Nobunagun – 01
「織田信長」 (Oda Nobunaga)
Alright, I’ll admit it. I came in expecting some sort of craziness, but this episode far eclipsed the amount I thought we were going to get. It’s like they decided to shove the action scenes of Kill la Kill together with the light-hearted monster bashing nature of Vividred Operation (there were some rear end shots included)—resulting in an experience that was both over-the-top and a hit/miss. Needless to say, action fans will love this series, but it’s not exactly a series with appeal for those seeking something more.
Indeed, it’s pretty obvious from the get-go that we’re likely not going to get much of a story here. Maybe we will, but it’s more likely this’ll be one of those shows people watch for fun—and it looks like you’ll get a lot of it with this series. After all, the main characters (known as E-Gene holders) are wielding historical figures as weapons—Nobunaga as a machine gun! Whee!—there’s plenty of monster (Evolutionary Invasion Objects) beating to go around, and a pretty decent soundtrack to go along with it all. There’s also a unique art style that makes it quite different from your average show, and the pacing is fast and adrenaline rush inducing. It requires a bit of disbelief suspension sure, but when you get people getting blown apart like it’s nothing to start off the first episode, that’s the intent of and likely par for course when it comes to Nobunagun.
As such, there really isn’t much to say about what we got here with Nobunagun’s introductory episode. It’s a straight forward show—at least, it seems like it will be—and the conclusion ends up similarly so. If any of the above discussion or screenshots haven’t turned you away from the series, you’ll probably going to be alright with this series. If you find yourself on the fence after this introductory episode though, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere this time around. I’ll continue watching regardless myself, but this is a show better watched rather than covered, so don’t be surprised if this doesn’t end up being picked up in future weeks.
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