Ranked #880

Oda Nobuna no Yabou

Alternative Titles

English: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Japanese: 織田信奈の野望


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2012 to Sep 24, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #362
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The historical romantic comedy follows 17-year-old high schooler Sagara Yoshiharu who one day time-travels to the Sengoku period, where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. Yoshiharu meets Oda Nobuna, the female counterpart of Oda Nobunaga, and begins to serve her as a substitute of Kinoshita Tokichiro, who was killed.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Oda, Nobuna
Oda, Nobuna
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Sagara, Yoshiharu
Sagara, Yoshiharu
Eguchi, Takuya
Eguchi, Takuya
Hachisuka, Goemon
Hachisuka, Goemon
Kaneda, Tomoko
Kaneda, Tomoko
Niwa, Nagahide
Niwa, Nagahide
Matsuzaki, Rei
Matsuzaki, Rei


Kumazawa, Yuuji
Kumazawa, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director
Suzuki, Masashi
Suzuki, Masashi
Script, Series Composition

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Opening Theme

"Link" by Aimi

Ending Theme

"Hikari (ヒカリ)" by Makino Mizuta

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Aug 5, 2012
When you look at the cover Oda Nobuna no Yabou, you would immediately think "oh, its just another cliche harem series", I wouldn't blame you if you did as it does look like one and I myself thought of it as one, but when you actually watch it you realize that there is simply more to it than that, its definitely not a tasteless cliche and although it has many female characters, it doesn't present itself as a stereotypical harem where they are all attracted to the male lead.

I won't bother with the introductions because I know you are smart enough to have read the read more
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Aug 12, 2013
As many have already said, at first glance this show appears to be just mostly your standard harem rom-com, however I was quite surprised when it turned out to be more of a reverse-harem, especially since most of the cast consist of females.

Story: (7 / 10)
While the story itself isn’t really anything amazing, it well managed to keep me interested enough to finish watching the series. Throughout the show we basically deal with the different tasks Oda Nobuna has to do, or rather what tasks she has for the main character, Yoshiharu. It is an “historical” anime, but since I don’t know much at all read more
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Sep 3, 2012
The story was great. It is that simple. The plot has some twist and turn. Some are unexpected, some are new and fresh. The plot is that good. I like most characters. Some fanservice is okay since the characters are pretty good looking. Well, at least they don't affect the story. The ending was awesome. As I'm writing this review, I'm listening to it. I enjoyed this anime. It's entertaining, it's epic and I like how the characters behave. So overall, I'm giving a 10. I don't think it's unreasonable, the plot is good; the music is good; the art is good; the characters are read more
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Feb 11, 2013
Just a little note before I start, this is my first review and I was compelled to write this because I truly enjoyed this anime.

So, Oda Nobuna no Yabou, first glance, you'd think "Oh usual guy meets girl after girl until a harem is made", well sorry to burst your bubble, but there's more to this anime than it looks.

Story: 8/10
Okay, so maybe some people don't enjoy this, but personally I like the concept. Time travelling guys arrives at an alternate past where all the "Leaders" are girls, could have been better, but it's not overused. Usual progression for the story, girl meets read more
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Anime: Zero no Tsukaima
-Both feature the male protagonist being transported from present day Japan to an alternate world. In Oda Nobuna, the protagonist is transported back in time to the feudal age of japan. In ZnT, he is transported to another world filled with magic and monsters.

-Both male MCs have strong beliefs and want to protect others.

-The main female lead both have tsundere personalities. In ZnT, she is constantly hitting, scolding, and at odds with the MC. In Oda Nobuna, she has the same traits but the tsundere is turned down a notch.

-Both have a harem feel to it. The harem  read more 
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Anime: Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox
This one is a girl going to the sengoku period but nth much...
Oda Nobuna no Yabou is still the best!! 
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Anime: Log Horizon
Their settings may be different, but the events of both series take place in an alternate world. In that world, they must fight for survival with their tactical minds to put forth strategies. There is fantasy elements present along with action, drama, and comedy.

The main female protagonist from both series is also skilled, independent, and has a talent in fighting. Her relationship with the main male protagonist can be viewed in a variety of ways. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Utawarerumono
Both Utawarerumono and Oda Nobuna no Yabou place a male protagonist in a strange world based on a historical setting rife with war, diplomacy, and romance.

The lives of the protagonists of either series prior to their arrival in this new world are explored very little if at all. They take an active and often leadership role in their new surroundings. Both stories are focused on their adventures in these new places and their interactions and relationships with the individuals they find there. They also make use of their knowledge of modern science and techniques to improve the lives of those close to them  read more 
reportRecommended by indigoparadox
Anime: Sengoku Basara
Both focus on the Sengoku (Warring States) Era and feature a number of historical figures with major changes made to them. Sengoku Basara features ridiculous weapons and personality traits among the various famous generals and other figures, and has a general theme of "turn off your brain and enjoy the over-the-top badassery, instead of questioning things." Oda Nobuna no Yabou features a number of genderswitched historical figures, such as the title character, Oda Nobuna, and also employs the use of a boy from the future accidentally landing in the past and accidentally killing another historical figure so he ends up trying to keep history from  read more 
reportRecommended by Numi
Anime: Sengoku Collection
Both of these Anime have female versions of the characters from the Sengoku time period. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari

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