I am a cartoonist and illustrator based in Tokyo.
I create comics and also do illustration work, from posters to character design for a variety of clients including L’Oreal China, Slate, The Apatow Company, Tezuka Pro, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Kodansha, NHK Broadcasting Station and DC Entertainment.
I co-created with Joe Kelly the I Kill Giants graphic novel, which has been adapted as a movie directed by Anders Walter. Other comic titles include Henshin, Never open it and the ongoing series Umami.
Eisner Award to the Best Digital Comic 2019
Gold Award in the International Manga Award 2012
Nomination Eisner Award to the Best Comic for Teens 2010
Ken Niimura Exhibition, Manga Night Books (Japan), 2019
Otogibanashi with Miki Yamamoto, Pinpoint Gallery (Japan), 2018
Making a scene, Lakes International Comic Art Festival (UK), 2016
Chez Niimura, XX Barcelona Manga Convention (Spain), 2014
Chez Niimura, Gallery Antenna (Japan), 2014
Imágenes de un mundo flotante, Studio Banana (Spain), 2010
Images d’un monde flottant, Château de la Chesnaie (France), 2008
The Animation Workshop
School Of Visual Arts
La Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris