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Mamoru Oshii Net Worth

Mamoru Oshii Net Worth is
$1 Million

Mamoru Oshii Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Mamoru Oshii (?? ? Oshii Mamoru; born August 8, 1951 in Tokyo) is a Japanese filmmaker, television director, and writer. Famous for his philosophy-oriented storytelling, Oshii has directed a number of popular anime, including Urusei Yatsura, Ghost in the Shell, and Patlabor 2: The Movie. He also holds the distinction of having created the first ever OVA, Dallos. For his work, Oshii has received and been nominated for numerous awards, including the Palme d'Or and Golden Lion. He has also attracted praise from international directors such as James Cameron and The Wachowskis.Currently, Oshii lives in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan with his dog – a mutt named Daniel.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1951
Place Of BirthTokyo, Japan
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Art Department
Star SignLeo
#Trademark
1Uses a motif of reflections/mirrors and flocks of birds.
2Always works with composer 'Kenji Kawai'.
3[Biblical quote] A conversation with one character mentioning the Bible, God, or the meaning of life.
4Fequently features a usage of guns in his movies, specifically the Mauser C96 firearm.
5Always includes a basset hound whenever possible in each of his movies. He owns a Basset himself, and is a fan of the breed.
#Fact
1According to Oshii, "Kenji Kawai's music is responsible for 50 percent of [his] films' successes" and he "can't do anything without [Kenji Kawai].".
2He has worked on three animes: Urusei Yatsura, Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell; the former was an outright comedy and the latter two were drama shows but were fairly comedic. Oshii adapted these into films; he strayed from the source material by removing their comedy and giving them a darker atmosphere, which was a point of controversy for some fans ("Urusei Yatsura" creator Rumiko Takahashi was particularly upset with what he'd done with her story).
3Oshii has stated his approach to directing is regarding the visuals as the most important aspect, followed by the story and the characters afterwards.
4One of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli along with Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata but left over creative differences. Despite their differences, Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli would later help Oshii with his production of Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002).Oshii maintains skeptical, but respectful, views of each of Takahata and Miyazaki's films; he has been critical of Miyazaki's attitude towards his workers, but also claims that he would feel "strangely empty" and "it would be boring" if both Miyazaki and Takahata stopped making films.
5Trained, as a youth, in a Christian seminary for the priesthood in Japan. However, while he was there, something happened (which he refuses to discuss publicly) that shattered his religious leanings. He remains fascinated by Christianity, however, and often alludes to the Bible in his films. There is some debate among his fans about whether Angel's Egg (1985) is an allegory for his loss of faith.
6He is a member of "Headgear," a group of anime/manga writers and artists. The group was set up so that all the creators could retain full copyright to their work, achieve greater publicity for their work and sell their manga to anime sponsors for film production., it comprises of Oshii, Masami Yûki, Yutaka Izubuchi, Kazunori Ito, Akemi Takada, Kenji Kawai, Naoyuki Yoshinaga, Fumihiko Takayama, Kenji Kamiyama, and Miki Tori.
7Always includes a basset hound whenever possible in each of his movies. He owns a Basset himself, and is a fan of the breed.

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gosenzosama Banbanzai!1989TV Series
Patlabor: The Movie1989
Kidô keisatsu patorebâ1988TV Series short 6 episodes
Twilight Q1987Video part two
Jigoku no banken: akai megane1987
Urusei Yatsura Memoriaru Arubamu: Aimu za Shû-chan1986Video short episode director: archive footage
Angel's Egg1985
Urusei Yatsura: Ryôko no Kugatsu no Ochakai1985Video episode director: archive footage
Urusei yatsuraTV Series 102 episodes, 1981 - 1984 lead director - 2 episodes, 1983
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer1984
Dallos1983Video
Urusei Yatsura: Only You1983
Gekijô-ban Nirusu no fushigi na tabi1982
Nirusu no fushigi na tabi1980TV Series episodes 6, 9, 10, 13, 23, 49, 51
Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman II1978-1979TV Series 52 episodes
Ippatsu Kanta-kun1977TV Series
Yattâman1977TV Series 2 episodes
Tôkyô Mukokuseki Shôjo2015
The Next Generation Patoreibâ: Shuto kessen2015
Garm Wars: The Last Druid2014
The Next Generation: Patlabor2014TV Series
009: The Reopening2010Short
28 1/2 mousou no kyojin2010
Halo Legends2010Video creative director - segment "The Duel"
Je t'aime2010/IIShort
Assault Girls2009
Kiru2008
Sukai kurora2008
Kôkaku kidôtai 2.02008
Shin onna tachiguishi retsuden2007segments "The Assault Girl", "The Golden Fish Girl"
Ani*Kuri152007TV Series 1 episode
Tachiguishi retsuden2006
Mezame no hakobune2005Short
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence2004/I
Avalon2001
Ghost in the Shell1995
Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 21993
Talking Head1992
Jigoku no banken: kerubersu1991
Maroko1990/II

