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Mamoru Oshii

Date of Birth: Aug 8, 1951

Country: Japan

Biography: Introduced introspective philosophical speculation into the world of animation, influencing at the same time movie creators all around the globe with his visionary style.

Total Titles at Criticker: 33 - You've Seen 33

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Titles You've Ranked (33)
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Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman II Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman II (1978)  - TV Series
Summary: Two years after the defeat of Galactor and the apparent death of Condor Joe, a cruise ship is attacked by Leader X, killing nearly everyone on board. One of the survivors, a young girl, is captured by X and rapidly aged into the bizarre, masculine-voiced villainess Gel Sadra. Though she has the appearance of an adult, Gel Sadra is not immune to throwing childish tantrums and behaving immaturely. (myanimelist.net)
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Patlabor: Early Days Patlabor: Early Days (1988)  - Short Film
Summary: In the future, rapidly advancing technology gives birth to giant robots known as "Labors," so named for their usefulness in heavy industry. However, this also gives rise to "Labor crimes," resulting the the need for a new branch of law enforcement equiped with and dedicated to the policing of Labors. (myanimelist.net)
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Urusei Yatsura Urusei Yatsura (1981)  - TV Series
Summary: Urusei Yatsura is the story of the unluckiest and most lecherous young man alive, Ataru Moroboshi. When aliens decide to invade Earth, Ataru is randomly selected to defend his planet by playing a game of the aliens national sport, tag. Should he win, the world shall be saved. However, Ataru is motivated for far less noble reasons, as the one he plays against is revealed to be the curvaceous alien princess, Lum. (animenewsnetwork.com)
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Garm Wars: The Last Druid Garm Wars: The Last Druid (2014)
Summary: In a world where clone soldiers from three military tribes are locked in a perpetual battle of air, land and technology, one clone is separated from the battle and finds herself on the run with a group of unlikely companions. (imdb)
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Twilight Q Twilight Q (1987)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: {Reflection} Mayumi is diving in the ocean, when she makes a strange find: a camera. Stranger still, the film in the camera holds a picture of herself on the arm of a man whom she's never before seen. When she discovers that the camera is of a model that has yet to be released, she begins to see the vague outlines of a very... {File 538} As airplanes mysteriously disappear in the sky, a private investigator spying upon a strange father-daughter pair finds himself caught up in their mystery. (animenewsnetwork.com)
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Urusei Yatsura Memorial Album Urusei Yatsura Memorial Album (1986)  - Short Film
Summary: "Memorial Album," the Mendou clan's personal satellite narrates the story of the Mendou family, again using a mixture of new animation and scenes from the original series. (houseofanime.org)
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Dallos Dallos (1983)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: In a near future, mankind has moved from a drained Earth to the Moon. Rebel acts of terrorism lead to conflicts with the Earth Federal Government. A mysterious entity called Dallos appears to restore hope. It is widely considered the first OVA ever released. (Wikipedia)
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Cyborg 009: The Reopening Cyborg 009: The Reopening (2010)  - Short Film
Summary: A short 3D CGI anime of Cyborg 009 produced by director Oshii Mamoru. (MyAnimeList)
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Je t Je t'aime (2010)  - Short Film
Summary: Set in Tokyo in the near future, when all humanity has been wiped out, a lonely basset hound wanders around a deserted city. Its only wish is to feel the warmth of a human being once more. (MyAnimeList.net)
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Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files (1991)  - TV Series
Summary: Special Vehicles Division 2 is back on duty, along with their Ingram Patrol Labor (Patlabor) robots. Using their courage as well as the Ingrams, Captain Goto's motley crew of officers battle crime in Tokyo city. They also deal with their personal lives, as well as the supernatural. (animenewsnetwork.com)
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Rewind This! Rewind This! (2013)
Summary: Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape. (imdb)
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)  - TV Series
Summary: In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where complete body transplants from flesh to machine is possible. This allows for great increases in both physical and cybernetic prowess and blurring the lines between the two worlds. However, criminals can also make full use of such technology, leading to new and sometimes, very dangerous crimes. (myanimelist.net)
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In the Aftermath In the Aftermath (1989)
Summary: On a post-apocalyptic Earth, an angel descends to help the survivors. (imdb)
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Jin-Roh:  The Wolf Brigade Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998)
Summary: A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty [IMDB]
