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Shin'ichirô Watanabe (II)


Shin'ichirô 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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Known For

The Animatrix Director
(2003)
(2001)
Samurai Champloo Director
(2004-2005)
Cowboy Bebop Director
(1998-1999)

Filmography

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 2019 Carole and Tuesday (TV Series)
 2017 Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (Video short) (as Shinichiro Watanabe, directed by)
 2014 Space Dandy (TV Series) (chief director - 26 episodes)
- The Never-Ending Dandy, Baby (2014) ... (chief director)
- Dandy's Day in Court, Baby (2014) ... (chief director)
- An Other-Dimensional Tale, Baby (2014) ... (chief director)
- Lovers Are Trendy, Baby (2014) ... (chief director)
- We're All Fools, So Let's All Dance, Baby (2014) ... (chief director)
  Zankyou No Terror (TV Mini-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)
 2012 Kids on the Slope (TV Mini-Series) (12 episodes)
- All Blues (2012)
- Left Alone (2012)
 2010 Star Driver (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 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 A Detective Story (Short) (as Shinichiro Watanabe)
 2003 The Animatrix (Video) (segments "Kid's Story", "A Detective Story")
 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 Spirit Hero 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)
 1988-1989 Armor Hunter Mellowlink (TV Series short) (episode director - 4 episodes)
- stage11: Pace (1989) ... (episode director)
- stage08: Ghost Town (1989) ... (episode director)
- stage05: Battle Field (1989) ... (episode director)
- stage02: Colosseum (1988) ... (episode director)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Shinichiro Watanabe
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Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

He cites the film-noir series Lupin the 3rd (1971) as a major influence on his work. See more »

Trademark:

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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