- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Slice of Life, Comedy, Historical, Seinen
- Airing Date : January 2020 – ongoing
- Studios : Studio Signpost
Everyone knows about the great and feared Sengoku warlord Oda Nobunaga. Despite dying at Honnoji Castle before his ambitions could be realized, he’s been used as an important character in many an anime set during the Sengoku Era. In Oda Cinnomon Nobunaga, the story is he’s reincarnated as a schoolgirl’s cute dog! Not happy with his new station in life, Nobunaga struggles to capture some of his past dignity and control but finds it hard to ignore his doggy instincts. However, he finds that he is not the only famous warlord to be reincarnated into a family pet!
Despite his tumultuous past, Nobunaga lives his days as the beloved pet Cinnamon under the tender love of young Ichiko. She considers Cinnamon a dear friend despite his inner narrative being rather callous at times. He still has his pride as the man who almost unified Japan and is the most reluctant of the warlords to have been reborn as a dog. Even though Uesugi Kenshin carries a noble air, he seems resigned and content in his new station in his second life. Takeda Shingen makes full use of his small body to peer under women’s skirts. Most of the other dogs don’t hang onto old grudges the way Nobunaga does but one thing they can all agree on is how annoying ‘youngster’ Sanada Yukimura has become as a corgi.
You Want a Fresh Look at Sengoku Warlords
Due to the popularity of the Sengoku Era as media material, there have been numerous twists on the stories of these historical figures. Either reimagined as women or hot dudes in numerous anime, manga, and visual novels, but they have not, until now, been adorable fluffy dogs. There are flashbacks to battles and allusions to old rivalries and alliances but it’s mostly Nobunaga and the other warlords’ lives as pets in a modern world. If you like the idea of the complicated relationships of daimyou but don’t have the stomach for violence and war, this is a cute, fun way to learn about the Sengoku Era.
You Would Like Some Recipes for Dishes Eaten During the Sengoku Era
Unexpectedly, there are a few historical foods that Cinnamon Nobunaga compares to his dog food. After these comparisons, you’re treated to a brief history of the food followed by a recipe for it. Not only is it nice from an eating standpoint, but it’s a fun bonus for history buffs who like to see commonplace aspects of historical periods represented.
There is a wide cast of adorable, beautiful dogs for you to fall in love with. They’re drawn quite realistically especially compared with the simple human character designs in the show. Of course you have your shiba inu, Cinnamon himself, but other breeds include bulldogs and borzoi not as commonly seen in anime.
Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga is an easy, comical show with a fun cast of characters, some of which don’t often get represented in Sengoku-themed anime. It pays surprising attention to the events that shaped the warlord’s lives and to how they were portrayed in history to realistically create a narrative of how they would view the modern world through their eyes. Their new, doggy eyes. For slice-of-life fans who love dogs, you may want to check out the surprisingly docile Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga.