Born February 18, 1930 in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Died August 1, 2017 in Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan (pneumonia)
Born in Japan in 1930, Shogoro Nishimura joined Nikkatsu Studios in 1954, and was first promoted to director in 1963 with the well-received Keirinshô ningyô jôki. He spent the rest of that decade directing Nikkatsu programmers of varying quality. With the 1970s came the studio’s shift to making exclusively soft-core “Roman porno” films (usually more story-driven and elaborate than their Western counterparts). Rather than look for work elsewhere, Nishimura found this to be a genre which agreed with him: by the time of his retirement, he had completed fully 83 films in that.