20230723 Podcast Watanabe

Anime’s Game Changers: Shinichiro Watanabe, Part 1

Recorded live at C2E2 2023, this episode of Anime’s Game Changers focuses on the early smash hit works of director […]

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20230723 Podcast Watanabe

Recorded live at C2E2 2023, this episode of Anime’s Game Changers focuses on the early smash hit works of director Shinichiro Watanabe, notably Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. Host JPod and special guest Jamie, co-host of The Bebop Beat and AnimeChicago President, discuss Watanabe’s penchant for letting music drive his narratives brimming with loners and outsiders. We cover Watanabe’s pre-directorial history and how that shaped his collaborations later in his career. Not to mention his work’s heavy influence on anime and especially anime’s acceptance in the West.

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