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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
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Other
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.831 (scored by 18,813 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #39102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #915
Members: 54,284
Favorites: 129
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Two planets, one to the East and another to the West, were once bound together by a chain called the Dragon Stream. But now, that chain is broken and the two halves are only joined in war.

Nobunana the Fool is heir to the Eastern Country of Owari. Regarded as too foolish and carefree by many, including his friends, Nobunaga is thought to be a nuisance even by his father.

A girl from the West named Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc has visions of a "Savior-King." She is accompanied by Leonardo da Vinci as she journeys to the Eastern Planet in search of the person in her visions.

Leonardo and Jeanne quickly fall victim to a military confrontation between powerful mecha, only to be saved by Nobunaga. Nobunaga takes control of Leonardo's mecha, intending to warn his family of the siege he suspects. Jeanne suspects that the lackadaisical Nobunaga might be the Savior-King she's envisioned.

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening at Shinjuku Milano 1 in Tokyo on December 26, 2013. Regular broadcasting began January 6, 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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



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miwars
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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mechato
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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HolyMushroom
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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Stark700
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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