Watanabe is a Producer at animation studio Orange Ltd. and is currently working on TRIGUN STAMPEDE and BEASTARS as Business Producer and creatively producing unannounced projects at Orange. Watanabe grew up in America but after college, for some weird fate, began working for studio Madhouse. After leaving Madhouse, Watanabe became a freelance producer and coordinator and worked closely with studio P.A.WORKS. He produced works such as Eccentric Family 2 and the League of Legends Commercial – New Journey.

Watanabe will take part in a TRIGUN STAMPEDE Special Panel on Friday at Anime NYC. He will host signings on Friday and Saturday.