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Shinichirô Watanabe (I)

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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Personal Quote:

It actually kind of sucks having to be a director. Once you do it, you discover how hard it really is. This is no kind of a job for a human being, let me tell you. I think I ought to quit, but I can't really do anything else! [When asked what the worst elements of his job are, Newtype USA Magazine, July 2005] 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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