Aoi Nishimata

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Aoi Nishimata
Native name 西又葵
Born (1974-06-04) June 4, 1974 (age 41)
Occupation Visual novel character designer and illustrator
Employer Navel
Notable work Shuffle!, We Without Wings

Aoi Nishimata (西又葵 Nishimata Aoi?) (born June 4, 1974) is a female Japanese visual novel character designer and illustrator who works for Navel.

Hiro Suzuhira and Aoi Nishimata have known each other from high school; their first work, Ritual, was introduced in 1996. In 2003, she joined Navel along with Hiro Suzuhira, illustrating Shuffle!.[1] She then went on to make Really? Really! and We Without Wings (Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai).

Works[edit]

Video games[edit]

List of works in video games
Year Series Crew role Publisher, Notes Source[2]
2000 Natsuiro kenjutsu komachi Character design and drafts NEC IC
2001 21-Two One- Character design and original illustration Basil and PrincessSoft
2002 Cherry Petals Fall Like Teardrops Character design and original illustration Basil
2004–09 Shuffle! Character design and original illustration Navel, also On the Stage, Essence+ and other ports
2004 Final Approach Character design and drafts PrincessSoft
2005 Lovely Idol Character design and drafts PrincessSoft
2006–09 Really? Really! Character design and original illustration Navel, also DS version and other ports
2007 Nee Pon? × Rai Pon! Character design and original illustration Navel
2008 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai ~Prelude~ Character design and original illustration Navel
2009 We Without Wings Character design and original illustration Navel, also updates and PS3 and Vita ports [3]
2010 Marriage Royale: Prism Story Character design ASCII Media Works
2010 Hello Kitty to Issho: Block Crash 123! Character design and illustration for Urarayu Ichihana Nishimata's Kittyler, Sanrio [4]
2010 Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai ~After Story~ Character design and original illustration Navel
2010 Sekai Seifuku Kanojo Character design and original illustration Navel
Bless: Close Your Eyes, Open Your Mind Character design, coloring, and original illustration Basil

Anime[edit]

List of works in anime
Year Series Crew role Notes Source[2]
2004 Final Approach Original character design [5]
2005 Shuffle! Original Illustration [6][5]
2006 Lovely Idol Original character design [5]
2007 Shuffle! Memories Original character design
2011 We Without Wings Character Editor, Producer Also ending song lyrics "Paranoia" [7][8][9]

Books[edit]

List of works in books
Year Title Role Publisher Notes Source[2]
1998 West again Author Akane Comics Nishimata's first book [10]
2001–04 Men's Young Cover art Futabasha December 2001 to September 2004 issues
2001–04 Lovely Idol: Lovery Idol Original Character design and illustration Magi-Cu light novels
2005 Judgement Chime
ja:ジャッジメントちゃいむ
Character design and illustration ja:E☆2
2006–11 Marriage Royale Character design and illustration Dengeki G's Magazine light novels
2006–07 Lovely Idol: New Lyrics Character design and illustration Magical Cute light novels
2009 Nyandafuru!!
にゃんだふる!!
Author Asuka shinsha Animal photo book
2009 I'm Aoi Nishimata Author Asuka shinsha Illustration book
2009 Koharu bara hiyori no ikusei nikki
ja:小春原日和の育成日記
Authored by Yusaku Igarashi, Illustrated by Nishimata Dengeki
2010 Vivid Author Kadokawa Shoten Nishimata's first art book

Contributor[edit]

  • Star Wars Art: Visions (2010)[11][12]
  • Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Charity Dōjinshi (The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Charity Dojinshi) (2011)[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shuffle's Aoi Nishimata to Draw in Star Wars Book". Anime News Network. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "西又葵 オフィシャルサイト". jokertype.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "We Without Wings PS3/Vita Ports Delayed 1 Month". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "ハローキティといっしょ! キャラクター". with-kitty.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Clements & McCarthy 2014
  6. ^ "The Man Who Could Become a God or a Demon!". Shuffle!. Episode 1. Closing credits. 
  7. ^ "For Example, That Kind of Fairytale". We Without Wings. Closing credits. 
  8. ^ "Crunchyroll to Simulcast Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "OreTsuba, HoshiKaka, Freezing, Gaku Promos Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "単行本:West again(アカネコミックス)" [Paperback: West again (Akane Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Shuffle's Aoi Nishimata to Draw in Star Wars Book". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Star Wars Art: Visions". ComicAttack. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Manga Artists Unite in Dōjinshi Book for Quake Charity". Anime News Network. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
Book references

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