nobunaga the fool oda nobunagaNobunaga 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?

nobunaga the fool characters
From left to right: Jeanne, da Vinci, Hideyoshi,Mitsuhide, Oda

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!

nobunaga the fool anime
Left to right: Jeanne D’Arc, Oda Nobunaga and Himiko

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

 nobunaga the fool mecha

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



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Official Nobunaga the Fool Website

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