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Oda Nobuna no Yabou

Alternative Titles

English: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Synonyms: Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Japanese: 織田信奈の野望


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2012 to Sep 24, 2012
Premiered: Summer 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.681 (scored by 75,819 users)
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Ranked: #11242
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Popularity: #412
Members: 144,480
Favorites: 891


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Aug 5, 2012
ZeroKamikaze (All reviews)
When you look at the cover Oda Nobuna no Yabou, you would immediately think "oh, its just another cliche harem series", I wouldn't blame you if you did as it does look like one and I myself thought of it as one, but when you actually watch it you realize that there is simply more to it than that, its definitely not a tasteless cliche and although it has many female characters, it doesn't present itself as a stereotypical harem where they are all attracted to the male lead.

I won't bother with the introductions because I know you are smart enough to have read the read more
Aug 8, 2015
ChucriBZ (All reviews)
[b]Oda Nobuna no Yabou[/b]
This anime was a big surprise for me, first because i saw this was a harem and i don't mind harem but i have seen a lot of them and i thought this was going to be like the other ones and i was really wrong in a way, second was because i didn't thought they were going to focus on the story and just in the girls but they made a great job focusing on both.

Well, the story was very good, it follows a 17-year-old high schooler Sagara Yoshiharu who one day time-travels to the Sengoku period and that is the read more
Nov 1, 2014
Oask (All reviews)
Unlike the other review, I'm just going to start off with why I graded them ( ).

Story 9/10

Main Male Lead, Sagara Yoshiharu, has been nicknamed by Oda Nobunaga ' Monkey ' or ' Saru '. No, I'm sorry. Main Male Lead, Sagara Yoshiharu, has been nicknamed by Oda Nobuna ' Monkey ' or ' Saru '. This anime is a historical, romantic and comedy with a large change of physical looks from the normal history (Gender swap). Plot twists are quite unpredictable. Main Female Lead, Oda Nobuna, is a blonde. I repeat. A blonde. I was quite surprised considering Oda Nobunaga had black read more
Aug 12, 2013
Savepoints (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 3, 2012
darkj25 (All reviews)
The story was great. It is that simple. The plot has some twist and turn. Some are unexpected, some are new and fresh. The plot is that good. I like most characters. Some fanservice is okay since the characters are pretty good looking. Well, at least they don't affect the story. The ending was awesome. As I'm writing this review, I'm listening to it. I enjoyed this anime. It's entertaining, it's epic and I like how the characters behave. So overall, I'm giving a 10. I don't think it's unreasonable, the plot is good; the music is good; the art is good; the characters are read more
Feb 11, 2013
DammitAgain (All reviews)
Just a little note before I start, this is my first review and I was compelled to write this because I truly enjoyed this anime.

So, Oda Nobuna no Yabou, first glance, you'd think "Oh usual guy meets girl after girl until a harem is made", well sorry to burst your bubble, but there's more to this anime than it looks.

Story: 8/10
Okay, so maybe some people don't enjoy this, but personally I like the concept. Time travelling guys arrives at an alternate past where all the "Leaders" are girls, could have been better, but it's not overused. Usual progression for the story, girl meets read more
Mar 18, 2015
torrapamii (All reviews)
When I read the synopsis without thinking much, the first thing that came to my mind was that all the characters in the anime, except for the protagonist, were females. I was wrong.

Story: 9/10

A story based on Japanese History, which actually entertained me and educated me a bit, mainly because I have Japanese classes. It wasn't boring, it didn't drag out that much and if it did, it would be fan-service/some comedy skit added into that. If I were to give a score on originality about the type of story being used in the anime, I'd give it a 9 but if I based it read more
Apr 23, 2015
leep11 (All reviews)
The anime is about Sagara Yoshiharu, who travels back into the Sengoku era where feudal lords fight among each other to expand their territory and to inch their way into conquering Japan. The anime opens with our main, Sagara, trapped in a battle field. He meets the leader of the Oda clan, Oda Nobunaga. No, wait. He is shocked to discover that the man who unified Japan is actually a young tsundere blonde. She’s not Oda Nobunaga; she is Oda Nobuna. Sagara then decides to serve under Oda Nobuna and using his knowledge of playing video games about his conquest, he has proved to be read more
Feb 23, 2013
princejan7 (All reviews)
Among the hordes of harem comedy anime, reviews on here suggest that this is one of the more exceptional titles that's actually good. Let me just get one thing out of the way: This is NOT one of them (at least imo.)The historical setting does little to mask the flaws of this anime.

STORY 6/10
-This isn't a strong point of the series, as many would claim.
- Linear and boring plot
- Uninteresting developments. Battles are vague and don't make sense. How on Earth is Nobuna a Samurai Lord?!

ART 8/10
- Character designs are very good.
- Scenery and backgrounds are nice to look at.

SOUND 7/10
- Fairly nice read more
Jul 30, 2012
Shaja (All reviews)
Oda Nobuna No Yabou is a rather exciting new anime for me.

What i like about it so far is they took a old idea and gave it a fresh twist. Standard time shift backwards but the twist is when you meet all the greatest male figures in Japanese history, they are girls. The whole concept seems somewhat cheesy but they actually do this well.

