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)

Filmography

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 2020-2021 Vlad Love (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Castle of Vania (2021)
- Daddy Came (2021)
 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 Cell Phone Investigator 7 (TV Series) (co-director)
 2007 Shin onna tachiguishi retsuden (segments "The Assault Girl", "The Golden Fish Girl")
 2007 Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series short) (1 episode)
- Project_Mermaid (2007)
 2005 Open Your Mind (Short)
 2003 Kirazu (segment " ")
 2001 Avalon
 1992 Talking Head
 1990/II Maroko
 1989 Gosenzosama Banbanzai! (TV Series)
 1987 Twilight Q (TV Mini Series) (part two)
 1986 Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album (Video short) (episode director: archive footage)
 1985 Angel's Egg (Video)
 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)
 1977 Jetter Mars (TV Series) (2 episodes)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV Commercial ("Last Orders" - Samurai & Beer) for Murphy's Irish Stout (1998)

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »


Alternate Names:

Hiroshi Iwasaki | Rei Maruwa | Mamoru Oshî

Children:

Oshii, Tomoe
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Trivia:

He has worked on three animes: Urusei Yatsura, Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell; the former was an outright comedy and the latter two were drama shows but were fairly comedic. Oshii adapted these into films; he strayed from the source material by removing their comedy and giving them a darker atmosphere, which was a point of controversy for some fans ("Urusei Yatsura" creator Rumiko Takahashi was ... See more »

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Always includes a basset hound whenever possible in each of his movies. He owns a Basset himself, and is a fan of the breed. See more »

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