Nozomi Nagasaki is a director at NG Production and a freelance stopmotion animator. She was born in Tokyo and graduated from Waseda University Bachelor of Laws. She has made animation films using various techniques such as puppets clay objects or cutouts. She works for various projects like commercial films TV programs for children movies and video packages. Nozomi Nagasaki became the first woman to win the 1996 Nobur fuji Award for innovation in animation for her stop motion animated short Home Alone / Rusuban 1996.