Masamune Shirow is the pen name of Japanese manga artist Masanori Ota. His work has inspired artists, directors, and creatives all over the world since his first project, “Black Magic,” back in 1983. Vector artist Orlando Arocena has just released 5 amazing pieces that pay tribute to the 25th Anniversary of one of Masamune’s most beloved properties, “Ghost in the Shell.” Here is a look at Orlando’s images along with a few words about the project from his BEHANCE PAGE.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Masamune Shirow’s art and story telling since 1990, when I was first introduced to his incredible characters and industrial design while attending college at Pratt Institute Brooklyn. I fell in love with all his many stories – Dominion, Tank Police, Mario Black Magic M-66, Appleseed, and especially his global 1995 hit phenomenon – GHOST IN THE SHELL.” Shirow has been a GREAT INFLUENCE to my art and I personally place him up on my alter, along side of some of the great past masters I pay so much respect to.