History Creator / MamoruOshii

28th Nov '16 2:42:18 AM Soufriere
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Even though he is known today for his films with philosophical dialogue and labyrinthine plots, Mamoru Oshii first rose to prominence at Studio Pierrot directing (and occasionally writing for) the zany anime comedy TV show ''UruseiYatsura''. He also got his start directing films with Urusei Yatsura, directing the first movie, ''Only You'' (which supposedly suffered from ExecutiveMeddling) in 1983.

‘83 was in fact a very busy year for Oshii. In addition to directing a television series and making his first motion picture he also co-wrote and directed ''Dallos'', the first ever OVA. The next year he completed ''Beautiful Dreamer'', the second Urusei Yatsura film. Considered to be the first film to contain Oshii's trademark direction techniques and stylings, this surreal comedy also reportedly upset UY creator Creator/RumikoTakahashi and led to Oshii leaving the franchise.

After a few years of making some highly experimental and artistic anime including ''Anime/AngelsEgg'', Oshii directed his first live-action film, ''The Red Spectacles'' in 1987. This movie was the first in his dystopian “Kerberos Saga,” which also includes his 1991 live-action film Stray Dog as well as the anime film ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', (Which he wrote but did not direct) and numerous manga and novels.

In 1988 Oshii returned to the mainstream when he joined anime super group “HEADGEAR” (which included colleagues from his Urusei Yatsura days) and produced the OVA ''Patlabor''. He also directed ''Patlabor: The Movie'', the Patlabor, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, movie]]. This was followed up in 1993 with ''Patlabor 2'', a somber film that deals with terrorism, the nature of peace vs. war, the complacency of a nation's citizens, Japan's place in the modern world, and other [[SarcasmMode fluffy topics]]. During this time he also wrote some episodes for the Patlabor TV and second OVA series.

The biggest hit of Oshii’s career though came in 1995, with the release of his adaptation of Creator/MasamuneShirow’s ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''. This highly influential cyberpunk movie was technically groundbreaking, using a subtle blend of traditional cel art and computer graphics to great effect. ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', which was heavily influenced by Creator/RidleyScott’s ''Film/BladeRunner'' would go on in turn to inspire many films afterward, including ''Film/TheMatrix''. It was also one of a number of gateway anime that helped the medium gain popularity in the West.

Mamoru Oshii continues to write and direct to this day. In addition to directing ''Innocence'', the sequel to his biggest hit ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', he has directed the Polish Sci-Fi film ''Avalon'' and the [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazing]]/Air Combat yarn ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'', among many, many others.

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Even though he is known today for his films with philosophical dialogue and labyrinthine plots, Mamoru Oshii first rose to prominence at Studio Pierrot directing (and occasionally storyboarding and writing for) the zany anime comedy TV show ''UruseiYatsura''. ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. He also got his start directing films with Urusei Yatsura, UY, directing the first movie, ''Only You'' (which supposedly suffered from ExecutiveMeddling) in 1983.

‘83 was in fact a very busy year for Oshii. In addition to directing a television series and making his first motion picture picture, he also co-wrote and directed ''Dallos'', the first ever OVA. The next year he completed ''Beautiful Dreamer'', the second Urusei Yatsura ''Urusei Yatsura'' film. Considered to be the first film to contain Oshii's trademark direction techniques and stylings, this surreal comedy movie also reportedly upset UY creator Creator/RumikoTakahashi and led to Oshii leaving the franchise.

After a few years of making some highly experimental and artistic anime including ''Anime/AngelsEgg'', Oshii directed his first live-action film, ''The Red Spectacles'' Spectacles'', in 1987. This movie was the first in his dystopian “Kerberos Saga,” Saga”, which also includes his 1991 live-action film Stray Dog ''Stray Dog'' as well as the anime film ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', (Which ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'' (which he wrote but did not direct) direct), and numerous manga and novels.

In 1988 1988, Oshii returned to the mainstream when he joined anime super group super-group “HEADGEAR” (which included colleagues from his Urusei Yatsura ''Urusei Yatsura'' days) and produced the OVA ''Patlabor''. He also directed ''Patlabor: The Movie'', the Patlabor, ''Patlabor''… [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, movie]]. This was followed up in 1993 with ''Patlabor 2'', a somber film that deals with terrorism, the nature of peace vs. war, the complacency of a nation's citizens, Japan's place in the modern world, and other [[SarcasmMode fluffy topics]]. During this time he also wrote some episodes for the Patlabor ''Patlabor'' TV and second OVA series.

The biggest hit of Oshii’s career though came in 1995, with the release of his adaptation of Creator/MasamuneShirow’s ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''. This highly influential cyberpunk movie was technically groundbreaking, using a subtle blend of traditional cel art and computer graphics to great effect. ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', which was heavily influenced by Creator/RidleyScott’s ''Film/BladeRunner'' ''Film/BladeRunner'', would go on in turn to inspire many films afterward, including ''Film/TheMatrix''. It was also one of a number of gateway anime that helped the medium gain popularity in the West.

