Nobunaga the Fool

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Japanese: ノブナガ・ザ・フール
English: Nobunaga the Fool
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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
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.641 (scored by 3823038,230 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #59082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2060
Members: 98,973
Favorites: 169

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Guided by her visions revealing the location of the King of Salvation, Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc flees with the polymath Leonardo da Vinci from the West Star to the East Star. There, she encounters Nobunaga Oda—the son of a local feudal lord who, following a brutal defeat dealt by an enemy clan, has sworn to conquer the world with his friends.

Quickly convinced that Nobunaga is indeed the King of Salvation, Jeanne pledges allegiance to the Oda clan. Meanwhile, King Arthur, the ruler of the West Star, sends his ruthless general Gaius Julius Caesar and his combat machine army to conquer Nobunaga's planet and seize the Holy Grail. Although Kaguya believes that Arthur is the King of Destruction, the reckless behavior of Nobunaga "The Fool"—who named his own combat suit after his nickname—on the battlefield sows doubt in his capability as a leader.

With the help of Himiko, the Yamato Queen, Nobunaga and his clan must unify in order to overcome tragedies, recover from betrayals, and eventually save the world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Nobunaga the Fool is a part of The Fool multidimensional project by Shouji Kawamori. Stage productions of the series featured a combination of live action and animation by Satelight, where onstage actors and the voice cast work in tandem to enhance the performances. Three acts of the play were performed from December 8, 2013 to July 20, 2014.

The series was released on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan from April 25, 2014 to November 26, 2014, and in North America by Sentai Filmworks from April 28, 2015 to September 29, 2015.

A smartphone video game based on the series titled Nobunaga the Fool: Senran no Regalia was released by Bank of Innovation on June 30, 2014.

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

2: "Ran (蘭(RAN))" by ASUKA  (eps 14-24)


Nov 22, 2020
"Thats how it goes!" - Oda Nobunaga

Before I start my review, I tend to judge an anime after I have watched it and not but its score or average. Nobunaga the fool was a beautiful and tragic portrayal of determination and arguably selflessness. Even though he said it was his dream to "Unify the lands" I truly believe that what resulted this was him being fed up and tired of the war period on his star. And how he reacted to the death of his comrades in those first few episodes with Hideyoshi and Mistu showed that. Which lead to that magnificent scene in which ...
Apr 12, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Mmmm... I think my review will be like all others here.

Story - 6 (fair)

Why I'm giving this story a six?, well... because plot wasn't so bad, the execution is the problem here... It was a good premise, but this anime was trying to grab so much stuff and ends saying nothing.

Art - 8 (very good)

This was the good part of the show, battles in mecha armors are very well done by the art crew. And characters in general are well animated, not at the same level of mecha armors, but are well done anyways.

Dec 26, 2017
First things first. My "reviews" system is explained on a blog entry. Which can be found through my profile.
Gotta "review" it before I forget what it was all about, this clusterhell of an Anime.


You know... reason I kept watching was because I couldn't figure out whenever this was a masterpiece or an absolute bollocks. Thankfully last episodes helped me to decide that this was an horrid Anime. Aside synopsis I must say story was somewhat "good" because of it actually tried to have story, lot of sides of the story and the depth. But instead it felt as everything was tossed in, giving lot of ...

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