Shinichiro Watanabe and his Impact in Western Culture

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my editorial of Shinichiro Watanabe and how his works has an impact in the Western world.

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Synonymous with the Western success of his first TV anime Cowboy Bebop in the early 2000’s, Shinichiro Watanabe has become a household name for Western anime fans. Similar to the Western success as that of Hayao Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli), Ozamu Tezuka (Astro Boy) and Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers), Watanabe has garnered a great deal of attention for mature-themed anime outside of Japan.

In 2014, he has garnered major attention with his two current shows Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, with the former having aired on Toonami / Adult Swim with an English dub before it airs at Japan.

Watanabe’s Influence From the West

When it comes to features directed by Watanabe, automatically one can feel his influence from Western cinema and culture as his works are geared towards Western audiences rather than the homeland audience. In fact, his works that draw influences from Western culture has even caught the…

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