Nishigori, Atsushi

Nishigori, Atsushi

Given name: 敦史
Family name: 錦織
Birthday: Sep 14, 1978
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Aa! Megami-sama! Movie
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Darling in the FranXX
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Darling in the FranXX
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Darling in the FranXX
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
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FLCL
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Kimi no Na wa.
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Kore ga Watashi no Goshujinsama
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Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden
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Mahoromatic: I'm Home!
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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R.O.D the TV
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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
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Shikabane Hime: Aka
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie 2: Lagann-hen
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The iDOLM@STER
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The iDOLM@STER
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The iDOLM@STER
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The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!
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The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!
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The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!
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The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!
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Top wo Nerae! & Top wo Nerae 2! Gattai Movie!!
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Top wo Nerae! & Top wo Nerae 2! Gattai Movie!!
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Top wo Nerae! & Top wo Nerae 2! Gattai Movie!!
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Toradora!
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Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
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Ariavartan | Oct 11, 9:59 PM
Alright, being one of the few 200 people that have favouited you in MAL, here is a honest review of your Passion Project™ Darling in the FranXX from a honest fan.
https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=291545


Aslt | Sep 29, 10:48 AM
he's so hot dear lord


Ariavartan | Sep 29, 7:03 AM
I find it funny how suddenly these people are taking a principled stand when BatWeeb, a former fan criticised the man. The comment section was filled with hate before that. He just said Nishi might be an ass to work with while the comments before where people with juvenile mindset telling that Nishi should be fired from the industry, should pay for their medical bills, etc...
Lmao


BatWeeb | Sep 25, 1:42 PM
@Wasshio

I'm gonna give you the full story so you don't feel lost on what happened here. The first comment I posted here I defended Nishigori even though I didn't like the second half of DiTF. Then, after reading the AnimeExpo interview and digging deeper on some other material, I came back here to retract my previous comment because I saw him in a new light, but in this case not a good one.

Then comes RogerSmith2004 with his absurd comment followed by CodeBlazeFate's comment, which to me seemed like damage control and an attempt at shutting down criticism. Given my previous experiences with anime forums, I got maybe a bit to worked up over their comments and then the rest you already know.

If I came out as a toxic hater I apologize, that wasn't my intention. I don't have strong negative feelings about either the anime or the director and none of my comments where attacks directed to any of them. I just got caught up in a heat of the moment situation after reading comments that didn't sit well with me and acted a bit angry twoards them.


Ariavartan | Sep 24, 1:21 PM
Thank you Nishigori for End of Tengen Toppen Diebuster:Aquarian Ocean 7.0 You can(not) fuck. You have truly proven yourself the worthy successor of your master.
I honestly hope to see more from you.


Wasshio | Sep 24, 12:58 PM
@BatWeeb

The political sense was more towards the people that addressed the series. Which well, as I said before it's a bit too much. Considering what the series displays isn't the focal point.

I'm not trying to stop anyone from venting or their opinions out there. If they want to, they can. I'm just saying there's a fine line when it comes to criticisms and I've learned that the hard way. Hell I did that when it comes to Divergence Eve and I was a bit irrational about that towards the people. I give them the benefit of the doubt with them so, there's that.

I mean I highly doubt what you said was out of spite. MAYBE I'm missing something, Maybe. But at the end of the day, who knows. One thing's for sure that I can admit is that Nishigori tends to go to the most absurd terms, but the difference is considering he directed two series, in Idolmaster it worked because it was within the nature of the series that was pre-established, so he could do his ridiculousness and it would work on its favor. In Darling in the Franxx, it seems like it didn't worked after the first half, while having a strong first half it did felt down which I'll admit, they weren't the best. Personally I just don't find it as a bad series, its alright in some of its own merits. Taking enjoyment aside it's... quite flawed. But even with that, there are people that can bring some points to make a case for the series. Even then, that's debatable.

I don't have anything against people even debating about it as long as things can have a fair limit to how aggressive one can get. Objectivity is... well, base around criticisms, that's really how I see it, even Subjective can have some fair of criticisms to back up to why people like something. So that's why I just think the right word is critical than those. Because I believe people beat the word objectivity where it lost its original meaning, that's why I can't take it seriously anymore. But ey, same with me. That's a me thing.


BatWeeb | Sep 23, 7:05 PM
@Wasshio

I never said anything about the political aspects of the anime or the director so I don't know why you went there. Also, the word you're looking for is not "oversensitive", but "overreacting". Yes, some people are definitely overreacting about DiTF and Nishigori and it's definitely out of spite in some cases, but I still don't think RogerSmith2004's suggestion is a good one. Let people vent their frustations, as long as they're not stooping too low then it's fair game. People can wish for Nishigori to get out of the industry as much as they want, it ain't gonna happen. As much as I hated him as a director and writer, the guy is a talented character designer and animator and I'll give credit where credit is due.

Just like you're tired of people using objectivity as an argument, I'm also tired of people trying to shut down criticism on forums. That's part of the reason why I left Kitsu and AniList in the first place, those sites are full of people who can't take even the slightest criticism about their favorite anime and try to shut down any discussion they deem negative, and I didn't expect to see people pulling the same shit here. What RogerSmith2004 and CodeBlazeFate tried to do, in my eyes, was shut down criticism. Sure, some people might interpret it another way, but that's the vibe that I got from their comments.

Like I said in other comments, I read some interviews like the one from AnimeExpo and some other material about the anime that got translated by some reddit folks and I didn't like what I read. He seemed like a pain in the ass to work with for the rest of staff and the fact that he just wrote the story on the go without a care in the world was also a red flag for me. I'm not shitting on the guy out of spite, I have a basis for my complaints.

