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I'm curious on this trend of Nobunaga themes.
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I've always been a fan of anime and I know how historically significant Oda Nobunaga of Owari is. But what I'm curious of is why this trend has taken storm. There's numerous interpretations, many sci-fi themes, many "what if?"s. So what has made this theme SO popular? Not that I'm complaining.
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Posted 7/23/14
japanese people are pretty prideful.
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Posted 7/23/14
Historical theme Anime is nothing new.
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Nerdworks wrote:

Historical theme Anime is nothing new.


I know, it just seems to be this one theme that's caught on like a wildfire.
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Posted 7/23/14

bloodrose29 wrote:


Nerdworks wrote:

Historical theme Anime is nothing new.


I know, it just seems to be this one theme that's caught on like a wildfire.


The whole feudal era having Moe,loli,Shonen, Shojo characters kind of makes money for Mangkai these day's.

Posted 7/24/14
If they like to continually make shit anime about some dead guy, that's on them.
Posted 7/24/14
He's probably Japan's cleopatra. (Not in terms of beauty).

I notice ppl are obsessed with cleopatra. Because she was a fascinating woman.
Nobunaga was an interesting man with thoughts that were ahead of his times.
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Posted 7/24/14
If you're the man who united Japan, I don't see why you won't be popular.
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What other way to make young people interested in history other than to make up stories of badassery like what Japan does with their historic figures. No thanks to the countless stories about the Sengoku era through Japanese media, I feel like I know their history a lot better.

If America had the guts to make turn George Washington into some awesome badass, or pilot some awesome mecha, it would make me more interested in US history (note I'm not American).
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The man was a destroyer of traditions in a country very steeped in tradition. I suspect that is a major reason why he still captures the popular imagination. Some examples:

"I am supposed to honor my father? Screw him." *knocks over his dad's ashes at his funeral and leaves*

"My brother wants to kill me? Screw him, too." *fakes his own death, waits for his brother to come see his corpse, jumps out of his death bed and kills him*

"Most powerful army in Japan, protected by regional alliances? Screw that." *uses an army of 1,500 to defeat an army of 30,000 led by Imagawa*

"The Buddhists are trying to run the country? Screw them." *massacres 20,000+ of them at Mt. Hiei, then invites Christians into the country; this is likely where he gets the Demon King title*

"My most loyal retainer is being ... all loyal and stuff? Ah, whatever, screw him, too." *cue a number of grave insults to Akechi Mitsuhide, possibly including buggering his aunt*

"And, while I'm at it, screw the historians!" *exact circumstances of his death at Honnoji are never fully determined*
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Nork22 wrote:

What other way to make young people interested in history other than to make up stories of badassery like what Japan does with their historic figures. No thanks to the countless stories about the Sengoku era through Japanese media, I feel like I know their history a lot better.

If America had the guts to make turn George Washington into some awesome badass, or pilot some awesome mecha, it would make me more interested in US history (note I'm not American).


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probably for the same reasons america went crazy over World War 2 media (movies, games, TV shows, books....) not too long ago.
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Still hoping for the series where George Washington needs to build his harem of gender-bent historical figures in order to save the universe from extra-dimensional brits. Get on it Japan!
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

The man was a destroyer of traditions in a country very steeped in tradition. I suspect that is a major reason why he still captures the popular imagination. Some examples:

"I am supposed to honor my father? Screw him." *knocks over his dad's ashes at his funeral and leaves*

"My brother wants to kill me? Screw him, too." *fakes his own death, waits for his brother to come see his corpse, jumps out of his death bed and kills him*

"Most powerful army in Japan, protected by regional alliances? Screw that." *uses an army of 1,500 to defeat an army of 30,000 led by Imagawa*

"The Buddhists are trying to run the country? Screw them." *massacres 20,000+ of them at Mt. Hiei, then invites Christians into the country; this is likely where he gets the Demon King title*

"My most loyal retainer is being ... all loyal and stuff? Ah, whatever, screw him, too." *cue a number of grave insults to Akechi Mitsuhide, possibly including buggering his aunt*

"And, while I'm at it, screw the historians!" *exact circumstances of his death at Honnoji are never fully determined*


hoo i just got a history lesson, and it was interesting to read too thanks man
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Posted 7/24/14 , edited 7/24/14
I knew someone's gonna bring up Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter...
Yeah, but Abe's like Hideyoshi Toyotomi. They both look like monkeys... **hides**
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