Nobunagun Manga Gets Anime About Historical Figures vs. Monsters
posted on by Egan Loo
The June issue of Comic Earth Star magazine is revealing on Saturday that an anime adaptation of Masato Hisa's Nobunagun manga is in the works.
The "stylish action" manga opens with high school girl Shio Ogura visiting Taiwan on school trip, when she is caught in a surprise attack by monsters called "Evolved Invaders." The military is useless against them, but in the middle of the chaos, the mysterious E-Gene Holder agents from the government organization DOGOO appear.
Thanks to technology, these agents wield weapons infused with the spirits of great historical figures. Gandhi is now a barrier, and Newton is a gravitational maneuver. When her friend is endangered, Shio awakens the ability to wield one such weapon — the great Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga as a giant machine gun.
Hisa (Area 51, Jabberwocky, Grateful Dead) launched the Nobunagun manga in Comic Earth Star in 2011, and Earth Star Entertainment published the second compiled book volume in January. The first chapter of the manga is available online, and the new issue of Comic Earth Star is running an interview to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hisa's debut as a manga creator and the anime news.