Japanese company Space Walker describes itself as “conducting research and development in three fields: scientific mission, small satellite launch, and space tourism in collaboration with the Space System Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science.”
It’s hoping to start doing space tourism in 2029, and in 2021 it’s doing some fun things for kids and enlisted none other than Macross creator Shoji Kawamori to help. Kawamori put out three different spaceship designs on Children’s Day, and polling went underway to discover people’s favorite.
3位 A案 ✨
河森正治さん @kawamoriexpo 素敵なカラリングイメージと応援ツイートをありがとうございました！
— 【公式】SPACE WALKER (@SPACEWALKER_JP) May 6, 2021
At the end of the polling, design B was declared the winner. Kawamori also made a reference Macross fans will catch when he wrote, “Let’s spread more deculture throughout space.”
Space Walker also put out this version of the space ship for kids to color in and submit.
5/14 17時 pic.twitter.com/KttdhAP57Q
— 【公式】SPACE WALKER (@SPACEWALKER_JP) May 5, 2021
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.