Daisuke Nishio (born April 1, 1959) in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. He is a Japanese animator. He joined Toei Doga (now Toei Animation) as animator in 1981. After doing several TV series, was promoted to assistant director with "Dr. Slump" in 1982. Debuted as film director with "Dragon Ball: Secret of Dragon God" in 1986 (he directed the two first films of the series). From 1989 also directed the TV series and first films of its sequel, "Dragon Ball Z".