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    Sunday May 24, 2020
  • Happy Birthday, Space Cowboy: A Shinichiro Watanabe Retrospective

    In honor of his birthday, let's celebrate the tremendous work by anime auteur and 'Cowboy Bebop' director Shinichiro Watanabe

    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!

  • Thursday May 21, 2020
  • A Celebration of Women of Color in Anime

    A list of 5 amazing women of color from equally stellar anime

    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!

  • Saturday October 26, 2019
  • Cowboy Bebop Director Reveals Favorite Anime and More in Reddit AMA

    Plus the favorite production he worked on!

    Shinichiro Watanabe—the director behind acclaimed anime ranging from Cowboy Bebop to Samurai ChamplooSpace Dandy, and beyond—participated in a Reddit AMA session today. Find out what he had to say!

  • Thursday August 15, 2019
  • MEGALOBOX and the Musical Legacy of Cowboy Bebop

    How Mabanua's iconic soundtrack for MEGALOBOX grows out of titles pioneered by Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe

    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!

  • Friday May 24, 2019
  • Music Man: Shinichiro Watanabe the Music Producer

    You've seen his anime—now check out shows where his main job was making the soundtrack pop!

    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!

  • Monday May 13, 2019
  • Bebop and Carole & Tuesday Director Helms Trippy New Flying Lotus MV

    Shinichiro Watanabe takes us on a wild ride with "More (feat. Anderson .Paak)"

    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!

  • Monday March 25, 2019
  • Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe is Directing an Anime this Spring!

    Today let's celebrate the career of one of anime's brightest stars, as we approach the premiere of his newest production!

    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!

  • Friday February 22, 2019
  • Main Cast Makes Music on Mars in Carole & Tuesday TV Anime Trailer

    Upcoming original project with general direction by Shinichiro Watanabe hits the [+Ultra] block on April 10, 2019

    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.