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Manga 'Nobunaga Concerto' Gets Multiple Adaptations

by tsubasalover
May 7, 2014 4:17 AM | 74 Comments
It was announced in the June issue of Gessan (Monthly Shounen Sunday) that Ayumi Ishii's historical manga Nobunaga Concerto will receive a TV anime adaptation this Summer, a live-action TV series beginning in October, and a live-action movie.

The story centers around Saburou, a high school boy who time-travels to Japan's Sengoku Era. He must become Nobunaga Oda, the famed warlord who helps unite Japan.

Anime Staff
Director: Yuusuke Fujikawa
Script: Natsuko Takahashi
Music: Masaru Yokoyama

Anime Cast
Nobunaga Oda: Yuki Kaji
Saburou: Mamoru Miyano
Nouhime: Nana Mizuki
Toukichirou Kinoshita: Yuuichi Nakamura
Oichi: Aoi Yuuki
Tsuneoki Ikeda: Kazuyuki Okitsu
Katsuie Shigeta: Rikiya Koyama
Toshiie Maeda: Shintaro Asanuma
Narimasa Sassa: Kenta Miyake
Nagahide: Shinya Takahashi
Takugen: Keiichi Ogata
Ieyasu Tokugawa: Jun Fukuyama
Hanbei Takenaka: Takahiro Sakurai
Nagamasa Asami: Ryouhei Kimura
Yoshinari Mori: Ryou Sugisaki
Nagayoshi Mori: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Ranmaru Mori: Ayumu Murase
Yoshiaki Ashikage: Tomokazu Sugita
Hisahide Matsunaga: Takaya Kuroda
Nobuyuki Oda: Kouki Uchiyama
Masahide Hirate: Motomu Kiyokawa
Dousan Saitou: Yousuke Akimoto

Live-Action Cast
Nobunaga Oda and Saburou: Shun Oguri

Source: ANN

Nobunaga Concerto on MAL

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TragicRomance said:
Oh, that is one OVA material, I suppose.

That's at least an hour worths of material =P

May 27, 2014 11:05 PM by Mayuka

mayukachan said:
TragicRomance said:
Rachmaninow said:
For a second I was expecting something similar to Nodame Cantabile and rejoiced inside, but no, it's another Nobu-fucking-naga show.


THIS! You are not alone, my friend. Nodame is too good to have another season... Well, the source is already finished and the anime followed it more or less so we can only dream...

Wouldn't it be cool if they animated the Opera side story? >//////<


Oh, that is one OVA material, I suppose.

May 18, 2014 4:13 AM by TragicRomance

Ckan said:
Cashdaxxx said:
NeoAnkara said:
Why cannot it about Takeda Shingen or Tokugawa Ieyasu for once.
Because he was the one who contributed mostly to the unification of Japan. Tokugawa 'inherited' the title from him though. Shingen is still busy flirting with the Uesugi's

'inheriting' would be underselling it though. Hideyoshi and Ieyasu had their fair share of woes to deal with in order to become top dog after the passing of their predecessor. Of course, Nobunaga did lay the major groundwork.
That's why I emphasized the 'inheriting' because I can't find the right words.

May 11, 2014 10:48 AM by Cashdax

TragicRomance said:
Rachmaninow said:
For a second I was expecting something similar to Nodame Cantabile and rejoiced inside, but no, it's another Nobu-fucking-naga show.


THIS! You are not alone, my friend. Nodame is too good to have another season... Well, the source is already finished and the anime followed it more or less so we can only dream...

Wouldn't it be cool if they animated the Opera side story? >//////<

May 11, 2014 10:26 AM by Mayuka

kandiiyuutaamu said:
TragicRomance said:
We only needed Oda Nobuna no Yabou - The one and only Nobunaga anime.

I bet it was because the main character who represented Nobunaga was a girl.


Partly. It was unique with Nobunaga as a female. Plus it's one of my fav. historical anime and I think, the majority liked it as it was accurate on major details.

Rachmaninow said:
For a second I was expecting something similar to Nodame Cantabile and rejoiced inside, but no, it's another Nobu-fucking-naga show.


THIS! You are not alone, my friend. Nodame is too good to have another season... Well, the source is already finished and the anime followed it more or less so we can only dream...

May 11, 2014 9:08 AM by TragicRomance

Thornister said:
Roloko said:
Thornister said:
Guys calm your tits... This manga is accurate historically. Read real synopsis from here (for example) and look at the art. It's manga made for teens to learn history in a more entertaining form but not straying with mechs or girls as Nobunaga. Author gives us 'present guy' so it's easier for readers to identify with MC. Also even if Nobunaga is main character there are other historical figures that will be pictured here, look at the long cast.
I'll watch it to learn something about the "favourite Japanese historic person" (from what we can assume from all this adaptations).


I was going to pass, but after reading from the link I'm really interested. It won't be shit like Nobunaga the Fool or that other one I think it called Sengoku Otome (I think). Only anime with Nobunaga I really enjoyed was Sengoku Basara.

At least I hope it won't be shit. xD


That's good to hear. It really is a good manga so if it'll be shit than not because source material is bad. I'm hoping scanlations of Nobunaga Concerto will pop out after anime announcement.

I don't see anything that's translated for it in English though?

May 10, 2014 2:36 AM by GodlyKyon

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Has it been mentioned by anyone that this apparently will feature rotoscoping over CGI? Will be interesting to see how it turns out.

