Funimation Adds Home Video Rights for Nobunagun

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series slated for Blu-ray/DVD release in summer 2015

Funimation Entertainment revealed in its ANN ad skin on Thursday that it has acquired the home video rights for Nobunagun, and later clarified that the rights include both Blu-ray and DVD. The company plans to release the series in summer 2015.

Nobunagun is based on Masata Hisa's original "stylish action" manga and 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) directed the series at the studio Bridge (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation). Takeshi Furuta (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Love Live! episode director) served as assistant director, and Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Comic Party, Rosario + Vampire, To Heart) wrote the series scripts. KAZZ T (Sailor Moon, Dancougar TV) and Hiromi Matsushita (Dancougar TV, Love Position - The Legend of Halley) designed the characters. Kenichi Takase (Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter) and Hirofumi Nakata (First Squad - The Moment Of Truth character and set designs) created the mechanical designs.

Both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired this past winter.

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