Tetsuya Nishio

Birth:Jun 23, 1968
Years active:1989-Present
Hometown:Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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 Osomatsukunhttps://anilist.co/anime/9883/ and as a key animator on Laughing Salesmanhttps://anilist.co/anime/3077/. Its on Yu Yu Hakushohttps://anilist.co/anime/392// that Nishio came into his own as an animator developing weighty and realistic movements influenced by Satoru Utsunomiyahttps://anilist.co/staff/101489/. Thanks to the ability demonstrated there he was chosen to design the characters for Ninkuhttps://anilist.co/anime/912/. After working as character designer and chief animation director on JinRohhttps://anilist.co/anime/570/ he permanently joined Production I.G. where he became known together with Hiroyuki Okiurahttps://anilist.co/staff/103502/ and Kazuchika Kisehttps://anilist.co/staff/115781/ as The Three Gods of I.G. Masashi Kishimotohttps://anilist.co/staff/96879/ requested for Nishio to be the character designer of the Naruto anime.