Hajime Katoki

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Hajime Katoki (カトキハジメ Katoki Hajime, 1963) is a mechanical designer. He designed mecha for the Gundam series, as well as video games such as the Super Robot Wars and Virtual On series.

He was quoted in his art book Gundam Fix saying, “Do people, like myself, spend time imagining what it would be like if Gundam robots were actually present on the streets of our cities? Are you sure you’re not limiting yourself to the images that were offered in the animated series? One of the reasons that I fell in love with Gundam was that it excites me to imagine what it would be like if these machines actually existed, and I worry that other fans may be losing out.”

He said he hoped his work would catch the attention of viewers, “Then people who had never before been drawn in by the magic of these giant robots may discover their attraction for the first time.”

Katoki was also involved in the color scheme design of Toyota Team Kraft’s SC430 (#35, GT500) that raced in Super GT seasons of 2006 and 2007. His colour scheme was later replaced by Gundam Exia-like colour scheme on July 2007 for the fifth race in 2007 season to promote *Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Works

Gundam series

  • Gundam Sentinel
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory*
    Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon
    Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
    Mobile Fighter G Gundam
    Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
    Gundam Fix
    Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
    New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor
    Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
    Gundam Evolve – episodes 4 and 7
    Superior Defender Gundam Force
    Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO
    Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Master Grade gunpla
* RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.Ka
* XXXG-01W Wing Gundam Ver.Ka
* RB-79 Ball Ver.Ka
* XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Ver.Ka
* XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-2 Ver.Ka
* XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-3 Ver.Ka
* RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Ver.Ka
* RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam Ver.Ka
* MSN-06S Sinanju Ver. Ka
* MSN-06S Sinanju Stein Ver. Ka
* LM312V04 Victory Gundam Ver. Ka
* LM312V04(B-part) + SD-VB03A Core Booster Ver.Ka
* LM312V04 V-Dash Gundam Ver. Ka
* RX-93 Nu Gundam Ver. Ka
* MSN-04 Sazabi
* RX-93-v2 Hi-Nu Gundam Ver. Ka

Ka Signature collection in Robot Damashii (Spirits) action figure line
* RX-160S Byarlant Custom
* MS-05 Zaku I Sniper Yonem Kirks Custom
* MSA-005K Guncannon DT (Detector)
* AMX-014 Doven Wolf and Doven Wolf Silver Bullet

Super Robot Wars series

  • 4th Super Robot Wars
  • Super Robot Wars Gaiden: Masō Kishin – The Lord Of Elemental
  • Shin Super Robot Wars
  • Super Robot Wars F
  • Super Robot Wars F Final
  • Super Robot Wars Complete Box
  • Super Robot Wars Alpha
  • Super Robot Wars Alpha For Dreamcast
  • Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
  • 2nd Super Robot Wars Alpha
  • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2
  • 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha: To the End of the Galaxy
  • Super Robot Wars: Original Generations
  • Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation
  • Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars
  • Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden

Virtual On series

  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Operation Moongate
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On One Man Rescue
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On One Man Rescue
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Fragmentary Passage
  • Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz

Miscellaneous

  • Patlabor: The Movie 2
  • WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3
  • Sgt. Frog – episode 38 and 73
  • Chogekijyouban Kerorogunso 2: Shinkai no Princess dearimasu! ( also known as Sgt Frog The Super Movie 2)
  • The Cockpit
  • Xardion
  • Welcome to the NHK – episode 24
  • Gradius II – X68000 version
  • Policenauts – mechanical designs for the EMPS mecha
  • Super Robot Spirit
  • Real Robots Final Attack
  • Super Hero Operations
  • Short Peace (A Farewell to Weapons)

Composite Ver. Ka collection in Tamashii Nations action figure line
* Z-01Z Lancelot Albion Ver.Ka
* Gurren Lagann Ver.Ka
* Temjin Ver.Ka
* PTX-EX Exbein

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