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Masamune Shirow is a manga artist. He was born on November 23, 1961.




Art books

A substantial amount of Shirow's work has been released in art book or poster book format. The following is an incomplete list.

  • Intron Depot 1 (1992) (science fiction–themed color illustration art book collecting his work from 1981 to 1991)
  • Intron Depot 2: Blades (1998) (fantasy-themed color illustration art book featuring female characters with armor and edged weapons)
  • Cybergirls Portfolio (2000)
  • Intron Depot 3: Ballistics (2003) (military-themed color illustration and CG art book featuring female characters with guns)
  • Intron Depot 4: Bullets (2004) (color illustration art book collecting his work between 1995 to 1999)
  • Intron Depot 5: Battalion (2012) (game & animation artwork covering the period 2001-2009)
  • Kokin Toguihime Zowshi Shu (2009)
  • Pieces 1 (2009) - Premium Gallery
  • Pieces 2 (2010) - Phantom Cats
  • Pieces 3 (2010) - Wild Wet Quest
  • Pieces 4 (2010) - Hell Hound 01
  • Pieces 5 (2011) - Hell Hound 02
  • Pieces 6 (2011) - Hell Cat
  • Pieces 7 (2011) - Hell Hound 01 & 02
  • Pieces 8 (2012) - Wild Wet West
  • Pieces 9 (2012) - Kokon Otogizoshi Shu Hiden
  • W-Tails Cat 1 (2012)
  • W-Tails Cat 2 (2013)


Galgrease (published in Uppers Magazine, 2002) is the collected name of several erotic manga and poster books by Shirow. The name comes from the fact that the women depicted often look "greased".

The first series of Galgrease booklets included four issues each in the following settings:

The second series included another run of 12 booklets in the following worlds:

After each regular series, there were one or more bonus poster books that revisited the existing characters and settings.

Minor works

  • "Areopagus Arther" (1980), published in ATLAS" (fanzine)
  • "Yellow Hawk" (1981), published in ATLAS" (fanzine)
  • "Colosseum Pick" (1982), published in Funya" (fanzine)
  • "Pursuit (Manga)" (1982), published in Kintalion" (fanzine)
  • "Opional Orientation" (1984), published in ATLAS" (fanzine)
  • "Battle on Mechanism" (1984), published in ATLAS" (fanzine)
  • "Metamorphosis in Amazoness" (1984), published in ATLAS" (fanzine)
  • "Arice in Jargon" (1984), published in ATLAS" (fanzine)
  • "Bike Nut" (1985), published in Dorothy" (fanzine)
  • "Gun Dancing" (1986), published in Young Magazine Kaizokuban
  • "Pile Up" (manga, two parts) (1987), published in Young Magazine Kaizokuban
  • "Colosseum Pick" (1990), published in Comic Fusion Atpas" (fanzine)
  • Neuro Hard - The planet of a bee (two parts in 1992, four in 1993, four in 1994), published in Comic Dragon

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  • Design of the MAPP1-SM mouse series




  • Black Magic M-66 (1987) by Hiroyuki Kitakubo and Masamune Shirow (this is the only anime Shirow played a direct role in the production of)
  • Appleseed (OVA) (1988) by Kazuyoshi Katayama
  • Dominion Tank Police (1988) by Takaaki Ishiyama and Kôichi Mashimo
  • New Dominion Tank Police (1990) by Noboru Furuse and Junichi Sakai
  • Landlock (anime) (1995) by Yasuhiro Matsumura (character and mecha designs only)
  • Gundress (1999) by Junichi Sakai (character and mecha designs only)
  • Tank S.W.A.T. 01 (2006) by Romanov Higa


Video games


PC Engine

Super Famicom

Nintendo DS


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