They keep the strong character types while somehow making them a little cute. Character designs a i found interesting, when i look at Nobunas standard clothing it just seems so unique for anime. The colors of Gold/Black as always compliment each read more
Sep 23, 2012
Andyis (All reviews)
If you've ever played Civilization Revolution or Sengoku Rance or some conquer the world game in hard/ expert mode you know how hard it is to conquer the world. Of course the main character would need a lead to be able to be the chosen one and the helpful monkey which is from the future helps nobuna conquer japan.
Not exactly original. You gain allies and keep on conquering and make mistakes. The only twists are the fact that there is a "monkey" trying to win women ( his harem of friends haha), the fact that all the key historic figures and cute little girls and read more
Aug 22, 2012
ryanxwonbin (All reviews)
There is something that needs to be said about this show before this review proceeds. This is that this show can be a beautiful and interesting/different presentation with exciting fan service (No, not just tits and panty shots) of the Sengoku world to another typical harem/hijinks show. The first will probably be the opinion of people who have studied the Warring States period of Japan, played related video games of them such as Nobunaga's Ambition and Samurai Warriors, and is generally a fan of the numerous Sengoku shows out there. The latter will of course be someone who has no knowledge in this area. While read more
Jul 9, 2012
Dangosama (All reviews)
Basically, this story is about our main character going back in time to feudal japan. Immediately he gets caught in the middle of a battle. From what I've concluded after watching the first episode, him being there causes the death of a key person of in japanese history, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a key retainer of Oda Nobunaga.

It's up to Sagara (main character) to take his place and assist Nobunaga or rather Nobuna and take Hideyoshi's place.

I love history and this show seems like a good way to learn about the unification of Japan. It gives off sort of a Axis Powers Hetalia feel to read more
Jun 5, 2015
johnbradshaw (All reviews)
My god, Oda Nobuna no Yabou, what can i say about this anime ?

I feel so ashamed that i judged this show by its cover. I thought it was just another ecchi-harem anime with lots of girls while it wasn't.

Well it actually is one of the most exciting history lesson i've ever taken in my life. I always love history and very interested in Japan history. While you may say it's not very accurate because every characters are girls for some reasons (moe?), it makes this show much easier to watch and we can learn exact what happened in history through the progress of the read more
Dec 2, 2014
Dragon-san (All reviews)
I love history. I love anime. Combining both of them is like winning a million dollars and the girl (or guy) of your dreams. In other words, it's heaven. Now, when I first started this show, I was a bit reluctant. There are two ways to go about making a historical anime, let alone one that has romance in there as well. The first is to make it as historically accurate as possible. The result of this of course is potentially boring your viewers to death. The second way is to make a parody of history, in which case you risk offending your viewers. The read more
Jul 16, 2012
Magatsu_Tensou (All reviews)
Oda Nobuna no Yabou appears like a fairly simplistic reverse gender harem/romance and comedy set in the Sengoku Era at first glance, but there's actually more to the plot than meets the eye...

The story revolves around a 17 years old young man named Sagara Yoshiharu, who is sent to an alternate version of the Sengoku Era without currently providing any explanation of how he achieved such a feat.

However, not is all as it seems...

Sagara quickly realizes that the fearsome Oda Nobunaga has been replaced by a girl named Oda Nobuna in this continuity and that other historical figures such as Shibata Katsuie and read more
Jan 6, 2013
beast_regards (All reviews)
"Once upon the time, there was a boy who somehow time-traveled back to medieval Japan (Warring States Era or Sengoku period) just to find out somehow history somehow changes and all major lords of that era turned to a cute girls ..."

I can guess what most of the people thought when they read the synopsis...

"Is it a harem / ecchi show with crappy story?"

No, it is not.
Whole plot is build around what sounds to be a generic harem cliché with a little bit of a history thrown it for a good measure. Well, ok, it is technically still a harem show, but not entirely a read more
Jan 6, 2013
Growler (All reviews)
After viewing first episode I had an unusual sensation of deja vu still I didn't drop it and went on watching only to be pleasantly surprised by the comedy content and romance scenes developing. Also you cannot help but acknowledge the way the oda military makes every battle as strategic as possible. It is a typical history set series that is changed completely by one element: a time traveler. All this makes you ask yourself... What happens if?
The anime has done great about Artwork, characters are drawn very well, unlike some other drawings that make you go sick.
Also the OST are very well made from read more
Sep 24, 2012
Paulwillson26 (All reviews)
When I saw Oda Nobuna no Yabou I really wasn't expecting much. It looked like a typical harem anime set in a historical time frame. Which it is. Most of the characters are typical harem type characters and the anime is laced with comedy and romance.

So there you have it.

Not quite. Its the historical time frame that separates it from your usual harem comedy. The story is very loosely based on the life of Oda Nobunga, the hero of Japan's Sengoku period, through the eyes of Sagara Yoshiharu a 17 year old boy from the future who replaces Toyatomi Hideyoshi, and includes most of read more
Jan 21, 2013
Kynov (All reviews)
"So much loli girls in this anime!" thats my first impression when watching this, ok, lets forget it.

"What will you do if heroes that you know is different from what are you thinking and studying?" Like Oda Nobunaga is a blonde girl?
WHAT? ok, since its anime i think thats fine.

First of all, some event that occur in this anime is based the REAL history of oda nobuna (except the gender of course), well, Oda Nobuna replicates many Oda Nobunaga event, or we can said its same as the three kingdoms was replicate by Dynasty warrior. You will enjoy the anime and studying about japanese history, read more