A new update from the official site for the Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga anime has revealed a good bit of information about the project. The series, previously set for a January 2020 premiere as part of the winter season, has brought out a new promotional video for the series alongside five more characters whose cast members have been revealed, all while playing to the puns of it all. Hidetoshi Takahashi is set to direct based on the scripts from Maruo Kyozuka. Hisashi Kagawa is handling the character designs with Pierrot handling the animation.
The Japanese has had had their names “punned” up to connect with their character, according to ANN, and that results in:
- “Ryuseinu Nakao” as Matsunaga “Buu” Hisahide (actor’s name resembles Ryusei Nakao, but with the kanji for “dog” added on at the end)
- Maaya Sakainu as Marie “Lily” Antoinette (actress’ name resembles Maaya Sakamoto, but with the kanji for “moto” in the last name replaced with the similarly looking kanji for “dog”)
- Miyu Irisu as Lis (Akechi Mitsuhide) (actor’s name resembles Miyu Irino but the kanji for “no” replaced with the two kanji for “risu” or “squirrel”)
- Gyū Fukyama as Ota Gyūichi (actor’s name resembles Jun Fukuyama but the kanji for “Jun” is replaced with the kanji for “cow” that also appears in Ota Gyūichi’s name)
- Junichi Suwabe as Seira Honganji
The new additions include:
- “Takahiro Sakurainu” as Imagawa Gilbert Yoshimoto (actor’s name resembles Takahiro Sakurai, but with the “i” of “Sakurai” written with the character “inu” for “dog” instead of the character for “well”)
- “Kazuhiko Inuue” as Kuroda Charlie Yoshitaka (actor’s name resembles Kazuhiko Inoue, but with the character “inu” for “dog” instead of the character for “well”)
- “Kenichi Suzumura” as Sanada Marutarō Yukimura (actor’s name resembles Kenichi Suzumura, but with “Ken” written with the character for “dog” instead of the character for “health”)
- Akane Kumada as Ichiko Oda
- Hiroki Nanami as Hideto Mitsu
- “Kenyū Horiuchi” as Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga (actor’s name resembles Kenyuu Horiuchi, but with “Ken” written with the homophonic character for “dog” instead of “intelligence”)
- “Toshio Inugawa” as Date Boo Masamune (actor’s name resembles Toshio Furukawa, but with “Inu” or “dog” instead of “Furu” or “old”)
- “Tesshō Kenta” as Takeda Lucky Shingen (actor’s name resembles Tesshō Genda, but with “Ken” written with the homophonous character for “dog” instead of “mysterious”)
- “Naoji Sugita” as Ueusugi Julian Kenshin (actor’s name resembles Tomokazu Sugita. “Naoji” is the name of Sugita’s dog that passed away last year)
The manga from Una Megurogawa began in 2016 and has six volumes out.
Plot Concept: In the “one-of-a-kind samurai-general-reincarnated-as-a-canine comedy,” Nobunaga perishes at Honnōji as in history, and reincarnates in modern-day Japan as a dog named Cinnamon. Other Warring States era warlords such as Takeda Shingen eventually join him, also as dogs.