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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Capricorn
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Cowboy Bebop
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Cowboy Bebop
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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
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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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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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Sakamichi no Apollon
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Recent News

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

Watanabe Shinichiro Directs Sakamichi no Apollon

Watanabe Shinichiro Directs Sakamichi no Apollon

According to the official website, the production staff of Sakamichi no Apollon was announced. Watanabe Shinichiro and Kanno Yoko will work together for the first ti...read more


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Comments
Huey | Nov 15, 4:22 PM
why is everything he does so great
i mean, even space dandy is still pretty good to me despite being my least favorite work of his.
zankyou no terror gets so much underserved hate, tho...


GuratoDaze | Nov 2, 4:24 PM
Bebop and champloo are are amazing, space dandy's pretty good too.


Rai_Ichikawa | Oct 8, 11:35 AM
<3


PredatorNoa | Sep 18, 6:55 AM
Thank you for Cowboy Bebop. <3


Zach | Sep 11, 4:35 AM
space dandy is amazing


DarkshiniCR | Sep 9, 6:51 PM
A Genius!.


santk | Aug 1, 9:47 AM
No more zankyou no terrors please.


TheHitlerOfAnime | May 23, 8:12 PM
Happy birthday Lord Watanabe!!!!!!!!!


BadVoodoo | May 21, 9:11 PM
Nah, Cowboy Bebop is pretty damn good. Also, I don't get why people don't like Zankyou no Terror.


Perfect8 | May 11, 8:44 PM
Cowboy Bebop ain't the greatest, it is the worst thing ever


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