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'''Syōhei Kohara''' (小原渉平 ''Kohara Shōhei'') was one of [[Takara]]'s artists who translated the first year Transformers toy designs into character designs for the animation series. Many of these were cleaned up further by [[Floro Dery]]. Another possibility is that Kohara was responsible for the season 1 designs, whereas Dery took over for season 2.
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'''Shōhei Kohara''' (小原渉平 ''Kohara Shōhei'') was one of [[Takara]]'s artists who translated the first-year Transformers' toy designs into character designs that were the basis of the designs used in the animated series and comic books. The designs were all subsequently simplified by [[Floro Dery]], who generally removed wheels in robot mode and enlarged the characters' heads before the designs saw commercial use.
   
==External Links==
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The early animated comic book and toy commercials utilized a modified Megatron design that was closer to the actual toy than Kohara's original model (based on a toy prototype). However, this modified design still retained many details from Kohara's original model, such as the head and fusion cannon. The design was then modified further by Dery to make it better reflect the toy, and this Dery-revised version was used in the animated series and comic books along with the other simplified character models.
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[[Image:Kohara Autobots.jpg|center|thumb|600px|Kohara's designs for Prowl, Sideswipe, Jazz, and Optimus Prime.]]
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[[Image:Kohara Decepticons.jpg|center|thumb|600px|Kohara's designs for Laserbeak, Soundwave, Starscream, and Megatron.]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=30024 Anime News Network profile]
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1353408/ Internet Movie Database profile]
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1353408/ Internet Movie Database profile]
*Anime News Network profiles [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=20451 here], [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=25410 here], [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=25429 here], [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=30024 here], [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=41631 here]
 
   
[[Category: Designers|Kohara, Syohei]]
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Latest revision as of 15:48, August 5, 2009

Shōhei Kohara (小原渉平 Kohara Shōhei) was one of Takara's artists who translated the first-year Transformers' toy designs into character designs that were the basis of the designs used in the animated series and comic books. The designs were all subsequently simplified by Floro Dery, who generally removed wheels in robot mode and enlarged the characters' heads before the designs saw commercial use.

The early animated comic book and toy commercials utilized a modified Megatron design that was closer to the actual toy than Kohara's original model (based on a toy prototype). However, this modified design still retained many details from Kohara's original model, such as the head and fusion cannon. The design was then modified further by Dery to make it better reflect the toy, and this Dery-revised version was used in the animated series and comic books along with the other simplified character models.

Kohara Autobots

Kohara's designs for Prowl, Sideswipe, Jazz, and Optimus Prime.

Kohara Decepticons

Kohara's designs for Laserbeak, Soundwave, Starscream, and Megatron.

External linksEdit

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