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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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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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 1: Gurren-hen
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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
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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
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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 Shiny Festa
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The iDOLM@STER: 765 Pro to Iu Monogatari
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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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caio_brb | Jan 14, 11:20 PM
Excellent director. He never disappoints me on that regard. Same for storyboard.

Now in series composition it's a mix between what I watched. Idolmaster is great but Franxx even if I like it in general has problems on the second cour.


Ariavartan | Dec 29, 2018 6:52 AM
Relax, haters will move on to the next seasonal meme show and the next seasonal waifu to hate on. And the student of the master who has surpassed the master will return to direct more anime that will make anime community go crazy. Or maybe there will be another season of idolmasters and he will work on that.


SEA-MASTER | Dec 17, 2018 10:56 AM
Franxx is so overhated its not even funny.
Yes it went downhill but I think the first 15 episodes are mostly good stuff.


Taz_ | Oct 24, 2018 9:36 PM
Wow, he fucked up with DitF a lot


Aslt | Sep 29, 2018 10:48 AM
he's so hot dear lord


Ariavartan | Sep 29, 2018 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


VerySad_Weeb | Sep 25, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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.


VerySad_Weeb | Sep 23, 2018 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.


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