Characters appearing in ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool''.


[[folder:Main Characters]]

!!Oda Nobunaga
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano (JP), Scott Gibbs (EN)

The first son of Oda Nobuhide and thus, the next lord of Owari. His brash and carefree attitude caused his father and the clan's retainers to dislike him and nicknamed him "the fool". However, behind his chaotic nature, Nobunaga was a highly intelligent man with boundless ambition and great strength and courage to back it up.
* TheArcher: He can take out enemies who have their own mecha while still on horseback--''[[ImprobableAimingSkills with a bow and arrow!]]''
* BadassBoast:
-> ''"There is no end to the path that I take! It will take me to the infinite heavens and earth!"''
* BashBrothers: With Mitsuhide and Hideyoshi.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He's clearly fond of Oichi.
* BigBrotherMentor: He plays this role with Nobukatsu, obviously, and in a way also with Jeanne.
* {{Bishounen}}: In stark contrast to most fictional versions of UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.
* BloodKnight: His grin when he does battles is wide and vicious.
* CatchPhrase: "It was inevitable!" Reputedly the historical Nobunaga's final words.
* TheChosenOne: Only the Star Savior is supposed to be able to pilot the mecha he easily takes over. Joan also has visions of him. According to Joan, he can prevent a calamity from befalling both stars.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Anime/StarDriver Takuto Tsunashi]]. Nobunaga's hair is basically a gray and black version of Takuto's Ginga Bishonen red and yellow hair style, neither are lacking in the "flair" department, and they share the same [[Creator/MamoruMiyano voice actor]]
* FallingIntoTheCockpit
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: He met Himiko when they were children, but he doesn't seem to remember her.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Somewhat justified in that this is not supposed to be the Nobunaga from history, and is heavily implied to be Oda's reincarnation.
* HurtingHero
->''"Am I laughing or crying?"''
* ICallItVera: He names his mecha [[GratuitousEnglish The Fool]] after himself.
* IHatePastMe: Has had nightmares of the real life Nobunaga since he was a kid, and he has hated and feared that he could be such a person since.
* IdiotHero: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. It's obvious that Nobunaga is very shrewd. He quickly figures out how his friend figured out he was talking about a girl, and when he discovers an enemy raiding party he immediately reports it rather then charging in. However, he also does not care at all for social niceties, choosing to ditch his own brother's coming of age ceremony for hunting. Hence his nickname, "The Fool"
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He manages to take our three mecha units using nothing but a bow and arrow by firing through the small openings in the heads that allow the pilots to see.
* MulticoloredHair: His hair is grey with a black "star" in the middle.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He chose to retreat after [[spoiler: Caesar, who was also his father's killer, back-stabbed Shingen rather than stay to fight Caesar and Shingen's men]].
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: The beginning of episode one has him having a dream of his previous life's death. It also gave him a glimpse of Jeanne
* RedEyesTakeWarning: A hint of his true cunning and prowess in battle.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Obviously.
* TarotMotifs: As fitting with the rest of the show. His Tarot is "The Fool", the quintessential adventurer at the beginning of his quest.

!!Jeanne Kaguya d'Arc/Mori Ranmaru
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa (JP), Creator/JulietSimmons (EN)