I legit loved the first half of DiTF, I wanted it to succeed, to be something really good, but Nishigori shit the bed and we got that horrible second half. And about objectivity, I'd say any time and with confidence that DiTF is indeed an objectively bad anime. Plenty of critics, reviewers, bloggers etc tore this anime a new hole and exposed all of it's flaws, and there's a shitload of 'em. That's just me, but I think a deeply flawed anime can definitely be considered objectively bad.


Wasshio | Sep 23, 10:45 AM
@BatWeeb

Let me just go and step in for a moment because, I think I want to say something about this.

Implying there's no oversensitivity over this director when people want him to get out of the industry. Clearly not being over-sensitivive. Calling him a right-wing, clearly not over-sensitive either. Of course, granted there's evidence that he stands with what he made with the approach of the story he wanted to created, but perhaps with how this is portrayed is not what its visioned as. Who knows. Especially when people pushes political agendas, which don't fit at all with the idea of the series in question. The only political matter I can see is a sub-plot element that was never expanded upon at all. Even then, that's debatable at best.

I'm someone that likes DiTF, admittedly the last four episodes are not great. But personally I wouldn't care because it's subjective at the end of the day.

People can criticize the series, that's not my issue. People can criticize the person that created the series. That's not my issue either. There is a fine line on how much you can put, and when it goes to the extent of shitting on him for stuff that don't add up because people go completely jumping the gun, then we have an issue.

I criticized Nagahama for a lot of things (the director of Mushishi), I criticized people like the writer behind Boku no Pico, and I never stoop this low to the point of wanting someone to get out of an industry, or assume the ideology, or whatever even if I dislike the shows they created (Nagahama creating two of my most disliked anime ever, Mushishi and The Reflection particularly). Just because the show displays itself, doesn't mean that the author stands by those grounds. If it was for example the author of one LN that influenced his ideology of china and then hammering it, and blatantly making it apparent then sure that's something I can understand, even for someone that doesn't care.

In this case it doesn't make any sense. Nobody is telling others to not criticize them. People are just saying to stop the level of beyond criticism, because at that point when you stoop on the spite manner, then that's no longer criticism. It's spite. Nothing but spite.

And look, at this point when it comes to "objectivity" that's all personal at the end of the day, I'm kind of getting sick and tired of it but that's just me. I think at this point people should just place the actual thing being "critical" rather than objective. Not to mention the word objective has been kicked to death to where it lost its original meaning.


BatWeeb | Sep 20, 9:11 PM
@RogerSmith2004

No one here is trying to push any agenda and I don't understand how you managed to reach that conclusion. We're all just expressing how we dislike his work and we're more than free to do so as long as freedom of speech exists. Also, what you suggested is basically censorship and no one would stand for that. Yes, some people have gone too far and didn't offer any kind of contructive criticism, but that isn't enough to warrant shutting down comments on creators profiles.
Character assassination? Really? This guy's known in the anime industry and community as "the Idolmaster director", I doubt we complaining about DiTF is gonna change much whatever reputation he has.
And if you really think people are overreacting about DiTF then you must've missed the SAO outcry, that was overreacting. What's happening with DiTF is completely justifiable since DiTF is objectively a bad anime. Stop being so fucking dramatic and maybe use less buzzwords next time if you want to be taken seriously.

@CodeBlazeFate

I don't think Nishigori feels bad about DiTF at all. From everything I've read, it seems like he's pretty satisfied with how it turned out and he doesn't give a shit about what western fans have to say about the show. Also, as long as the complaints don't stoop down to the level of death threats just like it happened with episode 14 then I think it's fair game.

@Everyone trying to shut down criticism

Encouraging people to not be vocal about stuff they don't like is one of the worst advices anyone can give to fans of anything. Even if our complaints are not heard or seem by the ones we're directing them at, they will be heard and seem by other people who might be interested in his works and it might save them the disappointment and frustration of watching a bad anime like DiTF.


CodeBlazeFate | Sep 12, 7:17 PM
I'm sure that this guy was incredibly passionate about FranXX. He and a bunch of veterans that worked on all these Gainax shows came together to make a show reminiscent (perhaps to the point of ripping off) of these kinds of shows from Eva to FLCL to TTGL. Given that he had 3 major positions in the show (directing, storyboarding, and series composition), it's safe to say that yea, this show was his passion project that was meant to basically be a modern Gainax type show.

People shouldn't act like he's the devil just because this show was a total mess. Yes, it's utter garbage, yes it's the worst anime of the year for me so far by a country mile, but hate the show, not the guy who made it his brainchild. It's almost as bad as when the supposed "fans" of the show utterly obliterated him, the creative team, and Ichigo fan-artists for episode 14, which wasn't even that bad given the rock-bottom quality of most of the episodes that preceded and succeeded it. The show was fucking awful when it started and even worse when it ended, with a few points where it was actually not all that bad. That said, I'm not sure who's viler: the savage haters or the so-called "fans".

Yea, he really overused some of the directing tools in his toolbox to the point of making everything meaningless. Yea, the writing was transcendentally awful at points, especially towards the end. Yea the start was god-awful and the finale was transcendentally awful. Yea some ideas he introduced fell by the wayside and the show often feels like it suffers from a lack of foresight (or whatever else could have caused the writing and world-building to turn out the way it did). But it's no excuse to be a total fucking dickhead to him over it, or these interviews for that matter.

So yea, trash his show all you want (I most certainly have) but give this man a break. He prolly feels bad enough knowing how his show is received and how scummy some people were/are about it.


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