He may not be as well-known as Hayao Miyazaki or Mamoru Oshii, but Shoji Kawamori is just as influential a figure in animé history, due in large part to being one of the creators of the Macross franchise. But he’s also worked on a number of other series, including Transformers, Patlabor, Eureka Seven, and Ghost in the Shell. Brian Ashcraft recently sat down with Kawamori to discuss his influences, the creation of Macross, and how animé has (and hasn’t) changed over the years.
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