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Yoshihiro Nishimura is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Special Effects Supervisor and Cinematography Japonais born on 1 april 1969 at Tokyo (Japon)

Yoshihiro Nishimura

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Nationality Japon
Birth 1 april 1969 (55 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Yoshihiro Nishimura (西村喜廣, Nishimura Yoshihiro) is a Japanese film director, special effects and makeup effects artist, and a screenwriter who has worked predominantly in the horror genre. Nishimura has been described as "a legendary director and effects artist" and "the Tom Savini of Japan" with "talent to burn". He has been credited with establishing a new type of visual film presentation, the "gore effect".

Usually with

Noboru Iguchi
Noboru Iguchi
(9 films)
Eihi Shiina
Eihi Shiina
(5 films)
Kanji Tsuda
Kanji Tsuda
(6 films)
Sion Sono
Sion Sono
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yoshihiro Nishimura (23 films)

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Actor

Yakuza Weapon, 1h44
Directed by Tak Sakaguchi, Yūdai Yamaguchi
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Mei Kurokawa, Akaji Maro, Jun Murakami, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi, Shingo Tsurumi
Rating52% 2.604662.604662.604662.604662.60466
Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is a strong fighter with a strong disregard for his own safety during fights by shrugging off all wounds and damage. He has a falling out with his father, the Boss Yakuza Kenzo Iwaki (Akaji Maro) and spends years in the South American jungle fighting mercenaries. After a battle against opposing soldiers, Shozo is found by Red Tiger and his team, a Japanese special agent who informs him that his father was assassinated.
Mutant Girls Squad, 1h25
Directed by Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Noboru Iguchi
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Yumi Sugimoto, Yuko Takayama, Suzuka Morita, Naoto Takenaka, Kanji Tsuda, Tak Sakaguchi
Roles Exploding Head Soldier
Rating56% 2.800462.800462.800462.800462.80046
Rin (Yumi Sugimoto), a young high school student, is an unassuming and awkward girl who is bullied at school. One day, while being bullied, she feels a sharp pain in her hand. Later, Rin learns that she is a descendant of the ancient Hiruko clan, whose members are mutants gifted with superpowers. No sooner than she learns of this, that her home is raided by anti-Hiruko soldiers. Rin's parents are killed and Rin barely escapes with her life. After killing an entire shopping district out of misunderstanding and grief-fueled rage, Rin meets Rei (Yuko Takayama), another mutant. Rei introduces Rin to a small rag-tag group of mutant rebels led by a transvestite samurai named Kisaragi (Tak Sakaguchi), who is bent on restoring the Hiruko clan's place in the world.
RoboGeisha
RoboGeisha (2009)
, 1h41
Directed by Noboru Iguchi
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Horror, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about computing, Comedy science fiction films, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Takumi Saito, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoto Takenaka, Asami Sugiura, Suzuki Matsuo
Rating52% 2.602992.602992.602992.602992.60299
The film starts out with an assassination attempt on a political candidate by a Geisha (that turns out to be a robot) and two scantily-clad women wearing Tengu/Goblin masks. The goblin-clad women violently (and phalically) take out the body guards (notably shooting shuriken out their butts) as the politician is menaced and wounded by the robot geisha who has a circular saw blade in her mouth. Suddenly, another person named Yoshie (Aya Kiguchi) appears, reveals herself as a robogeisha, and destroys the villainous robot.
Tokyo Gore Police, 1h49
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Tak Sakaguchi, Shun Sugata, Ayano Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu
Rating59% 2.9501352.9501352.9501352.9501352.950135
The film is set in a near future chaotic Japan. A mad scientist known as "Key Man" has created a virus that mutates humans into monstrous creatures called "Engineers" that sprout bizarre weapons from any injury. The Tokyo Police Force has been privatized to deal with this new threat of engineers, so a special squad of officers called "Engineer Hunters" are created to deal with them. However, unlike the average police force, the Engineer Hunters are a private quasi-military force that utilize violence, sadism, and streetside executions to maintain law and order.

