Mamoru Oshii filmography

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Mamoru Oshii is a prolific Japanese film director, television director, and writer. In a career that has so far spanned more than thirty years, Oshii has been involved in directing OVAs, feature films, short films, television series, and radio dramas. His first occupation in the anime industry was as a storyboard artist, and in the 1970s he storyboarded a variety of anime television programs for Tatsunoko Productions. As a writer, Oshii is a frequent screenwriter, and an occasional novelist and manga artist.

Though primarily known as a director of animated films, mostly for Production I.G, Oshii has also been involved in several live-action projects.


Year Title Type Medium Notes
1977–1978 Ippatsu Kanta-kun Animated TV series Directed two episodes
1977–1979 Yatterman Animated TV series Directed two episodes
1978–1979 Gatchaman II Animated TV series Directed three episodes
1979–1980 Zenderman Animated TV series Directed nine episodes
1980–1981 The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Animated TV series Directed 18 episodes
1981–1982 Belle and Sebastian Animated TV series Directed two episodes
1981–1986 Urusei Yatsura Animated TV series Served as "chief director" from episodes 1 to 106, directed 24 episodes
1983 Urusei Yatsura: Only You Animated Feature film
1983–1984 Dallos Animated OVA
1984 Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Animated Feature film
1985 Angel's Egg Animated OVA
1987 While Waiting for the Red Spectacles N/A Radio drama
1987 The Red Spectacles Live-action Feature film
1987 Twilight Q: FILE538 Animated OVA Directed second part
1988 Mobile Police Patlabor Animated OVA
1989 Patlabor: The Movie Animated Feature film
1989 Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! Animated OVA
1990 MAROKO Animated Feature film
1991 StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops Live-action Feature film
1992 Talking Head Live-action Feature film
1993 Patlabor 2: The Movie Animated Feature film
1995 Ghost in the Shell Animated Feature film
2001 Avalon Live-action Feature film
2003 Killers.50 Woman Live-action Short film
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Animated Feature film
2005 Open Your Mind Animated Musical drama
2006 Kerberos Panzer Jäger N/A Radio drama
2006 Tachiguishi Retsuden Animated Feature film
2006 Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden Ketsune korokke no Ogin: Paresuchina shitō hen Live-action Short film
2007 Ani-Kuri 15Project Mermaid Animated Animated short
2007 Shin-Onna Tachiguishi RetsudenThe Golden Fish Girl & Assault Girl Live-action Feature film
2008 Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Animated Feature film
2008 The Sky Crawlers Animated Feature film
2008 KillAssault Girl 2 Live-action Short film
2009 Assault Girls Live-action Feature film
2010 28 1/2 Mousou no Kyojin Live-action Feature film
2010 Je t'aime Animated Feature film 12 min.
2014-2015 The Next Generation -Patlabor- Live-action Feature film
2015 The Next Generation -Patlabor-: Syutokessen Live-action Feature film
2015 Tokyo Mukokuseki Shojo Live-action Feature film
2015 Garm Wars: The Last Druid Live-action Feature film This is Oshii's first English language live-action film.
2017 Sand Whale and Me Live-action Short film This short film will premiere on Toonami on March 18, 2017.


Year Title Medium Notes
1981–1986 Urusei Yatsura Television Script Wrote 7 episodes
1983–1984 Dallos Screenplay Wrote 3 episodes
1983–1984 Mrs. Pepper Pot Television script Wrote 1 episode
1984 Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Screenplay
1985 Angel's Egg Screenplay
1987 The Red Spectacles Screenplay
1987 Twilight Q Screenplay Wrote second part
1987 While Waiting for the Red Spectacles Radio Drama Script
1988–2000 Kerberos Panzer Cop Manga Illustrated by Kamui Fujiwara
1989 Gosenzosama Banbanzai! Screenplay
1989–1990 Patlabor: The TV Series/Mobile Police Patlabor Television Script Wrote 5 episodes
1990 Maroko Screenplay
1990–1992 Patlabor: The Mobile Police: New Files Television Script Wrote 4 episodes
1991 StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops Screenplay
1992 Talking Head Screenplay
1994–1995 Seraphim 266,613,336 Wings Manga Illustrated by Satoshi Kon
1999 Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Screenplay
2000 Avalon: Gray Lady Novel
2002 MiniPato: Mobile Police Patlabor Minimum Screenplay
2003 Killers.50 Woman Screenplay
2003–2005 Kerberos Saga Rainy Dogs Manga
2004 Tachiguishi Retsuden Novel
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Screenplay
2005 Blood: The Last Vampire: Night of the Beasts Novel
2005 Elle is Burning Screenplay Unfilmed screenplay
2006 Kerberos Panzer Jäger Radio Drama Script
2006 Tachiguishi Retsuden Screenplay
2006–2007 Kerberos & Tachiguishi Manga
2006 Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden Screenplay
2007 Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden Screenplay
2008 KillAssault Girl 2 Screenplay
2009 Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai Screenplay
2009 Assault Girls Screenplay
2014-2015 The Next Generation -Patlabor- Screenplay Co-writer
2014 Garm Wars: The Last Druid Story Screenplay by Geoffrey Gunn.

Storyboard artist[edit]

Year Title Notes
1977–1978 Ippatsu Kanta-Kun Storyboarded 4 episodes
1977–1979 Yatterman Storyboarded 2 episodes
1978–1979 Gatchaman II Storyboarded 3 episodes
1978–1979 Majokko Tickle Storyboarded 1 episode
1979–1980 Zenderman Storyboarded 10 episodes
1980–1981 The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Storyboarded 11 episodes
1980–1981 Rescueman Storyboarded 6 episodes
1981–1982 Yattodetaman Storyboarded 6 episodes
1981–1982 Belle and Sebastian Storyboarded 2 episodes
1981–1982 Golden Warrior Gold Lightan Storyboarded 2 episodes
1981–1983 Miss Machiko Storyboarded 1 episode
1981–1986 Urusei Yatsura Storyboarded 21 episodes
1981–1986 Urusei Yatsura: Only You
1981–1986 Dashu Kappei Storyboarded 1 episode
1982–1983 Gyakuten! Ippatsuman Storyboarded 7 episodes
1983–1984 Little Mrs. Pepperpot Storyboarded 1 episode
1983–1985 The Yearling Storyboarded 2 episodes
1983–1984 Dallos Storyboarded 3 episodes
1987 Zillion Storyboarded 3 episodes
1988 Mobile Police Patlabor Storyboarded all 6 episodes
1989–1990 Gosenzo-sama Banbanzai! Storyboarded all 6 episodes


Year Title Medium Role Notes
1981–1982 Belle and Sebastian TV series Production assistant For 2 episodes
1987 In the Aftermath Feature film Directed by Carl Colpaert. Uses footage from Angel's Egg, which was written and directed by Oshii
1999 King of My Castle Music video Single by Wamdue Project. Music video is composed of footage from Ghost in the Shell
2000 Blood: The Last Vampire Feature film Co-planner (Team Oshii)
2004 Mobile Police Patlabor Comes Back: MiniPato Video game Supervisor
2004 Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG TV series Story concept
2005 Blood+ TV series Co-planner
2008 The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Video game Special consultant
2009 Halo Legends – The Duel Short film Creative director
2012 Kick-Heart Short film Project Consultant Project directed by Masaaki Yuasa