Ranked #3673


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nobunagan
Japanese: ノブナガン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Bridge
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.881 (scored by 17,285 users)
Ranked: #36732
Popularity: #1138
Members: 38,292
Favorites: 78
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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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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


Kondou, Nobuhiro
Kondou, Nobuhiro
Director, Storyboard
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Uesaka, Sumire
Uesaka, Sumire
Theme Song Performance
Asakawa, Yuu
Asakawa, Yuu
Theme Song Performance

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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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Jun 9, 2014
A schoolgirl with a giant gun. Got your attention yet? It’s not every day that we get to see a young girl who holds the soul of Oda Nobunaga. More so, how about the concept of monsters known as ‘Evolutionary Invasion Objects (EIO)’ attacking people? To take this premise and formulate it into an anime takes guts. And that’s what Nobunagun tries to do, on first case anyways. But for what’s worth, Nobunagun is just another slapstick attempt to create an anime with an action girl. There’s little taste that is favorable in this show that comes off as a dumb-down shoot fest.

Taking on the read more
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Mar 30, 2014
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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Dec 23, 2014
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
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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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.

reportRecommended by Nasty001
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. 
reportRecommended by RazorRamona200
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). 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
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 
reportRecommended by Asfaria
Anime: God Eater
*Humanity is attacked by Intelligent Non sentient beasts with a specific weakness to a certain kind of Biotech weapon.

*There is an organization that collects people who are the only ones capable of using said bioweapons.

* It is largely about the members' struggles against the various beasts that come to invade.

*Characters include the Respected Veteran, Sniper, Machine gunner(Protagonist in nobunagun, deuteragonist in God Eater), Spotter/Scout, The "Bad Boy" Veteran.
reportRecommended by Kyrdua
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. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari

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