Nobunagun (ノブナガン) is a manga series written and illustrated by Masato Hisa. Serialized in Earth Star Entertainment’s magazine Comic Earth Star since May 2011. An anime television series adaptation by studio Bridge was broadcast from January 5, 2014 to March 30, 2014 in Japan. Shio Ogura is a Japanese high school student, who is visiting Taiwan on a school trip when she is suddenly attacked by monsters. Agents known as “E-Gene Holders” from the government agency DOGOO also arrive, who wield weapons infused with the spirits of historical figures. Shio is revealed to also be an E-Gene Holder when the soul of Oda Nobunaga awakens after she tries to rescue a friend.
To protect the world from the impending invasion of the alien species known only as “Evolutionary Invasion Objects” (EIO), the supranational organization DOGOO created special warriors through DNA manipulation called E-Gene holders. These E-Gene holders are the reincarnations of various historical figures. Using special weapons called AU balls, E-gene holders can call forth AU weapons with an affinity to their assigned historical figure and use it against the invaders. Sio Ogura is one of them, being the reincarnation of Oda Nobunaga. However, her memories of her past life are limited only by dreams about the military past. Going on a school trip in Taiwan, Ogura gets caught in the middle of a battle between Evolutionary Invasion Objects and Dogoo’s E-gene holders, alongside her classmate Asao Kaoru. When one of the E-Gene holders, the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper, gets incapacitated and Asao ends up in danger when confronting an Evolutionary Invasion object, Sio uses Jack’s AU ball to fully activate her E-Gene holder status. She gains her AU weapon, a massive machine gun, and assists the other E-Gene holders to put an end to the Taiwan invasion. After some reluctance, she joins DOGOO at Asao’s behest.
Opening Theme “Respect for the dead man” by Pay money To my Pain (featuring Ken & Teru from Crossfaith)
Ending Theme “Chiisana Hoshi” (Ver. α) (Ver. β)
Nobunagun Original Soundtrack
Blu-Ray Box Bonus CD : Drama CD [Vol. 1] [Vol. 2]