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Nobunaga no Shinobi

Alternative Titles

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: 7.091 (scored by 6,215 users)
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Ranked: #32912
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Popularity: #3177
Members: 15,654
Favorites: 22


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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 The historical references in the episodes, while not entirely accurate, were enough to make me revise my knowledge of the period.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 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
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
Jan 3, 2018
Frankcoco (All reviews)
This is a simple comedy anime with some historical facts based on the warlord Oda Nobunaga with some obviously historical inaccuracy throughout it as it's clearly made for young children to watch and enjoy.

Since this a comedy show the animation style is done with chibi style for all the characters, its simple and while I am not a particular fan of it, its fine for the run time of the anime being only three minutes long. And it works well for the show for the characters show off their more comedic expressions or tell the fast paced jokes in each of the episodes, but read more
Dec 15, 2017
dv8zen (All reviews)
Started off pretty slow and had a lot of fictional ass-pull to get the story kick started. Towards the end, it actually became more historical (Sengoku era), enough to actually get me to try to verify some of it.

I expecting to learn something about Nobunaga and shinobi. Instead, I found a show that followed a ridiculously OP "ninja" who tried to be cute. I decided to watch the 2nd season hoping they'd show the invasion of the Iga territory...

Regarding the story, art, sound, character, enjoyment, etc. I may have confused Nobunaga for being a ventriloquist. It was refreshing to see anyone who wasn't a samurai, read more