Oda Nobuna no Yabou

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna

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Synonyms: Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Japanese: 織田信奈の野望
English: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
German: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Spanish: Oda Nobuna no Yabou: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
French: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2012 to Sep 24, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.371 (scored by 147064147,064 users)
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Ranked: #24382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #820
Members: 296,405
Favorites: 1,164

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High school student Yoshiharu Sagara wakes up and finds himself in the middle of a raging Sengoku period battle. He is saved by the legendary Hideyoshi Toyotomi, but at the cost of the hero's life. With his dying breath, the warrior pleads for Yoshiharu to become a feudal lord in his place. Now that the course of history has been changed, Yoshiharu pledges to keep the timeline from diverging any further. Yet, after rescuing Nobuna Oda—whom he discovers is actually the fabled Nobunaga Oda's female counterpart—Yoshiharu realizes he has been transported to an alternate reality where most of Japan's historical warlords are now cute girls!

To set things right and find a way back home, Yoshiharu agrees to become one of Nobuna's retainers and assist her in a conquest of Japan. As Nobuna initiates her campaign, Yoshiharu discovers that the history he learned from playing the video game "Nobunaga's Ambition" allows him to predict future events and turn the tide of war. Using this invaluable gift to aid the Oda clan's beautiful generals, Yoshiharu hopes to help his new lord fulfill her dream and win the hearts of women everywhere.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagase, Natsuko
Assistant Producer
Kumazawa, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Link" by Aimi

Ending Theme

"Hikari (ヒカリ)" by Makino Mizuta


Aug 12, 2013
As many have already said, at first glance this show appears to be just mostly your standard harem rom-com, however I was quite surprised when it turned out to be more of a reverse-harem, especially since most of the cast consist of females.

Story: (7 / 10)
While the story itself isn’t really anything amazing, it well managed to keep me interested enough to finish watching the series. Throughout the show we basically deal with the different tasks Oda Nobuna has to do, or rather what tasks she has for the main character, Yoshiharu. It is an “historical” anime, but since I don’t know much at all ...
Jan 25, 2013
Mixed Feelings
One of the few anime, in which the protagonist uses the knowledge he has obtained in school to its fullest potential, at least more so than in other anime similar to it like

Sengoku Otome or Amatsuki.
Nov 14, 2023
This is a pretty damn bad anime. A whole lot of nothing happens and I actually really like the Senogoku Period and Nobunaga's story, so this should be up my alley but nope!

There is absolutely zero characterization, just very brief goals that come out of nowhere with no meaning. They say they care or want this and that for no reason but we're made to just go with it. Probably the worst part of this anime is there is no sense of where they are. We don't see any traveling and despite them just instantly transporting to one province to another, looking identical, there's no ...

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