
Make My Day (movie) : Mechanical design
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV) : Mechanical Styling
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space 2 (OAV) : Mechanical Styling
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon (movie) : Mechanical design
Mortal Metal (manga) : Mechanical design
Nobunaga The Fool (TV) : Series Composition, Original creator, Main Mecha Design
Noein - to your other self (TV) : Storyboard (ep 20)
Outlaw Star (TV) : Mechanical design
Patlabor 2: The Movie : Mechanical design
Patlabor WXIII (movie 3) : Mechanical design
Patlabor: The Movie : Mechanical Design Cooperation
RahXephon (TV) : Storyboard (ep 9)
Saber Marionette J (TV) : Key Animation (eps 1, 5)
Sakugan (TV) : Monster Design
Shanghai Dragon (movie) : Director, Script, Mechanical design
Sheryl - Kiss in the Galaxy (manga) : Original story
Sōsei no Aquarion Love (OAV) : Original creator, Mechanical design, Supervision
Spring and Chaos (movie) : Director, Screenplay
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV) : Scenario (ep 36), Storyboard (eps 1-2), Mechanical design, Supervision (ep 27)
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (movie) : Director, Original story, Mechanical design, Mechanical Design Cooperation, Story Supervisor
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (OAV) : Director, Mechanical design
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie (OAV) : Original Mechanical Design
Talking Head (hybrid movie) : Mecha design
Techno Police 21C (movie) : Action Choreography Assistance
Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline (French TV) : Mechanical design
Toshi Gordian (TV) : Mechanical design
Transformers (U.S. TV) : Original Mechanical Design
Transformers: Scramble City (OAV) : Original Mechanical Design
Transformers: Super God Masterforce (TV) : Original Mechanical Design
Transformers: The Headmasters (TV) : Original Mechanical Design
(The) Transformers: The Movie (U.S. movie) : Original Mechanical Design
Transformers: Victory (TV) : Original Mechanical Design
(The) Ultraman (TV) : Mechanical design (eps 19-23, 25-50)
Ulysses 31 (French TV) : Mechanical design
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (manga) : Original creator
(The) Vision of Escaflowne (TV) : Script (ep 1), Screenplay, Storyboard (ep 20), Original creator, Story Editor, Supervision

Staff in:
(under the name of Eiji Kurokawa)
Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzū (TV) : Script (ep 5)
Aquarion (TV) : Screenplay (ep 14)
Arjuna (TV) : Episode Director (ep 4)
Macross Frontier (TV) : Storyboard (OP2)
(The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV) : Storyboard (5 episodes
eps 11-12, 17, 19, 27
)
, Design Supervision

Staff in:
(under the name of Meiji Shirakawa)
Aquarion (TV) : Storyboard (ep 14)
Shiawase Sou no Okojo-san (TV) : Storyboard (ep 48b)
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