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SHIROW Masamune  [Edit]
Associated Names
Masamune Shirow
ODA Masanori
SHIROU Masamune
SHIROW Gesutaaru
ОДА Масанори
СИРО Масамунэ
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Higashinada, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Birth Date
November 23, 1961
Last Updated
September 27th, 10:45am PST
He studied oil painting at Osaka University of Arts. While in college, he developed an interest in manga, which lead 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. The story was a sensation, and won the 1986 Seiun Award for Best Manga. After a professional reprint of Black Magic and a second volume of Appleseed, he released Dominion in 1986. Two more volumes of Appleseed followed before he began work on Ghost in the Shell.
Birth name: ODA (おだ) Masanori (まさのり)
Won the Seiun Award for Best Art in 1992.

Publishes hentai artboks like Greaseberries, Pieces or W-Tails under his own name.
Blood Type
Sci-fi(16)  Action(13)  Drama(8)  Seinen(8)  Shounen(7)  Comedy(5)  Mature(5)  Ecchi(4)  Mecha(4)  Mystery(4)  Psychological(4)  Adult(3)  Hentai(3)  Supernatural(2)  Adventure(1)  Slice of Life(1)  Yuri(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Appleseed   Action, Drama, Mature, Mecha, Sci-fi, Shounen   1985
Black Magic   Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen   1983
Dead Drive   Sci-fi   2013
Dominion   Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Shounen   1986
Dominion C1 - No More Noise   Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Seinen   1995
Exon Depot   Action, Ecchi, Mecha, Sci-fi, Shounen   1992
Greaseberries   Adult, Hentai, Sci-fi   2014
Gun Dancing   Action, Sci-fi, Seinen   1986
Koukaku Kidoutai   Action, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen   1989
Koukaku Kidoutai 1.5: Human-Error Processor   Action, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen   1991
Koukaku Kidoutai 2   Action, Drama, Ecchi, Mature, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen   1991
Koukaku no Pandora - Ghost Urn   Action, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Mature, Sci-fi, Shounen, Yuri   2012
Neuro Hard: Hachi no Wakusei   Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-fi, Seinen   1992
Pieces   Adult, Hentai   2009
Pile Up   Action, Sci-fi, Seinen   1987
RD Sennou Chousashitsu   Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life   2008
Senjutsu Choukoukaku Orion   Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural   1991
Shinreigari: Another Side   Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural   2007
W-Tails Cat   Adult, Hentai   2012
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