I think the only shows I’ve finished that have had characters named Oda Nobunaga have all been female versions of that character. I mean, all you really have to do these days to get that character down is to have a character that acts tough but is hopelessly naive about the amount of power they have and is completely reckless. This one checks all the boxes, but about this world they’ve put Oda Nobunaga in?
If there are any shows I think I can point to that has any similarities at all, it would be like setting it in the old world of Sengoku Collection where the genders are swapped, combine some of the time traveling “magic” of Galilei Donna and a bit of Star Driver thrown in as well. Basically, it’s a mess for anyone who gives a damn about historical accuracy.
The good thing this show does is immediately cast that historical context aside. The dream sequences at the beginning are about all you get for that as virtually everything else screams, “this is an alternate world, we can do whatever the hell we want with these historical figures and you can’t complain.” Well this is adapted from something Kawamori had lying around and he’s never really given a damn about anything other than making spectacle.
Satelight have indeed succeeded in making this spectacle. I just hope they try to get away from the generic Sunrise mecha vibes I was feeling when Nobunaga first started up that mecha.