Shoji Kawamori's Nobunaga the Fool Project Gets TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Stage play starring Mamoru Miyano, Yōko Hikasa to open on December 8

Kadokawa's Monthly Newtype magazine is revealing on Saturday that anime creator Shoji Kawamori's (Macross, Escaflowne, Aquarion) Nobunaga the Fool part of his The Fool "multi-dimensional" project is getting a television anime. The magazine's reveal notes that the project will "open a new dimension."

Media Factory had registered the "" domain in May.

The Fool project will host three stage productions between this December and next summer, starting with the Nobunaga the Fool play on December 8.

The play will combine original animation produced by the anime studio Satelight with live stage performances produced by Avex Live Creative. The project will have both onstage actors and a voice cast to embody characters.

In the stage play, Mamoru Miyano will voice Oda Nobunaga, Yōko Hikasa will voice Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc, and Takahiro Sakurai will voice Akechi Mitsuhide. Additional voice cast members include Yuuki Kaji as Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Minori Chihara as Ichihime, and Tomokazu Sugita as Leonardo da Vinci.

Popular artist Yone Kazuki (Hakuōki, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) is designing the play's characters, and Thomas Romain (AKB0048, Basquash!, Senki Zesshō Symphogear) is contributing image art. Ryō Yoshimata is scoring the music after working on the live-action television period dramas Gō: Himetachi no Sengoku and Atsuhime.

The staff of the stage play describes the story:

The Western Planet and the Eastern Planet.

Once upon a time, the two sides were bound by the "Dragon Pulse" spanning the heavens.

The civilization that once had prospered has now turned to a tale of dreams, as the inextinguishable flames of war tear the realm asunder. The two planets remain engulfed in endless battles.

The return of the super technology known as "sacred treasures" could revolutionize the world order, but no one knows of them but one person — a "heretical girl."

A girl from the Western Planet, Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc, saw heavenly visions of the birth of a "Star Messiah" who will save the world. She embarks on a journey to the Eastern Planet with Leonardo da Vinci, "the one who observes the world." They come across the heretic of the Eastern Planet and "the greatest fool of the day," Oda Nobunaga.

[Via 0takomu]

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