Mamoru Oshii continues to write and direct to this day. In addition to directing ''Innocence'', the sequel to his biggest hit ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', he has directed the Polish Sci-Fi film ''Avalon'' and the [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazing]]/Air Navel-Gazing]] Air Combat yarn ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'', among many, many others.






* ''Innocence'' (2004): Known internationally as ''Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence''

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* ''Innocence'' (2004): Known internationally as ''Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence''Innocence'' (2004)''



'''Writing / Other Involvement ''':

* ''Manga/Seraphim266613336Wings'' (1994-1995, incompleted) (with Creator/SatoshiKon)

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'''Writing / or Other Involvement ''':

* ''Manga/Seraphim266613336Wings'' (1994-1995, incompleted) incomplete) (with Creator/SatoshiKon)



* BenevolentBoss: Is a laid-back boss and director, at least according to him. While this does provide for a more lax workplace (compared to the reportedly very strict StudioGhibli) it can also result in some of his works being less-polished than some of his contemporaries. Case in point: have fun playing "Spot the Frame Jump" while watching the otherwise brilliantly animated ''Patlabor 2''.

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* BenevolentBoss: Is a laid-back boss and director, at least according to him. While this does provide for a more lax workplace (compared to the reportedly very strict StudioGhibli) Creator/StudioGhibli) it can also result in some of his works being less-polished than some of his contemporaries. Case in point: have fun playing "Spot the Frame Jump" while watching the otherwise brilliantly animated ''Patlabor 2''.



* DeconstructorFleet: The worst mistake you could make is assuming he's not mercilessly tearing into every conventional gunfight scene cliché in the book in both the Kerberos Saga and GitS: Innocence.
* DoingItForTheArt: One of the most egregious examples ever.

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* DeconstructorFleet: The worst mistake you could make is assuming he's not mercilessly tearing into every conventional gunfight scene cliché in the book in both the Kerberos Saga "Kerberos Saga" and GitS: Innocence.
''[=GitS=]: Innocence''.
* DoingItForTheArt: [[invoked]] One of the most egregious examples ever.ever. This tendency is allegedly what got him fired from ''Urusei Yatsura''.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[invoked]] He got his start directing the first half of the ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' TV series and its first two movies. While UY has some elements that would come to define Oshii later on (like its bizarre dreamlike imagery), it's still at heart a zany comedy. Only ''Beautiful Dreamer'' comes close to "feeling" like an Oshii work.



* PrimaDonnaDirector: Why he's never worked on a TV anime nor an adaptation from a manga or light novel save for ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''.
* SceneryPorn: Usually of Tokyo, which he is ambivalent about.[[http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/interviews/m_oshii_patlabor2.html]]

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* PrimaDonnaDirector: Why he's never worked on a TV anime series nor an adaptation from a manga or light novel save since getting fired from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', save for ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''.
* SceneryPorn: Usually of Tokyo, which he is ambivalent about. [[http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/interviews/m_oshii_patlabor2.html]]html See.]]
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' contains lovingly detailed scenes of what appears to be either Hong Kong or Yokohama's Chinatown.



* SlobsVersusSnobs: Oshii never makes any effort to dress up for public appearances, [[strike:even]] especially when appearing with other members of the film crew who do not share his bohemian expression.[[http://www.scifijapan.com/ntv/sky14.jpg]]
* TechnologyPorn

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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Oshii never makes any effort to dress up for public appearances, [[strike:even]] especially when appearing with other members of the film crew who do not share his bohemian expression. [[http://www.scifijapan.com/ntv/sky14.jpg]]
jpg See.]]
* TechnologyPornTechnologyPorn: Common in his later works.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Oshii was working on a Franchise/LupinIII project in the mid 1980s. All that survived was some [[http://www.lupinthethird.com/forums/index.php?topic=1607.0 cryptic concept art]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[invoked]]
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Oshii was working on a Franchise/LupinIII ''Franchise/LupinIII'' project in the mid 1980s. All that survived was some [[http://www.lupinthethird.com/forums/index.php?topic=1607.0 cryptic concept art]].art]].
** He considers himself a friend of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's, and there were efforts to get him to collaborate with Creator/StudioGhibli back in the late-80's and early-90's. They were never able to find a project for him. Also, as mentioned above, his work style clashes badly with Ghibli's Disney-like obsession. Finally, Oshii's 1992 interview in which he lobbed minor insults at Ghibli ended any chance of working together.
19th Oct '16 2:41:35 PM Chris
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* Creator/{{Toonami}} microseries produced by Creator/ProductionIG (2017)

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* ''Sand Whale and Me'': Creator/{{Toonami}} microseries produced by Creator/ProductionIG for the block's 20th anniversary (2017)
15th Sep '16 4:07:05 PM Chris
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* Creator/{{Toonami}} microseries produced by Creator/ProductionIG (2017)
12th Aug '16 11:06:49 PM crashkey
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Mamoru Oshii continues to write and direct both live-action and anime movies to this day. In addition to directing ''Innocence'', the sequel to his biggest hit ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', he has directed the recent Polish Sci-Fi film ''Avalon'' and the [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazing]]/Air Combat yarn ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers''.

