Mamoru Oshii


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Mamoru Oshii is a Japanese filmmaker, television director and screenwriter. Famous for his philosophy-oriented storytelling, Oshii has directed a number of popular anime, including Urusei Yatsura (1981-1984), Angel's Egg (1985), Patlabor: The Movie (1989), Ghost in the Shell (1995), and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004). Oshii was approached ... See full bio »

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(1995)
Avalon Director
(2001)
The Sky Crawlers Director
(2008)

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  Vlad Love (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
 2017 Sand Whale and Me (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Showdown (2017)
- The Sandman (2017)
- Tin Whale (2017)
 2015 Nowhere Girl
 2014 The Next Generation: Patlabor (TV Series)
 2010/II Je t'aime (Short)
 2010 009: The Reopening (Short)
 2010 Halo Legends (Video) (creative director - segment "The Duel")
 2009 Assault Girls
 2008 Kill
 2008 Kêtai sôsakan 7 (TV Series) (co-director)
 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Project_Mermaid (2007)
 2007 Shin onna tachiguishi retsuden (segments "The Assault Girl", "The Golden Fish Girl")
 2005 Open Your Mind (Short)
 2002 Chimera
 2001 Avalon
 1992 Talking Head
 1991 Stray Dogs
 1990/II Maroko
 1989 Gosenzosama Banbanzai! (TV Series)
 1987 Twilight Q (Video) (part two)
 1986 Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album (Video short) (episode director: archive footage)
 1985 Angel's Egg
 1985 Urusei Yatsura: Ryoko's September Tea Party (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)
 1978-1979 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 Homerun Kanta (TV Series)
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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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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. See more »

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[Biblical quote] A conversation with one character mentioning the Bible, God, or the meaning of life. See more »

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