Lately I’ve been talking about Nitori’s character with a bunch of people again, and I figured I’d write down some of my thoughts on the reason why his character tends to split the fandom down the middle. Given that he’s not much more than a side character with very limited character development, the fact that he is capable of rousing such extreme emotion on both sides of the spectrum is nothing short of fascinating, so I’ll try to objectively tackle both (as well as offer my subjective view, because why the hell not).
DISCLAIMER: I don’t hate Nitori, though admittedly I’ve never been his biggest fan (for reasons which I shall disclose below). My best friend, however, loves Nitori more than any other character on the show, so safe to say I have no agenda in trying to paint Nitori as the antichrist either. I’m not trying to convert anyone onto either side, but perhaps offer some food for thought on why some of the extremes are capable of hurting people on both sides of the spectrum.