Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma: Series Review
In a mystic flash of light, Nobunaga Oda's life changes forever. A young girl, Kichou Saitou, emerges from an old teacup. Kichou claims she is from the 16th-century and is destined to be the wife of the legendary shogun Oda Nobunaga. With the sudden appearance of a beautiful fourteen-year-old, it would seem the present-day Nobunaga has found himself in a fantastical, potentially erotic, set of circumstances.
This was a mistake. Watching Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma (Nobunaga-sensei), was, truly and utterly, a mistake. Granted, this series was only an hour-long – thank heaven – but that was still an hour of my life I will never get back.
Trust me when I tell you, this was a rough sit. Although I’m going to try to keep this as a review and less of a bitter rant, I won’t make any promises either.
First, I suppose I should start with something positive about this series. Easier said than done, but regardless:
Nobunaga-sensei was technically competent; when compared to the pure bottom of the barrel that is. Therefore, congratulations show, your production value was, at least, better than the absolute worst of the worst.
There were also no glaring animation flaws, and overall, the visuals were standard. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on how you want to look at it – this show’s art can’t be considered memorable.
Oh! The plot, for what it was worth, wasn’t hard to follow. Then again, the same can be said about a dog squatting next to a tree. Yeah, you know what’s going on, but do you intend to get up close for a better look?
At a minimum, it did appear as though a production company made this series with some idea of how to put together an anime, and that production company was Animation Studio Seven (Seven).
To give the credit which is due to it, Seven has released a few standout shows (Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai and the Ai Mai Mi series). However, they are also responsible for pure garbage as well (Holmes of Kyoto and Ousama Game The Animation). In addition, Seven does have a reputation for producing several hentai projects, and that legacy can be inferred while watching Nobunaga-sensei.
But that last point isn’t here nor there, and I’ve just run dry on all the “nice” things I can say about this show.
In a nutshell, Nobunaga-sensei was the animated version of someone’s loli-filled, historical fan-fiction sex fantasy.
Personally, I don’t like hyper-perverted teenage characters. So, imagine how thrilled I was when instead of a creepy high school student, we got a creepy late twenty-something-year-old high school teacher who was often caught in “compromising” situations with:
- The fourteen-year-old wife of Oda Nobunaga.
- A twenty-nine-year-old legal loli.
- A high school student whose personality consisted of: Glasses.
- A big-boobed Teacher’s Assistant.
Yes, I am oh so happy (sarcasm) to have watched this show.
The short of it is, Nobunaga-sensei was terrible; like really, really terrible.
It’s rare when I don’t have anything positive to say about a show. And remember, I was trying to force something out. But when a series’ best feature is being better, from a technical standpoint - than some of the worst anime out there - that means it still fell flat.
Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma is one you can skip.
Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma (Nobunaga Teachers Young Bride): Series Review
Writing - 3/103/10
Plot - 2/102/10
Character Development - 1/101/10
Production - 5/105/10
Music - 3/103/10
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