A young woman from the Western Planet who frequently dreamed of a woman being burned at stake and was ridiculed for it. When Leonardo da Vinci offered her a chance to find out what destiny has in store for her, Jeanne took a leap of faith and traveled with the genius inventor to Eastern Planet. There, she met Oda Nobunaga whom she reluctantly served under the guise of a man.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: It's made pretty clear that her childhood was less then pleasant due to her visions.
->''I'm the "Demon Possessed", my parents were glad to be rid of me''.
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: The power of her Regalia takes the form of a banner that can be only used defensively, keeping with Joan of Arc's historical conduct on the battlefield.]]
* {{Bifauxnen}}: See DraggedIntoDrag below.
* BreastPlate: Her armor consists of a single pauldron on her left shoulder.
* ButNotTooForeign: Jeanne ''Kaguya'' D'Arc. Made especially ridiculous since the equivalent of Japan is on ANOTHER PLANET.
* CompositeCharacter: Like with names up top say, she's Jeanne d'Arc (prophetic visions), Kaguya-hime (girl from space who lands in Japan), and Ranmaru (Nobunaga's follower and (probably) lover).
* DraggedIntoDrag: Nobunaga has her hide her real gender and call herself Ranmaru because he knows how suspicious suddenly being followed around by a buxom foreign woman would be.
* GagBoobs: Hideyoshi is more than happy to ogle them.
** {{Gainaxing}}: Amazing she can keep them contained while in disguise.
** SuppressedMammaries: She noticably complains about the pain of doing so.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The most innocent character in the cast.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: While the real Jeanne D'arc was indeed buxom, though probably not quite to Kaguya's extreme, she had short, black hair and wore male clothing, whereas Kaguya has long blonde hair, big blue eyes and skimpy clothes. Though she does wear male clothing later.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: She stars learning how to use a bow and also a sword. She even gets her own "war armor".
* InnocentBlueEyes: although the people of her village would call them OccultBlueEyes.
* JeanneDArchetype: Duh.
* MsFanservice: In her Western garb. Not so much when disguised as a man.
* NiceGirl: Though she won't hesitate to punch you out for trying to grope her.
* PaperThinDisguise: The first time Himiko meets Jeanne, she immediately opens her shirt to confirm her suspicion. And Caesar just needs one look at her from afar to know she's a woman. Even Ichihime seems to know that she is female.
* PrimalFear: Of fire. Most likely caused by her connection to the actual Jeanne D'arc and possibly Mori Ranmaru.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Just like Nobunaga, she was having dreams of her prior incarnation's death.
* {{Reincarnation}}: Duh, Again.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl:
* TheRival: Himiko deems Jeanne as her rival.
* UndyingLoyalty: She ends up developing this for Nobunaga, "The Savior King".
* WaifProphet: Hears voices which predict what she needs to do next.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: She's only 15.

!!Akechi Mitsuhide
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (JP), Mike Yager (EN)
* AgentPeacock: His attire and mannerism are quite flamboyant.
* BeautyMark
* {{Bishonen}}: Handsome and elegant, in comparison to his rougher companions.
* CharacterTics: {{Hair flip}}s.
* GuileHero with a bit of ManipulativeBastard
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After killing Nobukatsu, it takes Mitsuhide awhile to get over the fact he had to kill Nobukatsu to ensure that the clan would unite behind Nobunaga.]]
** [[spoiler: Suffers another on when Ichihime agrees to marry Caesar.]]
* ImpliedLoveInterest: He appears to have feelings for Ichihime.
* LoveTriangle: He has feelings for Ichihime, who is strongly hinted to return his affections. Meanwhile Caesar has fallen in love with Ichihime too.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Assassinates Nobukatsu so Nobunaga would be in power.]]
* TheSpymaster: His primary task among Nobunaga's allies.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He fits the trope in a subdued fashion.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Nobunaga.

!!Totoyomi Hideyoshi/[[spoiler:Son Goku]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji (JP), Creator/GregAyres (EN)
* AllMenArePerverts: He likes Jeanne's chest.
* AnimalMotif: [[EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys Monkey]].
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Loses one of each in his battle against Alexander, which are replaced by cybernetics]].
** ArtificialLimb: [[spoiler: His left arm and leg]].
* BlowYouAway: [[spoiler:After receiving the wind shinki from Nobunaga.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His easy-going nature belies his true capabilities.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: After his near-death experience, he's rebuilt as a cyborg]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:His dead little sister. Though in an odd version of this, while Hideyoshi does use her death as motivation, he doesn't use it in revenge against the people who indirectly caused her death: the Oda clan.]]
* InstantExpert: He almost immediately figures out how to expertly control Da Vinci's tank.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Asks Jeanne for a lock of hair, asks her if her boobs are really that big, and then tries to grope her.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Nobunaga
* StepfordSmiler: At least implied in episode 10.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Leonardo da Vinci
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita (JP), Creator/DavidWald (EN)
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Renowned genius? Yes. Wears a tuba like a scarf? Hell yes.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/FateApocrypha Caster of Red, AKA Shakespeare]].
* GadgeteerGenius: Much like the real Da Vinci, taken to extreme levels.
* GenreSavvy: He quickly figures out how to get onto Oda's good side.
* LargeHam: The largest of all!
* {{Megane}}: His glasses add to his quirky appeal.
* TricksterMentor: Has shades of this.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He disobeys orders and risks his life in order to help Jeanne follow her prophecies.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair


