‘Cowboy Bebop’ Director Reunites with Bones for New Anime

Shinichiro Watanabe is responsible for directing some of the most loved anime in recent time.Shinichiro Watanabe


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Those are just a handful of popular anime Watanabe has directed and he’s looking to add to his list. Watanabe was the guest of honor at Madman Anime Festival, and he created a buzz for hinting that he is developing a music-centered anime at Bones.

Bones and Watanabe last collaborated on 2014’s Space Dandy, which scored an international following. Watanabe’s last TV anime project was Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror), which also aired in 2014. He recently directed a short OVA titled Blade Runner Black Out 2022 to promote the Blade Runner sequel film.

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