HobbyJapan to Publish Masami Obari “OBARISM” Mecha Art Book

Masami Obari is one of the most celebrated designers, animators, and directors within the anime industry, especially within the realms of mecha.

Obari has been a prolific figure for the Gundam franchise, staffing on such titles as Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, and the multitude of Gundam Build entries.

Hobby-based publisher HobbyJapan is releasing the “Masami Obari Art Book OBARISM” as a collection of mecha works by the animator. The book will feature original drawings, copyrighted illustrations, illustrations for product packaging and storyboards. It will also include the three-dimensional works supervised by Obari, and trace the trajectory of his work so far.

Featured Works

  • Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God
  • Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos
  • Super Heavyweight God Gravion
  • Super Robot Wars OG
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • Gundam Build series
  • Metal Armor Dragonar
  • Brave series and more

Japanese retailer HobbyLink Japan is selling the art book priced at 4,500 yen or $42.81USD. The book is open for pre-orders with an April 28, 2022 release date.

Source: HobbyJapan, HobbyLink Japan

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