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Masamune Shirow


Born
in Kobe, Japan
November 23, 1961

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Masamune Shirow (士郎 正宗) is an internationally renowned manga artist. He is best known for the manga Ghost in the Shell, which has since been turned into two theatrical anime movies, two anime TV series, an anime TV movie, and several video games. Shirow is also known for creating erotic art.
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 fanzine Atlas. His work caught the eye of Seishinsha President Harumichi Aoki, who offered to publish him. The result was Appleseed, a full volume of densely-plotted drama taking place in an ambiguous future.
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Average rating: 4.01 · 22,197 ratings · 1,167 reviews · 205 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ghost in the Shell (Ghost i...

4.16 avg rating — 12,015 ratings — published 1989 — 42 editions
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-m...

3.53 avg rating — 2,079 ratings — published 2001 — 29 editions
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Appleseed, Vol. 1: The Prom...

3.94 avg rating — 1,586 ratings — published 1985 — 20 editions
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Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Hum...

3.82 avg rating — 1,448 ratings — published 2003 — 30 editions
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Appleseed: Prometheus Unbou...

4.04 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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Appleseed: The Scales of Pr...

4.06 avg rating — 632 ratings — published 1987 — 13 editions
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Appleseed: The Promethean B...

4.07 avg rating — 581 ratings — published 1989 — 12 editions
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Dominion

3.73 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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3.71 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Black Magic

3.15 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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“Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.”
Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell

“Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. - Makoto Kuzanagi, Ghost in the shell”
Masamune Shirow

“Emphasizing a lifestyle based on consumption is the ultimate violence against poor countries.”
Shirow Masamune, The Ghost in the Shell, Vol. 1

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