News Crunchyroll to Stream Nobunagun Action TV Anime
posted on 2014-01-05 19:10 EST by Egan Loo
Media service Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that it will begin streaming the Nobunagun television anime series at 8:00 p.m. ET. The streams will be available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Demark, Iceland, Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal.
Masata Hisa's original "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.
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 anime premiered on Japan's Tokyo MX TV station on Sunday.