The Ambition of Oda Nobuna

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (528)

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna is a historical anime show produced in 2012 by TV Tokyo. The story is set in the Sengoku period of Japan, where many powerful feudal lords fought for control of the country. However, the story has a twist - all the male historical figures have been replaced by female counterparts!

The show follows the adventures of a young high school student named Yoshiharu Sagara, who mysteriously gets transported back in time to the Sengoku period. He finds himself in the middle of a battle and is saved by a young girl named Oda Nobuna. However, Yoshiharu realizes that this Oda Nobuna is not the male historical figure, Oda Nobunaga, but rather a female version of the same name.

As the story unfolds, Yoshiharu finds himself in the middle of the tumultuous politics and warfare of the Sengoku period, as he aids Nobuna in her quest to unify Japan. Along the way, he meets various other female versions of historical figures such as Akechi Mitsuhide, Shibata Katsuie, and Saitou Dousan, among others.

The show blends historical fiction with elements of romance and comedy to create a unique and entertaining story. Yoshiharu acts as the comedic relief in the show, often making modern-day references that go over the heads of the historical characters. The show also explores the potential romantic relationship between Yoshiharu and Nobuna as they share several moments throughout the series.

The animation style of the show is colorful and detailed, with beautiful landscapes and battle scenes. The characters are well-designed, with each historical figure having their unique personality and style. The voice acting is also excellent, with notable performances from Takuya Eguchi as Yoshiharu and Kanae Ito as Oda Nobuna.

The show is not without its flaws, one of which is the lack of historical accuracy. While the show does use some historical events as a basis for its story, it takes many liberties with the timeline and events to fit the narrative. This might be an issue for viewers looking for a more accurate portrayal of the Sengoku period.

Another issue is the over-reliance on fan service, which can be distracting at times. While the show does not have excessive amounts of fan service, it is still present and might not be enjoyable for all viewers.

Overall, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna is an entertaining historical anime that blends fiction, romance, and comedy. While it takes many liberties with the historical accuracy, it still manages to capture the spirit of the Sengoku period and its dynamic characters. The show is recommended for viewers looking for a unique take on the historical period with a touch of romance and comedy.

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 8, 2012.

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E 12
12. E 12
September 23, 2012
At the battle of Hiei Mountain, Oda Nobuna will become history's tyrant or something more.
E 11
11. E 11
September 16, 2012
The death of two retainers has caused Nobuna?s wraith to cover the land and fuel her conquest. But is this the right path.
E 10
10. E 10
September 9, 2012
Lies, secrets, and traitors will cost Nobuna victory and perhaps the death of one of her retainers.
E 9
9. E 9
September 2, 2012
The storyline is continuing to change and events are not happening like they should. Nobuna?s trust in Sagara is waning, and the group plotting against Nobuna is making their move.
E 8
8. E 8
August 26, 2012
Many do business in Saki, but when it comes an issue about money, you can only battle it out with an Iron Chef: Future vs. Sengoku.
E 7
7. E 7
August 19, 2012
Events are being changed thusly dropping Sagara?s usefulness. Nobunaga sends him to Kyoto to prepare for her arrival where he meets every man?s dream.
E 6
6. E 6
August 12, 2012
To build a castle in one night is preposterous, but Yoshiharu knows it?s the next move to make. But convincing Nobuna will take longer.
E 5
5. E 5
August 5, 2012
For Oda to win against the advancing armies against her, she seeks the aid of Takenaka Hanbee. But meeting with such a reclusive figure prove to be near impossible.
E 4
4. E 4
July 29, 2012
Nobuna has fired Yoshiharu, but a talk with Dousan has re-kindled his fire and he sets off to prove his worth to Oda Nobuna.
E 3
3. E 3
July 22, 2012
The sons of Saitou Dousan have turned against him and he is forced to fight a losing war. At the same time Asai Nagamasa visits Nobuna with a proposal that could save many.
E 2
2. E 2
July 15, 2012
Yoshiharu has made the mistake of insulting Oda Kanjuurou Nobukatsu; he demands that Nobunaga deliver Yoshiharu head to him.
E 1
1. E 1
July 8, 2012
Kinoshita Toukichiro is a big fan of the game, Lord Oda Nobunaga?s Ambition. But after waking up in a battlefield, the game has changed.
Where to Watch The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Ambition of Oda Nobuna on demand at Amazon Prime, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 8, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (528)