Famed Japanese Mecha Designer, Shoji Kawamori Designs New Reaper Character Skin for Call of Duty: Mobile

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Call of Duty: Mobile has partnered with renowned Japanese mecha designer Shoji Kawamori to design a new character skin for Season 7. The anime-inspired character skin will be available in-game on September 9 at 5pm PDT.

Shoji Kawamori created Reaper – Ashura, which is based on the design concept of an anime-like military robot.

“When I was thinking about the mecha design of the robot weapons in Call of Duty: Mobile, which has a military-style worldview, I incorporated an “anime feel” to achieve a balance that is more human, while still retaining a mecha vibe here and there,” said Shoji Kawamori “I hope you’ll enjoy playing with the special skin I designed for Call of Duty: Mobile.”

For a video documentary about the design process of Reaper – Ashura, please visit:

About Shoji Kawamori

Animation Director / Mechanical Designer / Vision Creator

Thematic Project Producer, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan

While a student at Keio University, Kawamori was one of the original writers of the TV anime series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross and created the design of the three-stage transforming mecha Valkyrie that appeared in the series. He was chosen at the young age of 23 to direct the movie Macross: Do You Remember Love? In addition to the Macross series, he has also written and directed the Aquarion series, as well as Ihatov Fantasy: Kenji’s Spring, a semi-autobiographical anime special inspired by Kenji Miyazawa. Kawamori’s other work includes mecha designs for Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, the mecha designs for the 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime movie and Sony’s AIBO “ERS-220” robotic dog, the Powered Suit Dualis mecha for Nissan Dualis commercials, and the mecha for Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN. He has also worked various video games, including the designs for various Armored Core games, Daemon X Machina, Omega Boost, Tech Romancer and Devil May Cry V.

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