May 10, 2014 12:29 AM by scytheavatar

Roloko said:
Thornister said:
Guys calm your tits... This manga is accurate historically. Read real synopsis from here (for example) and look at the art. It's manga made for teens to learn history in a more entertaining form but not straying with mechs or girls as Nobunaga. Author gives us 'present guy' so it's easier for readers to identify with MC. Also even if Nobunaga is main character there are other historical figures that will be pictured here, look at the long cast.
I'll watch it to learn something about the "favourite Japanese historic person" (from what we can assume from all this adaptations).


I was going to pass, but after reading from the link I'm really interested. It won't be shit like Nobunaga the Fool or that other one I think it called Sengoku Otome (I think). Only anime with Nobunaga I really enjoyed was Sengoku Basara.

At least I hope it won't be shit. xD


That's good to hear. It really is a good manga so if it'll be shit than not because source material is bad. I'm hoping scanlations of Nobunaga Concerto will pop out after anime announcement.

May 9, 2014 6:57 AM by Thornister

Roloko said:
Thornister said:
Guys calm your tits... This manga is accurate historically. Read real synopsis from here (for example) and look at the art. It's manga made for teens to learn history in a more entertaining form but not straying with mechs or girls as Nobunaga. Author gives us 'present guy' so it's easier for readers to identify with MC. Also even if Nobunaga is main character there are other historical figures that will be pictured here, look at the long cast.
I'll watch it to learn something about the "favourite Japanese historic person" (from what we can assume from all this adaptations).


I was going to pass, but after reading from the link I'm really interested. It won't be shit like Nobunaga the Fool or that other one I think it called Sengoku Otome (I think). Only anime with Nobunaga I really enjoyed was Sengoku Basara.

At least I hope it won't be shit. xD
But Nobonaga there is villain not MC.

May 9, 2014 2:52 AM by NeoAnkara

Thornister said:
Guys calm your tits... This manga is accurate historically. Read real synopsis from here (for example) and look at the art. It's manga made for teens to learn history in a more entertaining form but not straying with mechs or girls as Nobunaga. Author gives us 'present guy' so it's easier for readers to identify with MC. Also even if Nobunaga is main character there are other historical figures that will be pictured here, look at the long cast.
I'll watch it to learn something about the "favourite Japanese historic person" (from what we can assume from all this adaptations).


I was going to pass, but after reading from the link I'm really interested. It won't be shit like Nobunaga the Fool or that other one I think it called Sengoku Otome (I think). Only anime with Nobunaga I really enjoyed was Sengoku Basara.

At least I hope it won't be shit. xD

May 8, 2014 6:31 PM by Roloko

Mr_Gutts said:
Nobunaga sure is popular in Japan but now even time traveling ...


There's other of these kinds.

Imagine Anime being made about Washington/Jefferson/Hamilton/Madison every other season

Well, I guess there are just more internationally important people in the US>

May 8, 2014 6:11 PM by GodlyKyon

Well, 2013 was Nobunaga no Yabou series's 30th year anniversary. So...

May 8, 2014 10:30 AM by MComeback

Nobunaga sure is popular in Japan but now even time traveling ...

May 8, 2014 7:08 AM by Mr_Gutts

Cashdaxxx said:
NeoAnkara said:
Why cannot it about Takeda Shingen or Tokugawa Ieyasu for once.
Because he was the one who contributed mostly to the unification of Japan. Tokugawa 'inherited' the title from him though. Shingen is still busy flirting with the Uesugi's

'inheriting' would be underselling it though. Hideyoshi and Ieyasu had their fair share of woes to deal with in order to become top dog after the passing of their predecessor. Of course, Nobunaga did lay the major groundwork.

May 8, 2014 5:28 AM by Ckan

NeoAnkara said:
Why cannot it about Takeda Shingen or Tokugawa Ieyasu for once.
Because he was the one who contributed mostly to the unification of Japan. Tokugawa 'inherited' the title from him though. Shingen is still busy flirting with the Uesugi's

May 8, 2014 5:21 AM by Cashdax

SHUN OGURI is the only reason i will try this.

May 8, 2014 2:52 AM by DinadanCarleon

For a second I was expecting something similar to Nodame Cantabile and rejoiced inside, but no, it's another Nobu-fucking-naga show.

May 8, 2014 1:20 AM by Rachmaninow

I'm not expecting this to be anything amazing but I'm not expecting it to be terrible either, so I'll give it a shot.

keragamming said:
It feels like I'm the only one that doesn't know what is Nobunaga? Guess I'll put it on my ptw list.

Japanese warlord who started the campaign to unify Japan.

Ckan said:
Poor Monkey doesn't get anything.

Even though he finished the unification of Japan. Probably has to do with his failed attempt at conquering Korea.

May 8, 2014 1:09 AM by ReaperCreeper

TragicRomance said:
We only needed Oda Nobuna no Yabou - The one and only Nobunaga anime.

I bet it was because the main character who represented Nobunaga was a girl.

May 8, 2014 12:05 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

Zelgadis94 said:
There are so many others Shoguns worth a show, this is discrimination.

Yukimura Sanada, Mitsuhide Akechi, Kenshin Uesugi..
I feel the obsessive need to point out that these men weren't shogun, neither was Nobunaga.

The only shogun you're likely to see in anime are the Tokugawa.

May 8, 2014 12:02 AM by Ckan

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