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Shinichirô Watanabe is known for his work on The Animatrix (2003), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) and Samurai chanpurû (2004). See full bio »

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Known For

The Animatrix
The Animatrix Director
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Samurai chanpurû
Kid's Story
Kid's Story Director


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  Space Dandy (TV Series) (1 episode, 2014) (chief director - 13 episodes, 2014)
- Even a Vacuum Cleaner Can Love, Baby (2014) ... (chief director - as Shinichiro Watanabe)
- Nobody Knows the Chameleon Alien, Baby (2014) ... (chief director - as Shinichiro Watanabe)
- I'm Never Remembering You, Baby (2014) ... (chief director - as Shinichiro Watanabe)
- There's Always Tomorrow, Baby (2014) ... (chief director - as Shinichiro Watanabe)
  Zankyou No Terror (TV Series) (10 episodes, 2014) (episode director - 1 episode, 2014)
- VON (2014) ... (episode director)
- Helter Skelter (2014)
- Highs & Lows (2014)
- My Fair Lady (2014)
- Deuce (2014)
 2010 Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Koisuru Akai Ken (2010) ... (opening sequence)
- Garasugoshi no kisu (2010) ... (opening sequence)
- Saibati no shiteki katsuyoujutsu (2010) ... (opening sequence)
- Soshite Marino no hatsukoi (2010) ... (opening sequence)
- Sonna Mizuno no hatsukoi (2010) ... (opening sequence)
 2007 Genius Party
  Samurai chanpurû (TV Series) (1 episode, 2005) (series director - 17 episodes, 2004)
- Suiseimushi futa yume (2004) ... (series director)
- Suiseimushi hito yume (2004) ... (series director)
- Tettô tetsubi (2004) ... (series director)
- Anya kôro sono ni (2004) ... (series director)
 2003 Kid's Story (Short)
 2003 The Animatrix (segments "Kid's Story", "A Detective Story")
 2003 A Detective Story (Short) (as Shinichiro Watanabe)
 1998-1999 Cowboy Bebop (TV Series) (series director - 26 episodes)
- The Real Folk Blues: Part 2 (1999) ... (series director)
- The Real Folk Blues: Part 1 (1999) ... (series director)
- Hard Luck Woman (1999) ... (series director)
- Brain Scratch (1999) ... (series director)
- Cowboy Funk (1999) ... (series director)
 1996 Escaflowne (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1994 Macross Plus (TV Mini-Series) (co-director - 4 episodes)
- It's Time to End This (1994) ... (co-director)
- Investigation (1994) ... (co-director)
- Brain Waves (1994) ... (co-director)
- A.D. 2040 (1994) ... (co-director)
 1992 Genki bakuhatsu Ganbaruger (TV Series) (episode director)
 1990 Mashin eiyûden Wataru 2 (TV Series) (episode director - 3 episodes)
- Yami ni kieta Ryûjinmaru! (1990) ... (episode director)
- Takara sagashi de toropikaru! (1990) ... (episode director)
- Ryûjinmaru uchû e iku! (1990) ... (episode director)
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Alternate Names:

Shinichiro Watanabe

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Personal Quote:

I wanted to create something that had never been seen. You've seen a lot in the past, and find things you like. These days, many people try to create what they've seen. That's not what I wanted to do. I probably included what I've seen and liked... but the overall picture will become something totally new. Create something never seen before... was my goal... sort of. - On Cowboy Bebop. See more »


Watanable believes music is a universal language, and is very particular and distinct about using the proper score/songs in his animes. See more »


In both the "Cowboy Bebop" series and "the Animatrix; Kid's Story" the focus of the viewer is repeatedly drawn to the main character's eyes. Both have scenes where the main character is falling headfirst toward the ground, and we can see the reflection of the sky in his eyes.

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