tsuyoshi-nonaka

Tsuyoshi Nonaka, Veteran Mecha Designer for Bandai and giant robot God in his own right (Mazinkaiser SKL, Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen, Transformers, Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers) recently made a gunpla custom! using a 1/48 megascale RX78-2  gundam model kit, he created his own custom build of the Giant of the Andromeda Galaxy: Space Runaway Ideon!


gotta draw some new M-Zero-Oh pix and look through his older comics to see which ones I’d be comfortable with taking to fanime

IT’S JUST ONE STUPID PANEL WITH ONE REALLY MINOR CRITIQUE SESSION THO AND I’M SURE NO ONE ELSE IN THE PANEL ROOM WOULD BE STRESSED ABOUT GETTING GOOD FEEDBACK BUT I WANT MR. NONAKA  TO LIKE M-ZERO-OH

HE KIND OF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING THE MAZINGER Z-HEN MECHS AND MAZINGER SKL AND WORKED ON KAMEN RIDER AND GAHHDSKLGHSDJKDDFHJKDSLH

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As you could tell from my blog, I am a huge fan of Tsuyoshi Nonaka and I’ve always been grateful that I get to see him so often at local events and conventions.  His art is amazing, his dedication in coordinating Bandai America’s Legacy toyline and other toys is admirable, and his “side hobby” in kitbashing various figures and models is just out of this world.  We even ran into him at a Godzilla movie screening in Little Tokyo!

Because he will be moving back to Japan soon, Power Morphicon will be the last time I will see him in a long time.  My friends and I gave him a little gift as a token of our appreciation and got pictures with him and his wife (who is not often seen in photos but is just as much a pleasure to meet and talk to as Nonaka-san himself).  We will miss him dearly, but will hope to see him at the next Power Morphicon in 2016.

Pictured here also are the commissions I have gotten from Nonaka-san over the course of these 2 years, excluding prints that I had also purchased.