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Synonyms: Nobunagan
Japanese: ノブナガン
English: Nobunagun
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 30, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bridge
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.681 (scored by 2971929,719 users)
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Ranked: #53802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2337
Members: 62,839
Favorites: 123

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Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as "E-Gene Holders" from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kondou, Nobuhiro
Director, Storyboard
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Uesaka, Sumire
Theme Song Performance
Asakawa, Yuu
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Respect for the dead man" by Pay money To my Pain (featuring Ken & Teru from Crossfaith)

Ending Theme

1: "Respect for the dead man" by Pay money To my Pain (featuring Ken & Teru from Crossfaith) (eps 1)
2: "Chiisana Hoshi Ver. α (ちいさな星 Ver. α)" by Shio Ogura (Shiori Mutou), Newton (Yuu Asakawa), Galileo (Sumire Uesaka)  (eps 2-5, 11-13)
3: "Chiisana Hoshi Ver. β (ちいさな星 Ver. β)" by Shio Ogura (Shiori Mutou), Geronimo (Chiwa Saito), Cyx (Mutsumi Tamura), Gaudi (Ayumu Murase) (eps 6-10)

Jun 9, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
A schoolgirl with a giant gun. Got your attention yet? It’s not every day that we get to see a young girl who holds the soul of Oda Nobunaga. More so, how about the concept of monsters known as ‘Evolutionary Invasion Objects (EIO)’ attacking people? To take this premise and formulate it into an anime takes guts. And that’s what Nobunagun tries to do, on first case anyways. But for what’s worth, Nobunagun is just another slapstick attempt to create an anime with an action girl. There’s little taste that is favorable in this show that comes off as a dumb-down shoot fest.

Taking on the read more
Mar 30, 2014
DatDamnPR (All reviews)
This series is one of the few series that truly stood out when I was making my decisions of what to watch. A fairly normal, typical school girl who has trouble making friends, turns out to be the central role is just fantastic and refreshing. The way the characters/powers, based off of some of the most infamous, famous persona's in history, are portrayed in this series is something that I have never seen in any other series. Using these historical figures to inspire the characters or "reincarnations" could prove to be difficult. But it was done extremely well in this case. Being able to read more
Apr 15, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
Nobunagun is a slightly dark anime where colorful characters kill aliens via power suits while jamming to an engaging OST.

Main plot of this story comes from these alien invaders known as "Evolutionary Invasion Objects" whose purpose is to slay humanity.The heroes being branded "E-Gene Holders" manifest the spirits of historical figures into a weaponized form (Similar to Shaman King).

What this anime offers is style & is full of it. Character designs are covered in full body armor each displaying their historic spirit & specific traits which is complimented by the eye catches in each episode. One of the highlights of this series is read more
Dec 23, 2014
39 (All reviews)
Nobunagun is one anime that dedicates itself in delivering action.
Personally I think this anime would be more well-liked if it was aired some years earlier.

Story (6):
The idea of borrowing the power of historical people is quite promising, however the entire idea of "fighting the invaders to protect the world" is too basic and heavily limits the show's potential. Though, the invaders' (Evolutionary Invasion Objects) intelligence and tactics used by both parties were something new for me, and kept the show somewhat intense.

Ogura's getting influenced by Nobunaga badassery was an eye candy for me (she was the only one though?). Thankfully it wasn't overused; every scene read more


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