[[folder:Eastern Planet]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MinoriChihara (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: To Caesar, so they can seal a truce between his side and the Oda Clan.]]
* BigBrotherWorship: She adores her brother, and recognizes his hidden potential.
* CompositeCharacter: Appears to be based on Oichi, Nobunaga's little sister, and Nouhime, his wife.
* FlowerInHerHair: She has several combs decorated with flowers.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She appears to return Mitsuhide's interest in her.
* LoveTriangle: Both Mitsuhide and Caesar fall in love with her, and it appears she feels something for each of them in return.
* NaginatasAreFeminine: As appropriate for a warlord's daughter, she carries one while preparing to defend her clan.
* TheNarrator: She serves as this on occasion.
* PrincessesPreferPink: In contrast to the other, rougher heroines in the series.
* RapunzelHair: Nearly to her knees.
* {{Reincarnation}}: She was Oda's little sister in her past life and this one.
* SilkHidingSteel: She seems gentle and kind, but she reveals an iron will and sharp political instincts when necessary.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Caesar]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To her older brother of course.
* YamatoNadeshiko: To the core. She is a true daughter of a noble warlord, elegant and soft-spoken much of the time but revealing a keen insight and will of iron when necessary. She supports her clan without a second thought, accepting an ArrangedMarriage by threatening to kill her betrothed if he crosses her clan. When the castle comes under siege, she prepares to defend the castle with Naginata in hands.

!!Oda Nobukatsu
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobunagaShimazaki (JP), Gabriel Regojo (EN)
* BigBrotherWorship: He adores his brother and supports him wholeheartedly.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Assassinated by Mitsuhide in order to secure Nobunaga's leadership]].
* NiceGuy: He's far too kind, and has no interest in ruling the Oda Clan.
* NonActionGuy: And he knows it.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Subverted. He turns out to be the kindest, most humble member of the Oda clan. It does not end well for him.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: His death in episode six signifies a turning point in the series.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: He is loyal to his older brother.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: We don't see much of him before he's killed off]].
* TheWisePrince: In contrast to his brother, he is modest and level-headed.

!!Oda Nobuhide
->'''Voiced by:''' Hiroshi Yanaka (JP), Luis Galindo (EN)
* KilledOffForReal
* MulticoloredHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* StrongFamilyResemblance
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Shibata Katsuie
->'''Voiced by:''' Yasuhiro Mamiya
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Hayashi Hidesada
->'''Voiced by:''' Shinobu Matsumoto
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Hiraga Gennai
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiKakazu
* GenderFlip

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoTouyama (JP), Krystal [=LaPorte=] (EN)
* AccidentalProposal: In return for her regalia, she extracts a proposal from [[spoiler:Nobunaga]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: She's got quite a bit of political power, as she is the QUEEN of Yamatai, but is still appears to be in her early teens.
* BigDamnHeroes: To Nobunaga in episode three.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: She and Nobunaga met when they were children, but he doesn't seem to remember her.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In episode six, she takes a bullet for Nobunaga. She survives, however.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite looking almost prepubescent, he's 16, making her older than Jeanne.
* PurpleEyes: In line with her great skill with the Regalia.
* TheRival: She considers Jeanne to be her rival.
* UncattyResemblance: Has a pet that acts like an ExpressiveAccessory.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: She initiates a BatmanGambit in order to invoke this, tricking [[spoiler: Nobunaga into becoming her betrothed.]] We have yet to see whether she'll ultimately be successful or not.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Takeda Shingen
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)
* BaldOfAwesome
* BloodKnight: As bad as Nobunaga. Maybe worse.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: By Caesar.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: He's enormous, and the leader of his clan.
* LargeHam: He's loud and bold to the extreme, even moreso than Nobunaga.
* PlayingWithFire: He wields the Fire regalia, in line with his bold personality.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Kenshin and later Nobunaga to be this.

