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Masamune Shirow


Graduated from Osaka University of Arts See more trivia »

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 2016 Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn (TV Series) (original creator)
 2014 Appleseed Alpha (original story)
 2011 Appleseed XIII Movie 1: Tartaros (original manga)
 2011 Appleseed XIII (TV Series) (original manga - 1 episode)
- The Nemean Lion (2011) ... (original manga)
 2008 Real Drive (TV Series) (creator - 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 Ex Machina (characters)
 2005 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Video Game) (comic)
 2002-2005 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV Series) (comic - 52 episodes)
- This Side of Justice (2005) ... (comic)
- Endless Gig (2005) ... (comic)
- Nuclear Power (2004) ... (comic)
- Martial Law (2004) ... (comic)
- Reversal Process (2004) ... (comic)
 2004/I Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (comic "Koukaku-Kidoutai")
 2004 Appleseed (comic)
 2004 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Video Game) (comic "Kôkaku Kidôtai" - as Shirow Masamune)
 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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Well know for his beautiful and sensual female character designs in Japanese animations (anime), comics (manga), and illustrations. See more »


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

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