Mamoru Oshii

Oshii Oshii's notebook is a storyboard, showing possible new ideas of the artists.

Born in 1951 in Tokyo, Japan, he is a filmmaker, storyboard artist and writer, famous for his philosophy-oriented storytelling. Oshii has stated his approach to directing is in direct contrast to what he perceives to be the Hollywood formula. He regards the visuals as the most important aspect, followed by the story and the characters come last. He also notes that his main motivation in making films is to "create worlds different from our own." Among his creations are animations like Urusei Yatsura, Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell; witch had great success in Japan, the United States, and Europe. He has also made live-action movies like the three movies of the Kerberos Saga and Avalon. His animated feature film, Ghost in the Shell 2: innocence, was selected to compete at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival for thee Palm D'Or prize, making it the first (and thus far, only) anime to be nominated. His most recent film, The Sky Crawlers (2008), competed for the Golden Lion in the Venice Film Festival and won the Future Film Festival Digital Award.

Job: Film Director