!!Uesegi Kenshin
->'''Voiced by:''' Hiroki Nanami (JP), Creator/ClintBickham (EN)
* BloodKnight
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: Though it was too late for Kenshin to play the trope straight, states that he was supposed to be the one to defeat Shingen, and is disappointed that Nobunaga beat him to it.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]


[[folder:Western Planet]]

!!King Arthur
->'''Voiced by:''' Keisuke Oda (JP), Creator/LeraldoAnzaldua (EN)
* BigBad: The ruler of the Western Planet, with his sights set on conquering the East.
* CoolSword: Well, of course.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: He's surrounded by Christian themes and imagery, and clearly not the hero he presents himself as.
* TheFaceless: His face is obscured from view by an eerie light. [[spoiler: He seems to be able to make himself appear as whatever his target wants to see, appearing as an AmbiguouslyBrown man to Alexander and a stunning beautiful woman to Caesar. Their reactions, weeping TearsOfJoy and swearing undying loyalty, suggest this allows Arthur to influence them]].
** InnocentBlueEyes: [[spoiler: Appears to Caesar as a maiden with beautiful blue eyes and golden hair, while playing up the innocent image associated with them]].
** PurpleEyes: [[spoiler: At least when viewed by Alexander]].
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: He plays this up, surrounding himself with such imagery while claiming that he is the Savior King.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Unlike the legendary Arthur, he's a tyrant that seems to gather psychotic followers.
* InTheHood: His robes include a hood, to help conceal his true appearance.
* LieToTheBeholder: [[spoiler: His true form is a decrepit old man, but he shows a different face to each person he allows to see under his mask.]]
* LightIsNotGood: The only thing visible out of his hood is an extremely bright light.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Bonus points for having an actual flying throne.
* PurpleIsPowerful: His robes are the color of nobility, signifying his power.
* VocalDissonance: He has a very harmonic and soft voice for what can only be presumed to be the series's EvilOverlord.

!!Gaius Julius Caesar
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuuichiNakamura (JP), Houston Hayes (EN)
* ArrangedMarriage: He agrees to side with the Oda Clan, in exchange for Ichihime's hand in marriage. She accepts, threatening to kill him if he goes back on his word. He greatly admires this, and shows genuine efforts to earn her affection.
* {{BFG}}: After his EleventhHourSuperpower.
-> '''Caesar: "VENI. VIDI. VICI!"'''
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Rescues everyone from Hannibal and Charlemagne, blasting away their ice-cloud and turning the tide of battle]].
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: After seeing King Arthur's "face", which appears to him as a stunningly beautiful woman. This causes him to act as Arthur's agents, summoning Arthur's castle to the eastern planet and declaring his intentions to help Arthur bring about a new world. He even tries to destroy the Oda clan, before being freed by Nobu]].
* CoolMask: It covers half of his face. [[spoiler: He tells Mitsu that it originally covered an injury from a duel, but he found women were so fascinated by it that he decided to keep it]]. [[spoiler: It shatters when Nobu frees him from Arthur's mind control]].
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Rare villainous example. When Nobunaga is about to defeat him in Episode 12 he manages in desperation to "become a Dragon", overloading his mech on the quantum energy of the leylines.
* EtTuBrute: Well, he ''is'' Caesar. [[spoiler: The imps turn on him, killing him ''and'' Ichihime]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Unscrupulous as he is, he draws the line at killing women.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Dies in Ichihime's arms]].
* HeelFaceTurn: After his ArrangedMarriage with Ichihime, he mellows down and joins Nobunaga's cause.
** LoveRedeems: His affection for Ichihime brings him over to Nobu's side.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He called Nobunaga a coward for running away while he himself [[spoiler: just stabbed a dying man in the back]].
* IcyBlueEyes: Signifying his cool, ruthless personality.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: When the imp twins turn on him, running him ''and'' Ichihime through with a spear]].
* LoveAtFirstSight: He falls in love with Ichihime after seeing her through his periscope ''once''.
* LoveFreak: [[spoiler: While brainwashed by King Arthur]].
* LoveTriangle: He is in love with Ichihime, but so is Mitsuhide.
* PetTheDog: His interactions with his new bride reveal a more gentle side of him.
* ThePowerOfLove: Declares it as a BadassBoast, when he arrives to rescue Nobunaga and the others.
* RealMenCook: He likes baking sweets and is quite good at it.
* TheRival: Seems to have some sort of enmity with Alexander.
* SharpDressedMan: He's quite dashing, in his uniform.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: With Ichihime]].
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Zigzagged. He's extremely ruthless, but turns out to have his own code of morals and is genuinely kind to his bride-to-be.
* WouldntHitAGirl: One of his personal code of morals.

