Opening Songs
OP 1 - Link (Aimi)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Hikari (Makino Mizuta)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Romance

Episodes: 12

When it comes to harems, many factors will either make or break a good one...I've explained this many times already, but it's always nice to see a harem that does well at EVERYTHING that it's supposed to long as its done in moderation. "Oda Nobuna No Yabou" is a harem that was released back in 2012, so I'm a little bit late to this one; but better late than never. I'm glad I returned to watch this one though, because seriously, "Oda Nobuna No Yabou" easily beats out many harem animes in present date with its unique spin on the sengoku period figureheads, more specifically, the generals. Of course, when we talk gender swapped characters, they need to be presented WELL, and to be honest, I really liked how things went with "Oda Nobouna No Yabou". It has a decent story that's pretty good for a harem, great characters, and even some intense moments as well. "Oda Nobuna No Yabou" is a strong entry to the genre, even much more so if you like the whole "Oda Nobunaga" thing.

Oh hell yes....Oda Nobuna is, to say the least.

The opening theme is "Link" by Aimi, and its a pretty good song IMO. For an anime like "Oda Nobuna", which focuses on more than just flirting around with girls, "Link" really highlights the intense and amazing moments of the show. Its a lot better than some random cute-sy opening theme that sounds similar to many other songs. The ending theme, "Hikari" by Makino Mizuta is a ballad, and honestly, it's not even a very strong one. Not my cup of tea, to say the least.

Rating: 8.0/10

I really enjoyed "Oda Nobuna No Yabou", I really missed out on this series for the past 3 years. The different approach that was taken to the story and how it was supposed to follow the events that transpired during Oda Nobunaga's plan to rule the world was...nice. Its mostly the same, but with a few tweaks in the proper history here and there, making it quite a unique experience (unlike the shit in "Nobunaga The Fool", which just blew everything out of proportion). The characters are pretty solid, and they made sure not to make it a COMPLETE boob fest by throwing at least SOME guys in there (I'm glad they kept Hattori Hanzo as a dude). Fan service was kept in moderation, and it sure as hell did not extract from the exciting moments in the was more like icing on top of the cake. Speaking of the climatic moments in the story, while action wasn't the main focus here, there was a fair bit of planning and political warfare which only made things more interesting. There's a lot to like here, and at least our protagonist isn't a useless piece of slab in this one, despite coming from the future and having no combat prowess.

As usual, the main character gets all the lolis.

Yoshiharu is a normal high school student that loves to play a lot of video games, especially the ones that involve Oda Nobunaga. One day he wakes up in the middle of a field with soldiers running rampant all around. A man dies in front of him, and Yoshiharu finds out that the man that none other than the reincarnation of Hideyoshi, the man destined to serve Oda Nobunaga. Then he finds out that the Oda Nobunaga that he knew for his entire a woman. A puzzled Yoshiharu jumps in to defend her in the middle of a battle, and he is knocked out. He is picked up by Nobunaga's troops and ends up tagging along, with Oda Nobuna calling him Saru...which simply stands for monkey. He starts off as Nobuna's shoe polisher that resides with all of her generals (all gender swapped, mind you), until they all realize that Yoshiharu ACTUALLY comes from the future, when he predicts events that were to happen in the world. He devotes himself to making sure that Oda Nobuna doesn't deviate too much from the original timeline that he knows of.

"Oda Nobuna No Yabou" is pretty great for what it is. It does the job right in many of its aspects, Unfortunately, there's no word of a sequel yet, because the world of "Oda Nobuna No Yabou" has a whole lot of potential. With a ton of likable characters and a story that's only gearing up to become better, there's not much to NOT like here.