SHIROW MASAMUNE PROFILE
Masamune Shirow was born and lives in Kobe. He is best known for the graphic novels, “Appleseed” (1984–) and “Ghost in the Shell” (1987–). Recently he has been drawing illustrations for novels, such as “Classical Fantasy Within” by Soji Shimada, “Bukyo Gakuen” by Fuki Sunaga, and “The Third” by Ryo Hoshino, as well as for games and magazines. There have also been manga and movies made based on Shirow’s concepts, such as “Pandora in the Crimson Shell” by Koshi Rikudo.