Tetsuya Nishio

Birth:Jun 23, 1968
Home town:Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Tetsuya Nishio is an animator animation director and character designer. Nishio graduated from Nagoya Designer Academy and started his career at Anime Spot a subcontracting studio after being refused in interviews with several animation studios. He debuted as an inbetweener on Heisei Tensai Bakabonhttps://anilist.co/anime/19961/HeiseiTensaiBakabon/ and as a key animator on Laughing Salesmanhttps://anilist.co/anime/3077/LaughingSalesman/. Its on Yu Yu Hakushohttps://anilist.co/anime/392/YuYuHakushoGhostfiles/ that Nishio came into his own as an animator developing weighty and realistic movements influenced by Satoru Utsunomiyahttps://anilist.co/staff/101489/SatoruUtsunomiya. Thanks to the ability demonstrated there he was chosen as character designer for Ninkuhttps://anilist.co/anime/912/Ninku/. After working as character designer and chief animation director on JinRohhttps://anilist.co/anime/570/JinRohTheWolfBrigade/ he permanently joined Production I.G. where he became known together with Hiroyuki Okiurahttps://anilist.co/staff/103502/HiroyukiOkiura and Kazuchika Kisehttps://anilist.co/staff/115781/KazuchikaKise as The Three Gods of I.G. Masashi Kishimotohttps://anilist.co/staff/96879/MasashiKishimoto requested for Nishio to be the character designer of the Naruto anime.