Shinichiro Watanabe is a well-known Japanese anime director. He likes to mix different opposing styles into his works to create something new--for example, Cowboy Bebop is cowboy space opera mixed with film noir, martial arts, and jazz. Samurai Champloo fuses traditional samurai with hip-hop music and culture.
He has directed the following full-length works:
He has also worked on shorter works for the following:
- Armor Hunter Mellowlink
- The Animatrix: A Detective Story
- Eureka Seven: Third ending animation
- Star Driver: First opening animation
He's also the music producer for Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko no Iu Onna
Tropes found in his work:
- Anachronism Stew: Used exceedingly well.
- Genre Roulette
- Go Out with a Smile
- The Rival
- Taking You with Me
- You Killed My Father / Revenge Before Reason