Review: Nobunagun, Episode 13: Nobunagun


Nobunagun must have decided to take a page out of Dan Brown’s book in terms of presenting absurd historical twists. I refer to the fact that Jack the Ripper is revealed to have actually been Florence Nightingale, who was actually killing people who were carrying some virus that would be catastrophic if released. She knew who to kill by some unknown power that only activated when the Earth was in danger. Er… yeah. Granted, Nobunagun’s whole premise is weird, but in this instance they’ve chosen to essentially change the historic character that’s being portrayed. I suppose it is easier to accept Jack the Ripper as a hero for humanity if you change his past to something of tragic heroics, but then again the angle of redemption could have been argued for keeping the historical figure intact. At any rate…

Outside of the absurd backstory, the final episode delivers everything you’d want to see (and some things you don’t). Evolutionary Invasion Objects are destroyed, killed, and otherwise defeated, humanity is victorious, and Sio gets the guy. On the other hand, there is some fanservice thrown in that really didn’t need to be there (and, really, does fanservice EVER need to be thrown in there?). I suppose the ending is fairly predictable, but it also goes the way I would have hoped, so in the end I’m satisfied.

A Christian Perspective:

The language is light this time around, and the violence is mostly what you’re used to seeing, although with Jack’s background being revealed we do see some human death. Blood is also more prevalent than it has been in the past. There is also a point in the episode where all of the E-Gene holders are shown resting, and the female holders are all wearing something that I’ll say are akin to sports bras. That’s kind of shaky in and of itself, but what’s worse is that Cyx is shown to be in her panties, and at one point she gropes Sio’s breast. Cyx and Newton also drag Sio off to the shower at one point, and while nothing is actually shown, we do hear sounds coming from the shower. Whether anything is supposed to be implied or not, I don’t know, but this kind of content really wasn’t necessary.

Content Guide:

Language: 1 “h**la”; 1 “h**l”

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: The female characters are all shown wearing something akin to sports bras; Cyx is shown in said sports bra-esque thing and her panties; Cyx gropes Sio’s breast; Cyx and Newton drag Sio off while stating that they’re going to take a shower; there are sounds heard coming from the shower room, but nothing shown; in the end credits, Newton is shown holding Galileo by the face while Galileo blushe

Violence: An EIO has its tentacle sliced apart; a woman’s throat is slashed open; gunfire; the typical–EIOs shot, sliced, and blown up

Blood/Gore: A line of blood is seen running down a character’s face; blood squirts from the throat of a woman–her clothes are afterwards shown with blood on them; blood spreading below the bodies of other women; EIO blood is shown; a character gets a nosebleed; the same character has a bloody tissue stuffed up her nose

2 thoughts on “Review: Nobunagun, Episode 13: Nobunagun

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