Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vintage Japanese Lost In Space Art!

     I'm always deeply fascinated by how American science fiction tv is interpreted around the world; especially Japan.  The following schematic images of the Jupiter 2, Chariot, and B9 Robot from Irwin Allen's Lost in Space are an excellent example of this.  These schematics are from famed Japanese illustrator Shoji Otomo who produced a vast number of  such drawings for Japanese Boys magazines of the 60s.  He is particularly famous for his anatomical drawings of  giant monsters from Toho and Tsuburaya Productions.  Enjoy!


  1. I love the Jupiter 2 cutaways. With all that living space there's only just enough room for engines, landing legs, hydraulics, etc.

  2. Indeed. For Japanese kids in the 60s, these cutaways must have been brilliant.

  3. You hit a home run with these Wil! Excellent stuff. Like Scoop, I really get into the Jupiter 2 cutaways.