Nishimi is known for his unique sense of animation style. Nishimi was the supervising animation director of Tekkonkinkreet (2006). He directed Mutafukaz, (2017) an animated film co-produced with France. It was premiered at Annecy in June 2017, and was nominated for the 46th Annie Awards in the Best Animated Independent Feature. PHOENIX Reminiscence of Flower describes love, especially love for the earth and humanity and compassion for those humanʼs activities as seen from the Phoenix that lives in eternity. It is Nishimiʼs second feature length film.