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Mamoru Oshii

Mamoru Oshii was born on August 8, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Ghost in the Shell (1995), Urusei yatsura (1981) and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004). See full bio »

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Ghost in the Shell
Urusei yatsura
Urusei yatsura Director
Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman II


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 2015 Nowhere Girl
 2014 The Next Generation: Patlabor (TV Series)
 2010 009: The Reopening (Short)
 2010 Halo Legends (Video) (creative director - segment "The Duel")
 2010/II Je t'aime (Short)
 2009 Assault Girls
 2008 Kill
 2007 The Women of Fast Food (segments "The Assault Girl", "The Golden Fish Girl")
 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Project_Mermaid (2007)
 2005 Open Your Mind (Short)
 2001 Avalon
 1992 Talking Head
 1990/II Maroko
 1989 Gosenzosama Banbanzai! (TV Series)
 1987 Twilight Q (Video) (part two)
 1986 Urusei Yatsura Memoriaru Arubamu: Aimu za Shû-chan (Video short) (episode director: archive footage)
 1985 Angel's Egg
 1985 Urusei Yatsura: Ryôko no Kugatsu no Ochakai (Video) (episode director: archive footage)
  Urusei yatsura (TV Series) (102 episodes, 1981 - 1984) (lead director - 2 episodes, 1983)
- Scramble! To the Rescue of Lum! (1984) ... (lead)
- Sakura, Sad Years of Youth (1984) ... (lead)
 1983 Dallos (Video)
 1980 The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (TV Series) (episodes 6, 9, 10, 13, 23, 49, 51)
 1978-1979 Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman II (TV Series) (52 episodes)
- Sôsai Ekksu no metsubô (1979) ... (as Mamoru Oshî)
- Kanashimi no Geru Sadora (1979) ... (as Mamoru Oshî)
- Nazo! Nazo? Geru Sadora no haha (1979) ... (as Mamoru Oshî)
- Moeyo! Kondoru (1979) ... (as Mamoru Oshî)
- Shijô saidai no ôtsunami (1979) ... (as Mamoru Oshî)
 1977 Ippatsu Kanta-kun (TV Series)
 1977 Yatterman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
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Other Works:

TV Commercial ("Last Orders" - Samurai & Beer) for Murphy's Irish Stout (1998)

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Alternate Names:

Hiroshi Iwasaki | Rei Maruwa | Mamoru Oshî

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He has worked on three animes: Urusei Yatsura, Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell; the former was an outright comedy and the latter two were drama shows but were fairly comedic. Oshii adapted these into films; he strayed from the source material by removing their comedy and giving them a darker atmosphere, which was a point of controversy for some fans ("Urusei Yatsura" creator Rumiko Takahashi was ... See more »


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