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Excel Saga Director Shinichi Watanabe to Leave Hospital on Friday

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
'Nabeshin' to appear at Anime Boston in May after heart attack

Anime director Shinichi Watanabe (Nabeshin) posted on his Facebook account on Thursday that he has recovered from his heart attack, and will be leaving the hospital on Friday.

He wrote a caption for the image at right, saying, "See? I'm all better now. lol I'm getting discharged tomorrow~! Now then, I'll be going to Boston next month!" The director had announced on April 8 that he was recovering from a heart attack in the hospital.

Watanabe and military consultant Yasuhiro Koshi will appear at the Anime Boston convention from May 24 to 26 at the Hynes Convention Center.

Nabeshin is known for directing the anime comedies Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Puni Puni Poemy as well as The Wallflower and Tenchi Muyo GXP. He has also gained fame for his signature hairstyle and red jacket, as seen in his anime cameos and at his convention appearances.

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