Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe (ワタナベシンイチ Watanabe Shin'ichi, ナベシン Nabeshin)
Voiced by: Shinichi Watanabe (Japanese), Brett Weaver (English)
Nabeshin is the animated alter-ego of real-life director Shinichi Watanabe, who previously appeared in Puni Puni Poemy's forerunner, Excel Saga. At the conclusion of that series, he married Kumi-Kumi, and at the beginning of this show, they have adopted ten-year-old Poemy. As in Excel Saga, Nabeshin seems to be constantly hunted down by different enemies, and being the director of these shows, he displays super-human abilities that involve his afro. In this occasion, Nabeshin and his wife are successfully killed by crucifixion, along with their robotic pet dog, by Alien #1. However, near the end of the second part they are inexplicably alive and appear to be the alien henchmen themselves.
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1999 was a great year for anime. We have all kinds of interesting and fascinating trivia from this year to share with you. The most viewed series from that year on Anime Characters Database is One Piece ( 678 views ). Our series view count resets each month as to give you a rolling idea what is currently popular. A total of 46 titles were released in 1999. Don't forget to have a look at what was most popular - you can even filter the list by genre helping you to more quickly spot titles that may be to your liking. By the way, it is possible we missed a title from this year, and we could use your help adding it! Let's continue with the trivia. The most violent of these is considered to be Great Teacher Onizuka ( Avg. Rating 4.0000/5.0000 ) and the least violent is Magic User's Club ( Avg. Rating 1.0000/5.0000 ). Members have the option to assign a violence rating to their favorite series. The series with the most characters is One Piece ( 856 characters ) and the series with the fewest is To Heart ( 1 characters ). Most titles have at least 10 characters by their final episode. We can always use help adding characters we missed! Please be sure to read this guide to adding characters first if you are interested. The series with the longest title is Journey to the West: Legends of the Monkey King ( 47 letters ) and the series with the shortest title is Gokudo ( 6 letters ). I hope you found this information interesting, and continue to explore ACDB to your hearts content. ^_^