Mamoru Oshii

押井守
An anime and live action director mostly known for the former whose seminal titles include Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamerhttps://anilist.co/anime/1921/ Angels Egghttps://anilist.co/anime/885/ the first two Patlaborhttps://anilist.co/anime/1095/ films and the Ghost in the Shellhttps://anilist.co/anime/43/ films as well as the Kerberos Saga universe of which JinRohhttps://anilist.co/anime/570/ is a part. His affinity for Euro arthouse cinema his falling out with the Christian religion and fascination with the unsuccessful antioccupation procommunist protest movement in postwar Japan shapes his unusual sensibilities. Recurring themes and aesthetics in his works include oppressive police states unsuccessful protest movements dysfunctional bureaucracies political action that results in stasis biblical scripture and imagery philosophical dilemmas characters trapped seemingly inescapable situations the use of dialog as descriptive texture rather than a plotdriver and otherwise Euroarthouse pacing and storyboarding. He is both polarizing to mainstream audiences and highly revered by cinephiles and Hollywood directors his works have influenced Hollywood films such as Dark City The Matrix and Avatar. Kenji Kamiyamahttps://anilist.co/staff/100348/ an anime director also closely associated with Production I.Ghttps://anilist.co/studio/10/ is his protg.
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