Nobunaga the Fool

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (123)

Nobunaga the Fool is a captivating anime series that was first aired on TV Tokyo in 2013. This series is known for its unique plot, stunning animations, and fascinating characters that make it an enjoyable watch for fans of the genre. The show takes place in an alternate universe where the Western world and the Eastern world are divided by a great polar rift, and each of them is ruled by a powerful king. However, the fate of both worlds will be changed forever when a young girl named Jeanne d'Arc is prophesized to become the savior of the world.

The series follows the journey of two legendary figures from history, Oda Nobunaga and Leonardo da Vinci. In this series, they are portrayed in a different light, not as how we know them from our world's history, but rather as powerful warriors who are trying to unite the two factions and bring peace to the land.

Nobunaga the Fool has a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique personality, motives, and background. The main character is a young and fiery prince named Arthur, who hails from the Western world. He is kind-hearted and determined to bring peace to the world, but his inexperience often leads him into trouble.

On the other hand, we have the protagonist from the Eastern world, Oda Nobunaga. She's a strong-willed and skilled warrior who has a fierce desire to unite the world under her rule. Her journey is not an easy one, as she faces numerous obstacles, primarily from her own people, who are resistant to change.

Another interesting character is Leonardo da Vinci, who is depicted as a flamboyant inventor and scientist. He's a brilliant and eccentric character who is always tinkering with new ideas, gadgets, and weapons that could help bring the world together.

One of the unique aspects of Nobunaga the Fool is its use of mecha battles. These mechas are not your typical robots, but rather they are larger than life, inspired by historical figures, and referred to as "Star Armors." These armors have specific powers and abilities, which are heavily influenced by the personality and history of the person for whom it was designed. They are used in epic battles that serve as the main attraction of the show.

The anime's visuals are stunning, and the animations are top-notch, bringing to life the battles and the world in which the characters inhabit. The art style of the show is a blend of traditional Japanese and Western styles, which is a fascinating mix. Each character is well designed, and their clothing reflects their personality and origin.

The music of the series is also exceptional, with beautiful background music and exciting opening and ending themes. The voice acting is superb, with Katelyn Barr, Krystal LaPorte, and Luci Christian delivering excellent performances, bringing their respective characters to life with great depth and nuance.

In conclusion, Nobunaga the Fool is an exciting anime that is definitely worth watching. The show has a unique and intriguing plot, beautiful animations, and a diverse cast of characters that make it an enjoyable watch for anyone who loves anime. If you're looking for an excellent action-packed anime with a rich story, then Nobunaga the Fool is well worth your time.

Nobunaga the Fool is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on February 5, 2014.

