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Oda Nobuna no Yabou

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.811 (scored by 47029 users)
Ranked: #8102
Popularity: #345
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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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Nov 1, 2014
Unlike the other review, I'm just going to start off with why I graded them ( ).

Story 9/10

Main Male Lead, Sagara Yoshiharu, has been nicknamed by Oda Nobunaga ' Monkey ' or ' Saru '. No, I'm sorry. Main Male Lead, Sagara Yoshiharu, has been nicknamed by Oda Nobuna ' Monkey ' or ' Saru '. This anime is a historical, romantic and comedy with a large change of physical looks from the normal history (Gender swap). Plot twists are quite unpredictable. Main Female Lead, Oda Nobuna, is a blonde. I repeat. A blonde. I was quite surprised considering Oda Nobunaga had black read more
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Mar 18, 2015
When I read the synopsis without thinking much, the first thing that came to my mind was that all the characters in the anime, except for the protagonist, were females. I was wrong.

Story: 9/10

A story based on Japanese History, which actually entertained me and educated me a bit, mainly because I have Japanese classes. It wasn't boring, it didn't drag out that much and if it did, it would be fan-service/some comedy skit added into that. If I were to give a score on originality about the type of story being used in the anime, I'd give it a 9 but if I based it 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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Dec 2, 2014
I love history. I love anime. Combining both of them is like winning a million dollars and the girl (or guy) of your dreams. In other words, it's heaven. Now, when I first started this show, I was a bit reluctant. There are two ways to go about making a historical anime, let alone one that has romance in there as well. The first is to make it as historically accurate as possible. The result of this of course is potentially boring your viewers to death. The second way is to make a parody of history, in which case you risk offending your viewers. The 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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Oct 25, 2013
I really, REALLY, enjoyed this series and I am hoping ever so strongly for a second season!!!

It has been a long while since I ever felt like this about an anime series because recently, I have been watching so many 12 episode anime's I started losing that sense of getting attached to the characters, and the wanting of seeing more of them, but thanks to 織田信奈の野望(Oda Nobuna no Yabou), I have come to gain those senses again! Well, at least until I finished watching it... It doesn't matter! When my heart gets broken again from watching more 12 episode anime's I will come back to read more
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May 1, 2013
First of all if you are the type of person that likes action, sword fighting, beautiful girls, comedy and some ecchi this is for you.

Genres: Comedy, Historical, Romance

Story: Where a 17- year old boy named Sagara Yoshiharu who travels back in time to Sengoku period where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. There he meets a princess named Nobuna Oda. He saves her life and for that she tell him that she'll let him work for her and that's were the adventure begins. They face so many obstacles on the way to reach her dream and conquer japan and make it read more
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Feb 21, 2013
Simply to put it alot more enjoyable then I fought.

The art and animation is well done, Voice acting is cute at times and can be serious. A fan of Nobunaga since he reminds me of Cao Cao, but a Japanese Version.

Nobuna is a interesting Character, but the interesting part is the story, as a fan of the Nobunaga games, I enjoyed reading and playing the battles, Kessen was definately fun.

But anyways, Guy who loves the games ends up in a paralell world, where Nobunaga is a girl, and he helps her conquer Japan, While using his knowledge to ensure the Demon Legend never occurs, while read more
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Sep 23, 2012
If you've ever played Civilization Revolution or Sengoku Rance or some conquer the world game in hard/ expert mode you know how hard it is to conquer the world. Of course the main character would need a lead to be able to be the chosen one and the helpful monkey which is from the future helps nobuna conquer japan.
Not exactly original. You gain allies and keep on conquering and make mistakes. The only twists are the fact that there is a "monkey" trying to win women ( his harem of friends haha), the fact that all the key historic figures and cute little girls and read more
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Mar 14, 2015
I like the story and the overall all concept of this anime, it is not your typical harem. But i do have to say that the main male character annoys me to death! I don't get why so many people like this guy, the way he acts ruined the whole dang thing for me! Other than then the imbecilic character that makes me want to reach through the screen and STRANGLE him.....This anime was pretty good and i would recommend it to people who can stand guys like the guy your about to see.
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Jan 6, 2013
After viewing first episode I had an unusual sensation of deja vu still I didn't drop it and went on watching only to be pleasantly surprised by the comedy content and romance scenes developing. Also you cannot help but acknowledge the way the oda military makes every battle as strategic as possible. It is a typical history set series that is changed completely by one element: a time traveler. All this makes you ask yourself... What happens if?
The anime has done great about Artwork, characters are drawn very well, unlike some other drawings that make you go sick.
Also the OST are very well made from read more
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Jan 6, 2013
"Once upon the time, there was a boy who somehow time-traveled back to medieval Japan (Warring States Era or Sengoku period) just to find out somehow history somehow changes and all major lords of that era turned to a cute girls ..."

