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New Series From Shinichiro Watanabe!

— Posted by John Campea

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Hot diggity. Just in case all the incredible anime feature films due to hit screens this year wasn’t enough to slake your appetite for large-eyed animated goodness here’s some more ridiculously good news …

A fine young man over on the KFC Message boards (which you should all check out from time to time if you’re at all interested in Asian film) just came across the trailer for Samurai Champloo – a new anime television series from Shinichiro Watanabe. The fanatical among you will know that Watanabe is the man responsible for the incredible Cowboy Bebop while the less anime fixated are probably aware of him as the man behind what are, in my mind anyway, the two best shorts on the Animatrix DVD – namely Kid’s Story and A Detective Story.

How happy am I about this? Well, I just went and installed Real Player – Satan’s preferred choice for viewing streaming media – so that I could avail myself of the trailer. Check out the Champloo website here.

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  1. You can see this in the trailer – Watanabe based one of the character’s fighting styles on breakdancing. Hip-hop samurais? Count me in… looks like yet another example of the cultural pastiche that Watanabe worked to perfection on “Cowboy Bebop”.

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