Daisuke Nishio is a Japanese animator and director. He joined Toei Doga as animator in 1981. After doing several TV series, he was promoted to assistant director on Dr. Slump - Arale-chan in 1982. He debuted as director for Dragon Ball in 1986 and made his film debut that same year with Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenron. Nishio also directed its sequel TV series, Dragon Ball Z, and several of its films.