I can guess what most of the people thought when they read the synopsis...

"Is it a harem / ecchi show with crappy story?"

No, it is not.
Whole plot is build around what sounds to be a generic harem cliché with a little bit of a history thrown it for a good measure. Well, ok, it is technically still a harem show, but not entirely a read more
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Aug 22, 2012
There is something that needs to be said about this show before this review proceeds. This is that this show can be a beautiful and interesting/different presentation with exciting fan service (No, not just tits and panty shots) of the Sengoku world to another typical harem/hijinks show. The first will probably be the opinion of people who have studied the Warring States period of Japan, played related video games of them such as Nobunaga's Ambition and Samurai Warriors, and is generally a fan of the numerous Sengoku shows out there. The latter will of course be someone who has no knowledge in this area. While read more
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Feb 22, 2014
The life story of Oda Nobunaga is definitely one for the history books, and has been used as source material for countless works of literature for centuries, some of which are historically accurate and some of which are not. Oda Nobuna no Yabou would fall into the latter category, but actually not as far into it as first impressions might lead you to believe.

The premise of having a high-school kid *somehow* travel back in time to the Sengoku era as a replacement for Toyotomi Hideyoshi (a.k.a. Kinoshita Tōkichirō) and then having all the famous Samurai lords be cute girls instead makes it seem like nothing read more
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Jan 21, 2013
"So much loli girls in this anime!" thats my first impression when watching this, ok, lets forget it.

"What will you do if heroes that you know is different from what are you thinking and studying?" Like Oda Nobunaga is a blonde girl?
WHAT? ok, since its anime i think thats fine.

First of all, some event that occur in this anime is based the REAL history of oda nobuna (except the gender of course), well, Oda Nobuna replicates many Oda Nobunaga event, or we can said its same as the three kingdoms was replicate by Dynasty warrior. You will enjoy the anime and studying about japanese history, 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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Apr 20, 2014
The ambition of Oda Nobuna would have been better left off as merely an ambition.

The ambition of Oda Nobuna ( Oda Nobuna no yabou , depending on which name you prefer) is an adaptation of a series of light novels set in the Sengoku period of Japan. It is animated by the glorious studio Madhouse with a soundtrack made by Takanashi Yasuharu who is famous for composing the music for shows like shiki, towards the terra, mononoke, log horizon and many others. Now if i just happened to get your hopes up by naming such a great roster I will have to read more
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Sep 23, 2012
I like the anime when it has good plot, OSTs and Art.
Oda Nobuna is just Amazing in all of them .. the OSTs are Amazing and Epic and fits the Anime very well .. The Art is so awesome.. the plot is the best since there's no unnecessary talking.. Less talking More Action !! that how the anime should be.. I won't say any word other than this // IF YOU LIKE EPICNESS ODA NOBUNA IS THE BEST !! //

the only thing i disliked and i HATE about this anime is.. IT'S JUST 12 EPISODES !! THIS MUST LAST FOR EVER !! TToTT
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Feb 23, 2013
Among the hordes of harem comedy anime, reviews on here suggest that this is one of the more exceptional titles that's actually good. Let me just get one thing out of the way: This is NOT one of them (at least imo.)The historical setting does little to mask the flaws of this anime.

STORY 6/10
-This isn't a strong point of the series, as many would claim.
- Linear and boring plot
- Uninteresting developments. Battles are vague and don't make sense. How on Earth is Nobuna a Samurai Lord?!

ART 8/10
- Character designs are very good.
- Scenery and backgrounds are nice to look at.

SOUND 7/10
- Fairly nice read more
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