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E 24
24. E 24
June 22, 2014
Mitsuhide, now Arthur's ally, confronts Nobunaga in Palais Natura. Enraged, Nobunaga presses on through Palais Natura until Arthur finally appears. Arthur, intent on reshaping the world, gives Nobunaga a choice...
E 23
23. E 23
June 15, 2014
As the Holy Grail's activation nears, Nobunaga decides to launch a frontal assault on Palais Natura with Azuchi. Hideyoshi's objection leads Nobunaga to finally realize that Himiko is at her limit. Chastened, Nobunaga decides to rely on The Fool, but Alexander bars his way. Himiko decides to take action...
E 22
22. E 22
June 8, 2014
Mitsuhide can no longer suppress his doubts about Nobunaga after Ichihime's death. Nobunaga also questions his own destiny, but Hideyoshi's words clear his doubts. Meanwhile, Arthur accelerates his plans for manifesting the Holy Grail and amassing the twelve Chosen.
E 21
21. E 21
June 1, 2014
Caesar-dono informs Nobunaga of King Arthur's true intentions and that he now pledges his allegiance to his side. Nobunaga, upset with this information learns the real reason for Caesar's switch and vows to put an end to it.
The Sun
20. The Sun
May 25, 2014
Alexander's invasion of the East is approaching its final stages. But as quantum pylons funnel away the ley lines' power, the Knot of Gordias is activated, which halts the flow of power in the ley lines. As Alexander moves to remedy the situation, Nobunaga, now strengthened by the dragons' power, moves to stop Alexander for good.
The Wheel of Fortune
19. The Wheel of Fortune
May 18, 2014
Defeated by Alexander, Nobunaga decides to face the dragons at Yomotsuhirasaka to obtain greater power, despite the dangers inherent in going to a realm where the dead and the living may meet. There, Nobunaga is reunited with someone he did not expect.
The Emperor
18. The Emperor
May 11, 2014
Alexander and the Western army continues their inexorable advance on the Star of the East. Even Nobunaga is powerless before Alexander. His attempt to defeat Alexander by harnessing the power of numerous Regalia at great cost only serves to bring him ruin.
The Hermit
17. The Hermit
May 4, 2014
Azuchi reappears in Yomotsuhirasaka after using the gate to return to the East. Himiko, severely weakened by the ordeal, tells Nobunaga about their shared history in this place. Meanwhile, the gate's reactivation galvanizes King Arthur to launch an invasion of the East by sending his most powerful general, Alexander.
Ace of Cups
16. Ace of Cups
April 27, 2014
Jeanne is finally reunited with Nobunaga, but she can't hide her doubt that Nobunaga may not be the Savior-King after all. Meanwhile, Himiko and da Vinci make a surprising discovery in the ruins of Donremy village.
The Hanged Man
15. The Hanged Man
April 20, 2014
Nobunaga launches Azuchi on a mission to rescue Jeanne from her Round Table captors. Her abduction leads Nobunaga to acknowledge that Jeanne's power is essential to reach his goal. Meanwhile, Jeanne rejects Cesare's demand that she subjugate herself to King Arthur. Macchiavelli decides to take Jeanne to a certain location in order to inflict psychological torture...
The Empress
14. The Empress
April 13, 2014
The unseasonal snow brings with it assassins from the West: Charlemagne and Hannibal. The Oda forces are no match for their ruthless tactics. Nobunaga is willing to risk total destruction in order to defeat them, but Jeanne bars his way, adamant that he must not become the Destroyer-King...
13. Swords
April 6, 2014
Nobunaga's unorthodox strategic move, the wartime tea ceremony, has come with a great price. Nobunaga firms his resolve to fulfill his dream of world domination. Meanwhile, news of the Oda clan's military prowess reaches the West, where King Arthur prepares for his eventual confrontation with Nobunaga.
The Fool
12. The Fool
March 30, 2014
Nobunaga responds to Caesar's demand for surrender with a tea ceremony invitation. Caesar is taken aback, but decides to go along. Ichihime is entrusted with the task of hosting the fateful wartime tea ceremony, and she firms her resolve to do everything in her power to save the Oda clan...
11. Death
March 23, 2014
Mitsuhide is suspicious of Caesar's inaction. Nobunaga is certain that Caesar will strike while the Oda clan lacks experience in warfare. As predicted, Caesar launches a full-scale assault, but The Fool, Orleans, and Gokuu manage to corner the Quo Vadis.
10. Temperance
March 16, 2014
Giant War Armor units are en route to the trade port Takamagahara to replenish Caesar's ranks. The Oda move to requisition some of the Giant War Armor by infiltrating Takamagahara. Jeanne is grouped with Hideyoshi, who reveals a sordid past and a grudge against Nobunaga...
The Moon
9. The Moon
March 9, 2014
Obtaining the Regalia of wind and light, along with Jeanne's Giant War Armor unit, has propelled the Oda clan into becoming one of the heavyweights on the Star of the East.
8. Wands
March 2, 2014
Caesar's assault is about to upset the balance of power on the Star of the East. Nobunaga decides to regain the Regalia entrusted to him by Shingen; likewise, Caesar moves to seize the Regalia in Nobunaga's possession. As the plot thickens, Jeanne has a sinister vision...
The Hierophant
7. The Hierophant
February 23, 2014
The assassins' attacks have the Oda clan in an uproar. The advisors insist that the Takeda clan is behind the attacks, but Nobunaga decides to confirm the truth by going alone to meet Shingen...
6. Strength
February 9, 2014
While the Oda clan struggles with grief over an irreparable loss, Nobunaga disappears. His absence heightens the tension between Mitsuhide and the advisors.
The Tower
5. The Tower
February 2, 2014
As the inevitable clash between the Takeda and the Oda forces nears, Nobunaga and Nobuhide have a clash of their own with differences in opinion regarding tactics. Nobunaga is certain that The Fool should be taken on the offensive, and begins to rally the men. However, someone poisons him with a paralytic, and he collapses. As Nobunaga realizes the truth behind the subterfuge, Nobuhide goes forth in his own Battle Armor to duel the Fuurin Kazan...
The Magician
4. The Magician
January 26, 2014
Himiko of Yamatai has averted a crisis by giving Nobunaga a Regalia. However, in return, she demands that they wed. Nobunaga decides that an alliance with Yamatai will strengthen the Oda, and accepts. Meanwhile, as da Vinci plans their betrothal ceremony, Ranmaru seeks to confirm her prophecy by determining whether Nobunaga is the Savior-King.
The Chariot
3. The Chariot
January 19, 2014
Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc is now with the Oda clan. To attract less attention to herself as a foreigner, she disguises herself as a man named Ranmaru. Ranmaru cannot help but doubt Nobunaga due to his reckless behavior, but Nobunaga's brother, Nobukatsu, asks Ranmaru to support Nobunaga. Meanwhile, Takeda Shingen goes forth into battle in his Giant War Armor, Fuurin Kazan, in order to test Nobunaga's mettle.
The Lovers
2. The Lovers
January 12, 2014
Nobunaga has a premonition that the Giant War Armor unit, The Fool, is a force heralding a new era. His confidant, Akechi Mitsuhide, is less certain, but Nobunaga only laughs off Mitsuhide's concerns.
The Star
1. The Star
February 5, 2014
Far off in the East, Nobunaga considers the calamities of war, even as a falling star reveals itself to be a powerhouse mecha from the Western world.
Where to Watch Nobunaga the Fool
Nobunaga the Fool is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Nobunaga the Fool on demand at Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 5, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (123)