Watanabe, Shinichiro

Watanabe, Shinichiro

Given name: 信一郎
Family name: 渡辺
Alternate names: Shinichirou Watanabe
Birthday: May 24, 1965
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Shinichirō Watanabe is a Japanese anime filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for directing the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.

Watanabe is noted for blending together multiple genres in his anime. For example, in Cowboy Bebop, classic cowboy western mixes with 1940s/1950s New York City film noir, Jazz music and Hong Kong action movies, all while being set in space. In his later work, Samurai Champloo, Watanabe mixes the cultures of Okinawa, hip-hop, modern-day Japan, and samurai.
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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022
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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022
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Capricorn
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Cowboy Bebop
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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
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Death Parade
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Ergo Proxy
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Eureka Seven
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Genius Party
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Genius Party
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Genius Party
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Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba
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Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
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Macross Plus
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Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru 2
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Michiko to Hatchin
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Mind Game
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
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Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e
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Sakamichi no Apollon
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Sakamichi no Apollon
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Samurai Champloo
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Space☆Dandy
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Space☆Dandy
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Space☆Dandy 2nd Season
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Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
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Tenkuu no Escaflowne
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Tetsuwan Birdy Decode
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The Animatrix
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The Animatrix
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Tsuruhime Ja!
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Zankyou no Terror
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Zankyou no Terror
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Shinichiro Watanabe Directs 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' Anime Short

Shinichiro Watanabe Directs 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' Anime Short

The official Japanese Twitter account of the Blade Runner film series has revealed through a preview on Friday that Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champ...read more

New Original TV Anime 'Space☆Dandy' by Watanabe Shinichiro and BONES Due in Jan 2014

In a panel held on Aug 10th at Otakon, director Watanabe Shinichiro, best known for directing Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, announced his new work, an original ...read more


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iDeathSurgeon | Dec 11, 5:12 AM
I know he made lots of hits, but srsly the most intelligent thing he directed in my openion was very short thing, the Death Parade Ending, really really genius.


Orlando_Artur | Dec 3, 10:15 PM
"Only" three of my favorite animes are directed by this man: Samurai Champloo, Sakamichi in Apollon, and Zankyou no Terror, there's still Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy that I loved. Watanabe, you're a fucking legend!


Taz_ | Nov 22, 8:54 AM
The realest nigga


yaso | Nov 4, 3:55 AM
the maximum art


m_alhafidz | Oct 22, 12:43 AM
Such a great director. Every anime which have been directed by him was so cool and makes your brain BLAAM!


Gmika | Oct 4, 6:33 AM
Thank You for Zankyou no Terror. <3
Deep Stories are the best.


R_TF | Sep 26, 1:38 PM
GENIUS


Farabeuf | Sep 26, 11:49 AM
Why is the Blade Runner anime not on MAL? It's made in Japan


RnDNEET021 | Sep 26, 9:41 AM
Blade Runner 2022 is GOAT


Catsyk | Sep 25, 11:08 PM
Watanabe is pretty cool, even tho Zankyou no Terror was disappointing


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