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Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (2009)
Summary: An animated chronicle of the life of legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645). (imdb)
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Urusei Yatsura: Only You Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983)
Summary: When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a little boy, he stepped on a girl's shadow. Unbeknownst to him, the girl was from extraterrestrial culture where stepping on one's shadow is a form of marriage proposal, and now she and her family have come back to see that Ataru keeps his promise... (imdb)
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Assault Girls Assault Girls (2009)
Summary: Three women are transported to the virtual world of Avalon F, where they must test their fighting skills against monsters known as Sand Whales.
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Stray Dogs Stray Dogs (1991)
Summary: To combat the rising crime rate, the Japanese Government created the Kerberos Police Force. Infused with a strong sense of justice, these "super cops" set out to tame the wild streets of the beleaguered country.
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Patlabor: The Movie Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
Summary: A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop. (imdb)
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Patlabor 2 Patlabor 2 (1993)
Summary: When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict. (imdb)
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Talking Head Talking Head (1992)
Summary: Its a surreal meta-film mystery involving the production of an anime called Talking Head.
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The Red Spectacles The Red Spectacles (1987)
Summary: It is the end of the 20th century. The Metropolitan Police have begun to lose control of the city; crime runs rampant and people are no longer safe. The solution: the establishment of the Anti Vicious Crime Heavily Armored Mobile Special Investigations Unit.
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Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Summary: A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master (imdb)
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Avalon Avalon (2001)
Summary: In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon... (imdb)
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Mezame no hakobune Mezame no hakobune (2005)  - Short Film
Summary: A 2005, three-act musical drama presented on a multidisplay IMAX-like theme theater and mixing CG-animated video with live-action footages (answers.com)
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Angel Angel's Egg (1985)
Summary: A young girl is the sole protector of a very precious, large egg. Her lair is near a large, abandoned, decaying gothic city inhabited by restless shadows. A mysterious young man arrives one day, and eventually wins her trust... (imdb)
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Halo Legends Halo Legends (2010)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: This anime anthology explores the origin and historical events of the Halo universe with both canon and non-canon stories, brought to life by some of Japan's top animation directors.
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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
Summary: A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner.
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Kiru Kiru (2008)
Summary: Four segments shot as if they're the climax of four action Movies by four different Directors. Set in the near future in Japan, depicts the fierce conflict between refugees from the rest of Asia--who have flooded into Japan when their economies have collapsed--and the Japanese armed police. (asianmediawiki.com)
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Tachiguishi retsuden Tachiguishi retsuden (2006)
Summary: Mamoru Oshii's Tachiguishi Retsuden attempts to convey the entire dietary history of Japan via CG animation.
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Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (1984)
Summary: Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival, the world begins to change, things seem to be repeating themselves. Gradually, all necessary functions come to a stop, people disappearing, streets deserting, buildings decaying except Lum and her friends who live ever happier. When they begin to probe the truth, they find out it's somebody's dream that is changing the world... (imdb)
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The Sky Crawlers The Sky Crawlers (2008)
Summary: Kannami Yuichi is a fighter pilot who is newly transferred to Urisu Base to replace a pilot who died in battle. Yuichi strangely does not age like normal people would, and the base commanding officer Kusanagi Suito seems to have the same ability. They are revealed to be Kildren, a group of ageless adolescent pilots who are genetically-created to engage in endless dogfights between two companies, Rostock and Lautern. (nihonreview.com)
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Summary: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is set in 2032, when the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. Batou, a cyborg detective for the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, is investigating the case of a gynoid - a hyper-realistic female robot created specifically for sexual companionship - who malfunctions and slaughters her owner. (Go Fish Pictures)