Kazunori Itō

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Kazunori Itō (伊藤 和典?)
Born (1954-12-24) December 24, 1954 (age 61)
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Anime screenwriter and artist
Employer free agent
Known for Project .hack
Ghost in the Shell

Kazunori Itō (伊藤 和典 Itō Kazunori?, born December 24, 1954) is a Japanese anime screenwriter and artist who is well known for his work in the .hack Franchise and his writing for the Ghost in the Shell movie. Itō also provided the art for .hack//Another Birth. He is a member of the artist group known as Headgear. Helen McCarthy in 500 Essential Anime Movies calls him "one of the best screenwriters in anime". [1]


Year Anime Job
1983 Magical Angel Creamy Mami screenplay
1985 Dirty Pair screenplay
1985 Original Dirty Pair #5: Affair of Nolandia screenplay
1986 Urusei Yatsura: Ryoko's September Tea Party screenplay
Maison Ikkoku screenplay
1987 The Red Spectacles screenplay
1989 Patlabor: The Movie screenplay
1993 Patlabor: The Movie 2 screenplay
1993 Necronomicon screenplay (part 2)
1995 Ghost in the Shell (movie) screenplay
1995 Gamera: Guardian of the Universe screenplay
1996 Rudra no Hihō screenplay co-writer
1996 Gamera 2: Attack of Legion screenplay
1999 Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris script
2001 Avalon screenplay
2001 Pistol Opera screenplay
2002 .hack//Sign screenplay, series planner, soundtrack supervisor
.hack OVAs: .hack//Intermezzo, .hack//Unison, .hack//Gift screenplay
.hack//Liminality screenplay
2002 .hack//Infection story/script
2002 .hack//Mutation story/script
2002 .hack//Outbreak story/script
2003 .hack//Liminality screenplay
.hack//Legend of the Twilight characters
.hack//Quarantine story/script
2004 .hack//Liminality screenplay
2005 Absolute Boy screenplay
2005 Digital Monster X-Evolution screenplay
2006 .hack//G.U. Vol.1//Rebirth scenario supervisor
.hack//Roots script supervisor
.hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce scenario supervision
.hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption (USA) scenario supervision
2012 .hack//The Movie screenplay


  1. ^ McCarthy, Helen. 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide. — Harper Design, 2009. — P. 20-21. — 528 p. — ISBN 978-0061474507

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