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Anime Spotlight - Nobunaga The Fool

by Anthony Foronda,
January, 2014

Key Staff

Original Concept/Project Director/Series Composition/Mechanical Design:Shōji Kawamori
(Macross series, Aquarion series)
Animation Director:Hidekazu Sato
(Slayers Next, Basquash!, Fortune Hunter L)
Character designs:Hirotaka Marufuji
(Aquarion Evol, Legend of the Dark Kings : Fist of the Northstar, Armored Core: Fort Tower Song OAV )
Scripts:Shigeru Morita
(Code Geass: Akito the Exiled OAV, Blood +, Toward the Terra)
Animation Production:
(Macross, Aquarion)


Love, destroy the world!


This is a tale of a time when space was known as chaos.

East and West, two divided stars united by the Amanohashidate once created by ancient civilization. But one day their civilizations perished, and each star began to carve its own unique history. Time marched on, for many years.On the West Star, a Renaissance saw the revival of the lost technology and culture of the ancient civilization, bringing about an age of warfare. Before long those flames begin to spread to the East.

As both stars are thrown into chaos, a woman from the West Star, Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc, receives a revelation showing her the birth of a “Savior” that will rescue their world. Together with Leonardo Da Vinci, the man who observes the world, the two set foot for the East Star.

Meanwhile, “The Fool” of the East, Oda Nobunaga is yearning for the power to change the world as countless heroes wage war competing for domination.

Then, as if guided by the divided world, Nobunaga and Jeanne share their fateful meeting. The scientific innovations brought about through the blending of East and West will lead to a great revolution…


Oda Nobunaga
VA:Mamoru Miyano

Successor to the small kingdom of Owari on the East Star. He's often called “The Fool” due to his wild and unconventional way of life, but he possess the ability to see the true nature of things. After his encounter with Jeanne, he becomes a man who brings revolution to the way wars for domination are fought.

Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc
VA:Yōko Hikasa

A girl from Domremy Village on West Star. She's awakened to her power, “Revelations”, the ability to see mysterious visions. People have misunderstood her power as something that bring misfortune, but she gains foresight of a “Savior” who will appear to save their world. In order to carve her own destiny, she pays a visit to East Star.

Akechi Mitsuhide
VA:Takahiro Sakurai

A strategist employed by the Oda Clan. He's the type to advance all affairs in calculated secrecy. As Owari faces invasion from other countries, he continues to support them with his excellent strategies. Though his personality is the mirror opposite of Nobunaga's, they are sworn comrades regardless of their positions or age.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi
VA: Yūki Kaji

Vassal to the Oda Clan. He has a bright personality and able to warm up to just about anyone, but he also loves women. Her shares a strong, brotherly bond with Nobunaga and Mitsuhide. He also loves anything new, and shows an exceptional sense when it comes to operating machines and other devices.

Leonardo da Vinci
VA:Tomokazu Sugita

An artist and a scientist from West Star. One of the central figures of the Rennaissance, a movement to revive the legacy of ancient civilizations. He's never swayed by values such as wealth or honor, acting only upon his own curiosity. D'Arc's revelations piqued his interest, and he follows her lead to the East Star.


Oda Nobunaga
Mamoru Miyano
Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc
Yōko Hikasa
Akechi Mitsuhide
Takahiro Sakurai
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Yūki Kaji
Leonardo da Vinci
Tomokazu Sugita
Minori Chihara


Original Creator
“Multiple Dimension Project 'The Fool'” Shōji Kawamori, Satelight/ALC/GP
Original Creator/Series Composition/Main Mecha Designer
Shōji Kawamori
Eiichi Sato
Original Character Design
Yone Kazuki
Character Design
Hirotaka Marufuji
Animation Production
Nobunaga The Fool Production Committee

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