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Mamoru Oshii continues to write and direct both live-action and anime movies to this day. In addition to directing ''Innocence'', the sequel to his biggest hit ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', he has directed the recent Polish Sci-Fi film ''Avalon'' and the [[ContemplateOurNavels Navel Gazing]]/Air Combat yarn ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers''.
''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'', among many, many others.
19th Jun '16 11:19:14 AM _____________
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After a few years of making some highly experimental and artistic anime including ''Angel's Egg'', Oshii directed his first live-action film, ''The Red Spectacles'' in 1987. This movie was the first in his dystopian “Kerberos Saga,” which also includes his 1991 live-action film Stray Dog as well as the anime film ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', (Which he wrote but did not direct) and numerous manga and novels.

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After a few years of making some highly experimental and artistic anime including ''Angel's Egg'', ''Anime/AngelsEgg'', Oshii directed his first live-action film, ''The Red Spectacles'' in 1987. This movie was the first in his dystopian “Kerberos Saga,” which also includes his 1991 live-action film Stray Dog as well as the anime film ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade'', (Which he wrote but did not direct) and numerous manga and novels.
26th Mar '16 8:11:58 PM Nopperabo
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Biblical quotes abound in is work (usually at least somewhat plot-related). Notably the ''Ghost in the Shell'' and ''Patlabor'' movies.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Biblical quotes abound in is work (usually at least somewhat plot-related). Notably the ''Ghost in the Shell'' and ''Patlabor'' movies.movies, as well as ''Garm Wars''.



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15th Nov '15 5:50:25 PM nombretomado
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‘83 was in fact a very busy year for Oshii. In addition to directing a television series and making his first motion picture he also co-wrote and directed ''Dallos'', the first ever OVA. The next year he completed ''Beautiful Dreamer'', the second Urusei Yatsura film. Considered to be the first film to contain Oshii's trademark direction techniques and stylings, this surreal comedy also reportedly upset UY creator RumikoTakahashi and led to Oshii leaving the franchise.

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‘83 was in fact a very busy year for Oshii. In addition to directing a television series and making his first motion picture he also co-wrote and directed ''Dallos'', the first ever OVA. The next year he completed ''Beautiful Dreamer'', the second Urusei Yatsura film. Considered to be the first film to contain Oshii's trademark direction techniques and stylings, this surreal comedy also reportedly upset UY creator RumikoTakahashi Creator/RumikoTakahashi and led to Oshii leaving the franchise.
6th Oct '15 7:21:16 PM crashkey
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* ''{{Maroko}}'' (1990)

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* ''{{Maroko}}'' ''Maroko'' (1990)



* ''TwilightQ'' (OVA, 1987): Directed the second of 2 episodes.

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* ''TwilightQ'' ''Anime/TwilightQ'' (OVA, 1987): Directed the second of 2 episodes.


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* ''Manga/Seraphim266613336Wings'' (1994-1995, incompleted) (with Creator/SatoshiKon)
25th Aug '15 2:05:36 PM Willbyr
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The biggest hit of Oshii’s career though came in 1995, with the release of his adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s ''GhostInTheShell''. This highly influential cyberpunk movie was technically groundbreaking, using a subtle blend of traditional cel art and computer graphics to great effect. ''Ghost In The Shell'', which was heavily influenced by Creator/RidleyScott’s ''Film/BladeRunner'' would go on in turn to inspire many films afterward, including ''Film/TheMatrix''. It was also one of a number of gateway anime that helped the medium gain popularity in the West.

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The biggest hit of Oshii’s career though came in 1995, with the release of his adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s ''GhostInTheShell''.Creator/MasamuneShirow’s ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''. This highly influential cyberpunk movie was technically groundbreaking, using a subtle blend of traditional cel art and computer graphics to great effect. ''Ghost In The Shell'', ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', which was heavily influenced by Creator/RidleyScott’s ''Film/BladeRunner'' would go on in turn to inspire many films afterward, including ''Film/TheMatrix''. It was also one of a number of gateway anime that helped the medium gain popularity in the West.






* PrimaDonnaDirector: Why he's never worked on a TV anime nor an adaptation from a manga or light novel save for ''GhostInTheShell''.

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* PrimaDonnaDirector: Why he's never worked on a TV anime nor an adaptation from a manga or light novel save for ''GhostInTheShell''.''Anime/GhostInTheShell''.
16th May '15 9:08:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''HaloLegends'' (2009): Creative director for one segment ("The Duel")

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* ''HaloLegends'' ''Anime/HaloLegends'' (2009): Creative director for one segment ("The Duel")
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