Nobunaga the Fool is an upcoming anime series from this winter season. In it, we will see how a once prospering world has come to a state of destruction, driven by greed and delusion, engulfed by wars and endless battles.
Starting on 5th January, this show will aim to be this season’s Guilty Crown. It has the chance with mecha and action, but also with the main female and male characters being quite attractive.
The story of this show is an adventurous take on history and some of its greatest people. While wars between the Western and the Eastern Planets keep on going, a single girl has a dream of the one who could end it all. Jeanne Kaguya D’Arc starts on a journey from the Western Planet into the realms of the Eastern Planets. In order to achieve her goal of finding this man, she gets help from none other than Leonardo da Vinci himself, also known as the one who observes it all. What would happen when the one they encounter in the West is Oda Nobunaga?
See the promo video with the amazing Yoko Hikasa who is playing the female lead character Jeanne Kaguya D’Arc. According to the story, she is a heretical girl who has visions about the “sacred treasures” that could revolutionize the whole world.
Ladies first, but we can’t go without Nobunaga-danna himself, right? Here is the PV with his seiyuu Mamoru Miyano, who is playing what the anime’s story refers to as ”the greatest fool”…
All of the released Nobunaga the Fool characters are bearing famous names from both the eastern and western worlds.
If you’re wondering who will play whom, I have prepared a cool list just for you!
Mamoru Miyano as Oda Nobunaga
Yoko Hikasa as Jeanne D’Arc
Takahiro Sakurai as Akechi Mitsuhide
Yuuki Kaji as Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Tomokazu Sugita as Leonardo Da Vinci
Minori Chihara as Ichihime
Nao Toyama as Himiko
Yuichi Nakamura as Gaius Julius Caesar
Ibuki Kido and Haruka Ishida as the twins Nell and Bianchi
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Oda Nobukatsu
Hiroki Nanami as Uesugi Kenshin
Rikiya Koyama as TakedaShingen
Kazuya Nakai as Alexander
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Magellan
Here is the staff list for this show (yes, it’s for real):
Director: Eiichi Sato (Yaiba, Slayers NEXT, Fortune Quest L)
Original creator, Series Composition, Main Mecha Design: Shoji Kawamori (Escaflowne, Macross Series, Transformers)
Original Character Design: Yone Kazuki
Character Design: Hirotaka Marufuji (Aquarion Evol)
OP “FOOL THE WORLD” by Minori Chihara
ED “AXIS” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
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Official Nobunaga the Fool Website