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Nobunaga no Shinobi

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English: Ninja Girl & Samurai Master
Japanese: 信長の忍び


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2016 to Mar 28, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 21:55 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Comedy, Historical
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.071 (scored by 4,778 users)
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Ranked: #32222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3078
Members: 12,363
Favorites: 16
Ranked #3222Popularity #3078Members 12,363
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Episodes: /26
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Rescued from nearly drowning in a river, a young Chidori yearns to pay back her savior's kindness. Though her cute and innocent appearance might not show it, she is actually a highly skilled ninja, so years later, Chidori and her friend Sukezou come to serve under the man who saved her—the ambitious warlord, Nobunaga Oda.

As Nobunaga fights off invading forces and sets his sights upon neighboring lands, Chidori is assigned vital tasks to assure victory, such as gathering information or assassinating key figures. Between taking on these important missions and dealing with the colorful cast of Nobunaga's family and servants, the young ninja is always ready to do her best to lead her master toward greatness.

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Daichi, Akitarou
Tanaka, Kazuya
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Mar 28, 2017
LegendAqua (All reviews)
So what happens when a cute ninja helped with Oda Nobunaga's conquest?...

Hilarity Ensues.

Nobunaga no Shinobi is one of LA's favorite anime shorts of Fall 2016 and with a 26 episode run spanning 3 minutes each, LA enjoyed this little gem all the way through.

Nobunaga no Shinobi comedy core element is the use of "defying expectations" mainly in the case of punchlines. Be it from a cute girl who happens to be an excellent ninja who can kick ass, to Hideyoshi Kinoshita being a bumbling errand boy turned commander of an army for Oda Nobunaga, to the most unpredictable character of all, Kichou, Oda Nobunaga's wife read more
Oct 31, 2016
TheSmilingShoujo (All reviews)
Nobunaga no Shinobi tells about the exploits of a shinobi called Chidori who works for Oda Nobunaga, a prominent (or rather, the most popular) warlord in Sengoku era (16th century). Basically it revolves around the things Chidori do as summoned by her lord.

The episodes are short yet sweet. Characters are in chibi style and as such, it is comedic in nature and viewers should not expect serious historical accuracy in the series. However, those who appreciate Sengoku era history will probably enjoy this series better because they are familiar with the names and the character traits.

The humor is lighthearted and it's rather manzai styled in read more
Nov 15, 2016
gnerkus (All reviews)
If you're looking for cute, relaxing comedy series with short episodes and a dose of history sprinkled in, you should add Nobunaga no Shinobi to your list.

The show revolves around Chidori, a shinobi, who's in service to Oda Nobunaga. Each episode is a skit done in the manzai style, often about a mission assigned to Chidori by Nobunaga. However, underneath lies a loose, exciting, fast-paced plot based on Nobunaga's battles in the Sengoku period (16th century). The historical references in the episodes, while not entirely accurate, were enough to make me revise my knowledge of the period.

The art of the show matches its comedic nature: read more
Mar 23, 2017
Ghostfriendly (All reviews)
Although absolutely a comedic series, this show is distinguished from generally lighter-than-light 3 minute anime by its somewhat serious plot. While the story doesn't delve into Nobunaga's really brutal actions, or the historical detail that would have endeared it to the Sengoku period geeks, as with Sengokuchojyugiga, something serious is going on in almost every episode; the unification of Japan. This provides a solid vehicle for the fast paced, appealing humour and adorable characters. In a long tradition of pure-hearted idiot heroes, Chidori stands out as rather lovable, with her silly and deadly sides well balanced. The serene airhead Kicho, chirpy comic butt Hideyoshi, would-be read more


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