In honor of Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe's birthday, I'll be exploring the artistic depth of three anime from his impressive oeuvre and celebrating the very special spark that can be found in all his works. Read more after the jump!
Though woefully misrepresented in all kinds of media, here's a non-hierarchical list of women of color in anime who are respectfully depicted, nuanced, and poignant role models for our own lives too. Read on for more after the jump!
Shinichiro Watanabe—the director behind acclaimed anime ranging from Cowboy Bebop to Samurai Champloo, Space Dandy, and beyond—participated in a Reddit AMA session today. Find out what he had to say!
Some anime are defined by their soundtracks, like FLCL's rocking Pillows accompaniment or Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt's dancetastic Taku Takahashi grooves. Cowboy Bebop set the standard for modern anime soundtracks, and Mabanua's MEGALOBOX score meets the challenge. But this is less a coincidence and more a deliberate cultivation. Hit the jump to learn about the legacy that defines anime music!
May 24 is director Shinichiro Watanabe's birthday! We're all already into Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Space Dandy... so today we're taking a look at Watanabe's turns as a music producer for the works of other directors! Look back with us on Mind Game, Michiko & Hatchin, and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine after the jump!
Get ready for a wild ride as Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Carole & Tuesday) brings Flying Lotus's latest track "More" to life. The animated MV is here for you to watch after the jump!
Shinichiro Watanabe is a household name amongst anime fans, with his classics like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo inspiring a whole generation of fandom. But Watanabe's work since has been equally compelling, and this spring, all of his influences will collide in the new Carole & Tuesday. Today let's explore the career of this anime titan, and try to figure out what we can expect from his latest show!
The main cast, a new key visual, and a new trailer have all been published for Carole & Tuesday, an upcoming original TV anime about a pair of young musicians who share a special connection after a chance meeting on a Martian colony. Hit the jump to learn more.