Director: Mr. Shinichi
Watanabe (Freelance Director)
Q: What is your favorite work?
I like all projects directed by me. The first TV series I directed,
"Hare tokidoki buta", is my favorite among them all. If you are
talking about live action, I like Sci-Fi. I like any Sci-Fi movie
with great speed and strong visuals impact. I like cars and I am
crazy about "Mad Max".
Q: How did you get involved in this work? And what was your first
impression of it?
I have no idea why I am in this picture. Honestly speaking, the
question mark is still on my mind. Well, I was named and I accepted
it, so. Before I started to direct this anime, I saw a lot of the
Tenchi Muyo series that was send to me. "Wow. This is tough." was
my first impression.
Q: Please tell us how are you going to contribute
yourself to an anime that already has a lot of loyal fans around
Ah. I will direct the anime as the director of "GXP" and portrait
the world behind "Tenchi Muyo!". Mr. Kajishima already has the images
of the setting and story. Therefore I am looking forward to see
how I am going to direct it within his vision. So far, I am the
director with the reputation of "original story killer" as the anime
I direct will be different than the original story. The reason is,
I use the way that I read the original story and digest it in my
mind and put myself in the worldview of the story and interpret
it by my own way. Then again this time, it might be a good idea
to use my way of directing "Tenchi Muyo! GXP". But, I would like
to use my "originality" as "secret ingredient" to direct it for
Mr. Kajishima already created the overwhelming Tenchi world that
is too large for me to digest. The large scale of the Tenchi universe
is the biggest charming point of "Tenchi Muyo!" and I think my way
to present it will be the most delicious way to "cook" it.
Please enjoy gorgeous "Tenchi Muyo! GXP" that mix with the the fresh
and attractive "Kajishima anime" with "Shinichi Watanabe" spicy.
Produced by VAP・NTV
Animation Produced by AIC Original concept story by Masaki Kajishima/AIC