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Shinichirô Watanabe is known for his work on The Animatrix (2003), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) and Samurai Champloo (2004). See full bio »
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 2014 Space Dandy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2014 Terror in Resonance (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- VON (2014)
- Helter Skelter (2014)
- Highs & Lows (2014)
- My Fair Lady (2014)
- Deuce (2014)
 2012 Don't Bother None (Short)
 2007 Genius Party
  Samurai Champloo (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) (26 episodes)
- Hard Luck Woman (1999)
- Brain Scratch (1999)
- Cowboy Funk (1999)
 1996 Escaflowne (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1994 Macross Plus (Video) (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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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 »


He cites the film-noir series Rupan sansei (1971) as a major influence on his work. 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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