Judge

※More GGC selection board members are scheduled to be added. We will frequently update them on our website.

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Anime Director and Screenwriter

Shuji Hashimoto

Vice President of WASEDA University / Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University

Pitoyo Hartono

Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Information, CHUKYO University.

Katsuyuki Motohiro

Film Producer

Seiichi Saito

Rhizomatiks/ Creative&Technical Director

Yoshiyuki Tomino

【PROFILE】
Anime Director and Screenwriter

Year of Birth:
November 5th, 1941
Place of Birth:
Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Education: Nihon University's College of Art
Career History:
At Mushi Productions, he scripted the storyboards and screenplay of the first Japanese anime TV series, Tetsuwan Atomu (also known as Astro Boy).
He has been well known for directing various anime series throughout his career: Triton of the Sea (1972) / Mobile Suit GUNDAM (1979) / Space Runaway IDEON (1980) / Overman King Gainer (2002).
He is also known as a songwriter, a novelist, and a college professor.
In 2009, he has won the award of an Honorific Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.
His latest work is GUNDAM Reconguista in G (October 2014 - March 2015).

Shuji Hashimoto

【MESSAGE】
Over the long period of 35 years since its debut, GUNDAM has captivated enthusiasts globbaly. Now is the time to achieve the fulfillment of our dreams of GUNDAM by synchronizing each of our wishes, just as if it were a chemical reaction. And, subsequently, we will make a next dream come true. This is the stage I desire to see.

【PROFILE】
Vice President of WASEDA University / Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University

Year of Birth:
1948
Education:
・WASEDA University, Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering (1970)
・WASEDA University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
・Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.), WASEDA University (1977)
Career History:
・Lecturer/Professor, Faculty of Science, Toho University (1979-1991)
・Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (1993-2006)
・Director, Faculty of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (2006-2010)
・Director of the Humanoid Robotics Institute, WASEDA University (April 2000~March 2010)
・Vice president, WASEDA University (November 2010~)
・Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (November 2010~)
Research Interests:
Human communication and Kansei information processing including image processing, music systems, neural computing and humanoid robotics
Publication:
The Space of Virtual Music / The Story of the Humanoid Robotics / Iwanami Lecture: Multimedia Information Study, Vol.1 (all co-authorship).
Chairman:
・Chairman of the Promotion Committee, IEEE Tokyo Section
・Director of Japanese Academy of Facial Studies
・Chairman of Japan Actuator-Sensor-Interface
Member:
・The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers / Information Processing Society of Japan / The Virtual Reality Society of Japan / Human Interface Society / The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers / The Robotics Society of Japan / The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan / Nishi-Nippon Orthodontic Society

Pitoyo Hartono

【MESSAGE】
The progress of human intellectual wisdom starts with our rich imagination and dreams. But unless we bring those into realities, dreams will remain dreams. GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE offers great opportunities for people all over the world to fulfill their dreams.
I believe that amalgamation of ideas, diverse culture, philosophy and technical excellence will not only present GUNDAM to the world but also generate a kind of "New Types".

Let's start by bringing GUNDAM into reality and dream further.

【PROFILE】
Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Information, CHUKYO University.

Year of Birth:
May 1969
Place of Birth:
Indonesia
Education:
・Doctor of Enginnering (Ph.D.) in the Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, WASEDA University (February 2002)
Career History:
・Visiting Lecturer (full-time), WABOT HOUSE Laboratory, WASEDA University
・Associate Professor, Hakodate Future University(2005-2010)
・Professor, Chukyo University (October 2010~)
Research Interests:
Neural network and computational intelligence theory for the robotics

Katsuyuki Motohiro

【MESSAGE】
For 35 years, I have been attracted to Mobile Suit Gundam. Operating an actual size of GUNDAM is a dreamlike entertainment enough to greatly enhance my expectation.
I must be looking forward to seeing passion and ideas by GUNDAM fans around the world. I would definitely like to share the moment our dream comes true with everyone!

【PROFILE】
Film Producer

Year of Birth:
1965
Place of Birth:
Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Career History:
After making his debut as a film director with "Waruikoto" in 1992, Mr. Motohiro has produced numerous TV dramas.
In 1997, he produced the first theatrical film "July 7th, Hare."
His box-office movie, "Bayside Shakedown 2"released in 2003, recorded the all-time No.1 among Japanese live-action movies. Since then, Mr. Motohiro has produced a number of movies such as "Negotiator," "Summertime Machine Blues," and "UDON."
Mr. Motohiro has recently been playing an active role in various projects: AKB48's PV "Everyday Katyusha"/ an animated film of "PSYCHO-PASS" (general manager) / animation of "Kokaku Kidotai ARISE border:less project" (project producer).
His short movie titled "Regret"which has currently been open to public through the Nestle Theater on YouTube has over 3 million viewership.

Seiichi Saito

【MESSAGE】
I expect that an advanced technology beyond our imagination could make our dream of GUNDAM a reality within few years. I'm really excited and looking forward to such a dream.
I believe our imagination makes technology evolve furthermore, rather than technology catches up with an imagination. Throughout this long-term project, I would like to share my painstaking imagination, endurance, and creative power with the technical experts & performers all over the world. With those efforts, I wish we could advance to the next stage.

【PROFILE】
Rhizomatiks/ Creative&Technical Director

Born in Kanagawa in 1975, Mr. Saito began his career in New York in 2000 after graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD). Since then, he has been active in creative work at the Arnell Group, and returned to Japan upon being selected for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial event. He produces works in the commercial art field which are three-dimensional and interactive while also being based on the firm grounding in logical thought that he cultivated through architecture. Mr. Saito has won numerous international awards at the 2009-2014. He currently serves as Director of Rhizomatiks Co., Ltd., while also lecturing part-time at the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science. 2013 D&AD "Digital Design" Jury, 2014 Cannes LIONS "Branded Content and Entertainment" jury.