Masamune Shirow is the pen name of Japanese manga artist Masanori Ota (taken from the legendary sword-smith Masamune). Shirow is known for his manga, Appleseed, Dominion, and most significantly, Ghost in the Shell. Along with his more well-known works Shirow has produced a significant amount of adult comics, many of which were collected in the Galgrease series.
See more at Masamune Shirow’s official website.
All artwork © Masamune Shirow.