Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga Gets Spinoff Story With English, French Releases
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
OKKO's Honey Magazine announced on Tuesday that Studio DEEN's original television anime Kochoki (Kochoki: Wakaki Nobunaga) will have a spinoff story titled Kochoki ~Nobunaga Koi Bunroku~. The spinoff will run in the "interactive story app" Honey Magazine this fall, and it will also have an English and French version that will release simultaneously.
Honey Magazine announced the spinoff in June. The story will take a new point of view, and will feature exclusive, new still image art by character designer Atsuko Nakajima and other content.
The anime premiered on July 8 and is currently airing. Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and it describes the story:
The fearsome warlord, the demonic king—Oda Nobunaga! Before he was trying to rule over Japan, he was a teenager who began his path to greatness with his younger brother and faithful followers. Through succession, betrayal, battles, and bonds between one another, the struggles these boys face promise a future where they can blossom into powerful men.
The anime reunites the staff of the Hakuōki anime franchise, including character designer Atsuko Nakajima, script supervisor Ryota Yamaguchi, and scriptwriter Megumu Sasano. Additionally, Kaoru Sawada (Diamond Daydreams, Junji Ito "Collection") is also writing the scripts, and Noriyuki Abe (Yu Yu Hakusho, Bleach, GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is directing the series. Yūsuke Shirato (Lost Song) is composing the music at Flying Dog. May'n (Macross Frontier, The Ancient Magus' Bride, Aquarion Logos) will perform the show's ending theme song "Kiba to Tsubasa" (Fang and Wing).
Author Sasano launched a novel adaptation in Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine on January 10. The novel serves as both a prequel and a spinoff.