Shinichirō Watanabe

1965 - Today

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Shinichirō Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎, Watanabe Shin'ichirō, born May 24, 1965) is a Japanese anime television and film director. He is best known for directing the critically acclaimed and commercially successful anime series Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Space Dandy, and Carole & Tuesday. Watanabe is known for incorporating multiple genres into his anime creations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shinichirō Watanabe has received more than 1,440,912 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Shinichirō Watanabe is the 1,022nd most popular film director (down from 811th in 2019), the 1,134th most popular biography from Japan and the 38th most popular Japanese Film Director.

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Among film directors, Shinichirō Watanabe ranks 1,022 out of 1,580Before him are Ritwik Ghatak, Guru Dutt, Sidney Franklin, Rachid Bouchareb, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, and Luis Llosa. After him are Nana Jorjadze, Luis Alcoriza, Rian Johnson, Jon Avnet, Walter Murch, and Justin Lin.

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Among people born in 1965, Shinichirō Watanabe ranks 210Before him are Sean Patrick Flanery, David Reimer, Steve Coogan, Patrik Sjöberg, John Jensen, and Booker T. After him are Toshi, Mick Foley, Toninho, Doug Liman, Rob Pilatus, and Andrew Stanton.

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Among people born in Japan, Shinichirō Watanabe ranks 1,134 out of 5,560Before him are Masae Suzuki (1957), Masaru Uchiyama (1957), Namie Amuro (1977), Hideko Maehata (1914), Minami Takayama (1964), and Kusuo Kitamura (1917). After him are Daisuke Gōri (1952), Yoshinori Ishigami (1957), Takashi Tezuka (1960), Toshi (1965), Ken Akamatsu (1968), and Toshio Suzuki (1955).


Among film directors born in Japan, Shinichirō Watanabe ranks 38Before him are Shinobu Hashimoto (1918), Tadashi Imai (1912), Yasushi Akimoto (1958), Sion Sono (1961), Kei Kumai (1930), and Hideo Nakata (1961). After him are Yōjirō Takita (1955), Hiromasa Yonebayashi (1973), Naomi Kawase (1969), Takashi Shimizu (1972), Naoko Yamada (1984), and Byron Howard (1968).