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Nobunaga the Fool

Nobunaga the Fool

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

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Ranked: #37192
Popularity: #809
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Synopsis

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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Adaptation: Nobunaga the Fool

Characters & Voice Actors

d'Arc, Jeanne Kaguya
d'Arc, Jeanne Kaguya
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Simmons, Juliet
English
Simmons, Juliet
Oda, Nobunaga
Oda, Nobunaga
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Gibbs, Scott
English
Gibbs, Scott
Ichihime
Ichihime
Supporting
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Himiko
Himiko
Supporting
Touyama, Nao
Japanese
Touyama, Nao
LaPorte, Krystal
English
LaPorte, Krystal

Staff

Sato, Hidekazu
Director
Kumagai, Jun
Script
STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
Theme Song Performance
JAM Project
Theme Song Performance



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Dec 8, 2014
HolyMushroom
*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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Jun 25, 2014
mechato
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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Feb 10, 2015
meganecraz
This is my first review(in general) so I apologize if the review looks really weird.

STORY: 6

Here's a concept: Oda Nobunaga with mechs and Nobunaga himself is not a girl and it's not related to high school! It may not sound interesting considering the fact that there are other historical figures in the series like Leonardo da Vinci. The story overall isn't too terrible nor is it fantastic. The story in a way is original but it's just that the writers occasionally didn't know what they were doing so they placed some random plot elements and it fully doesn't make any sense whatsoever. The ending however read more
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Jan 26, 2015
kagehanatu
This is very frustrating.

Nobunaga the fool is an anime of big contrast and conflict. The best way to describe my feelings after watching it is love hate relationship...

On the one hand, every topic of the visual arts are masterpieces! No matter what: mecha design, character design, background, animation. Simply beautiful and perfect. Further there are plenty of new ideas and new concept in the story. The way they separated the western and the eastern world into two planets or tries to combine so many genres into unity are refreshing!

On the other hand: how comes that a story with that big potential becomes kind.. boring? read more
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Recommendations

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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

#1: "AXIS" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (eps 1-13)
#2: "Ran (蘭(RAN))" by ASUKA (eps 14-24)

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