Oshii Mamoru

OSHII Mamoru (1951, Japan) is a filmmaker, writer and director. He graduated in 1976 from an art academy in Tokyo. As a student, he was already making independent films. In 1980, he continued his studies at Studio Pierrot under Toriumi Nagayuki. As well as directing anime, Oshii has been involved with writing manga scripts and with cartoon strips and novels. He has been nominated for awards, including the Palme d’Or and the Leone d’Oro.


(selection) Tenshi no tamago (1982), Urusei Yatsura 1: onri yu (1983), Urusei Yatsura 2: buytifuru dorima (1984), Kido keisatsu patoreba (1988), In the Aftermath (1988, co-dir.), Kido keisatsu patoreba: The Movie (1990), Kido keisatsu patoreba: The Movie 2 (1993), Kokaku kidotai/Ghost in the Shell (1995), Avalon (2000), Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters (2006), Kiru (2008), Assault Girls (2009), Garm Wars: The Last Druid (2014), Nowhere Girl (2015), Vlad Love (2020, TV series), I Can’t Stop Biting You (2022)