people: Mamoru Oshii

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2017


'Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence': Farewell, My Lovely
Everything that was both grand and frustrating about Oshii's original 'Ghost In The Shell' film is redoubled in its follow-up, a visionary work that neglects to give its characters their own voices
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2016


Anime Roundup: July 29, 2016
Massive reissues of 'Ghost in the Shell' and 'AKIRA' manga for 2017, 'Bleach' finally set to conclude; 'Macross' shows up on Amazon Prime.
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'Garm Wars: The Last Druid': History, And Oshii, Repeating Themselves
Mamoru Oshii's live-action project is a sad misfire -- ponderous, pretentious, and worst of all, nothing he hasn't done before (and done better, too)
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2015


'Patlabor: The Movie': A Lesser Oshii's Labors
Before Mamoru Oshii bent our minds with the likes of 'Ghost in the Shell', he tickled our ribs with this lively entry in the action-comedy mecha series
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'Seraphim: 266613336 Wings': Oshii And Kon's Fragment
An unfinished but tantalizing collaboration between two of anime (and manga's) most idiosyncratic creative personalities, Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Oshii, this book inspires a close reading -- and no end of wonder about where one man's imagination began and the other one's ended
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'Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade': I Therefore Am No Beast
The best Mamoru Oshii film that Oshii never directed remains affecting and relevant fifteen years later
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2014


'Ghost in the Shell': The Dreaming Machine
Twenty-five years on, one of anime's seminal groundbreakers remains as alluring, intriguing, confounding, and problematic as ever
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2013


'Angel's Egg': Mood Indigo
Mamoru Oshii's enigmatic meditation on faith is an emotional work, not just an intellectual one
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