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Masamune Shirow


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 2015 Ghost in the Shell (manga)
 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 Tokusô sensha-tai Dominion (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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