Born in Tokyo, 1977. In 2002, Nishimura joined Studio Ghibli after returning from his studies in the United States. He was involved in the promotions of Howl’s Moving Castle (2002), Tales from Earthsea (2006) and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008). He was the Advertising Producer of Le Roi et l’Oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) and Cheburashka, two foreign animated films distributed domestically by Studio Ghibli in 2006 and 2008 respectively. His first feature film as a producer, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013), was directed by Isao Takahata and took 8 years from start to finish. When Marnie Was There is the second film for Nishimura, in which he reprises his role as producer.

Films

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
2014

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari)

Japan
2014

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari)

In this adaptation of a 10th-century Japanese folktale, an elderly woodcutter discovers a tiny, doll-like girl inside a shining stalk of bamboo. He takes her…

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When Marnie Was There
2014

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

Japan
2014

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away amongst…

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