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Masamune Shirow


Well know for his beautiful and sensual female character designs in Japanese animations (anime), comics (manga), and illustrations. See more trivia »
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 2014 Appleseed Alpha (original story)
 2011 Appleseed XIII (TV Series) (manga)
 2008 Real Drive (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Riaru doraibu (2008) ... (creator)
- Rasuto daibu (2008) ... (creator)
- Chikyû ritsu (2008) ... (creator)
- Ningen ritsu (2008) ... (creator)
- Shizuka naru shi (2008) ... (creator)
 2008 Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (manga)
 2007 Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina (characters)
 2002-2005 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV Series) (comic - 52 episodes)
- Cash Eye (2005) ... (comic)
- This Side of Justice (2005) ... (comic)
- Endless Gig (2005) ... (comic)
- Nuclear Power (2004) ... (comic)
- Martial Law (2004) ... (comic)
 2004 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Video Game) (comic "Kôkaku Kidôtai" - as Shirow Masamune)
 2004/I Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (comic "Koukaku-Kidoutai")
 2004 Appleseed (comic)
 2002 Tachikoma na hibi (Video short) (comic)
 2000 Blood: The Last Vampire (Video Game) (story)
 1997 Ghost in the Shell (Video Game) (comic - as Shirow Masamune)
 1995 Ghost in the Shell (comic)
 1994 Appleseed (Video Game) (original manga)
 1993 New Dominion Tank Police (Video short) (comic)
 1988 Dominion Tank Police (Video) (comic)
 1988 Appleseed (Video) (comic)
 1987 Black Magic M-66 (Video)
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Other Works:

Created such comicbooks as "Appleseed", "Ghost in the Shell" and "Dominion".

Alternate Names:

Shirow Masamune | Masanori Oota | Masanori Outa | Masamune Shiro | Masamune Shiroo | Masamune Shirou | Masamune Shirô | Masanori Ôta

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Graduated from Osaka University of Arts See more »


Most of his works incorporated a strong female character in the law enforcement field as the protagonist

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