Kazunori Ito

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Kazunori Ito
Kazunori Ito
Born December 24, 1954
Kaminoyama, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Screenwriter, artist
First work Cyborg 009 (TV 1978)
Notable work Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Kazunori Ito (伊藤和典,   Itō Kazunori) is a Japanese screenwriter and artist. He is a founding member of the artist group Headgear, which created the manga and anime franchise Mobile Police Patlabor. Ito grew up watching kaiju movies at his local theater, and became a lifelong kaiju fan, often inserting references to kaiju movies into the anime on which he worked. Ito served as a screenwriter on numerous anime beginning in the 1980's with his work on Urusei Yatsura. He became most well known for writing the screenplay for the 1995 anime adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and later for the anime adaptations of the .hack franchise. Outside of anime, Ito wrote the screenplays for all three entries of Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera trilogy. Ito has won awards for his work on Patlabor: The Movie 2, Ghost in the Shell, and Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.

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