Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga Anime Reveals More Cast, Opening Theme Artist

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime of Una Megurogawa's Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (Oda Shinamon Nobunaga) manga revealed more cast and the opening theme song artist 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 new cast members are (Note: some character name romanizations are not confirmed.):

  • "Takahiro Sakurainu" as Imagawa Gilbert Yoshimoto (actor's name resembles Takahiro Sakurai, but with the "i" of "Sakurai" written with the character "inu" for "dog" instead of the character for "well")
  • "Kazuhiko Inuue" as Kuroda Charlie Yoshitaka (actor's name resembles Kazuhiko Inoue, but with the character "inu" for "dog" instead of the character for "well")
  • "Kenichi Suzumura" as Sanada Marutarō Yukimura (actor's name resembles Kenichi Suzumura, but with "Ken" written with the character for "dog" instead of the character for "health")
  • Akane Kumada as Ichiko Oda
  • Hiroki Nanami as Hideto Mitsu

Kumada is also performing the opening theme song for the anime.

The anime will premiere in January 2020.

The previously announced 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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