Daisuke Nishio (西尾 大介, Nishio Daisuke?, born April 1, 1959) is a Japanese animator and director. He joined Toei Doga (now Toei Animation) 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.