Best Anime Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. Shinichiro Watanabe is one of the most famous films and anime directors in Japan. Shinichiro made his debut as a director by working on the famous anime, Cowboy Bebop. Since then, Shinichiro’s name has become known among anime fans.

Of course, Cowboy Bebop isn’t the only cool anime directed by Shinichiro. The following is a series of exciting anime directed by Shinichiro. Curious what anime? Check out the following reviews.

1. Cowboy Bebop

The first anime directed by Shinichiro, Cowboy Bebop is often referred to as one of the best anime of all time. This anime is set in the future, where humanity has moved to another planet because Earth is uninhabitable.

The Intersolar System Police was formed to maintain peace in the galaxy. They are also assisted by bounty hunters, people who will carry out police duties to earn money. The anime focuses on two bounty hunters, Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, who travel through the solar system to earn a living.

2. Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is known as one of the best samurai-themed anime ever. This is not surprising, because apart from presenting an interesting story, this anime is also filled with epic and tense battle scenes.

It all started when two great samurai, Mugen, and Jin, got into a fight in a teahouse. As a result, the teahouse was destroyed because of the fight between the two of them. This eventually got them arrested and threatened with execution.

Luckily, they were saved by Fuu by making the two samurai his bodyguards. Instead, Mugen and Jin must accompany Fuu on his adventure in search of the sunflower-smelling samurai.

Kids on the Slope

3. Kids on the Slope

Kaoru Nishimi is a talented pianist who is constantly on the move. Because he is an introvert, Kaoru often finds it difficult to adapt to the environment around him. Therefore, when he moved to Kyushu, Kaoru thought that he would return to living a lonely life.

However, everything changes when Kaoru meets Sentarou Kawabuchi. Because of Sentarou’s love for jazz, Kaoru becomes interested in the genre and begins to study it. Gradually, the two become friends and Kaoru’s life is not as boring as before. Kaoru’s life becomes more colorful when he meets a girl named Ritsuko Mukae.

4. Space Dandy

Space Dandy has a concept that is not much different from Shinichiro’s first anime, Cowboy Bebop. Apart from both being anime set in outer space, these two series also focus on bounty hunters who explore the galaxy for money.

Space Dandy itself focuses on Dandy, a bounty hunter whose job is to hunt down a new alien species in the galaxy. Although Dandy’s task is only to register aliens that have not been classified, the task is not an easy thing. In his adventures, Dandy always finds unexpected things.

5. Terror in Resonance

Besides Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance is also an anime directed by Shinichiro and produced by studio MAPPA. This anime itself tells about the acts of terror carried out by two teenagers, Nine and Twelve, who call themselves the Sphinx.

After successfully detonating a nuclear facility in Japan, the two challenge the police to arrest them. Otherwise, the two teenagers threaten to make an even bigger mess in Tokyo. While this sparks mass panic, Detective Kenjirou Shibazaki must gather evidence after evidence to uncover the identity of the Sphinx and capture him.

In addition to the five anime above, Shinichiro has also directed other famous anime, such as Macross Plus and Carole and Tuesday. So, of all the anime directed by Shinichiro, which anime have you watched?

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