Excel Saga Director Shinichi Watanabe to Leave Hospital on Friday
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
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.