Yoshiaki Nishimura

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Yoshiaki Nishimura ( Japanese 西村 義 明 Nishimura Yoshiaki , born September 25, 1977 in Tokyo Prefecture ) is a Japanese film producer and founder of Studio Ponoc .

After studying abroad in the United States , Nishimura joined Studio Ghibli in 2002 . His first post was in the 2004 film Howl's Moving Castle , where he was responsible for copyright . He then worked on other Ghibli productions such as Die Chroniken von Erdsee (2006) and Ponyo - The Great Adventure by the Sea (2008) in marketing . From 2006 he worked together with director Isao Takahata for the 2013 film The Legend of Princess Kaguya as a producer. The project was very successful for Nishimura in several ways: At the Asia Pacific Screen Awards , the film won the prize for the best animated film, and it was nominated for the 2015 Oscar for “ Best Animated Feature Film ”, but was subject to the production of Baymax - Huge Robowabohu . In 2014 he became the lead producer of Studio Ghibli. The first film in the function was Memories of Marnie , which he co-produced with Hiromasa Yonebayashi . This was also nominated for an Oscar in the category “Best Animated Feature Film”.

In April 2015, Nishimura left Studio Ghibli and founded Studio Ponoc . His first production, Mary and the Witch's Flower ( メ ア リ と 魔女 の 花 , Meari to Majo no Hana ; English Mary and the Witch's Flower ) was released in July 2017, and Nishimura was the producer.


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  1. cinemcafe.net - ジ ブ リ 新 時代 を 担 う “西村 義 明” っ て ど ん な 人? 『か ぐ や 姫 の 物語』 & & 新 作 を プ ロ デ ュ ー ス (Japanese), accessed September 23, 2018
  2. メ ア リ と 魔女 の 花 (Japanese), accessed July 13, 2017