Makoto Nakamura

Makoto Nakamura (中村 誠 Nakamura Makoto?, born April 16, 1970) is a Japanese screenwriter of anime from Saitama, Japan.





Mizuho Nishikubo


Born in 1953. A longtime and most trusted collaborator of Mamoru Oshii, Nishikubo has worked as animation director under his real name of Toshihiko Nishikubo in most Oshii's animated films, including Ghost in the Shell (1995), Palme d'Or- nominee Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) and Golden Lion-nominee The Sky Crawlers (2008). It is said that Oshii's movies wouldn’t look the same without his contribution.His credits as director include, Video Girl Ai (1992, OVA), Otogi Zoshi (2004, TV series) and Atagoal: Cat’s Magical Forest (2006, movie). He also directed the music clip Tsepi i kol'tsa / Chains & Rings (2003) for Russian rock star Linda, and the internationally praised NEXT A-Class commercial film for Mercedes-Benz (600,000 views on YouTube in 3 days). His latest feature film, Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (2009), written by Mamoru Oshii, screened in  Locarno, Sitges, Warsaw, Stockholm and Vladivostok.

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Yoshihiro Nishimura (1967) is a Japanese director, screenwriter and special effects designer. He makes his debut in 1995 with the horror film Anatomia Extinction, for which he also works on makeup and special effects. He also works on films such as Suicide Club, Death Train, Noriko's Dinner Table, Meatball Machine and The Machine Girl. His second feature film, Speakerman: The Boo, is from 2004. In 2008 he directs the splatter film Tokyo Gore Police, which is awarded the Best Asian Film Prize at Fant-Asia Film Festival. In 2009, he directs with Naoyuki Tomomatsu the splatter horror film Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.