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Shoji Kawamori's 'Nobunaga the Fool' Anime Announcement [Update 12/10]

by Wind_Sr
Nov 7, 2013 2:24 PM | 80 Comments
In Monthly Newtype magazine, an announcement will be made that "Nobunaga the Fool" will be receiving an anime adaptation that will air January 2014. The series has "sci-fi robot action featuring historical characters such as Oda Nobunaga and Leonardo da Vinci." Some of the staff and cast for the series has also been given.

Staff
Director: Eiichi Sato
Mechanical Design: Shoji Kawamori
Studio: Satelight

Cast
Oda Nobunaga: Mamoru Miyano
Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc: Yoko Hikasa
Aketi-Mitsuhide: Takahiro Sakurai
Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Yuki Kaji
Ichihime: Minori Chihara
Leonardo da Vinci: Tomokazu Sugita

"Nobunaga the Fool" is one part of Shoji Kawamori's "The Fool" multi-dimensional project which was announced back in March.

Official site: http://www.nobunaga.tv

Source: 0taku

Nobunaga the Fool on MAL


Update December 10
Secondary cast has been announced, along with 4 versions (comments from 4 main cast members) of the PV.

Himiko: Nao Toyama
Nell: Ibuki Kido
Bianki: Haruka Ishida (AKB48)
Nobukatsu Oda: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Kenshin Uesugi: Hiroki Nanami
Shingen Takeda: Rikiya Koyama
Alexander: Kazuya Nakai
Mazeran: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Chacha: Karin Nanami (Auditioned for the project)
Hatsu: Yui Umemura (Auditioned for the project)
Gou: Saki Takahashi (Auditioned for the project)

PV versions: Mamoru Miyano, Yoko Hikasa, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuki Kaji

Source: Official Site

Discussion continues from here.

20 of 80 Comments Recent Comments

Those poorly CGI mechas looks terrible, even their movements are dull IMO - at least judging for the PVs. I still gonna watch this, but I think it's gonna be something like Aquarion Evol for me: colorful and maybe fun to watch, but I'm not gonna get hyped with the mechas, which is sad in a mecha show. D:

Dec 24, 2013 2:44 PM by Faytz

So honestly, I wasn't all that interested in this one because of the name. I guess I thought it was going to be some ridiculous/stupid comedy with some silly Oda Nobunaga character. But, I just watched some animation in a PV and it actually looks pretty interesting and serious and of rather high quality. So...not what I thought it was going to be. Also I've been a fan of Yoko Hikasa so...I'm interested. And the story of the two planets (sort of an east meets west kind of thing?) seems like it could be interesting to, so this might actually be one of my most highly anticipated series of Winter.

Dec 14, 2013 9:30 PM by Hahalollawl

Character designs look extremely Kazuki Yone.

Either way, at least worth a shot since it looks good.

Dec 10, 2013 8:04 AM by DragonCactus

Sengoku Era meets mecha? Now you're talkin!

Dec 10, 2013 7:45 AM by JeffreyZin

News Update
Secondary cast has been announced, along with 4 versions (comments from 4 main cast members) of the PV.

Himiko: Nao Toyama
Nell: Ibuki Kido
Bianki: Haruka Ishida (AKB48)
Nobukatsu Oda: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Kenshin Uesugi: Hiroki Nanami
Shingen Takeda: Rikiya Koyama
Alexander: Kazuya Nakai
Mazeran: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Chacha: Karin Nanami (Auditioned for the project)
Hatsu: Yui Umemura (Auditioned for the project)
Gou: Saki Takahashi (Auditioned for the project)

PV versions: Mamoru Miyano, Yoko Hikasa, Takahiro Sakurai, Yuki Kaji

Source: Official Site

Dec 10, 2013 7:42 AM by tsubasalover

There's "introduction novel" for Nobunaga the Fool, for those who are interested (Japanese only)
http://the-fool-project.jp/world/novel.html

The anime will be Sunday TV Tokyo anime, first air January 5, 2014, 25:05 (which means January 6, 2014 1:05 am)

Dec 4, 2013 4:56 AM by tsubasalover

Shadow-Chan said:
ED "AXIS" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

Thats awesome! KnK ED was so amazing that i had to buy my copy of the single.
Can't wait ^^

Dec 2, 2013 5:29 AM by iLostReason

Dat sinopsis. Definitely giving this one a try.



User-namae said:
Why is it always Nobunaga?


It isn't always Nobunaga.

Dec 2, 2013 1:39 AM by BatoKusanagi

This sounds preeeetty ridiculous especially with dat cast...

....I'm sold. How bad could they screw this up?

Nov 16, 2013 9:23 PM by Sakarii

GodlyKyon said:
Laciie said:
Candor said:


YolozuyaSwagSon said:

Holy...that VA cast...uber-hnnng.
Nevermind Fuck Yuki Kaji.
Yuki Kaji in that cast is just another retarded thing to do, and Toyotomi? Yeah, that killed all of my hopes for this. The director's name doesn't seem that promising either.


Hurrah, more Yuki Kaji hate. Why is it another retarded thing to do? Yuki Kaji has really flexible vocal cords.


People believing characters = the actor. See how much Jun Fukuyama gained so much popularity after Lelouch
Not sure if you're serious or not. What does that have to do with anything? You mean we hate Kaji 'cause he voiced Shu? Not really. FukuJun is a good VA, therefore a good role made him popular, a well-deserved popularity. Kaji Yuki has an annoying voice. It does work in some places, but sometimes he just ruin the hell out of a character. I dunno why females fangirl about him. His face? Yes he's cute and all, but sorry, it's his voice that's more important.

Nov 14, 2013 1:48 AM by Candor

Laciie said:
Candor said:


YolozuyaSwagSon said:

Holy...that VA cast...uber-hnnng.
Nevermind Fuck Yuki Kaji.
Yuki Kaji in that cast is just another retarded thing to do, and Toyotomi? Yeah, that killed all of my hopes for this. The director's name doesn't seem that promising either.


Hurrah, more Yuki Kaji hate. Why is it another retarded thing to do? Yuki Kaji has really flexible vocal cords.


People believing characters = the actor. See how much Jun Fukuyama gained so much popularity after Lelouch

Nov 13, 2013 6:46 PM by GodlyKyon

Shadow-Chan said:
ED "AXIS" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

AHHH AKSDJF. YESSS. I ordered their debut album too :''D I really love this band.

Nov 13, 2013 2:18 PM by Laciie

Shadow-Chan said:
ED "AXIS" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION


The one of two only things I liked about Kyoukai no Kanata - It's ED. So like VioLink said this is amazing news.

In case anyone was wondering about the only thing I like about Kyoukai no Kanata that is the one and only fabulous sister complex man Hiromi Nase.

Nov 13, 2013 2:18 AM by phoenixalia

^they did a great job on KnK's ED so this is good news.

Nov 13, 2013 1:36 AM by VioLink

ED "AXIS" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

Nov 13, 2013 1:22 AM by Shadow-Chan

I will probably watch it. Sounds like it might be decent.

Nov 10, 2013 10:30 PM by Jodyqt

nice

Nov 10, 2013 10:23 PM by Ooguro

That is a kickass cast...

Nov 10, 2013 6:44 PM by itsvero



Oh oops, I didn't realize that ANN didn't allow hotlinking.

Here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-08/basquash-s-eiichi-sato-to-direct-nobunaga-the-fool-anime-at-satelight

That was the article that I got those images from anyways.

Nov 10, 2013 8:46 AM by Laciie

Wah, Oda Nobunaga. I wonder how he is going to be portrayed here.

Nov 10, 2013 5:43 AM by Zeppen

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