Ever put off homework because of video games? You're still ahead of director Mamoru Oshii -- he missed an entire magazine deadline because he was wrapped up in his playthrough of Fallout 4. More information, and the super-serious discussion he had with his manager, after the jump.
A female paratrooper. A distant future. A vast desert. With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a Sand Whale from a pack. Coming on March 18th, Adult Swim block Toonami will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with "Sand Whale and Me,” a 25-minute, 5-part short film from legendary director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor) and Production I.G. A new preview has been posted and you can get a look after the jump.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo will hold special screenings of anime and live-action works of acclaimed Japanese director Mamoru Oshii, titled "Directed by Mamoru Oshii― His Own Selection," at its film center from January 10 to 22. The museum was opened as Japan's first National Museum of Art in 1952. Hit the jump for more details.
Mamoru Oshii - the director of such animated films as Ghost in the Shell (1995), Angel's Egg, and Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer - will be receiving the Windsor McCay Award for his contributions to the medium of animation during the 44th Annie Awards, an industry event sponsored by the International Animated Film Society. Hit the jump to learn more.
Paramont Pictures UK has released a short featurette highlighting director Mamoru Oshii's visit to the set of the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell film. Hit the jump to basset hound.
As part of their 20th anniversary in March 2017 Toonami is releasing “Sand Whale and Me,” a 25 minute, 5 part short film from legendary director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor) and Production I.G. Today, they filled in details. Get them after the jump.
In spring, Adult Swim debuted an ID video from anime legend Mamoru Oshii, the director of classics from Urusei Yatsura to Ghost in the Shell. In summer, they announced that they'll be presenting a mico-series by the anime legend. Now, this fall, they're announcing that you'll see the work in March 2017, in time for the 20th anniversary of the Toonami block.
If the Adult Swim ID directed by anime great Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Urusei Yatsura) had you scratching your head back in March, a reveal from Adult Swim shed some light on it at Anime Expo this weekend. It turns out Mamoru Oshii is directing a five-part micro-series, with each episode produced by Production I.G and running five minutes a pop. Hit the jump for more.
While "troll" might be a strong word, Mamoru Oshii seems to often try to provoke a reaction in his interview comments. He spent decades taking apart Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and their Studio Ghibli "Kremlin." He's been unkind to the likes of Mamoru Hosoda and Hideaki Anno. Recently, this provocative dismissiveness has been applied to the current generation of anime creators and their works.
Ahead of the spot's TV debut this week, Toonami's parent Adult Swim and block co-creator Jason Demarco have posted an early look at an ID video from anime legend Mamoru Oshii, the director of classics from Urusei Yatsura to Ghost in the Shell. Get a look after the jump.
The Mamoru Oshii Film Festival at the Shin-bungeiza theater in Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, is kicking off its 2016 series in April with a live-talk event and screenings of both live-action and animated Patlabor films. Hit the jump to learn more.