Born in 1973 in Kyoto. After graduating university, he entered Japan Institute of the Moving Image. Directed several short films which gained him many awards. His feature debut "Capturing Dad" premiered at Berlinale's Generation 14Plus. The most successful Nakano's pic "Her Love Boils Bathwater" (2016) won Japan Academy Awards in three categories, Blue Ribbon award and Kinema Jumpo award, as well as many festival prizes. Other directorial works: "Shizumanai Mittsu No Ie" (2013), "The Long Good-Buys" (2019), "The Asadas!" (2020).