Japan Expo Paris - July 13-16, 2023 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
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Shinichiro WATANABE

The Cowboy Bebop revolution happened 20 years ago: the series has become a legend and is celebrating this anniversary at Japan Expo, in partnership with Sunrise and Dybex, and inviting you to meet its director, Shinichiro WATANABE!

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Shinichiro WATANABE is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and music producer. He was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1965.

Formerly employee at Sunrise, Shinichiro WATANABE supervised the episode direction and storyboards of many Sunrise anime. He made his directorial debut as the co-director of Macross Plus. He is the director of Cowboy Bebop.


Shinichiro WATANABE will be joining the celebration of Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary at Japan Expo next summer, alongside Toshihiro KAWAMOTOMasahiko MINAMIKeiko NOBUMOTO, and Kimitoshi YAMANE. His schedule will include signings and panels. So don’t miss this opportunity to meet him and follow our news to keep updated about our program for Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary!

Selected works

As a Director

  • 2017: BLADE RUNNER: BLACK OUT 2022
  • 2014: Terror in Resonance
  • 2014: Space☆Dandy
  • 2012: Kids on the Slope
  • 2007: Genius Party - Baby Blue * Episode Direction
  • 2004: Samurai Champloo
  • 2003: The Animatrix - Kid's Story, A Detective Story  * Episode Direction
  • 2001: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  • 1998: Cowboy Bebop
  • 1994: Macross Plus * Co-Director with Shoji KAWAMORI

As a Music Producer

  • 2012: Lupin The 3rd - A Woman Called Fujiko Mine  
  • 2008: Michiko to Hatchin
  • 2004: Mind Game  

In partnership with Sunrise and Dybex

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