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Nobunagun

Nobunagun

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nobunagan
Japanese: ノブナガン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.911 (scored by 14427 users)
Ranked: #35822
Popularity: #1066
Members: 32,101
Favorites: 55
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as "E-Gene Holders" from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Nobunagun

Characters & Voice Actors

Beckham, Jess
Beckham, Jess
Main
Asakawa, Yuu
Japanese
Asakawa, Yuu
Glass, Caitlin
English
Glass, Caitlin
Mirza, Mahesh
Mirza, Mahesh
Main
Bevins, Christopher
English
Bevins, Christopher
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Muirhead, Adam
Muirhead, Adam
Main
Liebrecht, Jason
English
Liebrecht, Jason
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Ogura, Shio
Ogura, Shio
Main
Saxton, Jad
English
Saxton, Jad
Mutou, Shiori
Japanese
Mutou, Shiori

Staff

Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Uesaka, Sumire
Theme Song Performance
Mutou, Shiori
Theme Song Performance
Asakawa, Yuu
Theme Song Performance



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Dec 23, 2014
39
Nobunagun is one anime that dedicates itself in delivering action.
Personally I think this anime would be more well-liked if it was aired some years earlier.


Story (6):
The idea of borrowing the power of historical people is quite promising, however the entire idea of "fighting the invaders to protect the world" is too basic and heavily limits the show's potential. Though, the invaders' (Evolutionary Invasion Objects) intelligence and tactics used by both parties were something new for me, and kept the show somewhat intense.

Ogura's getting influenced by Nobunaga badassery was an eye candy for me (she was the only one though?). Thankfully it wasn't overused; every scene read more
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Apr 15, 2014
THEAnimeHERO
Nobunagun is a slightly dark anime where colorful characters kill aliens via power suits while jamming to an engaging OST.

Main plot of this story comes from these alien invaders known as "Evolutionary Invasion Objects" whose purpose is to slay humanity.The heroes being branded "E-Gene Holders" manifest the spirits of historical figures into a weaponized form (Similar to Shaman King).

What this anime offers is style & is full of it. Character designs are covered in full body armor each displaying their historic spirit & specific traits which is complimented by the eye catches in each episode. One of the highlights of this series is read more
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Apr 28, 2014
OpenDoorLeia
Anime is a very weird and wondrous thing. One of the biggest things which draws us toward an anime are the stories they are willing to tell that you just aren’t going to see in any other works of fiction. In what other medium are you going to find stories about people creating galaxy-sized mecha out of pure will power alone, or a love story about a young man and—literally—his right hand? The stories of anime are perfect for some and too weird for others.

So where does Nobunagun, our anime of interest, fit into all this? Well, what’s the plot?

In this series the personalities read more
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Mar 30, 2014
DatDamnPR
This series is one of the few series that truly stood out when I was making my decisions of what to watch. A fairly normal, typical school girl who has trouble making friends, turns out to be the central role is just fantastic and refreshing. The way the characters/powers, based off of some of the most infamous, famous persona's in history, are portrayed in this series is something that I have never seen in any other series. Using these historical figures to inspire the characters or "reincarnations" could prove to be difficult. But it was done extremely well in this case. Being able to read more
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Recommendations

Similarities:

Both involves the same situation where mankind is under threat from alien invasion.

Both involves secret organization whom were tasked to take them aliens out.

Both have the same individuals with special abilities to fight off aliens.

Dissimilarities:

The aliens involve in one anime attack by using massive numbers, while the aliens in the other anime attack by snatching bodies from humans.

One anime has a lolicon element, while the other anime had a romance element.

The same situation where people with extra ordinary abilities whose weaponry also came from alien tech, where they use it to battle beings or creatures from another world.
Similairites:
+ Over-the-top action with gradually upgrading weapons
+ The main protagonists are similar (though the protagonist of Nobunagun is kind of like a combination of Ryuko and Mako from KLK)
+ Strong friendship aspect

Differences:
- The settings are very different (KLK is an intense school setting, and Nobunagun involves an organization fighting on a global scale)
- KLK has much more fanservice, but also better characters
Same basic plot in both:people with special powers get to fight against a invasion of -alien looking- giant bug creatures.

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These two anime are based on the Sengoku Era and deal with Oda Nobunaga—but with a twist. Famous historical figures appear in both anime series. Nobunaga the Fool features Jeanne De Arc, DaVinci, Magellan, King Arthur, and many more to come. Nobunagun though has Ghandi, Newton, and many more to come too. Both series are airing this year (Winter 2014).
The most striking similarity between Nobunagun is the fact the characters use names of historical characters to identify their abilities. This however is not the only similarity these two series have. Both use a dark color scheme highlighted by bright colors and the plot line is dark. The characters in both series are eccentric in their own ways and the plots have a non-stop progression through the entire series and they both have a fast plot progression. There is also a bit of “willing suspense of disbelief” for both series as well.

Opening Theme

"Respect for the dead man" by Pay money To my Pain (featuring Ken & Teru from Crossfaith)

Ending Theme

#1:"Respect for the dead man" by Pay money To my Pain (featuring Ken & Teru from Crossfaith) (ep 1)
#2:"Chiisana Hoshi Ver. α (ちいさな星 Ver. α)" by Shio Ogura (Shiori Mutou), Newton (Yuu Asakawa), Galileo (Sumire Uesaka) (eps 2-5, 11-13)
#3:"Chiisana Hoshi Ver. β (ちいさな星 Ver. β)" by Shio Ogura (Shiori Mutou), Geronimo (Chiwa Saito), Cyx (Mutsumi Tamura), Gaudi (Ayumu Murase) (eps 6-10)

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