Ranked #3651


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Synonyms: Nobunagan
Japanese: ノブナガン


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)
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Score: 6.901 (scored by 15198 users)
Ranked: #36512
Popularity: #1069
Members: 33,802
Favorites: 58
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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.

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Adaptation: Nobunagun

Characters & Voice Actors

Ogura, Shio
Ogura, Shio
Mutou, Shiori
Mutou, Shiori
Muirhead, Adam
Muirhead, Adam
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Mirza, Mahesh
Mirza, Mahesh
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Beckham, Jess
Beckham, Jess
Asakawa, Yuu
Asakawa, Yuu


Tsuchiya, Masaki
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Kondou, Nobuhiro
Kondou, Nobuhiro
Uesaka, Sumire
Uesaka, Sumire
Theme Song Performance
Mutou, Shiori
Mutou, Shiori
Theme Song Performance

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Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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Dec 23, 2014 8:03 AM
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 10:31 PM
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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Mar 30, 2014 9:39 AM
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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Apr 28, 2014 10:36 AM
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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Anime: Black Bullet

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.


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.

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Anime: World Trigger
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. 
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Anime: Kill la Kill
+ 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

- 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 
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Anime: Nobunaga the Fool
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). 
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Anime: Strike Witches
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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Anime: Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
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. 
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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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