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Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shin'ichirō) is a Japanese director and writer. He is most well-known for the anime series Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and the Macross Plus OVA. Atom, star of the long-running science fiction series Mighty Atom (also known as Astro Boy to Western audiences). ... Cowboy Bebop ) (1998) is a Japanese anime television series and motion picture that follows a band of American-stylized bounty hunters thrown together by circumstance and necessity, but each with passionately disparate private agendas. ... Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー) is an anime series consisting of twenty-six 24-minute episodes that began broadcasting on Fuji TV in Japan on May 19, 2004. ... DVD cover of, Macross Plus: The Collection. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ...

The main characters of Cowboy Bebop. From left to right: Spike, Jet, Ed, Faye, and Ein (the dog)
The main characters of Cowboy Bebop. From left to right: Spike, Jet, Ed, Faye, and Ein (the dog)

Watanabe is noted for blending together multiple genres, such as in Cowboy Bebop, where classic cowboy western mixes with 1940s/1950s New York City film noir, Hong Kong action movies, and jazz, among other influences. In Samurai Champloo Watanabe mixes the cultures of Okinawa, hip-hop, modern-day Japan, and samurai. Fair Use Screenshot from the Cowboy Bebop DVDs This work is copyrighted. ... Fair Use Screenshot from the Cowboy Bebop DVDs This work is copyrighted. ... Cowboy Bebop ) (1998) is a Japanese anime television series and motion picture that follows a band of American-stylized bounty hunters thrown together by circumstance and necessity, but each with passionately disparate private agendas. ... A genre is a division of a particular form of art according to criteria particular to that form. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー) is an anime series consisting of twenty-six 24-minute episodes that began broadcasting on Fuji TV in Japan on May 19, 2004. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... Japanese samurai in armour, 1860s. ...


Mr. Watanabe is sometimes mistaken for similarly-named anime director Shinichi Watanabe. Shinichi Watanabe (Japanese: ワタナベシンイチ, Watanabe Shinichi) is a director of anime. ...


Career

Watanabe debuted as co-director of the well-received Macross update, Macross Plus. His next effort was the 26 episode Cowboy Bebop, followed by 2001's theatrical Cowboy Bebop movie, Knockin' on Heaven's Door. In 2003, Watanabe directed his first anime for (and from) Americans with "Kid's Story" and "A Detective Story", both part of The Animatrix, an anthology of animated shorts of back stories from the movie The Matrix. His next directorial effort was the mature anime series Samurai Champloo which began broadcasting on Fuji TV in Japan on May 19, 2004. DVD cover of, Macross Plus: The Collection. ... The Kid on the run from Agents. ... A Detective Story is an animated short film set in the universe of The Matrix. ... Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... The Matrix is a science-fiction/action film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski. ... Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー) is an anime series consisting of twenty-six 24-minute episodes that began broadcasting on Fuji TV in Japan on May 19, 2004. ... The Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba is known for its eccentric architecture. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He attended Otakon in 1999. Otakon is a fan convention focusing on the art of anime and manga, East Asian culture, and its fandom. ...


Cowboy Bebop (manga) : Cooperation, Original Idea


Cowboy Bebop (TV) : Series director, Script, Storyboard (Eps. 1, 2, 5, 9, 17, 25, 26) Cowboy Bebop Shooting Star (manga) : Original Idea Cowboy Bebop ) (1998) is a Japanese anime television series and motion picture that follows a band of American-stylized bounty hunters thrown together by circumstance and necessity, but each with passionately disparate private agendas. ...


Cowboy Bebop: The Movie : Director


A Detective Story (OAV) : Chief Director A Detective Story is an animated short film set in the universe of The Matrix. ...


Eureka 7 (TV) : Storyboard (ED3) Renton and Eureka in their LFO Eureka Seven (full title: Kokyoshihen Eureka Seven 交響詩篇エウレカセブン and also known as Eureka seveN) is an anime created by Bones. ...


