|Name (Kanji)||織田 信奈|
|Name (Romaji):||Nobuna Oda|
|Nickname / Epithet:||"Fool of Owari"|
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Nobuna Oda (織田信奈) is the general, as well as princess of the Oda clan, and ruler of the Owari Province. She became the leader after the death of her father. Called a "fool" by her enemies, Nobuna is actually a very bright and talented young woman, with much knowledge of the world. Her main goal is to unite Japan, and turn the country into a power that is on par with the European nations. She serves as the main female protagonist throughout the series.
She is voiced by Itou Kanae in the anime.
She is often depicted with a musket (matchlock) in official art.
Nobuna is a fairly young woman with a lean frame. She has a heart-shaped face with big brown eyes. Her hair is blond, and quite long, however she usually has it tied up, in a messy fashion with a red ribbon.
She has what many might consider to be a flamboyant fashion sense. She wears a tiger skin wrapped around her waist, over a black hakama with yellow trim at the bottom, and white tabi with zōri. She also wears green-blue colured haori which she wears over only one shoulder.
Nobuna is very ambitious, and dedicated. She not only wants to conquer and unite Japan, but she is even showing interest in the rest of the world, and starts to respect Sagara more when he demonstrates his knowledge of Europe. She seems to be particularly fascinated with European customs, and she has Sagara swear his loyalty to her in a European knight style, and says it's "cooler" and "more elegant" (as translated in English).She also seems to have an interest in Matchlocks.
She usually quite friendly and approachable. For a feudal lord in Japan, she usually seems rather easygoing. However, in some cases, she can be very impatient, such as when she steps on Sagara's face, out of annoyance, because he took to long to introduce himself; and can also be very violent.
Often times, she is very emotional, and starts crying when someone she cares about is in danger, such as Yoshiharu Sagara and Saitou Dousan She values her companions, and will go through great lengths to protect them.
- Nobuna is based on the historical Sengoku legend, Nobunaga Oda, one of the Three Unifiers of Japan(Other is Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Ieyasu Tokugawa) during the Sengoku Era that unifying the chaotic Japan states.
- Prior her ambitions to unify, some of Nobuna decisions were reversed by her retainer, Yoshiharu Sagara due to Yoshiharu's non violent nature.