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Shinichirô Watanabe is a director and writer, known for The Animatrix (2003), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) and Macross Plus (1994). See full bio »
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 2014 Space Dandy (TV Series)
 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)
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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 »


Not to be confused with similarly named 'Excel Saga' director, Shinichi Watanabe. 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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