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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: 6.981 (scored by 11948 users)
Ranked: #31112
Popularity: #1024
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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

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


Asakawa, Yuu
Theme Song Performance
Pay money To my Pain
Theme Song Performance
Uesaka, Sumire
Theme Song Performance
Mutou, Shiori
Theme Song Performance

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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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Aug 5, 2014
Nobunagun is an anime that tried hard to be great, but fell short pretty early on. And to my slight dismay, will probably never get another season.
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Story (7): An eccentric high school girl on a field trip finds herself in the middle of conflict between a shady agency known as DOGOO and a swarm of aliens known as the "Evolutionary Invasion Objects". As DOGOO is losing, the girl comes into contact with one of DOGOO's weapon's and unlocks a power within her long passed down. She turns out to be the reincarnation of a great historical figure, and most of the other MC's read more
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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.

+ 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

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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