Posting a random unrelated picture as always, I don’t want to waste time trying to take a screenshot or find something that would fit here. Though it’s actually not that unrelated as Mouretsu Pirates and Nobunaga The Fool share staff.
The post is short but I still put a read more as I’ll spoil things up to episode 14 included.
I guess I could post a pic of JEANNE KAGUYA D’ARC but I really don’t feel like it. Her name will keep making me laugh for weeks. Really looking forward to the show each week just to hear it. It’s been a while I got to see a ridiculous French name. Since Dog Days’ LEONMITCHELLI GALETTE DES ROIS I guess. Though that one is sooo ridiculous it just makes me sad instead of laugh, nice thing I never watched this show. Anyway you can see that Nobunaga The Fool really is a show for Japanese people, like Thomas Romain said. It’s like Japanese’s ideas about the world outside Japan cranked up to eleven.
There’s a scene where JEANNE KAGUYA D’ARC speaks french at the end of episode 2. She says “Elle est mignone”. For once it actually sounded okay, and the sentence is correct so I’m just nitpicking: There’s some sentences that would have fit better, like “Comme elle est belle/jolie”. “Elle est mignone” feels like they just put “あの子かわいい” in Google Translate and copypasted it. This is weird too since Thomas Romain is working on the show, so they could have just asked him. Though as the sentence is perfectly fine, maybe they did ask him.
Another possibility is that since it’s Japan, they could have went: “NOPE, he’s an animator, and his job is to draw, not to check the gratuitous French we put in”. I don’t really see this happening as Kawamori Shouji is at series composition he’s a cool guy. It’ s not like I’m there though. It’s not like I can know. (Well I could actually ask Thomas Romain directly about it on Twitter, but I don’t have twitter)
I know I’m making really weird assumptions. But this is my whole point in this paragraph actually. Too many people say things about anime studios without really knowing anything.
Well it’s true that Kawamori san is a super cool guy though.
About the show itself now. Well it really does feel like Escaflowne but worse and with today’s standards. Like how the mechas are in CG or how we’re getting a love triangle with two girls instead of two guys. I actually really dislike comparisons like these, like how people said Valvrave was the new Code Geass, because it really wasn’t. I did like Valvrave though and thought it was a very good show. I love Code Geass as well.
Maybe Nobunaga The Fool will turn out completely different than Escaflowne. I hope it does. Speaking of which I thought about some guesses about the plot.
- Current Nobunaga actually isn’t Nobunaga’s reincarnation, but some other guy.
- Silver loli is going to die (I really hope she does since I dislike her). Hideyoshi is going to die too.
- Eyepatch silver bishonen is going to switch sides and join Nobunaga.
- There’s actually a third planet they’ll introduce in the second half of the show.
- Also, Nobu’s little brother is actually a girl.
I’m not including stuff like “Mitsuhide likes Ichihime” because episode 2 already made it obvious. I hope I’m wrong on all these so we can get a nice surprising show. Really looking forward to it. Plus it’s two cours so it shouldn’t be rushed and characters should be well developped.
I watched Nobunaga The Fool and Wizard Barristers. The latter had my favorite start. They didn’t expose too much things. It was easy to follow, it flowed well, and didn’t try hard to end on a cliffhanger.
I don’t really care either way, and I don’t judge stuff on one episode so I’ll keep watching Nobunaga The Fool. I was planning to watch it ever since I heard about it anyway.
Not sure how to explain it, but I wish it’d leave us some things to interpret ourselves instead of introducing every character(even those who won’t appear immediately), and plot devices. The scene at the end of Nobunaga The Fool episode 1, with every character and silver loli saying their own version of “…it’s starting” was particularly useful yet useless.
Actually I think I figured out why irks me. I’ve never disliked the blueprint of the typical first episode of a mecha show. I never found myself to have grown tired of typical lines like these. I don’t mind the cliffhanger at the end right when the protagonist gets into the mecha. It’s just that Nobunaga The Fool’s was a really mediocre take on this typical mecha anime episode 1 blueprint.
I’m really looking forward to the rest of Wizard Barristers. Too bad it’s only 12 episodes.