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Kochouki: Wakaki Nobunaga

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Synonyms: Gorgeous Butterfly: Young Nobunaga
Japanese: 胡蝶綺 ~若き信長~


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2019 to Sep 23, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.591 (scored by 3,318 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #56302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3432
Members: 16,756
Favorites: 50
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The series is a historical drama aesthetically and boldly adapting the life of Oda Nobunaga in his teens up to his time as a warlord against his brother, Nobuyuki.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Theme Song Performance
Nakajima, Atsuko
Character Design

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"Shissou (疾走)" by Rib (りぶ)

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"Kiba to Tsubasa (牙と翼)" by May'n

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Sep 23, 2019
KANLen09 (All reviews)
A Studio Deen show that is decent to good? Colour me surprised, since most of their shows are low quality garbage.

In the case of this series, as much as it is for the famous (and precariously overused) Sengoku era warrior Oda Nobunaga, it was a heck of a wild ride knowing his young life, and quite possibly the road and path to the great warrior of which we all know him by in long-lasting fashion of history footnotes.

The only seemingly "orígjnal" stuff that the production staff added into the mix was the BL aspect of the male characters that seemingly is the trial and tribulations read more
Oct 21, 2019
eevalee (All reviews)
(This review contains minor spoilers.)

Kochouki might be yet another Oda Nobunaga anime, but it’s also a fairly unique one where the dazzling aesthetic can be misleading about its dry-ish tone. The series appears to have two objectives: to tell a non-fantastical story of young Nobunaga during the rarely explored time of his teens and twenties, and to deliver pretty boys with BL and BL vibes. While I’m far from a Sengoku expert, I enjoyed both elements and the mix of very domestic and very serious scenes.

It’s the subject matter of Oda Nobunaga, or rather, sticking to history (at least in broad strokes) and attempting to read more
Jul 30, 2019
Potatoc (All reviews)
This is sadly underrated. The animation is pretty good, characters also look very nice. Plot's intriguing as well, sticks to the historical events and great way to get a fresh overlook on Nobunaga's timeline.

There's some people set off by the BL? But there is none (as of now) nor would it ever be focused on from the current pacing; only people dumb enough to keep thinking a woman who got their breast cutoff equals man in the comments section. Rip all flat chested females by that logic.

It's a nice show to watch during break time, aesthetically pleasing and informs the brain a bit. read more
Jul 29, 2019
IwaOi-KHRStan (All reviews)
This will be my favorite seasonal of all. Historical accuracy about a character I like a lot, even though Sengoku era is not my favorite I love Nobunaga. the first episode already shows his true nature of a skilled guy with a particular intelligence.
I was sure I was going to love it, and I was not disappointed. Love you Oda Nobunaga.
I watched the first 4 episodes currently and i'm not disappointed at all. i'm loving this show. it's perfect.

It shows Oda Nobunaga's life, our Lord of War and Demon King, since his childhood. Soon we see his adolescence and his capabilities.
We will read more


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