News Oda Nobuna no Yabō Historical Romantic Comedy Gets TV Anime (Updated)
posted on 2011-11-01 22:35 EDT by Egan Loo
The official blog of Softbank Creative's GA Bunko imprint announced on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation of Miyage Kasuga's Oda Nobuna no Yabō (Oda Nobuna's Ambition) light novel series is in the works. The historical romantic comedy follows a modern-day high school boy named Yoshiharu Sagara who is transported to Japan's Sengoku Jidai (Era of the Warring States) — except the well-known warriors of the era are female. Oda Nobuna, a cute girl who happens to be a warlord, nicknames Yoshiharu "Monkey" and takes him under her wing.
The series title is a wordplay on Nobunaga no Yabō or Nobunaga's Ambition, Koei's simulation game franchise inspired by the real-life historical figure Oda Nobunaga. Miyama-Zero illustrates both Oda Nobuna no Yabō and another light novel series, High School DxD. The Oda Nobuna no Yabō novels have sold over 400,000 copies since 2009, and the seventh volume is shipping on November 15.
Update 2: A manga adaptation has been running in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine since July, and a spinoff manga called Oda Nobuna no Yabō: Hime-sama to Issho (Oda Nobuna's Ambition: With the Princess) has been running in Fujimi Shobo's monthly digital comic magazine Age Premium since August. Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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