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Oda Cat Daimyo
Musket, claws and cat soldiers
Oda Nobunyaga (織田のぶニャが) is the titular character of Nobunyaga no Yabou and Guruguru Dungeon Nobunyaga. Since the game's inception, he became a costumed mascot for Koei-Tecmo Holdings with the most prolific public appearances to date.
He was often paired with Nyabraham Linnyahn during early public appearances. Date Masiamune, Utsunomiyah Kunitsuna, Siamzu Yoshihiro, and Ishida Mitsunyari have since joined him for events. Company representatives commonly address him Lord or Milord (殿, tono) when he is present.
Role in GamesEdit
Guruguru Dungeon Nobunyaga has him dying repeatedly throughout its main narrative, especially during his early takeover of Owari. The time loops created by Nyan no Rikyuu's magical tea bowl and Masami's contemporary knowledge of Japanese medieval history help prevent many of Nobunyaga's premature deaths. Nobunyaga eventually becomes aware of the time loops by overexposure to the time portals and by reading Masami's facial expressions. He is determined to create his own future, by his own paw, especially when the magical tea bowl cracks. While he continues to request Masami's consultation in his campaigns, Nobunyaga trusts his strategist to keep quiet about the tea bowl and to watch over him. He soon excels in his leadership and history proceeds on its "proper" course.
Default Nobunyaga no Yabou card (base for mascot image) is Ultimate class. Here is the starting data for the card.
|Oda Nobunyaga||Oda Nobunyaga|
"... It was inevitable."
Players using the Tenka Fubu fire spell can briefly see him hovering over the field during its activation animation.
Furusawa commented that the team felt obligated yet reluctant to include Nobunaga in Warriors All-Stars due to his immense presence in the company; they feared that favoring one Nobunaga over the others may have been seen as a contentious decision. Nobunyaga was chosen because he honors the historical figure but is "just different enough" to distinguish himself as his own charming entity. The kitty daimyo also falls in line with the surreal undercurrent that the developers wanted to have for the dream project.
Takeuchi, Nobunyaga's voice actor for Warriors All-Stars, struggled to act as a serious character when his character looked "adorable". He thinks his character's mustache is unique and expressed his wishes to spend time with his character.
Nobunyaga is tooted as an extraordinary visionary who dreams of seeing the world. While he is a military and political genius, the kitty lord is aloof and independent. Nobunyaga sometimes has no shame regarding his public image, letting himself be photographed when he is dead tired. He loves the attention he receives but nonchalantly devalues his own talents by claiming himself to be a simple cat. Nobunyaga likes modern culture and technology yet he is too lazy to manage his own Twitter account, choosing to leave it in Nyaraki's hands. He has a short fuse once offended, often seeking to physically punish whoever insulted him.
In the Sengoku Nabe animated shorts, he prides himself to be a trend setter who is proficient in everything. Nobunyaga adores his wife and page. Nohime-nyan's different outfits are canonically due to Nobunyaga's insistence for her to play dress up, much to his wife's dismay. Nobunyaga once called Nyanmaru to his side to join him in a romantic duet (which is a parody of Sengoku Nabe's Nobunaga to Ranmaru musical skit). He proclaims Misuhuide to be his trustworthy friend only to diss him at any opportunity.
- Yuki Kaji - Yokai Sangokushi
- Shunsuke Takeuchi - Warriors All-Stars
Live Action PerformersEdit
- Juri - Butai Nobunyaga no Yabou, Butai Nobunyaga no Yabou Nyan
- Hideaki Adachi, Daichi Nakashima - Kono Nyaka ni Jinbyou ga iru nya ~ Nobunyaga no Yabou Trial Kouen
- Mitsu Murata - Butai Nobunyaga no Yabou Yukimura to Gorin no Ken
- Takuma Sueno - Butai Nobunyaga no Yabou ~ Neko Gungi
- Naoyuki Maruyama - Butai Nobunyaga no Yabou ~ Neko Gungi 2
|Keys:||Normal Attack •||Charge Attack •||Musou •||Jump/Mount|
- : Nobunyaga throws two fish fans around him to create a tornado.
- , : Nobunyaga commands six samurai cats to shoot forward.
- , , : Nobunyaga uses a cannon to jump and shoot the ground.
- , , , : Nobunyaga summons samurai cats to shoot all around.
- , , , , : Nobunyaga does an early celebration dance with six other samurai cats.
- , , , , , : Nobunyaga commands five samurai cats to run forward, stabbing with their spears.
- , , , , , : Nobunyaga shoots the enemy with his musket six times, with the last one shooting five bullets at once.
- Dashing : Nobunyaga slashes twice with his claws.
- , : Nobunyaga shoots bouncing bullets twice.
- , : Nobunyaga shoots down to the enemy.
- : Nobunyaga summons samurai cats to shoot the enemy three times and ends with one cat shooting out fireworks.
- Hero Skill
- Quick Reload: attacks enemies in front of him. Can potentially reduce cooldown for Hero Skills.
Dai-Rokuten Maoh: increases attack. Enemies hit by his attacks will be slowed.
- Awakened Skill
- Combined Skill
- Hook and Sinkerrr (with Horō): Horō throws a grenade while Nobunyaga orders it to be shot with his kitty soldiers. Lowers the cooldown rate for Hero Skills.
Nobunyaga has been the company's mascot for several historical festivals in Japan. He also appears at Tecmopia, the company's booth within various game shows, and in the lobby of select voice actor events.
- Sengoku Nabe TV - Nobunyaga no Yabou animated shorts; voiced by a Koei Tecmo executive
- Wrestling New Classic August 4, 2013 Radiant Hall Tournament - for a preliminary "grudge match" versus TAJIRI
- Tenka Fumao ~Neko Metal~ - character image song; performed by Bondo Ooki
- Ninki Geinin Otenki no Sannin ga mixi game Kyara ni Gachi Henshin! - one of the campaign characters/costumes up for PC voting
- Daikoukai Jidai Online - Japan only limited time Cat Day events; could be earned as a pet
- Nobunaga no Yabou Online - led army during anniversary celebration; banners could be earned by players
- Nyamon Awasenya! - title screen card
- my GAMECITY - model for Oda Nobunyaga avatar parts
- Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires - downloadable avatar parts
- 100man-nin no Nobunaga no Yabou - part of Nobunaga's Ambition 30th anniversary celebration collaboration event
- Browser Sangokushi - quest giver and character card reward for collaboration event
- Sennen Yuusha ~Toki Watari no Tomoshibito~ - model for Nobunyaga armor and katana
- Gegege no Kitarou Youkai Yokochou - limited time event youkai boss
- Toukiden Kiwami - downloadable Mitama
- Sengoku Musou Chronicle 3 - avatar parts after save data transfer
- Logres of Swords and Sorcery - model for Nobunyaga Head armor and boss for the second collaboration quest
- Ragnabreak Saga - model for crossover card Nobunyagamoth and boss for collaboration quest
- Rakuen Seikatsu Hitsuji Mura - model for crossover statue and buildings
- Nyan Puzzle - crossover event visual and part of collaboration card
- Youkai Sangokushi - as a yo-kai
- Warriors All-Stars - as a playable character