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      Mamoru Oshii

      Mamoru Oshii

      Highest Rated: 100% Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 55% Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998)

      Birthday: Aug 8, 1951

      Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

      Renaissance man of anime, Mamoru Oshii is respected around the world for his fantastic and philosophical storytelling and stylistic flair. As a young man, the future writer/director/animator was a fan of the filmmaking greats like Fellini, Godard, and Tarkovsky. After he graduating from Tokyo Gakugei University in 1976, he was hired as an artist at Tatsunoko Productions. There he worked on the "Urusei Yatsura" TV series, and went on to direct two "Urusei Yatsura" films in the early 1980s. Soon he worked on the very first original video animation (OVA), called "Dallos"; these are series made specially for release in home-video formats, and are a major part of the anime world today. Before long, Oshii was asked by his friend Kazunori Ito to join Headgear, where he went on to direct the "Patlabor" movies/series. Throughout the early 1990s, Oshii explored directing live action films, but it was in 1995 that he made his crowning achievement, a landmark in the world of anime: "Ghost in the Shell." The feature, a cyberpunk thriller, won Oshii worldwide acclaim and helped legitimize the anime genre in the eyes of the film world. After a five-year hiatus, he helmed the Japanese-Polish feature "Avalon," before taking on the hotly anticipated sequel "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence." Since then, he has directed a number of features, including 2008's "The Sky Crawlers," which competed for the Golden Lion in the Venice Film Festival.

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      100% No Score Yet Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist Self,
      - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Girl Director - 2015
      No Score Yet 44% Garm Wars: The Last Druid Director,
      - 2014
      100% 74% Rewind This! Unknown (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 17% Assault Girls Director,
      - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai Screenwriter,
      - 2009
      100% No Score Yet Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Director - 2008
      80% 58% The Sky Crawlers Director - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill (Kiru) (Rebellion: The Killing Isle) Director - 2008
      No Score Yet 54% The Amazing Lives of Fast Food Grifters Director,
      - 2006
      64% 80% Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Director,
      $924.5K 2004
      80% 73% Avalon Director - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Writer - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Writer - 1998
      55% 78% Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Writer $94.6K 1998
      95% 89% Ghost in the Shell Director - 1995
      No Score Yet 85% Patlabor 2: The Movie Director - 1993
      No Score Yet 74% Talking Head Director - 1992
      No Score Yet 60% Stray Dog Director - 1991
      No Score Yet 82% Patlabor: The Movie Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle for Moon Station Dallos Director - 1985
      No Score Yet 91% Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Director,
      - 1984