Kid's Story (OVA) : Chief Director The Kid on the run from Agents. ...


Macross Plus (OVA) : Storyboard, Assistant director DVD cover of, Macross Plus: The Collection. ...


Macross Plus Movie Edition : Storyboard, Assistant director DVD cover of, Macross Plus: The Collection. ...


Mind Game (movie) : Music Director Mindgame (original Japanese title マインド ゲーム) is an animated film made directed by Masaaki Yuasa and created by Studio 4°C. The movie is very different from all other animated film productions, it does not stick to a particular genre in graphical realisation, it is more like a pasticcio of styles, yet...


Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 : Stardust Memory (OAV) : Unit Director Mobile Suit Gundam (Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム) is a televised anime that was written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and is made up of 43 episodes that were aired in 1979. ...


Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) : Storyboard (ep 34) Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, known in Japan as New Mobile Report Gundam W1 (also known as 新機動戦記ガンダムW shin kidō senki gandamu wing in Japanese), is a televised Anime series, which ran for forty-nine episodes beginning in 1995. ...


Samurai Champloo (TV) : Director, Storyboard, Episode Director Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー) is an anime series consisting of twenty-six 24-minute episodes that began broadcasting on Fuji TV in Japan on May 19, 2004. ...


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Twilight World (OVA) : Director Genius Party is an anthology of ten short films from studio 4°C. External Links Party official site 4°C homepage (French) This anime/manga-related article is a stub. ...


The Vision of Escaflowne (TV) : Storyboard (ep 5,8,12,16), Unit Director (ep 5,8) The Vision of Escaflowne ( Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ;Tenkū no Esukafurōne or Escaflowne of the Heavens) is a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise. ...


Stylistic trademarks

Watanabe-directed films or shorts often focus on the eyes of the main character. In Cowboy Bebop Spike has eyes of two different shades of brown (one is fake). When he falls from the church window, Spike falls headfirst and the camera zooms in on one of his eyes, in which the sky can be seen. When the Kid falls in "Kid's Story", the same pattern follows. In "A Detective Story", one character has a bug removed from and implanted in one eye, shown as a close-up both times. All other character have obscured eyes, or eyes unclearly shown. There is also a brief zoom in on one of LeBron James eyes in Nike's "Chamber of Fear" shorts, which was indicatively directed by Watanabe. Cowboy Bebop ) (1998) is a Japanese anime television series and motion picture that follows a band of American-stylized bounty hunters thrown together by circumstance and necessity, but each with passionately disparate private agendas. ... The Kid on the run from Agents. ... A Detective Story is an animated short film set in the universe of The Matrix. ... LeBron Raymone James (IPA: , born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio); nicknamed as King James and The Chosen One, is an All-Star NBA basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... Nike, Inc. ...


Music also plays an important role in Watanabe's work. This is reflected in the blend of jazz, blues, bebop, funk and New Age music in the soundtrack of Cowboy Bebop. This was made possible thanks to his collaboration with critically acclaimed composer Yoko Kanno. In Samurai Champloo the soundtrack draws heavily on the hip-hop culture, full of scratch music and hip hop beats, giving the series an anachronistic feel. Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... Bebop or bop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... Yoko Kanno (菅野 よう子 Kanno Yōko, born March 19, 1964 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a famous composer and keyboardist known for her performances and musical scores in anime titles. ... Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー) is an anime series consisting of twenty-six 24-minute episodes that began broadcasting on Fuji TV in Japan on May 19, 2004. ... Breakdancer in Ljubljana. ...


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Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shin'ichirō, born May 24, 1965 in Kyoto, Japan) is a director and writer.
Watanabe is noted for blending together multiple genres, such as in Cowboy Bebop, where classic cowboy western mixes with 1940s/1950s New York City film noir, Hong Kong action movies, and jazz, among other influences, which is set in space.
Watanabe has a distinct vision regarding the importance of the film score of his works and believes that music is the universal language.
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Watanabe feels that it is an important aspect to include minorities in his work and that they are well represented in them.
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