Gundam Designer Is Developing a Real Transforming Car

Gundam Designer Is Developing a Real Transforming Car

Kunio Okawara's anime-inspired car can alter its shape to increase maneuverability

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 1 september 2015

In the world of anime fandom, there aren’t many names bigger than Kunio Okawara. You may not instantly recognize the name but chances are you’ve seen his work. Okawara was the first mechanical designer for the original Mobile Suit Gundam series that debuted in Japan in 1979. The show didn’t do well initially but Okawara’s designs were adapted to model kits which became wildly popular and responsible for a reboot of the show. The series revolutionizing the giant robot genre pairing normal pilots with mechs designed for combat.

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