Masamune Shirow


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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: 4.03 · 18,135 ratings · 834 reviews · 138 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ghost in the Shell (Ghost i...

4.18 avg rating — 9,802 ratings — published 1989 — 39 editions
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-m...

3.59 avg rating — 1,657 ratings — published 2001 — 25 editions
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Appleseed, Vol. 1: The Prom...

3.95 avg rating — 1,370 ratings — published 1985 — 17 editions
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Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Hum...

3.82 avg rating — 1,079 ratings — published 2003 — 23 editions
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Appleseed: Prometheus Unbou...

4.08 avg rating — 654 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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Appleseed: The Scales of Pr...

4.08 avg rating — 559 ratings — published 1987 — 12 editions
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Appleseed: The Promethean B...

4.11 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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Dominion

3.74 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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3.72 avg rating — 316 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Intron Depot (Intron Depot,...

4.12 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1992 — 2 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”
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“-So life is like fruit growing on the end of the branches..?
-that's right..
-... it's like fruit.”
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