Born: 1961 November 23 in 神戸市 [Kobe], 兵庫県 [Hyōgo Prefecture], Japan

Biography: Masamune Shirow (士郎正宗) is the creator of the manga series Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊 / Kōkaku Kidōtai), Appleseed (アップルシード / Appurushīdo), Black Magic (ブラックマジック / Burakku Majikku), Orion (仙術超攻殻オリオン / Senjutsu Chōkōkaku Orion) and Dominion (ドミニオン).

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


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Name:

    士郎正宗 Type: Pen Name

Other Names:

  1. Koketsu Hagane Type: Pen Name
  2. Masanori Ota Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Masanori Family name: Ota
  3. Masamune Shirow Type: Pen Name
  4. 太田正典 Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: 正典 Family name: 太田

Awards:

  1. 1992: Seiun Award - Best Artist
  2. 2005: Tokyo Anime Award - Best Original Story

Art Influences:

Influences by 士郎正宗 (b. 1961) were stated by:
  1. Roger Cruz (b. 1971)