Junji Nishimura is an accomplished director with many well-known titles to his name. Early on, he was as an assistant director for Urusei Yatsura and then as a director for Ranma 1/2. He has also directed D-1 Devastator, Violinist of Hamelin, Soul Hunter, You're Under Arrest: The Movie, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Kyou Kara Maoh! and Windy Tales. His powerful directing style can be seen in the recent series Simoun where he is also a scriptwriter and storyboard artist. He is currently working as a screenwriter on the upcoming series CODE-E.