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I'm curious on this trend of Nobunaga themes.
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Oda Nobunaga Ruler, Mecha pilot , Band guitarist, Gunner, Time traveler.
Wonder whats next ???
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Well, Nobunaga is a legend in Japan, so it makes sense that in Japan there are guys who do lots of things in anime about this guy. Some of them are quite silly, while others are more true to the historical context. Then there are some that puts him in a different world where his conquest is the same, but the approach to it is bizarre or something. It's just another variation of anime, and there is creativity in these portrayals.
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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).


We turned Abraham Lincoln into a vampire hunter. Give us some credit man.
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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).


Would George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in power armor suffice?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CpmMzfphZNE
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They might as well recreate histories greatest epic figure Caligula in a Hentai never thought up by Japanese men.
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Nerdworks wrote:
They might as well recreate histories greatest epic figure Caligula in a Hentai


That ... actually sort of already happened in a non-animated way.

The film Caligula is a porno.
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wilson881 wrote:

Oda Nobunaga Ruler, Mecha pilot , Band guitarist, Gunner, Time traveler.
Wonder whats next ???


Voiced by Norio Wakamoto:
http://youtu.be/9V1AEvN8VZs
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bloodrose29 wrote:

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.


Hell it is even a theme in Kamen Rider Gaim.
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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*


Wow thanks also, that was intriguing.
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theYchromosome wrote:

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!

They should at least make George Washington female too, with all the other characters also being female. Benjamin Franklin can be the loli. George should save the universe by adding those extra-dimensional brits to her harem. That's when the Catgirls arrive in time for season 2. Most awesome show ever?

I guess the Nobunaga thing is just a trend. Like zombies or whatever, one person does a show about something and others happen to have had similar ideas or just copy each other.
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