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 Lotus
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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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Carole & Tuesday: A Music Anime for the World

Carole & Tuesday: A Music Anime for the World

Aided by an astonishing roster of international artists, Shinichiro Watanabe's Carole & Tuesday is the most ambitious music anime to date.

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Top 15 Best Mecha/Robot Anime of All Time

Top 15 Best Mecha/Robot Anime of All Time

Mecha anime shows will never go out of style. Giant robots piloted by feisty teenagers or grizzled heroes is just such a cool concept. Let's take a look at ten of what I think are the best!
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TheKawaiiToon | May 24, 1:00 AM
LOL I just finished watching Space Dandy and I didn't realize it was his birthday.

Happy birthday Watanabe-san...


Mayosaki | May 22, 5:32 AM
He make a really good work for Zankyou no Terror, as I can see a lot of people have a different opinon about this anime, but I think this is a really good one. Can't wait for his next project


eroticc | May 16, 2:32 PM
legend


CS16 | May 10, 3:07 AM
Zankyou no Terror is ass, dude. The most boring cliche shit i've ever watched. It makes no sense. How do people even like it? lmao


Teijy | Apr 24, 7:28 AM
Samurai Champloo, Space Dandy and Cowboy Bebop... This man is a legend


SaSarou | Apr 9, 7:32 PM
terrible writer


Nick-Knight | Mar 12, 1:00 PM
Blade Runner sucks.


AshArts | Feb 4, 4:32 PM
Thank you so much for C&T.
It’s nice to have music anime with some different genres of music and songs for once. ☺️

Don’t listen to the haters who call it SJW Propaganda. They don’t know their American music history.

(And I don’t even like bebop)


Old_School_Akira | Feb 4, 10:18 AM
@CriticalStallion
Carole & Tuesday barely even felt like a Watanabe anime.


good! because most Watanabe anime are the same average "rule of cool" stuff.

He finally did something different (And something I actually consider good). unlike dandy, bebop, terror, slope and champloo

As it happens, this is the first Shinichiro Watanabe work with female protagonists. When asked about that, he jokingly responded “Hey, sometimes I’ve gotta go with the trends” but then clarified, “Sure, this is my first attempt at female protagonists, so it’s a challenge, but that’s exactly why I want to do it. If I’m just repeating the same stories over and over, then I can’t stay motivated. Making two girls the protagonists is my way of slowly but surely trying new things.”

source: http://caroleandtuesday.com/special/report.html


CriticalStallion | Feb 3, 6:55 PM
One of the greats, but nowadays he's turning into the industry's equivalent of Ridley Scott with how disappointing his latest outings are turning out. Carole & Tuesday barely even felt like a Watanabe anime.


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