Nobunagun First Impressions

Nobunagun   Nobunagun Anime Image

Director: Nobuhiro Kondo, Original Creator: Masato Hisa, Series Composition: Hiroshi Yamaguchi,Character Design: Hiromi Matsushita, KAZZ T, Mechanical Design: Hirofumi Nakata, Kenichi Takase,

Voice Actors: Shiori Muto (Shio Ogura), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Jack), Chiwa Saito (Geronimo), Yuu Asakawa (Newton), Sumire Uesaka (Galileo), Akira Ishida (Vidocq), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Ghandi),

Studio: Bridge



High school girl Shio Ogura is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when monsters attack. These creatures are called “Evolved Invaders” and the military is useless against them but then… the mysterious E-Gene Holder agents from the government organisation DOGOO appear! What is special about these guys is that they wield weapons infused with the spirits of great historical figures – Gandhi s a barrier and Newton is a gravitational manoeuvre. It just so happens that Shio Ogura has the e-gene and can wield a weapon! Shio’s E-Gene is infused with the spirit of Oda Nobunaga. He is now a giant machinegun. He is… Nobunagun. Genius. Let the battle commence!


Yeah, Nobunaga as a machine gun named Nobunagun. Just plain genius.

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Genkina Hito’s Winter 2013/4 Anime Selection

Genki Winter Anime 2014 Guide Header

My Winter 2013/4 season preview is up and running on Anime UK News and while writing itWinter 2013/2014 Anime Chart v2 I noticed that the number of shows was up on previous years and that among them are a nice selection of titles that range from the familiar trend of light novel/manga adaptations and sequels to some interesting looking original series. I used the chart on the right (which I got from here) as a basis and went researching for a day. Anyway I culled the best shows from that list to put in here.

The winter may be coming and yet I still haven’t finished the autumn anime selection (there are about three weeks left) but I can say that I love this autumn’s shows and will continue to watch Samurai Flamenco. Indeed I wrote this while listening to the OP for Galilei Donna over and over.

Anyway, back to the winter selection. I’m pretty excited about Space Dandy which sees the return of Shinichiro (Cowboy Bebop) Watanabe to the television with a funky looking space adventure. Just watching the trailer gets me grooving. I’m also pretty hyped over finally getting to see Pupa after it was delayed due to battles with censors over its violent content. There are two anime playing with the historical figure Nobunaga and both shows look like fun especially the one from Shoji Kawamori. Enough rambling, here are my picks!




Space Dandy       Space Dandy Key Image

Chief Director: Shinichiro Watanabe, Shingo Natsume (Director:), Dai Sato, Keiko Nobumoto, Kimiko Ueno (Scripts:), Yoshiyuki Ito (Character Designer🙂

Voice Actors: Junichi Suwabe (Dandy:), Uki Satake (QT:), Hiroyuki Yoshino (Meow:), Maasaki Yajima (Narrator:),

Studio: Bones


Dandy is an alien-hunter tasked with finding new species of aliens that have never been seen before. With the aid of a defective robot named QT and a talking alien cat named Meow, he journeys to different planets when not going to “Boobies,” a restaurant full of voluptuous waitresses.

Quite frankly this is the big release for the season for me. This 26-episode anime is an original idea from Shinichiro Watanabe and he reunites with studio BONES and some of the Cowboy Bebop writing staff in the form of Dai Sato and Keiko Nobumoto. The trailer and character designs and sexy women take me back to the old-school anime like Space Adventure Cobra which also had dandy guys in space travelling with oddball companions, getting into wild battles, meeting sexy women and fan service. This is Space Adventure Cobra from Shinichiro Watanabe though so I’m hoping it will be special.


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