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Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Canine Samurai TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, January Debut

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Hidetoshi Takahashi helms anime at Pierrot about Sengoku warlords reincarnated as dogs

The official website for the television anime of Una Megurogawa's Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Oda Shinamon Nobunaga) manga revealed the anime's cast, staff, teaser visual, and January 2020 premiere on Friday.

The announcement listed cast members with names that resemble the names of notable voice actors, but with dog-related kanji puns and wordplay. The cast includes:

  • "Kenyū Horiuchi" as Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (actor's name resembles Kenyuu Horiuchi, but with "Ken" written with the homophonic character for "dog" instead of "intelligence")
  • "Toshio Inugawa" as Date Boo Masamune (actor's name resembles Toshio Furukawa, but with "Inu" or "dog" instead of "Furu" or "old")
  • "Tesshō Kenta" as Takeda Lucky Shingen (actor's name resembles Tesshō Genda, but with "Ken" written with the homophonous character for "dog" instead of "mysterious")
  • "Naoji Sugita" as Ueusugi Julian Kenshin (actor's name resembles Tomokazu Sugita. "Naoji" is the name of Sugita's dog that passed away last year)

Hidetoshi Takahashi (Aquarion Logos, Are You Lost? episode director) is directing the anime at Pierrot. Maruo Kyōzuka (The Last -Naruto the Movie-) is in charge of series scripts. Hisashi Kagawa (Sailor Moon S: The Movie, She, The Ultimate Weapon, Toriko) is designing the characters.

In the "one-of-a-kind samurai-general-reincarnated-as-a-canine comedy," Nobunaga perishes at Honnōji as in history, and reincarnates in modern-day Japan as a dog named Cinnamon. Other Warring States era warlords such as Takeda Shingen eventually join him, also as dogs.

The manga has been running in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine, as well as on the Web Comic Zenyon service since May 1, 2016. Tokuma Shoten published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on July 20.

Sources: Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga anime's website, MoCa News


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