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Nobunagun Anime's New Promo Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Anime about modern girl with the soul of Nobunaga to premiere on January 5

The official website for the anime adaptation of Masata Hisa's "stylish action" manga Nobunagun began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Tuesday.

The video begins with main heroine Shio Ogura (voiced by Shiori Mutō) waking up in the morning. After seeing multiple scenes of her daily life, Shio is thrown into battle. In the middle of the fray, Shio says, “I've remembered now. Yes... My name is Nobunaga! Monsters! Come at me!”

Nobuhiro Kondo (Sgt. Frog, SD Gundam Force) is directing the series at the studio Bridge (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation). Takeshi Furuta (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Love Live! episode director) will serve as assistant director, and Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Comic Party, Rosario + Vampire, To Heart) is in charge of series scripts. KAZZ T (Sailor Moon, Dancougar TV) and Hiromi Matsushita (Dancougar TV, Love Position - The Legend of Halley) are designing the characters. Kenichi Takase (Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter) and Hirofumi Nakata (First Squad - The Moment Of Truth character and set designs) are creating mechanical designs.

The story 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.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX TV on January 5.

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