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It's the Sengoku Period, and there are heroes abound. A time of war, conspiracy, scheming, and love. There were many complicated issues in the Sengoku Period; this story is about the ups and downs in the lives of heroes who lived during these turbulent times.
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Tono to Issho (My Lord and Me) is a Jidaigeki gag series which started out as a Yonkoma manga by Ohba-Kai, which was serialized in Comic Flapper from 2006 to 2017. It has since been made into two 12-Episode Anime seasons, One Minute Theatre and Eyepatch's Ambition, which aired in 2010 and 2011.

Each episode follows the exploits of a famous Feudal Japan personage — such as Date Masamune, Uesugi Kenshin, or Oda Nobunaga — as they go about their daily business, drawing inspiration from both historical facts and popular legends. However, it being a parody and all, Flanderization kicks in and transforms the main characters into a bunch of nutjobs, morons, psychopaths, crossdressers, and otaku, whose eccentric behaviour causes their long-suffering servants and relatives no end of stress.

The anime is available to watch here on Crunchyroll.


  • Manchild: Masamune especially. Lampshaded by his retainers asking him if he's a middle school student.
  • Megaton Punch: Shingen punches a retainer across the room for insulting his beloved Kenshin.
  • Non-Action Guy: Azai Nagamasa, who is left bedridden after doing two push-ups.
  • Older Than They Look: Motochika apparently, since his younger brother Chikayasu looks twice his age.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Uesugi Kagekatsu. According to Kanetsugu though, he's actually smiling.
  • Pyromaniac: Just about everything Nobunaga touches goes up in flames.
  • Serial Escalation: In terms of sheer silliness. For instance, in season 1 Motochika looked girly, whereas in season 2 he's full on cross dressing.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Kenshin's character Bishaemon is such a blatant rip-off of Doraemon that they have to pixellate everything.
    • Masamune's Guntain anime is a parody of Gundam.
    • The Shimazu brothers are a reference to Power Rangers.
    • Part of Keiji's episode mimics Heidi, Girl of the Alps.
  • Sudden Video-Game Moment: The Azai episodes are designed like a Visual Novel come Text Adventure.
  • Super-Deformed:
    • Minor characters have a tendency to become chibi when the situation gets really weird and they start yelling at people.
    • Trickster characters like Kanetsugu and the Sanada family also spend most of the time as chibis.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: This is the Shimazu brothers' speciality.
  • Surreal Theme Tune: The second ending theme just consists of Masamune's voice actor saying all the characters' names in succession really fast.
  • Talkative Loon: Kanetsugu when he goes off on one about Kagekatsu. They have to fast-forward through most of it.
  • The Trickster:
    • Mori Ranmaru never misses an opportunity to put Mitsuhide in compromising situations.
    • Masayuki and Yukimura make a game out of Nobuyuki's abusive marriage.
    • Kanetsugu seems to enjoy meddling in the affairs of his retainers and pulling Kagekatsu's strings.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Nobunaga fell in love with Nohime because she was prepared to stab her father in the face without hesitation.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Motochina just wants to make his fans happy.
  • World of Ham: Generally when all hell breaks loose (as it inevitably does) the characters just revert to shouting.

Alternative Title(s): Tono To Issho