Ranked #3744

Nobunaga the Fool

Alternative Titles

English: Nobunaga the Fool
Japanese: ノブナガ・ザ・フール


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2014 to Jun 23, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.841 (scored by 16,656 users)
Ranked: #37442
Popularity: #864
Members: 48,490
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The Western Planet and the Eastern Planet.
Once upon a time, the two sides were bound by the "Dragon Pulse" spanning the heavens.

The civilization that once had prospered has now turned to a tale of dreams, as the inextinguishable flames of war tear the realm asunder. The two planets remain engulfed in endless battles.

The return of the super technology known as "sacred treasures" could revolutionize the world order, but no one knows of them but one person—a "heretical girl."

A girl from the Western Planet, Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc, saw heavenly visions of the birth of a "Star Messiah" who will save the world. She embarks on a journey to the Eastern Planet with Leonardo da Vinci, "the one who observes the world." They come across the heretic of the Eastern Planet and "the greatest fool of the day," Oda Nobunaga.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Oda, Nobunaga
Oda, Nobunaga
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
d'Arc, Jeanne Kaguya
d'Arc, Jeanne Kaguya
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Caesar, Gaius Julius
Caesar, Gaius Julius
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori


Sato, Hidekazu
Sato, Hidekazu
Kumagai, Jun
Kumagai, Jun
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Theme Song Performance
Shimamiya, Eiko
Shimamiya, Eiko
Theme Song Lyrics

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Opening Theme

#1: "FOOL THE WORLD" by Minori Chihara (eps 1-13)
#2: "Breakthrough" by JAM Project (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#2: "Ran (蘭(RAN))" by ASUKA (eps 14-24)

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Jun 25, 2014
Nobunaga the Fool is a jack of all genres, master of none.

It has an awesome premise—a reconstruction of Oda Nobunaga’s rise to power within a mecha-filled, pseudo-historical setting. Anachronism definitely has the potential to produce beautiful things (e.g. Gintama or Samurai Champloo), and going into this show, I was excited to see how its producers would handle a historical/mecha fusion. Now that I’ve completed it, I’m disappointed to say that it felt more like a disjointed mishmash of genres than a smooth blend.

When I say that NtF was a mishmash of genres, I don’t just mean historical and mecha. It was often fantasy, occasionally supernatural, read more
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Apr 14, 2014
"It was inevitable!" - Oda Nobunaga.

Nobunaga The Fool is a pleasant surprise of this season, a very curious yet enjoyable mix of many genres : Mecha, Sengoku Period, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Romance, which may raise many brows given the unique sense of history of this anime, but that flamboyant extravagance has many charms, just like the main protagonist, Oda Nobunaga, a foolish and persistant man who aims to conquer heavens and earth as he is said to be the Savior-King by his allies, Jeanne d'Arc and Da Vinci. His resolve and potential steadily draws other characters to him, allies and enemies alike. Gaius Julius Caesar, read more
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Dec 8, 2014
*Spoiler free*

There are generally two kinds of anime that are difficult to follow. The first is the likes of classics such as Texhnolyze or Serial experiments Lain, where the show was intentionally made convoluted by the authors in order to leave interpretation up to the viewer. These are shows that are purposefully made with the assumption that the viewer must decipher the plot for a philosophical reason.

The second type are shows that are convoluted not in order to convey anything special, but because the writers of the show have absolutely no idea what they are doing and couldn't write a good story to save their read more
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Aug 6, 2014
A show like Nobunaga the Fool will make you look like a fool at first glance. The premise sounds absurd, not to mention foolish and the first episode stops nothing at all to make viewers ask themselves what is going on. What it offers is a mixture of historical figures ranging from Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Da Vinci, King Author, among others. It doesn’t stop there however. Rather, it steps up one more stage and decides to make usage of mecha warfare in a world of the unknown. Nobunaga the Fool is the type of show where you’ll be watching it trying to read more
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Anime: Tenkuu no Escaflowne
Both anime deal with two different worlds where a girl with magic powers comes from one world to the other in order to help a guy. Both anime deal with a great war and leaving the heroes to save everyone/the world. There are samurai, mechs, tarot cards, and space/dimension travel also in both anime.

When I saw Nobunaga for the first time, I automatically thought "This is like a modern Escaflowne with historic characters." If you liked one, you should like the other. They have the same feeling. 
reportRecommended by thejadegecko
Anime: Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon
History is recreated in the far future combining both western and eastern periods of war with lots of different historical figures from different time periods

Differences: Nobunaga the Fool is more action and less comedy with ecchi than Horizon and also doesn't have strange speaking patterns 
reportRecommended by justice0
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
The character designs in these two anime look extremely similar. Both main characters have the same feeling and end up obtaining an amazing power. Both are mecha anime, and both kind of have that east/west alternate reality world-building theme. 
reportRecommended by iWriter88
Anime: Nobunagun
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: Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Both are set to Sengoku period following Oda Nobuna.
Oda Nobuna no Yabou is a little more light-hearted in terms of characters, but is still serious about the action.
All the generals and warriors are cute girls. 
reportRecommended by Mallony
Anime: Fate/Zero
If you enjoy watching characters that are based on historical figures then you might like to watch both, also, yeah... there's a coffee in the Holy Grail.
NTF is pretty much like F/Z just with mechas. It also had some predictable flat plot flag lines in the series. 
reportRecommended by Azraniel

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