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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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Known For

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

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 2019 Carol and Tuesday (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2017 Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (Video short)
 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)
 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 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 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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Personal Details

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 »

Trivia:

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