Masamune Shirow


Real Name and aliases:

Website:

Country:

Japan

Character:

Uzal Delilah(creator), Nene Nanakorobi(creator), Clarion(creator), Motoko Kusanagi(creator), Batou(creator)

Award:

  • 1986 - Seiun Award (Best Manga for Appleseed)

Added by: dedalus. Last edit by: scaccomarco.

Biography

Masanori Ota (太田正典, Ōta Masanori, born November 23, 1961), better known by his pen name Masamune Shirow (士郎 正宗, Shirō Masamune), is a Japanese manga artist. Shirow is best known for the manga Ghost in the Shell, which has since been turned into three theatrical anime movies, two anime television series, an anime television movie, an anime OVA series, a theatrical live action movie, and several video games. Born in the Hyōgo Prefecture capital city of Kobe, he studied oil painting at Osaka University of Arts. While in college, he developed an interest in manga, which led him to create his own complete work, Black Magic, which was published in the manga dōjinshi Atlas. His work caught the eye of Seishinsha President Harumichi Aoki, who offered to publish him. The result was best-selling manga Appleseed, a full volume of densely plotted drama taking place in an ambiguous future. The story was a sensation, and won the 1986 Seiun Award for Best Manga. After a professional reprint of Black Magic and a second volume of Appleseed, he released Dominion in 1986. Two more volumes of Appleseed followed before he began work on Ghost in the Shell. In 2007, he collaborated again with Production I.G to co-create the original concept for the anime television series Ghost Hound, Production I.G's 20th anniversary project. A further original collaboration with Production I.G began airing in April 2008, titled Real Drive.

Artistic production

Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
Ghost in the shell. 1.5 Author Kodansha 2012 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. 6 Author Seven Seas 2017 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. Vol. 10 Author Seven Seas 2018 English
Black magic (2nd edition) Author Dark Horse 2007 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. vol. 7 Author Seven Seas 2017 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. Vol. 8 Author Seven Seas 2017 English
Ghost in the shell : readme 1995-2017 Author Kodansha Comics 2017 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. 4 Author Seven Seas 2016 English
The Ghost in the Shell (Nuova edizione - 2017) Author Edizioni Star Comics 2017 Italian
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. Volume 1 Author Seven Seas 2015 English
The ghost in the shell. Vol. 1 Author Kodansha 2011 English
Ghost in the shell. 1.5. Human-error processor Author Dark Horse Manga 2007 English
Prometheus unbound Author Dark Horse 2015 English
Appleseed 3 Author Dark Horse Comics 1995 English
Ghost in the shell. 2. Man-machine interface (Star comics) Author Edizioni Star Comics 2004 Italian
The ghost in the shell. 1 (Deluxe edition ; New edition) Author Kodansha Comics 2017 English
Ghost in the shell. 1.5 2 (Deluxe edition ; New edition) Author Kodansha Comics 2017 English
Kōkaku kidōtai - The Ghost in the Shell #1 Author Kodansha 1991 Japanese
Ghost in the shell. 2 (Deluxe edition) Author Kodansha Comics 2017 English
The ghost in the shell. 1 2 (Movie tie-in edition) Author Kodansha Comics 2017 English
Dominion (4th edition) Author Dark Horse 2007 English
Appleseed 4 Author Manga 1995 English
The scales of Prometheus Author Titan 1997 English
Ghost in the shell. 2. Man-machine interface Author Dark Horse Manga 2005 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. 5 Author Seven Seas 2016 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. Vol. 9 Author Seven Seas 2018 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. Volume 2 Author Seven Seas 2015 English
Pandora of the crimson shell : ghost urn. Volume 3 Author Seven Seas 2016 English
The ghost in the shell Author Kodansha Comics 2017 English
Human-error processor Author Titan 2007 English
Appleseed 5 (3rd edition) Author Dark Horse Manga 2007 English
Appleseed (2nd edition) Author Dark Horse Comics 1995 English
Appleseed 2 (2nd edition) Author Dark Horse Comics 1995 English
Orion #1 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1994 Italian
Orion #2 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1994 Italian
Appleseed #1 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1995 Italian
Appleseed #2 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1995 Italian
Appleseed #3 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1995 Italian
Appleseed #4 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1995 Italian
Pandora In the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn #01 (ITA) Writer Rw Goen (Rw Edizioni) 2019 Italian
W-Tails cat: 2 Author Magic Press 2020 Italian
W-Tails cat: 1 Author Magic Press 2020 Italian
Ghost In The Shell Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2004 English
Man-Machine Interface Writer Illustrator Dark Horse Manga 2005 English
Storie Di Kappa #2 Author Edizioni Star Comics 0 Italian
Der Schrottdschungel #1 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Die Robot-Rebellion #2 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Brain-Drain #3 Writer Illustrator Feest Comics 0 German
Die Stunde Null #4 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Der Scharfschütze #5 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Tot oder lebendig #6 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Das Gleichgewicht der Kräfte #7 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Weltanschauungen #8 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Das Abkommen #9 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Prometheus Unbound #2 Writer Illustrator Eclipse 1989 English
The Promethean Challenge Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2007 English
The Promethean Balance Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2009 English
ID: Illustration And Data Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2007 English
Hypernotes Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2007 English
Das Prometheus-Projekt #1 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Gastfreundschaft #2 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Die Herausforderung #3 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Das Ziel Aller Träume #3 Writer Illustrator Feest Comics 0 German
Orion Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2008 English
Der Planet Lurieh #1 Writer Illustrator Feest Comics 0 German
Die Träume des Herzens #2 Writer Illustrator Feest Comics 0 German
Tank Police #1 Writer Illustrator Feest Comics 0 German
Intervention #2 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Phantome #3 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Konflikt #4 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Konflikt Teil II #5 Illustrator Writer Feest Comics 0 German
Black Magic Illustrator Writer Dark Horse Manga 2008 English

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