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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 8 August 1951Tokyo, Japan

Mini Bio (1)

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

Trade Mark (4)

Always includes a basset hound whenever possible in each of his movies
Fequently features a usage of guns in his movies
[Biblical quote] A conversation with one character mentioning the Bible, God, or the meaning of life.
Always works with composer 'Kenji Kawai'.

Trivia (5)

Always includes a basset hound whenever possible in each of his movies. He owns a Basset himself, and is a fan of the breed.
He is a member of "Headgear," the anime group (including Kazunori Itô, Akemi Takada and Miki Itô) responsible for Patlabor: The Movie (1989). According to Oshii, Headgear was formed because anime sponsors would only deal with studios and not individuals.
Trained, as a youth, in a Christian seminary for the priesthood in Japan. However, while he was there, something happened (which he refuses to discuss publicly) that shattered his religious leanings. He remains fascinated by Christianity, however, and often alludes to the Bible in his films. There is some debate among his fans about whether Angel's Egg (1985) is an allegory for his loss of faith.
A big fan of guns.
One of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli along with Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata but left over creative differences. Today they remain respectfully critical of each other's work.

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