!!Marcus Junius Brutus
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroShimono (JP), Jonathan Gonzalez (EN)
* NumberTwo: To Caesar.
* RedHerring: Any knowledge of history or Shakespeare would foreshadow him later betraying Caesar, [[spoiler: actually the Twin's kill Caesar and he doesn't show up much.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]

!!Nell and Bianchi
->'''Voiced by:''' Ibuki Kido (Nell) and Haruka Ishida (Bianchi) (JP), Creator/MargaretMcDonald (Nell) (EN)
* AxCrazy: They thrive in causing destruction and suffering.
* [[CreepyChild Creepy Children]]
* CreepyTwins
* CuteIsEvil: As adorable they are, they happen to be the most psychotic and sociopathic villains of the show.
* GreenEyes
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* PinkGirlBlueBoy
* SweetTooth: Rarely seen without a bag of candies in their hands.
* TricksterTwins
* TokenMiniMoe: The twins are the youngest characters in the show, and both are rare villainous examples.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Bianchi does.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KazuyaNakai (JP), Josh Morrison (EN)
* AntiVillain: Type II, of the NobleDemon variety.
** BadassNormal: No Regalia to be spoken off.
* TheDragon
* TheDreaded: His sheer power is able to make not just Kenshin, but even ''Nobunaga'' to hesitate.
* DropTheHammer: Capable of reducing entire valleys to dust in a single blow.
* NobleDemon
* PersonOfMassDestruction: To a completely absurd degree.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka (JP), Mark X. Laskowski (EN)
* EyePatchOfPower
* FacePalm: When he watches Charlemange and Hannibal "flirting with each other".
* GoodScarsEvilScars

!!Cesare Borgia
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakayukiKondo (JP), Creator/DavidMatranga (EN)
* HeManWomanHater: His track record with women so far is.....poor.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: Kills Hannibal after says she going to flay Jeanne alive.]]
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Stabs Hannibal in the back, when she is proclaiming that she will "flay [Jeanne] alive..", saying that he cannot allow that to happen.]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaitoIshikawa (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)
* AnAxeToGrind
* AnIcePerson
* AffectionateNickname: He is called "Charles" by Hannibal.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[[DyingDeclarationOfLove "Je t'aime Hannibal"]].]]
* GratuitousFrench[=/=]GratuitousEnglish: Christ on a bike... Not only is it grammatically incorrect, but his CatchPhrase manages to mess up ''two'' languages at once.
-> '''Charlemagne: "Oui, mon Empress"'''
* ShooOutTheNewGuy
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Guess with who.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: With Hannibal.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Killed in the same episode he was introduced.]]

!!Hannibal Barca
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SayakaOhara (JP), Allison Sumrall (EN)
* BladeOnAStick: A spear is her weapon of choice.
* BraidsOfAction
* GenderFlip: Hannibal was a man, but here she's a woman.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Cesare Borgia.]]
* MakingASplash: She wields the Water regalia.
* PurpleEyes
* ShooOutTheNewGuy
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: She ends up being backstabbed by Cesare Borgia, who tells her "May you live happily ever after with your beloved Charlemagne".]]
* UnholyMatrimony: With "Charles".
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Killed off almost as soon as we met her]].

!!Niccolo Machiavelli
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyaEndo (JP), Creator/CarliMosier (EN)
* GenderFlip: Machiavelli was a man, in contrast to the feminine woman featured.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Chandra Gupta
->'''Voiced by:''' Takahiro Fujiwara (JP), Robert Meek (EN)
* {{BFG}}: His Giant War Armor can be described as a giant armoured cannon
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Is killed by Kenshin four minutes into episode 18 as he was ravaging the Takeda lands.]]