The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Naoki Shigeno's four-panel historical comedy manga Nobunaga no Shinobi (Nobunaga's Ninja) announced yesterday that the TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, Lupin The Third)-animated series is set to premiere in Japan this October.
The manga has been serialized in Hakusensha's biweekly manga magazine Young Animal since 2008, and currently nine tankobon volumes are available in Japan. The story follows a female ninja girl Chidori who serves for Nobunaga Oda, one of the most powerful daimyo in the the late Sengoku period of Japan, telling his attempt to unify Japan.
Akitaro Daichi (Kodomo no Omocha, Kamisama Kiss) is attached to direct the adaptation, alongside character designer Junko Yamanaka (SERVAMP, ReLIFE). Its "episode 0" was first screened at TMS
Entertainment's booth in the Anime Japan 2016 event held in March, and is now also streamed legitimately
on YouTube (region locked for some countries, including the US).
Main Voice Cast:
Chidori: Inori Minase (Chino in Is the Order a Rabbit?)
Nobunaga: Wataru Hatano (Murasaki in Hamatora)
Hideyoshi: Kappei Yamaguchi (Usopp in One Piece)
Sukezou: Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata in Haikyu!!)
Kichou: Chiaki Takahashi (Azusa Miura in The [email protected])
Oichi: Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda in Love Live!)
Nene: Rie Kugimiya (Aguri Madoka/Cure Ace in Dokodoki PreCure!)
TV anime main visual
Manga Tankobon 1st and 9th volume covers
© Naoki Shigeno/Hakusensha, Nobunaga no Shinobi Production Committee