Director

The ABCs of Death, 1h50
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Jake West, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Banjong Pisantanakun, Simon Rumley, Anders Morgenthaler, Jon Schnepp, Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Audé, Kyra Zagorsky, Arisa Nakamura, Chems Dahmani, Eva Llorach
Rating47% 2.353292.353292.353292.353292.35329
The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
Helldriver
Helldriver (2010)
, 1h57
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Takahito Iguchi, Kanji Tsuda, Asami Sugiura, Honoka
Rating52% 2.6106952.6106952.6106952.6106952.610695
A schoolgirl named Kika and her father are living in a condemned set of houses where they are ultimately found by her mother, Rikka, and her uncle, Yasushi, both serial killers who murder and cannibalize their victims. Once the father is burned to death, Kika attempts to escape, but is caught by the homicidal siblings. Seconds later, a meteorite seen falling from space crashes into Rikka's back, leaving a large-sized hole in her body where her heart once was, forcing her to rip out Kika's as a replacement. After the two are then left in a cocoon-like state, a large blast of black toxic ash makes it way from Rikka and begins to cover the northern half of Japan. Thirty-six hours later, the ash had dissipated, but those who have inhaled it have been turned into bloodthirsty zombies. Days later, the country is then divided into two by a large wall, keeping the zombies north while most of Japan's uninfected population remain south.
Mutant Girls Squad, 1h25
Directed by Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Noboru Iguchi
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Yumi Sugimoto, Yuko Takayama, Suzuka Morita, Naoto Takenaka, Kanji Tsuda, Tak Sakaguchi
Rating56% 2.800462.800462.800462.800462.80046
Rin (Yumi Sugimoto), a young high school student, is an unassuming and awkward girl who is bullied at school. One day, while being bullied, she feels a sharp pain in her hand. Later, Rin learns that she is a descendant of the ancient Hiruko clan, whose members are mutants gifted with superpowers. No sooner than she learns of this, that her home is raided by anti-Hiruko soldiers. Rin's parents are killed and Rin barely escapes with her life. After killing an entire shopping district out of misunderstanding and grief-fueled rage, Rin meets Rei (Yuko Takayama), another mutant. Rei introduces Rin to a small rag-tag group of mutant rebels led by a transvestite samurai named Kisaragi (Tak Sakaguchi), who is bent on restoring the Hiruko clan's place in the world.
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, 1h25
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Origin Japon
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Frankenstein films, Vampires in film, Cyberpunk films
Actors Takumi Saito, Yukie Kawamura, Eihi Shiina, Takashi Shimizu, Kanji Tsuda, Terri Doty
Rating56% 2.848842.848842.848842.848842.84884
In a typical Tokyo high school a perpetually teenage vampire named Monami (Yukie Kawamura) falls for her classmate, Mizushima (Takumi Saito), who happens to already be the reluctant boyfriend to the vice principal/science professor's daughter, Keiko (Eri Otoguro), a leader of a Sweet Lolita gang. The ensuing love triangle leads Keiko to seek the assistance of her father who, unbeknown to his daughter, moonlights as a Kabuki-clad mad scientist with the school nurse as his assistant. The pair experiment on students in the school basement hoping to discover the secret of reanimating corpses (akin to the work of Victor Frankenstein). Their hopes are answered when they discover a solution of Monami's blood holds the properties to bring life to dead body parts and inanimate objects.
Tokyo Gore Police, 1h49
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Tak Sakaguchi, Shun Sugata, Ayano Yamamoto, Takashi Shimizu
Rating59% 2.9501352.9501352.9501352.9501352.950135
The film is set in a near future chaotic Japan. A mad scientist known as "Key Man" has created a virus that mutates humans into monstrous creatures called "Engineers" that sprout bizarre weapons from any injury. The Tokyo Police Force has been privatized to deal with this new threat of engineers, so a special squad of officers called "Engineer Hunters" are created to deal with them. However, unlike the average police force, the Engineer Hunters are a private quasi-military force that utilize violence, sadism, and streetside executions to maintain law and order.

Scriptwriter

The ABCs of Death, 1h50
Directed by Ben Wheatley, Nacho Vigalondo, Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Jake West, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Banjong Pisantanakun, Simon Rumley, Anders Morgenthaler, Jon Schnepp, Kaare Andrews
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Erik Audé, Kyra Zagorsky, Arisa Nakamura, Chems Dahmani, Eva Llorach
Roles Writer
Rating47% 2.353292.353292.353292.353292.35329
The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. The varieties of death range from accidents to murders.
Jellyfish Eyes, 1h41
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Takumi Saito, Masataka Kubota, Asuka Kurosawa, Shota Sometani, Kanji Tsuda, Eihi Shiina
Rating47% 2.375042.375042.375042.375042.37504
Masashi Kusakabe (Takuto Sueoka) has just moved to a suburban town, where lush, green rice paddies stretch out on both sides of the road, to start a new life alone with his mother, Yasuko (Mayu Tsuruta). Although overwhelmed with sadness after losing his father (Kanji Tsuda), Masashi acts cheerfully for the sake of his mother. As he goes about carrying boxes into their new apartment, Masashi feels a mysterious presence in the room.
Helldriver
Helldriver (2010)
, 1h57
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Takahito Iguchi, Kanji Tsuda, Asami Sugiura, Honoka
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.6106952.6106952.6106952.6106952.610695
A schoolgirl named Kika and her father are living in a condemned set of houses where they are ultimately found by her mother, Rikka, and her uncle, Yasushi, both serial killers who murder and cannibalize their victims. Once the father is burned to death, Kika attempts to escape, but is caught by the homicidal siblings. Seconds later, a meteorite seen falling from space crashes into Rikka's back, leaving a large-sized hole in her body where her heart once was, forcing her to rip out Kika's as a replacement. After the two are then left in a cocoon-like state, a large blast of black toxic ash makes it way from Rikka and begins to cover the northern half of Japan. Thirty-six hours later, the ash had dissipated, but those who have inhaled it have been turned into bloodthirsty zombies. Days later, the country is then divided into two by a large wall, keeping the zombies north while most of Japan's uninfected population remain south.
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, 1h25
Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Origin Japon
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Frankenstein films, Vampires in film, Cyberpunk films
Actors Takumi Saito, Yukie Kawamura, Eihi Shiina, Takashi Shimizu, Kanji Tsuda, Terri Doty
Rating56% 2.848842.848842.848842.848842.84884
In a typical Tokyo high school a perpetually teenage vampire named Monami (Yukie Kawamura) falls for her classmate, Mizushima (Takumi Saito), who happens to already be the reluctant boyfriend to the vice principal/science professor's daughter, Keiko (Eri Otoguro), a leader of a Sweet Lolita gang. The ensuing love triangle leads Keiko to seek the assistance of her father who, unbeknown to his daughter, moonlights as a Kabuki-clad mad scientist with the school nurse as his assistant. The pair experiment on students in the school basement hoping to discover the secret of reanimating corpses (akin to the work of Victor Frankenstein). Their hopes are answered when they discover a solution of Monami's blood holds the properties to bring life to dead body parts and inanimate objects.