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Next Generation Patoreibâ: Shuto kessen2015original story / screenplay
Garm Wars: The Last Druid2014
The Next Generation: Patlabor2014TV Series original story / screenplay
Je t'aime2010/IIShort
Assault Girls2009written by
Miyamoto Musashi: Sôken ni haseru yume2009screenplay
Kiru2008written by
Shin onna tachiguishi retsuden2007
Ani*Kuri152007TV Series
Tachiguishi retsuden2006
Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex2004-2005TV Series story - 26 episodes
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence2004/Iscreenplay
Anime Fiction 22003Video characters - uncredited
Anime Fiction2002Video characters - uncredited
Blood: The Last Vampire2000Video Game concept / story
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade1999creator / writer
Talking Head1992
Kidô keisatsu patorebâ 21991-1992TV Series 4 episodes
Jigoku no banken: kerubersu1991
Maroko1990/IIconcept - screenplay
Gosenzosama Banbanzai!1989TV Series written by
In the Aftermath1988writer
Twilight Q1987Video part two
Jigoku no banken: akai megane1987
Angel's Egg1985screenplay / story
Urusei yatsura1982-1984TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer1984screenplay
Dallos1983Video screenplay - episodes 2-4
Madame Peppermint1983TV Series writer
Urusei Yatsura: Only You1983adaptation

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Akai kôdan Zillion1987TV Series storyboard artist - 2 episodes
Urusei Yatsura Memoriaru Arubamu: Aimu za Shû-chan1986Video short storyboard artist
Urusei Yatsura: Ryôko no Kugatsu no Ochakai1985Video storyboard artist
Urusei yatsura1981-1984TV Series storyboard artist - 23 episodes
Madame Peppermint1983TV Series storyboard artist
Urusei Yatsura: Only You1983storyboard artist

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miyamoto Musashi: Sôken ni haseru yume2009producer
Kiru2008executive producer
Shin onna tachiguishi retsuden2007executive producer
Blood+2005TV Series co-planner
Blood: The Last Vampire2000supervising producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kick-Heart2013Short project consultant
Blood: The Last Vampire2000planning assistant / visual concept director

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Je t'aime2010/IIShort storyboard

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Halo Legends'2010Video documentary special thanks
Paris, je t'aime2006personal thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mad Max, univers brûlant2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Nonfiction W2012-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Rewind This!2013DocumentaryHimself - Director, Ghost in the Shell
The Making of 'Halo Legends'2010Video documentaryHimself
Watashi ga kodomo datta koro2009TV SeriesHimself
Bokura no jidai2008TV SeriesHimself
Ghost in the Shell: Production Report1995Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kyôiku terebi no gyakushû: Yomigaeru kyoshô no kotoba2009TV MovieHimself
Anime: Drawing a Revolution2007TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2017Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards
2008José Luis Guarner Critic's AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest FilmSukai kurora (2008)
2008Carnet Jove Jury AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalOfficial FantasticSukai kurora (2008)
2008Future Film Festival Digital AwardVenice Film FestivalSukai kurora (2008)
2005Notable EntryTokyo Anime AwardDomestic Feature Film CategoryInnocence (2004)
2005Best ScreenplayTokyo Anime AwardFilm CategoryInnocence (2004)
2004European Fantastic Film Festival Federation Asian Award - Special MentionPuchon International Fantastic Film FestivalInnocence (2004)
2004Orient Express AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalInnocence (2004)
2002Best FilmLondon Sci-Fi Film FestivalAvalon (2001)
1997International Fantasy Film Award - Special MentionFantasportoKôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
1997Special MentionGérardmer Film FestivalKôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
1997WAC WinnerWorld Animation CelebrationBest Director of Animation for a Theatrical Feature FilmKôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
1994Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest Animated FilmKidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2 (1993)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2010The Annecy CristalAnnecy International Animated Film FestivalJe t'aime (2010)
2008Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalSukai kurora (2008)
2008Golden LionVenice Film FestivalSukai kurora (2008)
2006Venice Horizons AwardVenice Film FestivalBest FilmTachiguishi retsuden (2006)
2005AnnieAnnie AwardsDirecting in an Animated Feature ProductionInnocence (2004)
2004Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalInnocence (2004)
2004Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalInnocence (2004)
2001Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalAvalon (2001)
1997International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmKôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
1996Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalKôkaku Kidôtai (1995)

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