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Shōji Kawamori ScreenTalk

Anime's Human Machines

two men in a space ship with helmets and space suits on

We are delighted to welcome special guest Shōji Kawamori for an illustrated talk looking back over his career.

Executive director at the animation studio Satelight, Mr Kawamori has worked in the anime industry for over forty years as a director, screenwriter, creator of original stories, mechanical designer, and story-boarder.

Part of the team involved in the creative planning for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime series, he designed its iconic transforming “variable fighter” mecha, known as “Valkyries”, wrote its central story lines and oversaw most of the main instalments in the franchise. He has also worked on many television series, and contributed mechanical design work to many films, including two in our season Patlabor: The Movie (1989) and Ghost in the Shell (1995).

His talk is illustrated with images and clips from his work and includes a Q&A with the audience.

Event running time approximately 90 min

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