Shinichi Watanabe

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Not to be confused with Shinichirō Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.
Shinichi Watanabe dressed in the style of his 'Nabeshin' character.

Shinichi Watanabe (渡邊 慎一 Watanabe Shin'ichi?, born September 6, 1964) is a Japanese anime director and voice actor. He is best known for his over-the-top adaptation of Rikdo Koshi's Excel Saga, in which he appears as the character Nabeshin.

Watanabe stated that the nickname Nabeshin (which is a combination of "nabe" in Watanabe and "shin" in Shinichi) came to him from Kami-sama.[1]

About his unique appearance (dressing similar to the character Arsène Lupin III) Watanabe said he grew out his afro and started wearing bright clothing in order to stand out and get attention.[2]



Chief Director Work[edit]

Episode Directing and Storyboards[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Zac Bertschy (May 24, 2007). "Interview: Shinichi "Nabeshin" Wantanabe". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  2. ^ none (August 12, 2011). "Shinichi Watanabe "Nabeshin" Exclusive Interview - Investigating Anime". Martell Brothers Studios, LLC. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Anime Expo Hosts Excel Saga Director Shinichi Watanabe, Anime News Network, February 18, 2010
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