Crunchyroll Adds The Ambition of Oda Nobuna TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Historical series adapting Miyage Kasuga's light novels to premiere in Japan on July 8

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (Oda Nobuna no Yabō) television anime series as it airs. Crunchyroll will announce later in which countries the series will be available and when it will premiere on the website.

Mikage Kasuga's original light novels follow 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 anime is being directed by Yuuji Kumazawa, and Masashi Suzuki (Shuffle!, Minami-ke: Okawari) is overseeing the scripts. Yuka Takashina is designing the characters. Studio Gokumi is collaborating with the anime studio Madhouse on this project.

The series will premiere in Japan on July 8.

Update: Background information added.

Image © 2012 Mikage Kasuga, Softbank Creative/Oda Nobuna no Yabō Production Committee

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